Mahathir, 92, sworn in as Malaysia's seventh prime minister

“By herself, she occupied no official position. However, she wielded considerable influence by reason of her overbearing nature,” Gopal Sri Ram, who leads the prosecution, said in his opening statement.

Earlier on Thursday, Najib appeared to raise doubts that Mahathir would immediately take office because no single party had won a simple majority of seats in the 222-member parliament, and it would be up to the monarch to decide.

Sitting in the dock behind her legal team, dressed in a green floral baju kurung, a traditional Malay long smock and dress, and wearing a headscarf, Rosmah appeared calm throughout the first day’s proceedings.

Lakhan and Baju were carrying cash rewards of Rs10,000 each, he said.

All Maoists were involved in several cases of crime in the region ranging from loot, arson, murder and attack on police party, he said, adding their interrogation was o

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 5 (Reuters) – The corruption trial of Rosmah Mansor, the wife of Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak, began on Wednesday, with a prosecutor describing how she exerted “considerable influence” over government decisions.

Mahathir, 92, dubbed the “Father of Modern Malaysia” during his previous 22 years in power until 2003, was dressed in a traditional black “baju melayu” tunic and sarong, with an Islamic cap on his head.

State BJP leaders agreed. But Aman Kumar Singh, the then secretary (now principal secretary) to the chief minister, vehemently argued in a closed-door meeting with Raman Singh that the government’s unwillingness to face the media would do irreparable damage to its imag

More CRPF men for Bihar In the backdrop of the Union Home Ministry recently pulling up Bihar for its failure to control Naxal violence, the CRPF has now deployed close to 200 commandos of its special CoBRA battalion to boost its offensive in the stat

She wore her hair partly pinned up with the remaining tresses cascading down her shoulders. She added to the glam hair-do with a massive maang tikka and earrings set in gold and emeralds. Completing the look were a gold floral bracelet and bracelet rin

Najib now faces dozens of graft and money laundering charges linked to the plunder of funds from sovereign fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd. During a break from one of his own ongoing trials, Najib came to see Rosmah, 67, on her first day in the dock.

Prosecutors argued that Rosmah had put herself in a position where she was able to influence decisions by the government, particularly the award of the a 1.25 billion ringgit solar power project for rural schools in the eastern state of Sarawak, on the island of Borneo.

The vast armies of blue-overalled migrant workers could be seen working away in temperatures which tipped past 50 degrees celsius (122 degrees farenheit), Doha’s notoriously busy roads were crammed full as usual and even the Qatar stock market finished the day pretty much as it starte

Charged: Henri Haiti, pictured with a tattoo depicting a warrior from the Kaioi tribe who were known for eating their victims, was due to face magistrates today accused of murdering German adventurer Stefan Ramin on a South Sea isla

Baju, a construction worker from southern India, said on Wednesday that recruitment of workers from his country and others such as Bangladesh and Nepal would continue regardless of what happens in Switzerlan

And as if star power wasn’t enough, couturier JJ Valaya added an extra edge of glamour with his latest range of formal ethnic wear that featured sari, lehengas and kurti combos. Two shows were held on the last day, showcasing one key look from each participating jewellery bran

Heike Dorsch, 37, the girlfriend of Mr Ramin who was accompanying him on his global yacht voyage, claimed Haiti tried to lure her into the forest and then attempted to rape her before she made good her escap

The CM and his close aides (officials) toiled day and night to defend the government. A day after the attack, slot gampang menang terbaru Singh held a meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi at Raj Bhawan, where Chief Secretary Sunil Kumar defended the state governmen

Although authorities denied it was cannibalism in a bid to preserve the tourism industry, speculation was rife that Haiti – who has a tattoo of a cannibal warrior on his chest – had indeed eaten parts of his victim in a bizarre ritua

Mahathir was known for his strongarm, sometimes pugnacious style of rule intolerant of dissent from 1981 to 2003, but also for transforming his Southeast Asian country from a sleepy backwater into a modern industrialised nation.

While outside the Gulf, some of the footballing fraternity fulminated with fury at the FIFA corruption scandal, unions and rights groups continued to point the finger over labour conditions in 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar, South Africa denied bribery claims and Interpol put FIFA members on their most wanted list, inside the tiny Gulf state all was cal