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Kimora Lee Simmons Remains Silent as Husband Tim Leissner Faces 10 Years In Jail for Billion Dollar Money Laundering Scheme

Last month we reported that Kimora Lee Simmons‘ husband Tim Leissner pled guilty to money laundering. He and two other men were accused of stealing money from a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund created to produce economic growth for the country.

ATLANTA BLACKSTAR - 2018-12-19 09:00:38

Elon Musk unveils his first Los Angeles-area tunnel

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk made a brief public appearance late on Tuesday to unveil the first tunnel completed by the underground transit venture he launched two years ago as an ambitious remedy to Los Angeles’ infamously heavy traffic.

REUTERS - 2018-12-19 12:11:41

UK PM May urges devolved nations to back her Brexit deal

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge the devolved nations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to “listen to business” at a meeting on Wednesday and back her Brexit deal, which envisages continuing close ties with the EU.

REUTERS - 2018-12-19 10:44:35

What Is Going on in Malaysia—and Why Does It Matter to the United States?

Malaysia’s political transition has coincided with a rapidly changing and challenging regional security environment. IN THE 1960s, Southeast Asia was the very epicenter of a U.S. security strategy that culminated in the Indochina wars. Over the subsequent decades, the region became an economic succe

NATIONALINTEREST.ORG - 2018-12-18 17:32:46

Malaysia opposition meltdown threatens fragile ruling coalition

KUALA LUMPUR -- The meltdown of Malaysia's main opposition party is threatening the ruling coalition, as opposition lawmakers flooding into Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's faction change the coalition's balance of power.

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW - 2018-12-19 08:02:00

Malaysian EC reviewing if ousted MIC lawmaker can contest again in Cameron Highlands by-election

PUTRAJAYA: The Election Commission (EC) is looking into whether C Sivarraajh of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) is eligible to run for office again in the Cameron Highlands by-election to be held on Jan 26.

CHANNEL NEWSASIA - 2018-12-19 07:55:00

Malaysia to host first Asia GT Festival as part of China GT Championship – March 15 to 17, 2019

Malaysia will play host to the first Asia GT Festival as part of the 2019 China GT Championship, from March 15 to 17 at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC). The first event in the series to be held outside China, the race will see the participation of over 30 GT cars from around the world, all ba

PAULTAN.ORG - 2018-12-19 07:32:08

Traffic congestion at checkpoints due to failure to provide enough customs booths

Letter writer wrote to TOC, "I have written to Todayonline and they have published an edited version which I feel is inaccurate." and asked that the letter to be published in its entirety. Below is the letter with some edits to the abbreviations.

THEONLINECITIZEN.COM - 2018-12-19 04:18:24

World's 10 best waterfront districts

Dry land is overrated. The recent creation of Shibuya Stream in Tokyo and Lower Manhattan's Seaport District is proof that today's hippest city neighbourhoods have rivers, harbours and beaches at their heart.

THE INDEPENDENT - 2018-12-18 11:18:09

Malaysia charges another ex-Goldman Sachs banker over 1MDB

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia on Wednesday charged a second former banker at Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) in connection with a suspected money-laundering scheme at state fund 1MDB and said it had issued a summons to the bank.

REUTERS - 2018-12-19 10:36:28

Impressions Of Malaysia Airlines A350 Business Suite

Hello from Tokyo! I’m nearing the end of my review trip. I flew from San Francisco to Melbourne in Qantas’ 787 business class, from Melbourne to Singapore in Singapore’s 777 first class, and then from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur in Singapore’s A350 business class.

ONEMILEATATIME.COM - 2018-12-18 16:03:11

International organisations continue to withdraw honours from Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi

SINGAPORE: For many years, Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi was the darling of the international community, lauded by global organisations and political leaders for her decades-long struggle to bring democracy and reform to the country.

CHANNEL NEWSASIA - 2018-12-18 09:29:00

Malaysia's November inflation rate edges 0.2% higher

KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Malaysia's consumer prices rose at a slower-than-expected pace in November as fuel prices eased, cementing expectation that the central bank will hold policy interest rate steady in the months ahead despite a likely pick-up in inflation.

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW - 2018-12-19 10:39:00

Honouring Adib: The challenge of New Malaysia

COMMENT | The death of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim is a dark moment for the fledging New Malaysia movement. An innocent life has been lost. All Malaysians are keen to see the law deal with those guilty of the crime, and for justice to prevail.

MALAYSIAKINI - 2018-12-19 09:47:50

Vanuatu baby vaccinated in world's first commercial drone delivery

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A one-month-old baby in Vanuatu has become the first person in the world to be immunised using vaccines delivered by a commercial drone, the United Nations said, raising hopes that the method could save lives in other far-flung areas.

TRUST.ORG - 2018-12-19 09:46:00

Malaysian curbs on seafood exports unlikely to seriously impact Singapore: AVA

Malaysia’s recent moves to prohibit the export of five species of wild-caught fish and shrimp are unlikely to seriously hurt Singapore’s seafood supply, according to the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA).

YAHOO! - 2018-12-19 09:23:36

New Proton SUV to put Malaysia-China relations to the test

KUALA LUMPUR/HONG KONG -- China and Malaysia are placing hopes on a new sport utility vehicle turning around the fortunes of ailing carmaker Proton, as well as chilled bilateral ties.

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW - 2018-12-19 05:15:00

2018 in review: 5 times Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad caused a stir

In this series, Yahoo Singapore takes a look back at the movers and shakers, trends and defining quotes of 2018. The relationship between Singapore and Malaysia saw a shift mid-way through 2018, following the defeat of Malaysia’s ruling Barisan Nasional coalition in its 14th General Election and the

YAHOO! - 2018-12-19 04:51:40

Who is your 2018 AFF Championship Best Player?

The 2018 AFF Championship comes to its end with Vietnam capturing their second ever title, with a final win of 3-2 on aggregate against Malaysia. Goal now calls upon all Southeast Asian football fans to pick their best player and best youth player through this poll!

GOAL.COM - 2018-12-19 07:36:18

South Sudan Sees $2 Billion in Oil Investments as Just the Start

(Bloomberg) -- Recent pledges of $2 billion in investment for South Sudan’s oil may be just the start, with the war-torn nation expecting further agreements in early 2019, its petroleum minister said.

YAHOO! - 2018-12-19 03:00:00