The king in January declared the country's first nationwide state of emergency in more than half a century to fight Covid-19, following the advice of Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.
Myanmar, Malaysia and Indonesia have now all surpassed India's peak per capita death rate as a new coronavirus wave, fueled by the virulent delta variant, tightens its grip on the region.
The withdrawal of Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's United Malays National Organisation from the unelected ruling coalition could potentially trigger the collapse of PM Muhyiddin Yassin's government.
The national Bernama news agency quoted Muhyiddin as saying he hopes this will happen by mid-July. The lockdown was set to expire Monday.
Cindy Ong, who grew up in the city of Ipoh in northern Malaysia, said that speaking out would have been considered extremely taboo.
She has stepped into feature films recently and has already been associated with big names in the industry like Radha Mohan, Karthik Subbaraj and Vikram.
The trial that has progressed through a series of preliminary hearings since opening in March 2020 will in the coming days begin examining the huge case file pieced together after a years-long probe.
Malaysia scrambled fighter jets Monday to intercept the Chinese air force transport planes that appeared off Borneo over the South China Sea, where it has overlapping territorial claims with Beijing.
Director Radha Mohan, whose Malaysia to Amnesia was released on ZEE5 last Friday, is clearly a filmmaker who is able to strike instant bonds.
So predictable are the events that you can easily second-guess each development. The lead cast, however, does its best to keep matters engaging, even during the film’s weakest, cliched moments.
The Health Ministry reported 8,290 new infections Friday, bringing the country’s total cases to 549,514. It reported another 61 COVID-19 deaths, raising Malaysia’s total to 2,552.
Over 11 million people, or about a third of the population, have registered for vaccinations but only 1.7 million have received at least one dose.
The plane was blown out of the sky on July 17, 2014, by what an international investigation and a separate Dutch crash probe concluded was a Buk missile.
Malaysia has experienced a rapid climb in new cases since April that has strained its hospitals and prompted the government to impose a near lockdown until June 7.
The US Justice Department remitted the money to a special 'assets recovery' account in Malaysia, which has now received a total of 16.05 billion ringgit in 1MDB funds.