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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 similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and 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, Tanjung Piai, is in Malaysia. In the tropics, Malaysia is one of 17 megadiverse countries, home to large numbers of endemic species.


Malaysia bets on diplomacy, not retaliation, to tackle India palm curbs

Malaysia does not want to escalate a palm oil spat with India by talking of any retaliation for now, two government sources said on Thursday, after the prime minister's media adviser called for tighter..
Reuters - Published

U.S.-China deal could hurt Malaysia palm oil exports to China: Malaysian official

Malaysia's palm oil exports to China jumped 33.9% in 2019 to 2.49 million tonnes but Beijing's latest trade deal with the United States could limit gains this year, a Malaysian palm official said on..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Malaysia

10 Best Places To Retire Outside Of The U.S. [Video]10 Best Places To Retire Outside Of The U.S.

According to The Huff Post, in 2019 the Social Security Administration sent nearly 700,000 checks to retirees living abroad. Many foreign countries have lower costs of living than the U.S...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Malaysian graft buster: Voice clips prove Najib Razak cover-up [Video]Malaysian graft buster: Voice clips prove Najib Razak cover-up

Former prime minister caught on audio recording purportedly seeking help from Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:03Published

Putrajaya Light and Motion Festival Lampu 2019 celebrates Malaysian diversity [Video]Putrajaya Light and Motion Festival Lampu 2019 celebrates Malaysian diversity

On New Year’s Eve, Putrajaya Square will be lit up with live and digital firework displays.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Malaysian researchers focus on resilient crops [Video]Malaysian researchers focus on resilient crops

Malaysian researchers go against the grain in their search for sustainable food production.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:43Published

Muslim nations look to gold and bartering to beat sanctions [Video]Muslim nations look to gold and bartering to beat sanctions

At the end of an Islamic summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's prime minister says several Islamic nations are looking into ways to be self-reliant in order to face the future threat of sanctions. David..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

Goldman may admit guilt in 1MDB probe [Video]Goldman may admit guilt in 1MDB probe

Goldman Sachs is in talks with the U.S. government to pay up to $2 billion and admit guilt to resolve a probe into its role in a sweeping Malaysia corruption scandal, according to a source. Fred..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

Scale of volcano tragedy 'devastating,' says NZ PM [Video]Scale of volcano tragedy 'devastating,' says NZ PM

Eight people were missing and presumed dead on Tuesday (December 10) after a volcanic eruption covered a small New Zealand island popular with tourists in hot ash and steam, killing five people and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

NZ paramedic says it was 'overwhelming' at volcano [Video]NZ paramedic says it was 'overwhelming' at volcano

Intensive care paramedic Russell Clark describes the moments after he saw the scene of the recent volcano eruption at White Island off the coast of New Zealand.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

Tesco shares jump on possible Asia unit sale [Video]Tesco shares jump on possible Asia unit sale

Shares in Tesco jumped Monday after it said it was reviewing its operations in Thailand and Malaysia. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

Fishermen free whale shark from rope off Malaysian coast [Video]Fishermen free whale shark from rope off Malaysian coast

Video shows the moment when a whale shark is freed from rope and swimming away into open sea

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:49Published

Julia Roberts to join Michelle Obama for girls' empowerment trip to Southeast Asia [Video]Julia Roberts to join Michelle Obama for girls' empowerment trip to Southeast Asia

Julia Roberts is set to join Michelle Obama as a special guest on her girls' empowerment trip to Vietnam and Malaysia.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:40Published


For backing Pakistan, trade with Turkey under scanner

While concrete measures have been decided in case of Malaysia, with a clampdown on refined palm oil imports already put in place, there is no decision on Turkey, which has sided with Pakistan on..
IndiaTimes - Published

Malaysian tourists fail to make video call from media centre

IndiaTimes - Published

Goldman Sachs profit falls 24% as legal expenses mar results

goldman sachs profit falls 24% as legal expenses mar results
NEW YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs said its fourth-quarter profits dropped by 24% from a year earlier, as the bank had to set aside money to cover its looming settlement with U.S. authorities over its..
WorldNews - Published

After curbs on palm oil imports, India plans more restrictions on Malaysia

India has restricted the import of refined palm oil from Malaysia after Mohamad's comment on issues like abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir and new citizenship law.
DNA - Published

PM should clarify on Zakir Naik's 'offer' claim: Digvijaya Singh

Zakir Naik, a 53-year-old radical television preacher, has been wanted in India for money laundering and inciting extremism through hate speeches. He had left India in 2016 and subsequently moved to..
IndiaTimes - Published

Malaysian tourists turn emotional after accessing internet at media centre

IndiaTimes - Published

India plans more curbs as Malaysia PM talks tough

Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad’s determination to speak out on what India believes are its internal issues has seen the Modi government working on imposing technical standards on microprocessors and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Malaysia says no case against PM-in-waiting Anwar over sex assault allegations

