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Malaysia to ask Bangladesh to take back Rohingya refugees found at sea

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia will ask Bangladesh to take back about 300 Rohingya refugees detained after a boat carrying them entered its waters this week, the southeast Asian nation’s…

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29 Thais arrested in an attempt to cross the border from Malaysia illegally

Twenty-nine Thai nationals were arrested for illegal entry today, as they attempted to sneak over the border from Malaysia into Sabayoi district of Thailand’s Songkhla province. The group of 18…

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FILE PHOTO: Police officers wearing protective suits pick up an illegal immigrant from an apartment under enhanced lockdown, during the movement control order due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

Malaysia rounding up migrants to contain coronavirus spread, police say

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian authorities are rounding up undocumented migrants as part of efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus, the country’s police chief said late on Friday, after…

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Over 300 Thai migrant workers from Malaysia evade immigration checks

Police and immigration officials have tightened up border crossings, in the Su-ngai Kolok district of Thailand’s southern border province of Narathiwat, after more than 300 Thai migrant workers in Malaysia…

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Malaysia’s king, queen quarantined after staff test Covid-19 positive

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s King and Queen are currently under quarantine after seven staff members of the palace tested positive for coronavirus, national news agency Bernama reported Thursday. Sultan Abdullah…

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Former Malaysian PM Mahathir in self-quarantine 

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad is observing self-quarantine after coming into close contact with a member of parliament who tested positive for Covid-19, Malaysian media reported. “He is under…

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Malaysia closes borders, schools and businesses as virus tally climbs

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia will shut its borders to travellers, restrict internal movement, close schools and universities and order most businesses to shut after its number of coronavirus cases…

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Malaysia to ban citizens from travel abroad, foreign arrivals: PM

Malaysia will ban its citizens from travelling overseas and foreigners from entering the country in drastic measures announced by the prime minister Monday aimed at curbing the spread of the deadly…

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Mahathir says Muhyiddin is not rightful prime minister

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said Sunday that newly sworn-in Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin does not have majority support in the Parliament. Claiming that Muhyiddin is not the rightful…

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This handout photo taken and released on February 25, 2020 by the Prime Minister’s Office of Malaysia shows interim prime minister Mahathir Mohamad working in his office in Putrajaya. – Mahathir, 94, the world’s oldest leader, has been appointed interim leader while intense political jockeying is underway to form a new government. (Photo by Khairul Ariffin / Prime Minister’s Office of Malaysia / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO / Prime Minister’s Office of Malaysia / Khairul Ariffin” – NO MARKETING – NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Mahathir loses out in PM bid, but refuses to give up

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad lost out in a battle to become prime minister on Saturday as the king named former interior minister Muhyiddin Yassin after a…

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Malaysia’s monarchy to rule on pathway out of political turmoil

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s nine monarchs are due to meet on Friday to determine how the country’s next government will be formed after the shock resignation of Mahathir Mohamad…

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This handout photo taken and released on February 25, 2020 by the Prime Minister’s Office of Malaysia shows interim prime minister Mahathir Mohamad working in his office in Putrajaya. – Mahathir, 94, the world’s oldest leader, has been appointed interim leader while intense political jockeying is underway to form a new government. (Photo by Khairul Ariffin / Prime Minister’s Office of Malaysia / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO / Prime Minister’s Office of Malaysia / Khairul Ariffin” – NO MARKETING – NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Mahathir, Anwar make rival efforts to form government

As Malaysia’s interim Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad begins his attempts to form what he describes as a non-partisan administration his political rival Anwar Ibrahim is nominated as prime minister candidate…

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Mahathir made caretaker PM after King accepts resignation

KUALA LUMPUR – Hours after accepting his resignation as prime minister, Malaysia’s King on Monday appointed Dr Mahathir Mohamad as interim prime minister. Mahathir will continue to run the administration…

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Anwar cries foul as Malaysian parties plan sweeping coalition change

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s would-be leader Anwar Ibrahim on Sunday accused 94-year-old Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s party and “traitors” in his own camp of plotting a wholesale change in…

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Cambodia’s opposition leader in-exile Sam Rainsy, who leads the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), speaks to members of the media as he arrives at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on November 9, 2019. – Cambodia’s exiled opposition figurehead Sam Rainsy arrived in Malaysia on November 9 as he sought to return home to rally his supporters against strongman Hun Sen, while security was beefed up at the kingdom’s borders and in Phnom Penh. (Photo by SADIQ ASYRAF / AFP)

Sam Rainsy: Malaysian MPs support democracy in Cambodia

KUALA LUMPUR —  Malaysian lawmakers have shown their support for democracy in Cambodia, said  Sam Rainsy, the acting president of the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP). The self-exiled politician, whose…

