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Malaysia: Country in Southeast Asia
Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia. The federal constitutional monarchy consists of thirteen states and three federal territories, separated by the South China Sea into two regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo's East Malaysia. Peninsular Malaysia shares a land and maritime border with Thailand and maritime borders with Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia. East Malaysia shares land and maritime borders with Brunei and Indonesia and a maritime border with the Philippines and Vietnam. Kuala Lumpur is the national capital and largest city while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government. With a population of over 32 million, Malaysia is the world's 43rd-most populous country. The southernmost point of continental Eurasia is in Tanjung Piai. In the tropics, Malaysia is one of 17 megadiverse countries, home to a number of endemic species.

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Malaysia, Indonesia ease COVID-19 restrictions for Ramadan [Video]

Malaysia, Indonesia ease COVID-19 restrictions for Ramadan

Countries ease some coronavirus restrictions to allow prayers in mosques, as well as opening markets.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:17Published
Malaysia's Najib Razak appeals corruption conviction [Video]

Malaysia's Najib Razak appeals corruption conviction

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was sentenced to 12 years in prison last year and fined $50m in a case involving state investment fund 1MDB.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:34Published
Malaysia court grants challenges to Myanmar deportations [Video]

Malaysia court grants challenges to Myanmar deportations

A Malaysian court on Tuesday granted international human rights groups permission to challenge the recent deportation of Myanmar nationals, a major step in a country where the law bars immigration..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:34Published
Asian countries set for COVID-19 vaccination drives [Video]

Asian countries set for COVID-19 vaccination drives

Malaysia is the latest country in Southeast Asia to start its COVID-19 vaccination drive after as others prepare for it.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:56Published
Defying court, Malaysia deports Myanmar nationals [Video]

Defying court, Malaysia deports Myanmar nationals

Malaysia sent more than 1,000 Myanmar nationals back to their strife-torn homeland on Tuesday despite a court order to halt the deportation, a move rights groups said could endanger the deportees'..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:55Published
Malaysia deports 1,086 Myanmar nationals despite court order [Video]

Malaysia deports 1,086 Myanmar nationals despite court order

Immigration chief says the group was sent back on three Myanmar navy ships and do not include Rohingya or asylum seekers.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 07:59Published

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Indian citizenship granted to 2,120 Pakistanis, 188 Afghans, 99 Bangladeshis in last 4 years

Apart from 2,120 Pakistani, 188 Afghanistan and 99 Bangladeshi nationals, as many as 60 American, 58 Sri Lankan, 31 Nepali, 20 British, 19 Malaysian, 14 Canadian and 13 Singapore nationals were also..
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Monkey Steals Man's Phone, Snaps Selfies

A monkey stole a man's smartphone in Malaysia, and when the guy finally got it back he discovered a ton of monkey selfies!!! The long-tailed macaque swiped the phone from the man's home in Johor, and..
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Moving troops from Europe to counter Chinese threat to India: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Pompeo said that the ruling Chinese Communist Party was posing a threat to India, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, adding that the "US military is postured appropriately to meet the challenges."
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Malaysia could send Rohingya detainees back out to sea: sources

Malaysia is considering a plan to send nearly 300 Rohingya Muslim refugees detained after arriving on a damaged boat back out to sea once the ship has been fixed, two security sources told Reuters on..
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Covid-19: Punjab couple stranded in Malaysia seek government help for their return

A couple from Moga, presently stranded in Malaysia, has sent a video clip seeking help of Union government and the Punjab government to ensure their safe return to the state. The five-year-old daughter..
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Malaysia PM paves way for year-end snap poll: report

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is preparing for snap election by the end of the year, Singapore's Straits Times newspaper said, as he seeks a firm mandate amid uncertainty over how much..
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Malaysia bars citizens from haj pilgrimage on coronavirus fears

Malaysia said on Thursday its citizens would be barred from making the haj pilgrimage this year due to concerns over the new coronavirus, following in the steps of neighbouring Indonesia, which is also..
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Malaysia reports 31 new coronavirus cases; no new deaths

Malaysian health authorities on Thursday reported 31 new coronavirus cases, raising the cumulative total to 8,369 cases.
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Malaysia resumes travel, haircuts and retail therapy as coronavirus curbs ease

Hair salons and shopping malls reopened, traffic jams returned and interstate travel resumed in Malaysia on Wednesday in a further easing of coronavirus restrictions to revive an economy hard hit by..
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Malaysia to reopen schools in stages from June 24: minister

Malaysia will begin reopening schools from June 24, its education minister said on Wednesday, as the country enters recovery mode after three months of strict curbs on movement and businesses to..
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Malaysian prosecutors drop corruption charges against Najib ally

Malaysian government prosecutors withdrew corruption charges on Tuesday against an ally of former premier Najib Razak, whose party returned to power in a new coalition three months ago after having..
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Malaysia to ask Bangladesh to take back Rohingya refugees found at sea

Malaysia will ask Bangladesh to take back about 300 Rohingya refugees detained after a boat carrying them entered its waters this week, the southeast Asian nation's defence minister said on Tuesday.
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Malaysia to reopen most economic activity with virus outbreak 'under control'

Malaysia on Sunday said it would reopen nearly all economic activity and allow interstate travel starting June 10, lifting coronavirus restrictions imposed nearly three months ago as it moves to revive..
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Exclusive: Malaysia - Even $3 billion not enough to settle 1MDB case with Goldman

Malaysia's new government would not be willing to accept even compensation of $3 billion from Goldman Sachs in a settlement over the 1MDB scandal, the finance minister told Reuters, ruling out a figure..
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Eight countries, including India, ask UN Human Rights Commissioner to be responsible amid COVID-19 crisis

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Malaysian ex-PM Najib faces July verdict in first 1MDB-linked trial

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No discussion on RCEP during India-Australia virtual summit: MEA

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Singapore says Malaysia wants further deferral of joint rail project

Singapore said on Friday it was reviewing a request by neighbouring Malaysia to further suspend a high speed rail project set to link the city-state to Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur.
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Malaysia's ruling party dumps Mahathir, dissenters

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's ruling party on Thursday terminated the membership of his predecessor Mahathir Mohamad, a move widely seen as an attmept to consolidate power as he faces a..
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Swiss trial begins of banker alleged to have ignored 1MDB warnings

A banker went on trial in Switzerland on Tuesday charged with failing to sound the alarm over millions of dollars linked to scandal-tainted Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.
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'A sad mood': Muslim doctor in Malaysia spends Eid in hospital amid pandemic

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A new cluster of coronavirus infections has broken out in Malaysia at a detention center for undocumented migrants, authorities said on Saturday.
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Malaysia to strengthen trade ties with India after palm oil purchases

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Mahathir promises 'very big trouble' for Malaysia's ruling coalition

Veteran Malaysian politician Mahathir Mohamad said he would seek to oust Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin at every turn, scolding his successor for bringing back into power a graft-tainted party..
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Indian buyers have resumed purchases of Malaysian palm oil after a four-month gap following a diplomatic row, with buying spurred by a fall in domestic inventories and discounted prices, trade sources..
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Myanmar says eight coronavirus cases among returnees from Malaysia

Myanmar authorities said on Tuesday said they have found eight coronavirus cases among scores of people who returned from Malaysia, where the authorities have recently been detaining undocumented..
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Riza Aziz, the stepson of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, has agreed to testify against the ex-premier in a trial linked to a multibillion-dollar fraud at state fund 1Malaysia Development..
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