Malaysia's solicitor general on Tuesday ruled out new charges against prime-minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim over allegations that he sexually assaulted a former male aide, saying there was not enough..
Reuters - Published

Malaysia's PM defends criticism of India despite palm oil backlash

Malaysia is concerned about India's new curbs on imports of palm oil after a diplomatic row, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday, but indicated he would continue to speak out against "wrong..
Reuters - Published

Sydney police appeal for help in search for missing Malaysian nationals

Officers believe the pair are travelling together but has not been seen or heard from since mid-December.
SBS - Published

Myanmar sends nearly 200 Rohingya captured at sea to Rakhine camps

Seasonal calmer waters have seen an increase in the number of Rohingya putting their lives in the hands of traffickers in a desperate bid to reach Malaysia or Indonesia by boat. But few make it as far..
IndiaTimes - Published

Man arrested over killing of paedophile Richard Huckle

Richard Huckle, who abused as many as 200 Malaysian children, was found dead in his cell in October.
BBC News - Published

Badminton World No 1 Kento Momota Hurt in Malaysia Crash: Report

badminton world no 1 kento momota hurt in malaysia crash: report
Badminton world No 1 Kento Momota was among four people lightly injured in a crash in Malaysia on Monday which left their driver dead, reports said, hours after he won the Malaysia Masters tournament...
WorldNews - Published

Sabah-Sarawak gas pipeline exploded, situation under control: official

A Malaysian fire and rescue department official confirmed on Monday that there was an explosion on Sunday on the Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline in East Malaysia but the situation is now under control.
Reuters - Published

Thailand asks Malaysia to help find Rohingya who escaped detention center

Thailand has asked Malaysia to help find a group of Rohingya Muslim trafficking victims who absconded from a detention center in the south of the country, Thai police said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Malaysia's attorney-general drops sex-video case; minister denounces plot

Malaysia's attorney general on Thursday declined to prosecute anyone linked to a series of leaked videos purportedly showing the economic affairs minister having sex with a man.
Reuters - Published

India may slap trade curbs on Malaysia for its J&K, CAA stand

Looking to flex its trade muscles, an option India has not often resorted to, the Modi government is reviewing its economic engagement with Malaysia and may impose formal checks on shipment of palm oil..
IndiaTimes - Published

Malaysia anti-graft body says audio clips show Najib tried to cover-up 1MDB scandal

malaysia anti-graft body says audio clips show najib tried to cover-up 1mdb scandal
Malaysia’s former prime minister, Najib Razak, allegedly sought help from the United Arab Emirates' crown prince to fake evidence to cover up for the 1MDB scandal, according to audio clips revealed..
WorldNews - Published

Muslims should unite after Iran commander's killing: Malaysian PM

Muslim countries should unite to protect themselves against external threats, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday after describing the U.S. killing of Iranian military commander..
Reuters - Published

Fugitive financier Jho Low denies being 'mastermind' behind 1MDB

Fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho has said he only acted as an intermediary for deals involving 1MDB, denying in an interview published on Monday that he had set the stage for the theft of..
Reuters - Published

Pilgrimage: Pakistan tops the list of countries with more than 2.1 million people performing Umrah in 2019

pilgrimage: pakistan tops the list of countries with more than 2.1 million people performing umrah in 2019
Dubai: Pakistan topped the list of countries whose citizens went to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah pilgrimage since the season started on August 31, 2019. According to official statistics by the Kingdom..
WorldNews - Published

Tatas gaining upper hand in decision-making at AirAsia India, says source

A joint venture, majority-owned by Tatas, the airline's other shareholder is Malaysia's AirAsia group. The carrier, which commenced flights nearly six years ago, flew 8.78 lakh passengers garnering 6.8..
IndiaTimes - Published

Egypt bus crashes kill dozens of passengers, including tourists

egypt bus crashes kill dozens of passengers, including tourists
Two road accidents in Egypt killed several textile factory workers and tourists and injured over 30 others. Local media reported that tourists from India and Malaysia were among those killed. ......
WorldNews - Published

From where to view solar eclipse tomorrow

from where to view solar eclipse tomorrow
Dubai Dubai: The UAE space agency, in collaboration with the Dubai Astronomy Groups, has organised three different viewing locations to view the annular solar eclipse and ‘Ring of Fire’ on December..
WorldNews - Published

India summons Malaysian diplomat to lodge protest over Mahathir Mohamad's CAA remarks

IndiaTimes - Published

Muslim nations consider gold, barter trade to beat sanctions

Iran, Malaysia, Turkey and Qatar are considering trading among themselves in gold and through a barter system as a hedge against any future economic sanctions on them, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir..
Reuters - Published

