Thursday, 12 December 2019

Tag Archives: Malaysia

FAA downgrades Malaysia’s air safety rating

KUALA LUMPUR: The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has downgraded Malaysia’s air safety rating, restricting the country’s airlines from adding flights to the United States, four sources familiar with the matter and a US government official told Reuters. The FAA’s safety rating is based on a country’s aviation oversight regime ...

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Mahathir stands by Kashmir comments despite Indian traders palm oil boycott

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday said he would not retract his criticism of New Delhi’s actions in occupied Kashmir despite Indian traders calling for an unprecedented boycott of Malaysian palm oil. The impasse could exacerbate what Mahathir described as a trade war between the world’s second ...

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Malaysian PM Matahir urges world to resolve Kashmir crisis

KUALA-LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has urged investing in ways and means to sort out the Kashmir dispute. Talking to media at a parliament lobby in Kuala Lumpur, he said he had also raised issue with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when they met in Vladivostok, Russia. He ...

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Malaysia, Bangladesh accuse Myanmar of ‘insincerity’ on Rohingya crisis

DHAKA: According to a report by Bangladeshi-daily, the Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has said the international community assured Bangladesh of remaining engaged in the efforts to solve Rohingya crisis so that forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals can return to their homeland with safety, security and dignity. “The world community have shown ...

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Toxic haze: Thousands Of Schools Shut In Malaysia and Indonesia

KUALA LUMPUR: Thousands of schools were shuttered across Malaysia and Indonesia, affecting at least 1.7 million pupils, officials said, as toxic haze from rampant forest fires sent air quality plummeting. Nearly 2,500 schools were ordered to shut their doors in Malaysia – including nearly 300 in the smog-hit capital Kuala ...

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Malaysia ex-PM Najib’s biggest 1MDB trial begins

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s ex-prime minister Najib Razak played a pivotal role in plundering the state’s 1MDB fund and channelled hundreds of millions of dollars into his own bank account, a prosecutor said Wednesday at the opening of his most significant graft trial. Claims that Najib and his cronies pilfered massive ...

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Hollywood producer charged in Malaysia over 1MDB scandal

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian producer of Hollywood film “The Wolf of Wall Street” and stepson of the country’s disgraced ex-leader was Friday charged with illegally receiving almost $250 million from state fund 1MDB. Riza Aziz pleaded not guilty to five charges of money laundering when he appeared in a Kuala ...

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Malaysia detains 4 Indians, seizes drugs, 5255 turtles

SEPANG: Malaysia authorities have arrested four Indians and seized more than 14 kilograms of drugs and over 5,000 turtles from their luggage at the Kuala Lumpur airport. Senior customs official Zulkurnain Mohamed Yusof said Wednesday that agents found a total 5,255 red-ear slider baby turtles kept in small baskets from ...

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Proton to set up first South Asian factory in Pakistan

KARACHI: Proton has announced to establish its first factory in South Asian region and the country will be Pakistan. The plant will be a joint effort between the Malaysian carmaker and its local partner Alhaj Automotive, according to details revealed by the high commissioner of Malaysia to Pakistan, Ikram Mohammad ...

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