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(...)

 Doan Thi Huong (left) and Siti Aisyah after being arrested in connection with the death of Kim Jong-nam. Photograph: EPA/Royal Malaysia Police Handout

Malaysia will cancel visa-free entry for North Koreans coming to the country from Monday, as diplomatic ties between the two nations worsened over the(...)

Suspected ethnic Rohingya migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh rest as they were detained at the district hall in Rattaphum district Thailand, May 9th 2015. Police discovered a mass grave in the southern province of Songkhla containing 26 bodies at an abandoned camp used by human traffickers. Photograph: EPA.

Mass graves and suspected human trafficking detention camps have been discovered by Malaysian police in towns and villages bordering Thailand, the cou(...)