Malaysian ex-PM Yassin arrested for alleged corruption

Former Malaysia Prime Minister and Perikatan Nasional (PN) chairman Muhyiddin Yassin (R) arrives at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters in Putrajaya, Malaysia, 09 March 2023. EFE/EPA/FAZRY ISMAIL

Bangkok Desk, Mar 9 (EFE).- Former Malaysian prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin was arrested Thursday for alleged corruption related to a pandemic relief fund, officials said. He is due to appear in court on Friday. Muhyiddin is the second former Malaysian prime minister to be arrested for corruption. Najib Razak was sentenced in August to 12 … Read more

Over 51,000 people evacuated due to Malaysia floods

A car drives past an alleyway through flood water after some areas in Johor state were affected by flooding, in Kota Tinggi, Johor state, Malaysia, 05 March 2023. EFE-EPA/FAZRY ISMAIL

Bangkok (EFE).- At least 51,200 people have been evacuated due to floods in the south of the Malaysian peninsula, which have claimed four lives, the authorities said Monday. The southwestern Johor state is the worst hit with more than 47,600 people housed in 270 temporary shelters, the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) said in its … Read more