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India slams Kashmir reference in Pak-Malaysia joint statement

India on Thursday reacted sharply to the reference to Jammu and Kashmir in a Pakistan-Malaysia joint statement, saying the Malaysian leadership should develop a better understanding of facts and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Malaysia delays largest palm oil conference to June: sources

Malaysia has postponed its biggest palm oil conference that typically draws thousands of industry players from more than 50 countries, according to sources.
Reuters - Published

After two-decade quest to become Malaysia's PM, Anwar says can wait a bit more

Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim said on Thursday he was ready to wait for six more months beyond the initially agreed May deadline to take over as prime minister from Mahathir Mohamad, and that he had enough..
Reuters - Published

Malaysia's Mahathir has toned down criticism of India after palm backlash, says Anwar

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has dialed back his criticism of India after it sparked a boycott of Malaysian palm oil, his chosen successor Anwar Ibrahim told Reuters on Thursday, urging..
Reuters - Published

Sister of Malaysian man at Singapore business meeting tests positive for coronavirus

The sister of a 41-year-old Malaysian man who attended a meeting in Singapore last month has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the first known person-to-person transmission in the country,..
Reuters - Published

Is Pakistan-Malaysia joint statement a sign of Mahathir climbdown?


IndiaTimes - Published

Three businessmen contract coronavirus after Singapore business conference - Asian officials

At least three Asian businessmen who attended an international conference at a Singapore hotel have contracted the coronavirus, Malaysian and South Korean authorities said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Trial of former Malaysian PM's wife begins, court told she influenced government decisions

The corruption trial of Rosmah Mansor, the wife of Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak, began on Wednesday, with a prosecutor describing how she exerted "considerable influence" over..
Reuters - Published

Two Malaysians brought home from Wuhan test positive for virus: ministry

Two Malaysians who were flown back from the Chinese city of Wuhan have tested positive for the coronavirus, the Southeast Asian nation's health ministry said on Wednesday, raising the tally of..
Reuters - Published

Singapore business gathering linked to virus cases overseas

An international business gathering at a plush Singapore hotel has been linked to coronavirus cases reported in Malaysia and South Korea, evidence of human-to-human spread outside China that health..
Reuters - Published

Girl in Malaysia recovers from virus, family to return to China

A Chinese girl has recovered from the new coronavirus infection in Malaysia, and is allowed to return home, a Malaysian health official said in a statement late Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Malaysia confirms first citizen infected with virus, total cases now 10

Malaysian health authorities on Tuesday confirmed the first citizen to be infected with the new coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 10.
Reuters - Published

AirAsia shares plunge after Airbus bribery allegations

Shares of Malaysia's AirAsia Group and unit AirAsia X fell on Monday, after allegations by Britain's Serious Fraud Office that Airbus paid a bribe of $50 million to win plane orders from Asia's largest..
Reuters - Published

Malaysia regulator to probe if AirAsia broke rules in Airbus deals

Malaysia's securities regulator said on Sunday it will examine whether AirAsia Group and unit AirAsia X broke securities laws, after UK prosecutors accused executives of receiving bribes from Airbus..
Reuters - Published

Malaysia probes allegations that Airbus bribed AirAsia bosses

Malaysia's anti-graft agency is investigating allegations by Britain's Serious Fraud Office that Airbus paid a bribe of $50 million to win plane orders from Asia’s largest budget airline group,..
Reuters - Published

Malaysian rail project stops Chinese workers returning from Wuhan

More than a dozen Chinese workers at a 'Belt and Road' train project in Malaysia who had gone home to Wuhan for the Lunar New Year have been told not to return until further notice, head of the project..
Reuters - Published

China sends two flights to bring back Wuhan citizens from Thailand and Malaysia

China's aviation authority has dispatched two Xiamen Airlines flights to bring back Wuhan citizens to the Chinese city from Bangkok in Thailand and Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia, it said on its website on..
Reuters - Published

Tripura man dies of coronavirus in Malaysia, claims family


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Malaysia says three new cases of virus infection, total at seven

Malaysia's Health Ministry said on Wednesday three more people had been infected with the new coronavirus, taking the total to seven, all of whom are Chinese citizens.
Reuters - Published

Malaysia in talks to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan: PM Mahathir

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday Kuala Lumpur was in talks with China to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan, the Chinese city at the center of the outbreak of the new..
Reuters - Published

Malaysia temporarily bans Chinese visitors from Hubei to curb virus spread

Malaysia imposed a temporary ban on Chinese nationals arriving from the city of Wuhan and surrounding Hubei province on Monday to stem the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.
Reuters - Published

Malaysia puts temporary ban on visitors from Wuhan, Hubei

Malaysia on Monday imposed a temporary ban on Chinese nationals from the city of Wuhan and its surrounding Hubei province, in a bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus outbreak in the Southeast Asian..
Reuters - Published

Malaysia confirms fourth case of coronavirus infection

Malaysia reported a fourth case of coronavirus infection late Saturday, just hours after it announced its first confirmed cases.
Reuters - Published

Malaysian rights group sues Singapore minister over 'fake news' directive

A Malaysian rights group filed a suit in a domestic court against a Singapore minister on Friday, seeking to challenge his order to attach a correction to an article on its blog that accused the..
Reuters - Published

Why Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamed upped the ante against India


IndiaTimes - Published

Palm oil import curbs: Why Malaysia doesn't want to 'retaliate' against India

Malaysian PM said his country was too small to retaliate against India, after curbs on import of palm oil were introduced by New Delhi, ostensibly targeting Kuala Lumpur for criticising India on..
IndiaTimes - Published

Family of Irish girl who died in Malaysia seek inquest: lawyer

The parents of an Irish girl who was found dead in Malaysia last year have asked authorities in Kuala Lumpur to conduct an inquest into the death, their lawyer said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Malaysia's Mahathir rules out trade action over Indian palm oil boycott

Malaysia will not take retaliatory trade action against India over its boycott of palm oil purchases amid a political row between the two countries, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Malaysian PM says coalition could be a one-term government unless it stops infighting

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday his ruling coalition could be a one-term government if it does not make changes and stop infighting.
Reuters - Published

Malaysian PM Mahathir says received five proposals for ailing Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia has received five proposals for its debt-laden national carrier Malaysia Airlines, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed said at a group media briefing on Monday.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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

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

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

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.
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

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

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