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Malaysia PM Defends Strict Counterterrorism Laws

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said his country's new anti-terrorism laws are a necessary weapon against what he said are "very real" threats by the Islamic State group. Najib offered the defense Monday in Kuala Lumpur at the start of a two-day international conference on violent extremism. The new laws have come under fire from human rights activists over the return of a decades-old practice that allows police to detain suspects without trial. Najib said he...

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