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Two trains collide in Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur, 200 wounded

More than 200 people were injured in Malaysia on Monday when two trains collided in the capital Kuala Lumpur, the state-run Bernama news agency reported. The accident occurred at 8:45pm local time when one of the trains, which was going on a test run and had only one driver, collided with a train carrying passengers. […]

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Malaysia seizes Pakistan International Airlines aircraft over lease

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane has been held back by Malaysian authorities due to a British court case over the jet’s lease. PIA announced the news on Twitter on Friday, adding it would pursue the matter through diplomatic channels. The Boeing 777 aircraft was seized after a court order and alternative arrangements were […]

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Thousands displaced, several dead after monsoon rains bring worst floods in decades

Floods in Malaysia’s east coast after monsoon rains left at least six people dead and 50,000 people displaced. The region experiences flooding and mass evacuations during the rainy season every year, but those in the affected areas said this year is the worst in decades. The floods are being described as the worst floods in […]

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‘Big Fat Covid-19 Wedding’: Malaysian couple hold 10,000 people drive-thru wedding

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a huge toll on the concept of big fat weddings. But one Malaysian couple managed to dodge the restrictions which would have limited the guest list to 20 and welcomed 10,000 people to join along the celebrations. On Sunday morning, the newly-weds Tengku Muhammed Hafiz and bride Oceane Alagia were […]

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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 […]