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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.


India says no meeting with Malaysia in Davos as palm row simmers

India's trade minister will not meet with his Malaysian counterpart in Davos next week because of his tight schedule, an Indian trade ministry official said on Sunday, as a spat simmers between the top..
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To defuse palm row, Davos diplomacy likely between India, Malaysia

Trade ministers from India and Malaysia are likely to meet on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos next week amid a palm oil spat between the two countries, a Malaysian..
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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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..
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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

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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..
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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..
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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

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.
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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

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

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

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

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

Malaysia defends Muslim summit shunned by Saudi, slammed by OIC

Hosting a summit of Muslim leaders, Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad bemoaned the state of Islam and defended the meeting that has been shunned by Saudi Arabia and criticized for undermining..
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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..
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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

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..
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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..
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Malaysia PM suggests he could stay in office beyond 2020

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad suggested on Saturday he may seek to stay in power after 2020.
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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.
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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.
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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..
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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.
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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.
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Ask 'old people' for advice, world's oldest PM says to the youngest

Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, the world's oldest serving premier, said on Tuesday it would be a good idea for the world's youngest prime minister, Finland's Sanna Marin, to ask "old people" for their..
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Malaysia's ruling party makes fresh push for Anwar to take over as PM

Leaders of Malaysia's ruling party on Sunday renewed a push for Anwar Ibrahim to lead the country, as Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad dithers on the timing of the planned power transition he had..
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Malaysia's Anwar says sexual assault claim is 'politics at its worst'

Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia's prime-minister-in-waiting, denied on Thursday that he had sexually assaulted a former male aide, describing the accusation as "politics at its worst" days before his ruling..
Reuters - Published

Mahathir, world's oldest prime minister, prepares to host his second APEC summit

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad formally launched on Wednesday preparations to host next year's APEC summit, recalling with pride how his country hosted the event more than 20 years ago, but..
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Malaysia pushes for two-term limit for prime ministers

Malaysia's government on Tuesday tabled a parliamentary bill seeking to set a two-term limit for the premiership, as Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's administration seeks to fulfil an election pledge..
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Former Malaysian PM Najib takes stand in 1MDB scandal-linked trial

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak took to the witness box for the first time on Tuesday to defend himself on criminal charges linked to a multibillion-dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia..
Reuters - Published

Malaysia orders inquiry over half-naked tattoo show

Malaysia ordered an investigation on Monday into what the government called a half-naked tattoo show held in the capital Kuala Lumpur, after pictures of heavily-inked men and women circulated on social..
Reuters - Published

Malaysia likely to test India's Tejas LCA for its defence acquisition programme

Malaysia will invite bids from international defence majors in early 2020 for the acquisition of up to 36 aircraft for its Royal Air Force.
DNA - Published

Malaysia reopens probe into death of Dutch model for possible murder

Malaysian authorities on Wednesday said they would reopen investigations into the death of a Dutch model nearly two years ago, after a local court ruled that there was reason to believe she may have..
Reuters - Published

Malaysia says Islamic State may shift operations to Southeast Asia

A Malaysian minister warned on Wednesday that the Islamic State militant group may shift its base of operations to Southeast Asia after the death of its leader, according to a media report.
Reuters - Published

Malaysian court acquits Australian woman facing death penalty for drug trafficking

An Australian woman sentenced to death for drug-trafficking in Malaysia was acquitted on Tuesday after the Federal Court in Kuala Lumpur quashed her earlier conviction by a lower court.
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Malaysia's Mahathir says cabinet reshuffle on cards after by-election loss

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday he would consider a cabinet reshuffle to address growing public discontent over his young government's handling of the country, days after a..
Reuters - Published

Dead-end: Rohingya in Malaysia warn against fleeing from Bangladesh

Before he flew to Thailand on a fake Bangladeshi passport and then crossed into Malaysia, Mohammed Imran was one of the most influential Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. He headed an 18,000-strong camp..
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Malaysia's ruling party loses fourth by-election

Malaysia's ruling coalition lost its fourth electoral contest on Saturday since coming to power last May, uncovering deepening cracks in the young alliance mired by uncertainty over a succession plan..
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