Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim speaks during a news conference next to his wife Wan Azizah Wan Ismail in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on May 16th, following his release from prison. Photograph: Lai Seng Sin/Reuters

Maria Chin Abdullah has faced death threats, detention without trial in solitary confinement and numerous police investigations, as she campaigned aga(...)

United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) party president and chairman of the Barisan National (National Front coalition) Najib Razak speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photograph: EPA

Malaysia’s scandal-ridden former prime minister Najib Razak and his wife have been barred from leaving the country, shortly after announcing plans for(...)

Malaysia’s attorney-general cleared prime minister Najib Razak of any criminal offences or corruption on Tuesday, closing investigations into a murky multi-million-dollar funding scandal that his opponents had hoped would bring him down. Photograph: EPA/STR

Malaysia’s attorney-general cleared prime minister Najib Razak of any criminal offences or corruption on Tuesday, closing investigations into a murky (...)

Anti-government protesters in Malaysia. Photograph: Olivia Harris/Reuters

Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad, joining anti-government protesters for a second day on Sunday, has called for a “people’s power” movement to(...)

Malaysia’s prime minister and Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Najib Razak celebrates his victory with a prayer on election day at the PWTC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photograph: Nicky Loh/Getty Images

Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak may have to step down by the end of the year, ruling party sources said today, after his coalition extende(...)