Thursday, 22 February 2018

Tag Archives: Malaysia

Pakistan becomes visa-free for many foreign tourists

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ISLAMABAD: Encouraged by the positive response from foreign tourist organisations and backpackers, Pakistan has now decided to allow tourists from 24 countries to visit the country without visas. According to an official statement issued here on Friday by Pakistan’s Ministry of Interior group, tourists from the UK, the US, China, ...

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Malaysia will pay $70M to firm if it finds missing plane

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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia and US firm Ocean Infinity have struck a deal to resume an underwater search for the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that went missing nearly four years ago, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said today. He said that while the deal is based on a “no cure, ...

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Malaysia court acquits Australian woman of drug trafficking

Malaysia court acquits Australian woman

KUALA LUMPUR: An Australian woman was found not guilty Wednesday of trafficking 1.5 kilograms (3.3 pounds) of crystal meth at Kuala Lumpur’s airport three years ago, avoiding a possible death sentence. Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto, 54, was exonerated after Judge Ghazali Cha of the Shah Alam High Court said he ...

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Malaysian citizen handed over to ISI for questioning

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KARACHI: A Malaysian citizen arrested from Karachi airport has been handed over to Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) for questioning, airport security force officials told. Speaking at a news conference here at the ASF headquarters, Col. Navaid Direction Operations ASF, Col. Muhammad Atif Director Intelligence ASF and spokesman and Major Muhammad Aslam ...

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Singapore now offers the world’s most powerful passport

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SINGAPORE: When it comes to global travel, not all passports are created equal. But which one rules them all? According to the Passport Index, that honor now belongs solely to Singapore thanks to a recent decision by Paraguay to remove visa requirements for passport holders of the Asian city-state. Developed ...

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Fire kills at least 24 pupils and staff at school in Malaysia

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: A fire that blocked the only exit to an Islamic school dormitory killed 24 people, mostly teenagers, on the outskirts of Malaysia’s capital early on Thursday, officials said. A government official said a wall separating the victims from a second exit “shouldn’t have been there.” Firefighters and witnesses described scenes of ...

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Malaysian Leader, Under Corruption Cloud, Will Meet With Trump

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WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump is set to welcome Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak to the White House on Tuesday, a meeting expected to focus on security issues while steering clear of a U.S. investigation into a Malaysian corruption scandal. The visit is important for Najib, who faces elections next year ...

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Malaysia’s Axiata to buy Pakistan telecom towers for $940 million

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Malaysian telecommunications group Axiata Group Bhd (AXIA.KL) on Wednesday said it will buy communications towers in Pakistan for $940 million in partnership with local conglomerate Dawood Hercules Corp Ltd (DAWH.KA). Axiata said its telecommunications infrastructure services unit, edotco Group Sdn Bhd, and Dawood Hercules will buy 13,000 towers from Pakistan ...

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