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Malaysia probe spotlights DIY politico, and groom-to-be

The cockpit crew now under scrutiny over Malaysia's missing airliner are a politically active captain who enjoyed cooking and home improvements, and a young co-pilot said to be engaged to his flight-school sweetheart. Malaysia says "deliberate action" in the cockpit led to the flight's disappearance, and police have searched the homes of Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, 53, and First Officer Fariq Abdul Hamid, 27. But little has emerged to implicate either man.

Malaysia under fresh fire over handling of plane crisis

China spearheaded fresh criticism Sunday of Malaysia's handling of a missing airliner drama, saying it "squandered" precious time and resources by releasing dramatic information on the plane's fate a full week after it vanished. Prime Minister Najib Razak revealed a day earlier that an investigation indicates Malaysia Airlines flight 370 was deliberately diverted and flew for several hours after leaving its intended flight path.

Malaysia under fresh fire over handling of plane crisis

China spearheaded fresh criticism Sunday of Malaysia's handling of a missing airliner drama, saying it "squandered" precious time and resources by releasing dramatic information on the plane's fate a full week after it vanished. Prime Minister Najib Razak revealed a day earlier that an investigation indicates Malaysia Airlines flight 370 was deliberately diverted and flew for several hours after leaving its intended flight path, though he stopped short of saying it was hijacked.

'Deliberate' disappearance of Malaysian flight fuels Chinese families' worries

Relatives of the passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 voiced fear and concern Saturday after reports that the jet's diversion may have been intentional, demanding answers one week after the plane's disappearance. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak told reporters in Kuala Lumpur that the plane's sudden changing of direction after vanishing from civilian radar was "consistent with deliberate action by someone on the plane" and that its final satellite communication came more than six-and-a-half hours after it vanished from civilian radar.

Malaysian PM to hold press conference on missing plane

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was to address a press conference Saturday on the fate of a missing Malaysian airliner, his office said Saturday. Najib will make an announcement at approximately 1:30pm (0530) GMT, the prime minister's office said on its official Twitter account. jz-gh/jw

Malaysia's Anwar convicted of sodomy, political future in doubt

By Al-Zaquan Amer Hamzah PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (Reuters) - A Malaysian court convicted opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy and sentenced him to five years in prison on Friday, shattering his plan to take control of the country's richest state and stoking political tension in the Southeast Asian nation following a divisive national election last year.

Malaysia's Anwar decries sodomy ruling as 'travesty'

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's acquittal on sodomy charges was overturned Friday, in a fresh threat to the career of a charismatic politician who helped turn around the country's once-hapless opposition. A Court of Appeals panel sided with a government challenge to Anwar's 2012 acquittal on charges he sodomised a male former aide, saying a lower court had misjudged evidence. Anwar, 66, was sentenced to five years in jail, but freed pending appeal.

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar convicted of sodomy

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was convicted of sodomy Friday in a fresh threat to the career of a charismatic politician who helped turn around the country's once-hapless opposition. Saying a lower court misjudged evidence, a Court of Appeals panel ruled in favour of the government's bid to overturn Anwar's 2012 acquittal, on charges he sodomised a male former aide. If the decision holds, Anwar would be disqualified from parliament, effectively ending his remarkable career. His lawyers say they will appeal to the Federal Court, Malaysia's highest.

Malaysian court sentences Anwar to five year in jail for sodomy

Malaysia's Court of Appeal sentenced opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on Friday to five years in jail for sodomizing his former male aide, overturning his earlier acquittal by a lower court. The ruling put Anwar's political future on the line as he may have to relinquish all his political positions, including as a member of Parliament if he fails in his appeal to the Federal Court, the country's highest court. Anwar's hope of running in a by-election for a state legislative seat slated this month is also dashed.

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar's sodomy acquittal overturned

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim had his acquittal for sodomy overturned Friday, in a fresh threat to the remarkable career of a charismatic politician who helped turn around the country's once-hapless opposition. A Court of Appeals panel upheld a government bid challenging the 2012 ruling which acquitted him on charges he sodomised a male former aide, saying a lower court had misjudged evidence. Anwar, 66, was sentenced to five years in jail, but freed pending appeal.
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