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Malaysia: Country in Southeast Asia
Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia. The federal constitutional monarchy consists of 13 states and three federal territories, separated by the South China Sea into two regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo's East Malaysia. Peninsular Malaysia shares a land and maritime border with Thailand and maritime borders with Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia. East Malaysia shares land and maritime borders with Brunei and Indonesia and a maritime border with the Philippines and Vietnam. Kuala Lumpur is the national capital and largest city while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government. With a population of over 30 million, Malaysia is the world's 44th most populous country. The southernmost point of continental Eurasia is in Tanjung Piai. In the tropics, Malaysia is one of 17 megadiverse countries, home to a number of endemic species.

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World's Largest Glove Maker Cannot Keep Up With Demand [Video]

World's Largest Glove Maker Cannot Keep Up With Demand

The coronavirus pandemic is causing an unprecedented surge in protective equipment. The largest glove manufacturer in the world is Malaysia's Top Glove Corporation. The company is having to limit order..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published
Coronavirus Will Reportedly Cause a Global Condom Shortage [Video]

Coronavirus Will Reportedly Cause a Global Condom Shortage

The news comes from the world's biggest condom producer, Karex Bhd. The Malaysian company makes one in every five condoms globally.

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World's biggest glove maker has its hands full [Video]

World's biggest glove maker has its hands full

Malaysia's Top Glove, which makes one in five of the world's rubber gloves, says it is overwhelmed by orders amid the coronavirus crisis. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published
Made in Malaysia: How mosque event spread virus to SE Asia [Video]

Made in Malaysia: How mosque event spread virus to SE Asia

Out of Malaysia's 673 confirmed infections, nearly two-thirds are linked to the four-day meeting outside Kuala Lumpur.

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Southeast Asia countries step up measures against coronavirus [Video]

Southeast Asia countries step up measures against coronavirus

Malaysia has rolled out some of the most drastic restrictions seen across Asia, to stop the spread of the virus.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published
Asia Pacific countries tighten measures against coronavirus [Video]

Asia Pacific countries tighten measures against coronavirus

Action came as a number of countries have seen a jump in new cases - including Malaysia - which reported 190 new infections.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:17Published
Italian Cruise Turned Away From Ports Even With No Virus Reported [Video]

Italian Cruise Turned Away From Ports Even With No Virus Reported

AP The Costa Fortuna cruise ship was barred from docking in Phuket, Thailand, and then Penang, Malaysia. Costa, the cruise company, says there are no suspected cases on of the coronavirus on board...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published
Dodt retains lead at weather-hit Malaysian Open [Video]

Dodt retains lead at weather-hit Malaysian Open

Andrew Dodt of Australia maintains his lead with his second successive bogey-free round at the weather-hit Malaysian Open.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:48Published
Sand dredging sucking up Myanmar's Salween river [Video]

Sand dredging sucking up Myanmar's Salween river

Farmers along the Salween river in Myanmar say they've lost acres of farmland close to a dredging site by a Singapore-based company. There's little transparency in the industry and as other countries..

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Sand dredging sucking up Myanmar's largest river [Video]

Sand dredging sucking up Myanmar's largest river

Farmers along the Salween river in Myanmar say they've lost acres of farmland close to a dredging site by a Singapore-based company. There's little transparency in the industry and as other countries..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:06Published
Muhyiddin becomes Malaysia prime minister, Mahathir vows to fight [Video]

Muhyiddin becomes Malaysia prime minister, Mahathir vows to fight

Muhyiddin emerges as prime minister after in-fighting between parties in the ruling coalition triggered its collapse.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:51Published
Malaysia Swears In New Prime Minister As Mahathir Forced Out [Video]

Malaysia Swears In New Prime Minister As Mahathir Forced Out

According to Reuters Malaysia’s Muhyiddin Yassin was sworn in as prime minister on Sunday. Muhyiddin is a Malay nationalist politician backed by the corruption-tarnished former ruling party...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published
Malaysia's king appoints Muhyiddin Yassin as prime minister [Video]

Malaysia's king appoints Muhyiddin Yassin as prime minister

Palace announcement trumps Mahathir Mohamad's bid to return to power after his resignation amid political crisis.

