Malaysia

Malaysia to end COVID emergency as parliament convenes after months-long suspension

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.

published on : 26th July 2021

Death rates soar in Southeast Asia as Covid wave spreads

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.

published on : 22nd July 2021

Malaysia in political limbo as key ally pulls support for PM

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.

published on : 8th July 2021

Malaysia indefinitely extends virus lockdown amid rise in cases

The national Bernama news agency quoted Muhyiddin as saying he hopes this will happen by mid-July. The lockdown was set to expire Monday.

published on : 27th June 2021

'Catalyst for change': Malaysian swimmer Cindy Ong opens up about abuse

Cindy Ong, who grew up in the city of Ipoh in northern Malaysia, said that speaking out would have been considered extremely taboo.

published on : 17th June 2021

I have never been one to overact: Vani Bhojan whose latest film premiered on ZEE5

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.

published on : 8th June 2021

MH17 trial moves to crucial merits phase, examining evidence

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.

published on : 7th June 2021

China says military flight off Malaysia was 'routine training'

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.

published on : 2nd June 2021

My films don't usually need stars: Director Radha Mohan

Director Radha Mohan, whose Malaysia to Amnesia was released on ZEE5 last Friday, is clearly a filmmaker who is able to strike instant bonds.

published on : 2nd June 2021

'Malaysia to Amnesia' movie review: Quite a bit of laughter in a predictable story

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.

published on : 29th May 2021

Malaysia imposes total lockdown after Covid cases soar above 8,000

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.

published on : 28th May 2021

Malaysia buys more vaccine to accelerate coronavirus inoculations

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.

published on : 27th May 2021

Judges, lawyers in Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 trial check wreckage

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.

published on : 26th May 2021

Malaysia's worsening COVID-19 outbreak sparks alarm

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.

published on : 25th May 2021

US returns USD 452 million in scandal-hit 1MDB funds to Malaysia

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.

published on : 12th May 2021
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