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Malaysia to Challenge EU Palm Oil Curbs at WTO

Malaysia will lodge a complaint with the World Trade Organization over the European Union's plan to phase out the use of palm oil in biofuels, a minister said Tuesday.

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Malaysian Officials Go Undercover to Spy on Fasting Muslims

Malaysian officials are disguising themselves as cooks and waiters to catch Muslims who don't fast during Ramadan, with a rights group Thursday blasting the "disgraceful act of spying".

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Malaysia ex-PM Najib Pleads Not Guilty as Corruption Trial Starts

Malaysia's disgraced former leader Najib Razak pleaded not guilty to all charges against him at the start of his trial Wednesday over a multi-billion-dollar financial scandal that sent shockwaves around the world. 

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Malaysia Joins ICC in Boost for Beleaguered Court

Malaysia has become a member of the International Criminal Court, a minister said Tuesday, in a boost for the beleaguered institution at a time it faces growing criticism.

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Malaysia Scraps Multi-Billion Dollar China-Backed Project

A multi-billion dollar China-backed rail project in Malaysia has been scrapped, government officials said Saturday, adding that the cost of building it was too high. 

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Muslims Rally to Defend Rights in Multi-Ethnic Malaysia

Thousands of banner-waving Muslims dressed in white rallied in the Malaysian capital Saturday demanding protection of their rights, at a time of growing racial tensions in the multi-ethnic country.

Big crowds gathered in downtown Kuala Lumpur, chanting "God is great" and waving banners that read "Long live the Malays", an AFP reporter said. Large numbers of police were on the streets and major roads were closed.

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Malaysia ex-PM Faces Barrage of Charges over $681 mn Bank Balance

Malaysia's ex-leader Najib Razak arrived in court Thursday to face a barrage of charges relating to $681 million of state funds that allegedly ended up in his personal bank account.

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MH370 Search Facing Suspension as Hopes 'Fade'

Hope of finding flight MH370's final resting place is "fading" and the massive three-nation search for the doomed jet will be suspended if nothing turns up in the suspected crash zone, Malaysia, Australia and China said Friday.

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Malaysia Says Four Missing at Sea Found on Trespassing Vietnam Trawler

Four people, including three foreigners, who turned up after disappearing for more than a week in the South China Sea were found by chance aboard a trespassing Vietnamese trawler, Malaysia's coast guard has said.

Spanish nationals David Hernandes Gasulla and Martha Miguel, Hong Kong citizen Tommy Lam Wai Yin, and Malaysian Armilla Alihassan went missing in their small boat May 2 while on an island-hopping excursion off the Malaysian state of Sabah on Borneo island.

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Malaysia Searches for Foreigners Missing in Seas Off Borneo

Malaysian authorities are searching for three foreigners who went missing in waters near the Philippines where a spate of recent kidnappings have taken place, a coast guard official said Wednesday.

The official cautioned there was so far no cause to suspect the abduction of the foreigners, who went missing late Monday along with a Malaysian off the state of Sabah on Borneo island.

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