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11-year-old Thai bride returns from Malaysia after uproar

2 months, 4 days ago
BANGKOK: An 11-year-old child bride returned to Thailand this week following widespread outcry over her marriage to a Malaysian man 30 years her senior, an official told AFP on Saturday. Malaysian Muslims below the age of 16 are allowed…

Malaysian ex-PM Najib charged with money-laundering

2 months, 8 days ago
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak was hit with new charges Wednesday linked to a multi-billion-dollar financial scandal that contributed to his shock election defeat in May. Appearing at a court in Kuala Lumpur,…

Malaysia considers amending human trafficking law after US report

3 months, 16 days ago
KUALA LUMPUR:  Malaysia’s new government said on Saturday it is considering amending laws on human trafficking and migrant smuggling just days after the U.S. State Department reported a lack of progress in the country’s efforts to counter…