The clock is running out for Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak as he bids for a final time to overturn a conviction in a case tied to the 1MDB financial scandal and escape a 12-year prison term. Key to Najib's attempts to set aside the guilty verdict is his claim that he did not get a fair trial owing to a supposed conflict of interest on the part of the trial … [Read more...] about Malaysia’s Najib running out of time in final appeal against 1MDB conviction of a 12-year jail term
Ismail sabri yaakob
Malaysians have been in an uproar over the past couple of weeks after it was revealed that 6 billion ringgit (S$1.8 billion) had been paid for six naval ships that remain undelivered well past the deadline, adding to the crisis facing Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob and his nascent administration. Ismail Sabri, who was made prime minister barely a year ago, has been under … [Read more...] about Will missing ships scandal sink Malaysian PM’s team, Umno leadership?
Thailand's health minister has said Malaysia is considering studying its laws to legalise cannabis for medical use as Kuala Lumpur plans to roll-out a similar measure. Anutin Charnvirakul said on Monday (Aug 15) that he shared knowledge about the herb with his Malaysian counterpart Khairy Jamaluddin during the 75th World Health Assembly in May. The two ministers hope to … [Read more...] about Malaysia eyes Thailand’s medical cannabis policy, as Kuala Lumpur contemplates its own marijuana strategy