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Malaysia: Seven states hit by floods; 50 dead, thousands forced to evacuate

Seven states in Malaysia were hit by floods on Sunday and thousands of people were evacuated, taking the total affected by heavy rain in the past two weeks to more than 125,000, the National Disaster Management Agency said. The agency said in a statement that Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Johor, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan and Sabah were […]

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Malaysia Floods: At least eight people have died amid criticism over rescue efforts

At least eight people have died in floods that have ravaged Malaysia, authorities have said, as the government faced criticism from the public and opposition lawmakers over its rescue efforts. Floods are common on the eastern coast of Malaysia during the annual monsoon season between October and March, but unusually heavy rainfall that started on […]

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Torrential rains cause floods in Malaysia, thousands evacuated to relief centres

Tens of thousands of people have been displaced after torrential rains caused floods in Malaysia, the state news agency Bernama reported. Perak was the latest state to be hit by floods on Sunday, while the situation was worsening in six other states, causing at least 21,000 people to be evacuated to relief centres. Prime Minister […]

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Nagaenthran Dharmalingam: Singapore puts execution of ‘low IQ’ drug smuggler on hold

A court in Singapore has put on hold the imminent execution of a Malaysian drug smuggler who campaigners say has limited mental capacity. Nagaenthran Dharmalingam was scheduled to be hanged on Wednesday for attempting to bring a small amount of heroin into Singapore 12 years ago. Malaysian authorities and human rights groups called for a […]

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Zakir Naik: Controversial Indian Islamic preacher launches ‘Halal’ version of Netflix platform

Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik has joined the ‘streaming’ bandwagon. Naik has been a fugitive from Indian authorities, who accuse him of money laundering and links to extremism, since 2016 and moved to Malaysia. Despite India seeking his extradition, Naik has continued disseminating his teachings via social media. Naik’s Facebook channel, for instance, has 22 […]

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Malaysia: Monkey ‘kidnaps’ stray puppy for 3 days before people rescue it

A monkey in Malaysia “kidnapped” a puppy and kept running with it for three days. It was after three days that people managed to free the puppy from the clutches of the monkey. The incident was reported on September 16 when people spotted a puppy named Saru with a monkey on a tree. The monkey was […]

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Muhyiddin Yassin: Malaysia’s prime minister tenders resignation to the king after losing majority

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has tendered resignation to the king, science minister Khairy Jamaluddin said on Monday, after months of political turmoil that resulted in a loss of the premier’s majority. Khairy announced the news in a post on Instagram. Prime Minister Muhyiddin was earlier seen entering the national palace on Monday, after reports […]

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Siti Sarah Raisuddin: Malaysian singer dies of Covid-19 after giving birth to baby boy

Malaysian singer Siti Sarah Raisuddin, 37, has died from Covid-19, just days after giving birth to a baby boy, her fourth child. She, who was eight-month pregnant and had experienced low oxygen levels, was put into an induced coma so her baby could be delivered via surgery. The baby was saved, though she never got […]

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Man attempting to swim from Malaysia to Saudi Arabia’s Mecca arrested, placed in psychiatric ward

A 28-year-old man has been placed in a psychiatric ward after being rescued at sea, in what was his second swimming attempt to reach Mecca in two weeks. Malaysian authorities rescued the man after he was found floating at sea after reportedly attempting to swim from the northern island of Penang to the Muslim holy […]

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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 […]