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Malaysia's Muhyiddin named PM, old rivals sidelined [Video]

Malaysia's Muhyiddin named PM, old rivals sidelined

Malaysia's 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad lost out in the battle to become prime minister on Saturday as the king named former interior minister Muhyiddin Yassin after a week of political turmoil sparked..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published
Tesco completes China exit with $357 mln stake sale [Video]

Tesco completes China exit with $357 mln stake sale

Britain's biggest retailer Tesco has completed its exit from China with the 275 million pound ($357 million) sale of its joint venture stake to state-run partner China Resources Holdings. Ciara Lee..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published
Malaysian politics in turmoil: Is Mahathir-Anwar alliance over? [Video]

Malaysian politics in turmoil: Is Mahathir-Anwar alliance over?

There is political turmoil in Malaysia after the king accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:51Published
Malaysia's Mahathir submits resignation, 'quits' his party [Video]

Malaysia's Mahathir submits resignation, 'quits' his party

Prime minister's move follows a weekend of political turmoil amid a bid by his party to form a new government without Anwar.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:05Published
Malaysia's 94-year-old prime minister resigns [Video]

Malaysia's 94-year-old prime minister resigns

Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad unexpectedly resigned as prime minister on Monday, leaving the country in political turmoil and drawing calls from some quarters for the world's oldest leader to return at..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published
Banned Baby Names From Around The World [Video]

Banned Baby Names From Around The World

People generally have strong opinions about a baby's name. A lot of governments do, too. The U.S doesn't get too involved when it comes to baby-naming regulations, but other countries are much..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published
Meteor illuminates Malaysia night sky [Video]

Meteor illuminates Malaysia night sky

Dashcam footage shows a meteor flashing across the night sky in Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:11Published
Coronavirus curfews and looming recession fears [Video]

Coronavirus curfews and looming recession fears

With no end in sight of the outbreak, the economic repercussions from the shutdown of Chinese industry could trigger recessions in Japan and in Singapore. Libby Hogan reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:15Published

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Malaysia says curbs preventing major spikes in coronavirus cases

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Nearly 300 foreigners who attended Nizamuddin event may be blacklisted for violating visa conditions

India is likely to blacklist about 300 foreigners who came from 16 countries, including Malaysia and Thailand, on tourist visas but attended an Islamic congregation at Nizamuddin in Delhi. These..
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Malaysia arrests hundreds for flouting curbs on movement as virus deaths rise

Malaysia this week arrested hundreds of people for violating restrictions aimed at stemming the spread of coronavirus, a senior minister said on Sunday, amid a spike in the number of deaths linked to..
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World's Largest Glove Maker Expects Shortage As Coronavirus Fight Spikes

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Malaysia mulls buying coronavirus test kits from South Korea as tally rises

Malaysia is considering buying up to 1 million coronavirus test kits from South Korea as it steps up efforts to screen more people for the virus, the government said on Friday.
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Malaysia announces $58-billion stimulus package to cushion impact of coronavirus

Malaysia will launch a stimulus package worth 250 billion ringgit ($58.28 billion) to counter the impact of a coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Friday.
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France, Malaysia charter flights to bring home citizens stranded in Cambodia

France and Malaysia have organized chartered flights to fly out hundreds of their citizens stranded in Cambodia after Southeast Asian nation sealed borders and canceled flights in the wake of the..
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'All we have left is to hope and pray': Travellers stranded in airport by coronavirus

Russian hostel manager Valerie Azure has spent the past three nights sleeping on the floor of a Malaysian airport along with her young son, after Southeast Asian nations sealed borders and cancelled..
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Malaysia extends movement curbs, prepares economic stimulus as coronavirus cases surge

Malaysia will extend a two-week restriction of movement order and unveil a second economic stimulus package as the number of coronavirus cases continue to climb, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on..
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U.S. lifts ban on Malaysian medical glove maker amid shortage

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Malaysia steps up coronavirus tests as it braces for 'worst scenario'

Malaysia is ramping up coronavirus tests in preparation for the "worst scenario", as it grapples with Southeast Asia's highest number of infections, a health ministry official told Reuters.
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Army patrols Malaysian streets as coronavirus cases spike

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Malaysia to deploy army amid movement curbs to contain coronavirus

Malaysia will deploy the army from Sunday to assist police in enforcing a restricted movement order aimed at reining in the spread of a coronavirus, the government said.
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Malaysia travel ban, virus pushes Singapore closer to first recession in two decades

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Singapore is getting food supplies despite Malaysia's virus curbs

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After midnight rush, Malaysia's two-week isolation starts

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Vietnam reports new case of coronavirus linked to Malaysia mosque event

Vietnam has confirmed an additional case of coronavirus linked to a mosque event in Malaysia, its health ministry said on Wednesday, bringing its total number of cases to 67.
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