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=MALAYSIA PRESS: News Headlines On Monday, February 11

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 11) -- Here’s a roundup of local news:

*Malaysian Ship Collision In Singapore Waters Adds To Tension

A Malaysian government vessel collided with a Greece-registered freight ship in Singaporean waters on Saturday, an incident that could pour fire on a maritime spat between the two Southeast Asian neighbors. The collision occurred at 2:28 p.m. off the coast of Tuas, located in the western part of the city-state, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore said. The agency did not say whether anyone was hurt or killed. "MPA is deeply concerned that the presence of the unauthorized vessels in our port limits can cause confusion for the international shipping community and threaten navigational safety in our waters," the authority said Saturday. - Nikkei Asian Review

*The Long List Of Charges Against Najib As 1MDB Trial Kicks Off This Week

The laundry list of allegations against Malaysia’s former leader Najib Razak for his role in 1MDB points to a lengthy road ahead as his trial begins Tuesday. The 42 counts of corruption and money laundering charges offer a window into the complex web of transactions surrounding 1Malaysia Development, the state fund that lies at the center of globe-spanning investigations involving about $4.5 billion of allegedly misappropriated funds. The probes have led to dozens of allegations against Najib, who has pleaded not guilty, while ensnaring Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in its first criminal case. - Bloomberg News

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