Malaysia

Is Malaysia moving towards the far-right?

“Malaysia, Truly Asia” is the well-known slogan that Tourism Malaysia – the government agency under the country’s Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture – uses in hopes of capturing the essence of the country’s unique diversity. That’s fair considering the country is home to people from a multitude of different ethnicities and religious backgrounds.

18 March 2019
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Vietnamese woman’s murder trial to continue

A Vietnamese woman suspected of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother lost her bid for immediate release on Thursday as Malaysian authorities refused to drop a murder charge, days after her Indonesian co-accused was freed.

15 March 2019
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Final days for many national airlines

On Tuesday, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told reporters he's studying whether to sell, shut down or refinance Malaysia Airlines Bhd., the troubled national carrier. A decision needs to be made soon.

14 March 2019
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MH370 disappearance - five years on, five theories

On 8 March, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 vanished while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, triggering the biggest hunt in aviation history. 

Only a few fragments of the jet have been found, all on western Indian Ocean shores, and search efforts ended last year. 

9 March 2019
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Mahathir warns Duterte about foreigner influx

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday warned the Philippines against letting in foreigners who could "disturb" the country's domestic political stability, as President Rodrigo Duterte's Beijing pivot sparks an influx of Chinese workers.

8 March 2019
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E-hailing alternatives in Malaysia

Continuing The ASEAN Post’s series of articles on e-hailing, readers will recall that despite GrabTaxi Holdings Pte. Ltd. (Grab) acquiring its competitor’s (Uber) Southeast Asia operations, it did not end up with a monopoly on the e-hailing business. 

28 February 2019
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Toppled Malaysian leader's 1MDB trial delayed

Former Malaysian premier Najib Razak's trial over a massive financial scandal that contributed to his government's downfall was postponed Monday, in a blow to slow-moving efforts to bring the disgraced politician to justice.

12 February 2019
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Malaysia's ex-PM Najib to go on trial this week

Malaysia's toppled leader Najib Razak will go on trial this week over an extraordinary financial scandal that contributed to the downfall of his long-ruling coalition which has reverberated around the world.

11 February 2019
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China’s durian hunger threatens Malaysian forests

A soaring demand for durians in China is being blamed for a new wave of deforestation in Malaysia with environmentalists warning vast amounts of jungle is being cleared to make way for massive plantations of the spiky, pungent fruit.

7 February 2019
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