Malaysia raises CAA, irks India

IndiaTimes - Published

India objects to Malaysian PM's remark on CAA, says new citizenship law is New Delhi's internal matter

The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is "a matter entirely internal to India" and does not impact the status of any citizen, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Friday, in response to the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Malaysia's Najib swears in a mosque he had no role in model's murder

Former Malaysian premier Najib Razak took an oath at a mosque on Friday denying allegations he ordered the 2006 murder of a Mongolian model, seeking to clear his name in the Muslim-majority country.
Reuters - Published

Goldman Sachs may admit guilt, pay $2 billion fine to settle U.S. 1MDB probes: source

Goldman Sachs Group Inc is in talks with the U.S. government and a state regulator to possibly pay up to $2 billion and admit guilt to resolve investigations into its role in a Malaysia corruption..
Reuters - Published

Progress of non-Muslims 'left us in lurch', Malaysia tells Islamic summit

Muslim nations need to do more business among themselves, trade in each other's currencies and keep up with non-Islamic countries to stop being left at their mercy, their leaders said on Thursday at a..
Reuters - Published

Iran Leader Urges Deeper Muslim Links to Fight U.S. ‘Hegemony’

iran leader urges deeper muslim links to fight u.s. ‘hegemony’
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday urged Muslim nations to deepen financial and trade cooperation to fight what he described as U.S. economic hegemony, using an Islamic conference in Malaysia..
WorldNews - Published

Malaysia defends Muslim summit shunned by Saudi, slammed by OIC

malaysia defends muslim summit shunned by saudi, slammed by oic
By Joseph Sipalan and Rozanna Latiff KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Hosting a summit of Muslim leaders, Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad bemoaned the state of Islam and defended the meeting that..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Saudi Arabia, Pakistan snub Malaysia's Muslim summit

Leaders from many Muslim nations including Turkey and Iran gathered in Malaysia on Wednesday to tackle issues agitating Muslims globally at a summit that has been snubbed by Saudi Arabia and its close..
Reuters - Published

Muslim leaders gather in Malaysia for summit shunned by Saudi

Leaders and senior representatives from some 20 Muslim nations flocked to the Malaysian capital on Wednesday to discuss issues agitating Muslims globally at a summit Saudi Arabia decided to snub, and..
Reuters - Published

Nora Quoirin: Parents determined to find answers over Malaysia death

Nora Quoirin's family say that many serious questions remain about her disappearance.
BBC News - Published

Beijing censures Malaysia over fresh South China Sea claim

Beijing said on Tuesday it had protested against Kuala Lumpur filing a submission with the United Nations last..
Reuters - Published

Malaysia's Najib ordered killing of Mongolian model, says former bodyguard

A Malaysian police officer on death row for the 2006 slaying of a Mongolian model has accused former prime minister Najib Razak of ordering him to kill the woman, according to media reports and the..
Reuters - Published

China objects to Malaysia's U.N. submission on South China Sea: SCMP

China has protested against Malaysia filing a submission with the United Nations last week seeking to establish..
Reuters - Published

Malaysian Prime Minister Again Hints He Could Stay On Beyond 2020

malaysian prime minister again hints he could stay on beyond 2020
Malaysia's 94-year-old Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad again raised the prospect on Saturday that he could stay in office beyond 2020, declining to give a definitive pledge to step down. ......
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

U.S. sanctions on Iran violate international law: Mahathir

The American sanctions imposed on Iran violate the United Nations charter and international law, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told a conference in Qatar on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Malaysia seizes Vietnamese oil tanker that was tracked in North Korea

A Vietnamese oil tanker which Reuters reported visited North Korea in February has been seized by Malaysia after it was found adrift off the Malaysian coast, maritime agency officials said.
Reuters - Published

Malaysia releases oil tanker run by Chinese firm under U.S. sanctions

Malaysia has released an oil tanker following engine repairs, the foreign ministry said on Thursday, after the country's maritime agency reported an incident involving the vessel which is managed by a..
Reuters - Published

Police to question Malaysia's Anwar over sexual assault claim

police to question malaysia's anwar over sexual assault claim
Anwar Ibrahim, in line to take over Malaysia's premiership, will be called in for questioning over allegations that he had sexually assaulted a former male aide, police said on Wednesday. ......
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Exclusive: Malaysia's Mahathir pledges to step down for Anwar, but not before November

Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, the world's oldest prime minister, promised on Tuesday to hand over power to anointed successor Anwar Ibrahim in spite of new sexual assault allegations against him.
Reuters - Published

Explainer: Malaysia's mega 1MDB scandal that has scalded Goldman Sachs

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has vowed to bring back billions of dollars allegedly stolen from state fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), co-founded by his predecessor Najib Razak.
Reuters - Published

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