Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Tag Archives: Malaysia

Malaysia ends four-year hunt for missing MH370

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia on Tuesday ended a four-year hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 after searching more than 80,000 square kilometres without finding any traces of the aircraft. The plane disappeared on March 8, 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. Former ...

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Malaysia’s Mahathir wants to scrap rail link with Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad pledged on Monday to scrap a project to build a high-speed railway to Singapore, an ominous sign for the neighbours’ famously fractious relationship. Mahathir, who won a surprise election victory in May against Najib Razak’s long-ruling coalition, is seeking to improve the country’s ...

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Malaysia’s Anwar is free at last

KUALA LUMPUR: Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s twice-jailed former opposition leader, walked free on Wednesday afternoon, bringing an end to a tumultuous legal saga that saw the iconic politician incarcerated on sodomy charges that critics and observers have long regarded as politically motivated. Emerging from a hospital in Kuala Lumpur where he ...

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Mahathir re-elected as Malaysia’s PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad has never lost an election campaign. He maintained that record and created another one on Thursday when, at 92, he was set to be sworn in as the world’s oldest elected leader. “Yes, yes, I am still alive,” a sprightly looking Mahathir said at a ...

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Malaysia jails first person under fake news law

AFP KUALA LUMPUR: A Danish man was jailed for a week in Malaysia after pleading guilty to breaking a law against “fake news”, the first person to be punished under the controversial legislation. The law, passed in early April, makes the deliberate dissemination of false information punishable by up to ...

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Malaysian PM announces dissolution of parliament

Najib Razak - file photo KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Friday announced to dissolve the parliament on Saturday, paving way for general election to be held within days. Razak, who is seeking another mandate after remaining PM of the country for nine years, made this announcement in ...

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Malaysia to end missing plane search by June

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian official says the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 by a US company will likely end in June, as families of passengers marked the fourth anniversary of the plane’s disappearance with renewed hope that the world’s biggest aviation mystery will be solved. Malaysia in January inked ...

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Pakistan becomes visa-free for many foreign tourists

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

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

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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