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  • Malaysia PM will remain in office: Professor Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 8:33 PM ET
    Malaysia PM will remain in office: Professor

    Apart from having rock-solid support within his party, Prime Minister Najib Razak has control over the investigation process, says William Case, professor at the Southeast Asia Research Center of the City University of Hong Kong.

  • Can Malaysia's Najib survive political crisis? Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 6:42 PM ET
    Can Malaysia's Najib survive political crisis?

    Murray Hiebert, senior fellow and deputy director of the Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies at CSIS, explains why Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will likely retain support for now.

  • JAKARTA/ KUALA LUMPUR, July 9- Shares in AirAsia Bhd recovered from five-year-lows after the Indonesian government on Thursday eased investors' fears that the Malaysian budget carrier's local affiliate could be grounded for a lack of funds. Shares in AirAsia, which took a beating in recent weeks after a Hong Kong- based research firm questioned its accounting,...

  • *AirAsia among carriers told to bolster balance sheet. *AirAsia CEO says not giving up Indonesian market. JAKARTA/ KUALA LUMPUR, July 9- Indonesia's transport ministry said it would help airlines struggling to meet a deadline to improve their finances, softening its stance after concerns about the measures sent AirAsia Bhd's shares plunging to five-year lows.

  • *AirAsia among carriers told to bolster balance sheet. *AirAsia shares plunge over 15 pct on Wed. JAKARTA/ KUALA LUMPUR, July 9- Indonesia's transport ministry said it would help airlines struggling to meet a deadline to improve their finances, softening its stance after concerns about the measures sent AirAsia Bhd's shares plunging to five-year lows.

  • Brace for a rough ride in Malaysia: Expert Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 11:23 PM ET
    Brace for a rough ride in Malaysia: Expert

    Adam Jarczyk, practice leader, Asia Pacific at Frontier Strategy Group, outlines the factors that will increase the volatility in Malaysia's currency markets and business environment.

  • AirAsia hits major turbulence in Indonesia Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 5:02 AM ET

    AirAsia's Indonesian unit faces turbulence after the country took the unusual step of ordering it to raise as much as $225 million in funding quickly.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, July 7- A task force investigating Malaysia's troubled state investment fund 1 MDB said on Tuesday it had frozen half a dozen bank accounts following a report that hundreds of millions of dollars had been transferred to an account of Prime Minister Najib Razak. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that investigators probing the debt-laden...

  • SINGAPORE, July 7- Malaysia's central bank intervened for a third successive trading day on Tuesday to support the ringgit currency, traders said, as corruption allegations swirled round Prime Minister Najib Razak, raising doubts over his grip on power. A scandal over the $11.6 billion of debt wracked up by state fund 1 MDB had been bubbling for months, with...

  • *Tesco's Malaysia business worth 900 mln pounds- sources. KUALA LUMPUR, July 7- Japan's Aeon Co Ltd is interested in buying the Malaysian operations of Britain's Tesco PLC, valued at about 900 million pounds, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The Japanese retailer has 28 hypermarkets in the country and plans to open 100 more stores in various formats by...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, July 7- A task force investigating Malaysia's troubled state investment fund 1 MDB said on Tuesday it had frozen half a dozen bank accounts following a media report that nearly $700 million had been transferred to an account of Prime Minister Najib Razak. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that investigators probing the debt-laden 1 MDB...

  • Why Malaysia's Najib may survive political crisis Monday, 6 Jul 2015 | 9:50 PM ET
    Why Malaysia's Najib may survive political crisis

    The opposition party won't be able to come up with the numbers to call for an emergency vote against Prime Minister Najib Razak, says Oh Ei Sun, former political secretary to the PM from 2009-2011.

  • Can Malaysian PM Najib survive 1MDB scandal? Monday, 6 Jul 2015 | 6:51 PM ET
    Can Malaysian PM Najib survive 1MDB scandal?

    Despite graft allegations, the structure of Malaysia's ruling party UMNO makes it difficult to remove Prime Minister Najib Razak, says James Chin, director of the Asia Institute at the University of Tasmania.

  • *China bounces on Beijing support, Hong Kong hammered. LONDON, July 6- Emerging market stocks flirted with their biggest fall in two years on Monday as fears that Greece could be heading back to the drachma reached fever pitch, China remained volatile and Fed minutes this week kept U.S. rate jitters simmering. Most of the damage, however, had been done in Asia where...

  • 1MDB and Greece: Double-whammy decks the ringgit Monday, 6 Jul 2015 | 3:47 AM ET
    Malaysia Ringgit.

    Malaysia's ringgit plunged Monday to levels not seen since the late 1990s, taking a double-whammy from domestic corruption allegations and Greece.

  • Malaysian PM Najib Razak accused of corruption Sunday, 5 Jul 2015 | 9:40 PM ET
    Malaysian PM Najib Razak accused of corruption

    Wong Chen, member of the Malaysian Parliament, discusses the allegations of corruption surrounding Malaysia's state fund 1MDB and Prime Minister Najib Razak.

  • *Opposition says Malaysia facing unprecedented political crisis. KUALA LUMPUR, July 5- Two of Malaysia's main opposition parties on Sunday demanded an emergency sitting of parliament to discuss Prime Minister Najib Razak's future as tensions mounted over a report that linked him to probes into alleged corruption involving state fund 1 MDB.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, July 3- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Friday denied taking money from state fund 1 MDB or any other entity for personal gain, after a media report said investigators traced nearly $700 million to bank accounts that were allegedly in his name. The Wall Street Journal's report, if true, would be the first time the beleaguered prime minister...

  • *1 MDB says never provided funds to Prime Minister Najib. KUALA LUMPUR, July 3- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak slammed a newspaper report that said investigations into troubled state fund 1 MDB have traced nearly $700 million of deposits into accounts that allegedly belonged to him, claiming it was a "continuation of political sabotage.

  • *1 MDB says never provided funds to Prime Minister Najib. KUALA LUMPUR, July 3- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak slammed a report that said close to $700 million was wired to his personal account from banks, government agencies and companies linked to the debt-laden state fund 1 MDB, claiming this was a "continuation of political sabotage."