Vietnam woman tried in NKorean scion’s killing leaves prison

KAJANG, Malaysia (AP) — The Vietnamese woman who was tried for the killing of the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader was released from a Malaysian prison and was planning to return home later Friday, her lawyer and an embassy translator said.

Doan Thi Huong’s release likely closes the case, since four North Koreans named as co-conspirators in the 2017 slaying are not in custody. Malaysian officials never officially accused North Korea and made it clear they didn’t want the trial politicized.

World Bank maintains Malaysia's 2019 economic growth at 4.7 pct

KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 (Xinhua) -- The World Bank on Wednesday maintained Malaysia's 2019 gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast at 4.7 percent, but warned of the risks emanating from uncertainty in the external environment and increased fiscal reliance on oil-related proceeds might drag the growth.

The international financial institution said in its April 2019 edition of the World Bank East Asia and Pacific Economic Update, private consumption will continue to be the main driver of Malaysia's growth, albeit expanding at a more measured pace.

Singaporean PM arrives in Malaysia for annual meeting

KUALA LUMPUR, April 8 (Xinhua) -- Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrived in Malaysia on Monday for a working visit.

The visit is in conjunction with the 9th Malaysia-Singapore Leaders Retreat, an annual event held alternately in Malaysia and Singapore, and is the first between Lee and incumbent Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, the Malaysian foreign ministry said in a statement.

Malaysia, Singapore reach agreement on settling airspace dispute

KUALA LUMPUR, April 6 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia and Singapore reached an agreement on settling an airspace dispute on Saturday after several months of negotiations.

According to a statement by Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook and his Singaporean counterpart Khaw Boon Wan, Singapore will withdraw the Instrument Landing System (ILS) procedures for its Seletar Airport and Malaysia will indefinitely suspend its permanent Restricted Area (RA) in Pasir Gudang town in Johor state, which neighbors Singapore.

Odd shaped Chinese combat helicopter drone sparks interest

Tehran, April 3, IRNA - Capable of delivering precision bombardment, the weirdly shaped Chinese helicopter drone Blowfish A2 sparked interest from many countries' militaries following its flight demonstration at the 15th Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) in Malaysia, the drone's manufacturer said.

Trial on former Malaysian PM Najib's corruption charges begins after delays

KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 (Xinhua) -- A Malaysian court started hearings Wednesday on the corruption charges against former Prime Minister Najib Razak after previous delays.

Najib showed up at the high court in Kuala Lumpur for the hearings on the seven charges, including criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power involving 42 million ringgit (10.3 million U.S. dollars) deposited into his personal bank account from SRC International, a former unit of state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Indonesian freed in Kim Jong Nam murder trial

11 Mar 2019; DW: A court in Malaysia unexpectedly dropped a murder charge against Siti Aisyah on Monday, two years after Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of the North Korean leader, was poisoned in a Kuala Lumpur airport terminal.

"I am surprised and very happy. I didn't expect it," she told reporters, saying she had only learned that morning she would be freed. Aisyah was later seen getting into an embassy car as she left the court.

Ex-Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng to face charges in Malaysian court

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 20 (NNN- Bernama) – The extradition of former Goldman Sachs managing director, Roger Ng to the United States (US) will only be carried out after his cases in the Malaysian courts are completed, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Muhyiddin said this was the advice of Attorney-General Tommy Thomas to him via an official letter a few days ago informing that Ng has to face charges in Malaysia next month.

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