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Exiled Cambodian opposition figurehead arrives in Malaysia

Cambodia’s exiled opposition figurehead Sam Rainsy arrived in Malaysia Saturday as he sought to return home to rally his supporters against strongman Hun Sen, while security was beefed up at the kingdom’s…

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(Photo) Malaysia’s King Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah smiling beside Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah during his royal coronation on Jul 30, 2019/AF (Malaysia’s Department of Information/Farhan Abdullah)

Malaysia installs new king six months after surprise abdication

KUALA LUMPUR – Pahang’s Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin, was installed as Malaysia’s 16th Malaysian King on Tuesday (July 30) in a ceremony steeped in royal customs and tradition. The installation came six months after…

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Police hunt for mastermind behind alleged trafficking of Rohingya to Malaysia

Police are looking for a man suspected of masterminding the trafficking of 65 Rohingya from Myanmar to Malaysia by boat. Their modified fishing boat broke down and beached on Rawi…

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73 migrants from Myanmar and 4 Rohingya held on their way to Malaysia

Police intercepted two passenger vans containing 42 illegal Myanmar migrant workers on the Asian Highway in Thailand’s southern province of Surat Thani on Thursday night. The two van drivers were…

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Islamic leaders to consider asking Malaysia to crack down on human trafficking networks

Islamic leaders in Thailand’s five southern provinces are to meet to discuss the problem of human trafficking of Rohingya through Thailand to a third country, with a proposal that Malaysia…

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Malaysia to send 3,000 tonnes of plastic waste back to countries of origin

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia will send as much as 3,000 tonnes of plastic waste back to the countries it came from, the environment minister said on Tuesday, the latest…

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(Photo) The signing was overseen by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (L) and his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong, who proposed the idea together in 2013/AFP

Singapore and Malaysia suspend intercity rail project

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore and Malaysia have agreed to suspend the construction of a billion dollar train project linking the city-state to the southern Malaysian state of Johor, their transport…

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Malaysia frees Vietnamese woman accused in killing of North Korean leader’s half-brother

A Vietnamese woman who spent more than two years in a Malaysian prison on suspicion of killing the half-brother of North Korea’s leader was freed on Friday, a court translator…

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Mahathir urges ASEAN to be vigilant against big power involvement in region

KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia said today  big power rivalry and foreign interference swirling around the Middle East is yet another reminder why Malaysia and ASEAN must…

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Malaysia can learn from Thailand on caring for neglected children: Deputy PM Wan Azizah

Malaysia can pick up something from the method implemented in Thailand in tackling the issue of neglected children and babies and those without citizenships, said Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Datuk…

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Anwar Ibrahim celebrates his by-election victory at Port Dickson on Saturday night. — Photo from Malaysiakini

With by-election win, Anwar closer to becoming prime minister of Malaysia

Former Malaysian deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim swept to victory in a by-election Saturday, paving the way for him to ascend to the post of prime minister of Malaysia. Malaysian…

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Former prime minister Najib and wife Rosmah will be in court today

In an unprecedented turn of events, former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor will both be in court today. The Star of…

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Malaysia no longer supports Aung San Suu Kyi, says Mahathir

Malaysia will no longer support the leadership of Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi over her handling of the Rohingya crisis in her country, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir…

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Police suspect Chinese tourist’s fatal plunge at waterfall in Hat Yai a foul play

Police are investigating the fatal plunge of a Chinese female tourist at a waterfall in Hat Yai district of the southern province of Songkhla to determine whether it was an…

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A look behind first caning of  LGBT persons  in Terengganu, Malaysia

Two women were caned in front of an audience in a Malaysian court for trying to have sex early this week.  The caning drew condemnation from human rights groups and calls…

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Super yacht at centre of graft probe arrives in Malaysia from Indonesia

A US$250 million super yacht owned by a fugitive Malaysian billionaire and at the centre of a major graft inquiry arrived in Malaysia this afternoon after an approximately 20-hour journey…

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Malaysian government promises more press freedom

The new Malaysian government led by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has given an assurance that press freedom in the country would be given more space to grow, national news agency…

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Najib slapped with three counts of charges

Former prime minister of Malaysia Najib Razak was this morning charged with three counts of criminal breach of trust and one count of abuse of power for graft, Malaysian media…

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Ex-PM Najib taken to court to face charges

Former prime minister of Malaysia Najib Razak arrived at the Jalan Duta Courts Complex in Kuala Lumpur this morning to face corruption charges related to the scandal in the state…

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Malaysia’s political star becomes youngest minister

Malaysia’s political rising star Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman, who will turn 26 in December, has become the youngest-ever cabinet member in the country after he was sworn in today, Malaysian…

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