The billionaire sultan who rules Malaysia’s Johor state was sworn in as the nation’s new king Wednesday under a unique rotating monarchy system.
Though Malaysia’s influence on American culture hasn’t been as huge as its neighbor Thailand, several greater Seattle-based Malaysians want to make it known that they have a rich and diverse culture to share with the United States.
Madison Marquette announced Dec. 1 that Din Tai Fung will open at Pacific Place in Seattle the summer of 2016. With only six U.S. restaurants, Din Tai Fung will be located in a 9,216 square foot space on level four of the shopping center. Founded in 1958 in Taiwan, Din Tai Fung is one of […]
By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press In our global world, you can easily buy a Thanksgiving turkey for roasting in Dubai or Beijing or Tokyo. You also can shop for Christmas trees in Bangkok, where stores play Christmas carols throughout December, a constant reminder that Santa Claus can come to town even when you’re 8,000 miles […]
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Lydia Ko ran away with the LPGA Taiwan Championship on Sunday to regain the No. 1 spot in the world ranking. The 18-year-old New Zealander holed a 30-yard pitch for eagle on the par-5 12th and finished with a 7-under 65 in sunny, breezy conditions at Miramar for a nine-stroke victory. […]
By Jim Gomez Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The leader of a sultanate in the southern Philippines that staged a 2013 invasion of a bustling Malaysian state and sparked a deadly security crisis has died of kidney failure, his family and followers said Sunday. Sultan Esmail Kiram II died at age 76 late Saturday, […]
By Eileen Ng Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s prime minister has a problem: He can’t explain away a $700 million bank account to a skeptical public. His response? A crackdown on critics and the press that has kept him in power but doesn’t address a deep reservoir of dissatisfaction with his leadership. […]
By Matthew Pennington Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers and rights groups on July 27 accused the State Department of politicizing its annual rankings of nations on their efforts to combat modern-day slavery, as key trading partner Malaysia was taken off a blacklist. Cuba was also given an upgrade, a week after the U.S. […]
By Oliver Teves Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao prayed with a Filipino woman on death row in Indonesia and promised to appeal for clemency in the latest bid from her country to save her. Pacquiao and his wife, Jinkee, spent about an hour with Mary Jane Veloso early Friday at […]
By Eileen Ng Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is facing the risk of criminal charges over allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were funneled from an indebted state fund to his personal bank accounts, the first time a Malaysian leader has faced criminal allegations. The attorney general […]