Malaysia

Malaysia warned as maritime tensions flare

Singapore warned Malaysia Monday it was ready to defend its interests after a flare-up of maritime tensions, the latest sign of fraying ties since a change of government in Kuala Lumpur.

15 January 2019
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ASEAN scores strongly on Muslim travel index

Three ASEAN countries finished in the top-10 of last year’s Mastercard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2018 in a strong acknowledgement of the region’s reputation as an Islamic tourism hub.

14 January 2019
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Did China offer to bail out Malaysia’s 1MDB?

Malaysia said Tuesday it was investigating alleged claims China offered to help bail out scandal-hit state fund 1MDB and get foreign probes into the controversy dropped in return for securing infrastructure deals.

9 January 2019
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New Malaysian king to be elected this month

A new Malaysian king will be elected and sworn in this month, royal officials said Monday, after Sultan Muhammad V abdicated in a historic first following his reported marriage to a Russian former beauty queen.

8 January 2019
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Malaysian king abdicates in historic first

Malaysia's king abdicated Sunday in a historic first for the country that ended weeks of speculation about his future after he took medical leave and reportedly married a Russian ex-beauty queen.

7 January 2019
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ICERD non-ratification tarnishes Malaysia’s image

On 8 December 2018, downtown Kuala Lumpur was engulfed in a sea of white by those celebrating the government’s decision not to ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination or ICERD.

18 December 2018
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Malaysia charges Goldman over 1MDB scandal

Malaysia has filed criminal charges Monday against Goldman Sachs and two of its former employees over the alleged theft of billions of dollars, heaping fresh pressure on the Wall Street titan over the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.

18 December 2018
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Calls to cool down on coal

While delegates from 200 countries come together to ramp up climate action and investors worldwide call for an end to banking on coal as part of the energy mix, the Trump administration followed through with its threat to host a fossil-fuel promotional

14 December 2018
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