Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Tag Archives: Malaysia

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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Malaysia vows greater efforts against tiger

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s government announced the launching of a campaign to provide greater protection for the country’s tiger amid an alarming increase of poaching. Speaking at the launch of the Save Our Malayan Tiger campaign, as part of events to mark the International World Wildlife Day, Minister of Water, Land ...

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Over 100 Malaysian schools shut after toxic waste dump

Over 100 schools in Malaysia have been closed after the dumping of toxic waste into a river caused hundreds of people to fall ill, including many children, authorities said. A lorry is believed to have dumped the waste in southern Johor state last week, sending hazardous fumes across a wide ...

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Malaysian PM to be chief guest at Pakistan Day parade

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be the chief guest at the Pakistan Day parade on March 23, the head of the military’s media wing Major General Asif Ghafoor said. A parade is being held on March 23 to mark Pakistan Day, the director general of the Inter ...

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China offered to nearly halve cost of Malaysia’s $20bn rail project

KUALA LUMPUR: China offered to nearly halve the cost of a $20-billion rail project to save the centerpiece of its infrastructure push in Southeast Asia, two sources said on Thursday, but contradictory remarks by Malaysian ministers leave the outcome uncertain. The conflicting statements made over the past week on the ...

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Sultan Abdullah named as new Malaysian King

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s Conference of Rulers named Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah as the country’s 16th king, who serves as the constitutional head of state, state news agency Bernama reported. In a statement from the Keeper of the Ruler’s Seal, Syed Danial Syed Ahmad, Abdullah will be officially installed as ...

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