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Malaysian pilot forced out of job amid the pandemic, takes off with a noddle stall

Malaysian captain Azrin Mohamad Zawawi has been a pilot for two decades now, but the coronavirus pandemic changed it all. Every morning Azrin puts on his white uniform and black captain’s hat and heads to a small noodle stall he now runs in a suburb just outside the capital, Kuala Lumpur. 44-year-old, Azrin, is one […]

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Malaysia’s king REJECTS PM Muhyiddin’s request to impose EMERGENCY RULE

Malaysia’s king Al Sultan-Abdullah on Sunday rejected a proposal by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin for a state of emergency to be imposed because of the coronavirus crisis. The king believes the government has handled the pandemic well and is capable of continuing to manage the crisis under Muhyiddin, the palace said in a statement. Muhyiddin […]

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Dog painted to look like a tiger causes outrage in Malaysia

A stray dog painted to look like a tiger in Malaysia has gone viral on the internet. The act has now caught the attention of animal rights groups. Persatuan Haiwan Malaysia, a Malaysia Animal Association took to Facebook to urge people to come up with information about the dog so that the culprits could be […]

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Coronavirus strain 10 times worse that circulated in Europe and New York detected in Philippines and Malaysia

A mutant form of coronavirus being “10 times more infectious” was Malaysia and the Philippines and could lead to a spike in infections. The D614G variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been associated with outbreaks in Europe and New York, and has been present in Singapore since February, according to reports. The variant […]

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Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak sentenced to 12-year jail term in 1MDB scandal

A Malaysian court sentenced former PM Najib Razak to 12 years in prison after finding him guilty on seven counts in the first of several multi-million dollar corruption trials. Najib had pleaded not guilty to the charges of criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power. The case against him is seen as a […]

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Ex-Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad expelled from his own party

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s ruling party on Thursday terminated the membership of his predecessor Mahathir Mohamad, a move widely seen as an attmept to consolidate power as he faces a possible challenge to his nascent premiership. Mahathir, 94, had said he would seek to oust Muhyiddin from office for making a “backdoor arrangement” that […]

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Malaysia detains 1,368 migrants in fresh lockdown raid

Malaysia has detained 1,368 undocumented migrants in an area under lockdown in the latest such raid despite fears the crackdown could push vulnerable people into hiding and increase the risk of coronavirus infection in overcrowded detention centres. The people from Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Myanmar and Bangladesh were rounded up in an area near a large […]

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Malaysia raids and arrests hundreds of migrants in Kuala Lumpur to contain coronavirus spread

Malaysian police say an operation to arrest hundreds of undocumented migrants in Kuala Lumpur on Friday aimed to reduce the spread of Covid-19. They were detained to ensure that they did not move around and spread the disease, police chief Abdul Hamid Bador told the state news agency. Images show large numbers of enforcement agents […]

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Bangladesh coast guard rescues hundreds of Rohingyas who failed to reach Malaysia

At least 24 Rohingya died at sea after their boat failed to reach Malaysia, the coastguard in Bangladesh said on Thursday after rescuing 396 Rohingya people from the vessel which had been adrift for weeks after failing to reach Malaysia. “They were at sea for about two months and were starving,” an official from the […]

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Malaysia deploys army to enforce curbs to contain coronavirus

Malaysia deployed the army on Sunday to enforce a two-week curb on travel on a country that has Southeast Asia’s highest number of coronavirus cases, most of them linked to a mass religious gathering held late last month. The virus has so far infected more than 3,460 people across Southeast Asia, with 86 deaths, more […]

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Malaysia’s sugar purchase from India hits record high amid diplomatic spat

India’s exports of sugar to Malaysia so far in 2020 have nearly tripled over the figure for all of last year as Kuala Lumpur steps up purchases to placate New Delhi in a trade dispute that halted its palm oil exports to India, trade officials said. The record buying could also help India, the world’s […]

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MH17 trial starts with four absconding accused who face murder charges

The trial has opened in the Netherlands of three Russians and a Ukrainian – still at large – for the murder of 298 people aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, shot down over Ukraine in 2014. The Boeing 777 went down amid a conflict in eastern Ukraine, after Russian-backed rebels seized the area. Investigators say they […]