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Malaysia, opposition leader, Anwar, claims, 'formidable' majority, new government

Malaysia opposition leader Anwar claims ‘formidable’ majority t...

09 September, 2020 5:17 pm 5:17 pm

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said on Wednesday he has secured a ‘formidable’ majority from lawmakers to oust Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and form a new government, heralding a fresh bout of political drama in the Southeast Asian country. The power struggle comes at a difficult time for the multi-ethnic nation, … Read More

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Malaysia charges former finance minister with corruption

08 August, 2020 10:37 am 10:37 am

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia on Friday charged former finance minister and senior opposition leader Lim Guan Eng with corruption for seeking a bribe on a $1.5 billion infrastructure project, a move slammed by his supporters as political persecution. The charges against Lim, who was minister in the Mahathir Mohamad-led coalition that collapsed in February, … Read More

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Malaysia reinstates Pakistani pilots after verifying licences

07 July, 2020 2:41 pm 2:41 pm

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia has verified that all Pakistani pilots currently employed in the country hold valid licences and it has reinstated them with immediate effect, its aviation regulator said. In a statement, the pilots were suspended earlier this month after authorities in Pakistan discovered that up to a third of the country’s pilots … Read More

Malaysia’s Mahathir backs new candidate for prime minister

06 June, 2020 3:42 pm 3:42 pm

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has thrown his support behind the chief minister of the Borneon state of Sabah as candidate to lead the country, a statement from Mahathir said on Saturday. Mahathir said supporters and allies had unanimously agreed at a meeting on Thursday to nominate Shafie Apdal, among … Read More

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Malaysia could send Rohingya detainees back out to sea

06 June, 2020 1:10 pm 1:10 pm

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia is considering a plan to send nearly 300 Rohingya Muslim refugees detained after arriving on a damaged boat back out to sea once the ship has been fixed, two security sources told Reuters on Thursday. Muslim-majority Malaysia has been a favoured destination for ethnic Rohingya fleeing persecution in Myanmar and … Read More

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Malaysia to reopen most economic activity with virus outbreak ‘under ...

06 June, 2020 3:42 pm 3:42 pm

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia on Sunday said it would reopen nearly all economic activity and allow interstate travel starting June 10, lifting coronavirus restrictions imposed nearly three months ago as it moves to revive an economy battered by the pandemic. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced in a televised address the novel coranvirus outbreak was … Read More

250 Pakistani prisoners repatriated from Malaysia

05 May, 2020 4:25 pm 4:25 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – At least 250 Pakistani prisoners arrived at Lahore Allama Iqbal International Airport from Malaysia on board a Malaysian airline flight on Sunday. According to the details garnered, all the inmates were shifted to quarantine facilities after screening for the novel coronavirus at the airport. The Pakistan High Commission in Kuala Lumpur … Read More

Malaysia, rounding up, migrants, contain, coronavirus spread

Malaysia rounding up migrants to contain coronavirus spread

05 May, 2020 11:27 am 11:27 am

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 hundreds of migrants and refugees were detained in the capital Kuala Lumpur. Over 700 migrants were taken into custody, including young children and ethnic Rohingya … Read More

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PIA flight carrying 250 stranded Pakistanis reaches Karachi from Malaysia

04 April, 2020 9:29 pm 9:29 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – A PIA flight carrying 250 stranded Pakistanis reached Karachi from Malaysia on Friday. Meanwhile, another flight with 250 passengers reached Karachi from Dubai. In addition, two flights reached Faisalabad from Dubai. The passengers will be kept in quarantine. Steps are being taken to bring back the Pakistanis stranded in Saudi Arabia … Read More

Malaysia, worshippers, screened, event organizer, coronavirus cases spike

Malaysia worshippers getting screened, event organiser says after coronavir...

03 March, 2020 9:22 am 9:22 am

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Worshippers who attended a mass religious event in Malaysia that is now linked to 840 coronavirus cases across Southeast Asia are cooperating with authorities, an organiser said, after the government said thousands of them were still being traced. The four-day Islamic gathering held at a mosque near the Malaysian capital Kuala … Read More

Malaysia, Mahathir, out, former interior minister, named, PM

Malaysia’s Mahathir out as former interior minister Muhyiddin Yassin name...

02 February, 2020 5:58 pm 5:58 pm

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – 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 by Mahathir’s resignation. The decision could again reshape politics in the Southeast Asian country less than two years after an … Read More

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

02 February, 2020 9:28 am 9:28 am

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 earlier this week created political turmoil. Mahathir’s move, which broke a coalition with old rival Anwar Ibrahim that had secured a surprise election victory two … Read More

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Malaysia’s Mahathir and Anwar in new showdown amid turmoil

02 February, 2020 4:15 pm 4:15 pm

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s decades-old political rivals Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim set out claims to lead the Southeast Asian country on Wednesday after Mahathir’s shock resignation as prime minister sparked turmoil. The struggle between Mahathir, 94, and Anwar, 72, who formed a surprise pact to win a 2018 election, has shaped Malaysian politics … Read More

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Will work together to address challenges facing Muslim Ummah, says PM

02 February, 2020 8:39 am 8:39 am

KUALA LUMPUR (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan expressed his commitment that Pakistan and Malaysia both will work together to address the challenges facing by the Muslim Ummah. Addressing a joint news conference along with the Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad, the prime minister said that impression of division between Muslim Ummah from Kuala … Read More

Prime Minister, Imran Khan, reaches, Malaysia, two-day, visit

Prime Minister Imran Khan reaches Malaysia on two-day visit

02 February, 2020 4:05 pm 4:05 pm

KUALA LUMPUR (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan reached Malaysia on a two-day visit on Monday. Malaysian Minister for Defence Mohamad Sabu and senior officials of the Malaysian government received him at Bunga Raya Complex, Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Pakistan High Commissioner to Malaysia Amna Baloch and other officers were also present. Foreign Minister … Read More