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32 offences may no longer warrant the death penalty in Malaysia – including murder, kidnapping, and making nuclear weapons

Instead of the death penalty, those convicted of offences including gun use, drug trafficking, and the creation of weapons of mass destruction will receive sentences of at least 30 years' jail.
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein participates in a panel discussion during the White House Summit on Working Families in Washington June 23, 2014.

Goldman Sachs then CEO Blankfein attended meeting at center of $6.5 billion Malaysian wealth fund scandal

Then Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein was present at a meeting in 2009 to help establish ties with Malaysian officials before the $6.5 billion 1MDB Malaysian sovereign wealth fund, now the subject of a global corruption probe, was set up.

Here’s everything that came out of PM Mahathir’s third visit to Japan

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad returned home with a slew of potential bilateral deals following three days in Japan.

Chinese nationals own half of all homes bought over the past decade under Malaysia’s foreign residency scheme

Chinese citizens owned 37 per cent of all approved purchases, followed by British citizens (8 per cent) and Bangladeshi citizens (5.6 per cent).

Swamped with plastic waste: Malaysia struggles as global scrap piles up

Plastic recycling industry is estimated to earn Malaysia 3.5 billion ringgit this year.

LNG tankers stranded off Singapore, Malaysia as demand outlook weakens

The ships together carry around a million cubic metres of LNG, worth more than US$200 million at current spot market prices.

KL permits Oktoberfest while debate over beer fests in Malaysia continues

The annual festival – which originates from Germany – is under fire from religious leaders for its beer-drinking tradition. The consumption of alcohol is illegal under Muslim law.

Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed says Uighurs released because they did nothing wrong

Malaysia freed 11 ethnic Uighur Muslims who fled to the Southeast Asian nation after a Thai jailbreak last year.
Malaysia became the second large Muslim ally of China to stand up to Beijing over its persecution of its Muslim ethnic minority. Here, a composite image of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Malaysia stood up to China’s demands to hand over its persecuted Muslim prisoners, and Beijing is furious

Malaysia this week ignored China's requests to deport 11 members of the Muslim ethnic minority to China. The southeast Asian country sent them to Turkey instead. Beijing on Friday said "we resolutely oppose" that decision.

Defying China, Malaysia releases Uighur detainees

The move is likely to strain ties with China.