Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia. The federal constitutional monarchy consists of 13 states and three federal territories, separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and 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 30 million, Malaysia is the world's 44th most populous country. The southernmost point of continental Eurasia, Tanjung Piai, is in Malaysia. In the tropics, Malaysia is one of 17 megadiverse countries, with large numbers of endemic species.
A U.N. human rights expert on Friday disputed Malaysia's assertion that it has nearly eliminated poverty, saying that official figures were vastly inaccurate and do not reflect realities on the ground. Reuters - Published
The family of Nora Quoirin have said they hope to have "more answers to our many questions" over the death of their daughter. Malaysian police say the teenager starved in the jungle after going missing..
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Police in Malaysia have said there is no evidence that Nora Quoirin was abducted, putting her death down to intestinal bleeding. The 15-year-old, who disappeared from a jungle resort, had been dead for..
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The lawyer representing the family of Irish teen Nora Anne Quoirin said on Wednesday (August 14) that her passing was 'highly traumatic', a day after the body of the 15-year-old was found in the forest..
Reuters reports the body of Irish fifteen-year-old Nora Anne Quoirin has been found in Malaysia. Nora had suffered learning difficulties, and was reported missing on Aug. 4th. She disappeared after her..
A body found in Malaysia is "likely" to be that of missing 15-year-old Nora Quoirin, the Lucie Blackman Trust said. The London teenager disappeared from the Malaysian jungle resort of Dusun on Sunday..
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More than £100,000 has been donated to help the family of missing teenager Nora Quoirin as the search for the 15-year-old continues. More than 300 search and rescue personnel have been involved in the..
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The parents of a teenager from London missing for almost a week in Malaysia have thanked teams taking part in a widespread search operation. Meabh and Sebastien Quoirin, whose 15-year-old daughter Nora..
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Hong Kong citizens have snapped up about 200 apartments in the past two months at a sprawling housing development in Malaysia, two estate agents said, a sign that some Hong Kongers are looking for.. Reuters - Published
A Malaysian program to attract wealthy foreigners to live in the Southeast Asian nation has drawn 251 applications from Hong Kong residents this year, compared with 193 approved last year from the.. Reuters - Published
Controversial Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik apologized on Tuesday for making racially sensitive remarks in Malaysia, a day after he was questioned by police for hours over the comments. Reuters - Published
A Malaysian court on Monday postponed for a week the biggest of five trials linked to a multi-billion-dollar scam at state fund 1MDB and allegedly involving former prime minister Najib Razak. Reuters - Published
Malaysian authorities will summon Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik for questioning after he allegedly made racially sensitive remarks in the multi-ethnic nation, the government said on Thursday. Reuters - Published
Malaysian police on Thursday ruled out abduction as a motive in the disappearance of an Irish girl found dead near a jungle stream after a 10-day search, saying they had found no signs pointing to foul.. Reuters - Published
Malaysian authorities said on Thursday an Irish girl who was missing for 10 days before her body was found near a jungle stream had died from internal bleeding, probably due to prolonged hunger and.. Reuters - Published
U.S. prosecutors are seeking to sell three luxury homes linked to the stepson of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, court documents showed, in the latest effort to recover money allegedly.. Reuters - Published
The Paris prosecutor's office has opened a criminal probe into the death of an Irish-French girl, whose body was found near a jungle stream in Malaysia, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Reuters - Published
Malaysia's cabinet discussed the permanent residency of Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik on Wednesday, with three ministers demanding his expulsion for allegedly making racially sensitive remarks in.. Reuters - Published
Malaysian police should accept an offer by French authorities to help investigate the death of an Irish girl whose naked body was found near a jungle stream, the family's lawyer said on Wednesday. Reuters - Published
The family of an Irish girl whose naked body was found near a Malaysian jungle stream will not demand a criminal investigation into the incident, their lawyer said on Wednesday, leaving it up to the.. Reuters - Published
Malaysia's cabinet will discuss the permanent residency of controversial Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik on Wednesday, said a minister who believed Naik should return to India to face charges of.. Reuters - Published
Malaysian police on Tuesday found the unclothed body of an Irish teenager who went missing from a jungle resort in the Southeast Asian country 10 days ago, though it was not yet clear what caused her.. Reuters - Published
Malaysian police on Tuesday said they were certain they had found the body of an Irish teenager who went missing from a jungle resort in the Southeast Asian country 10 days ago, but were waiting for.. Reuters - Published
Malaysian police on Tuesday found a body that seems likely to be an Irish teenager who went missing from a jungle resort in the Southeast Asian country 10 days ago, a trust working with the girl's.. Reuters - Published
Shamans and European police joined the search for an Irish teenager who went missing from a Malaysian resort and her family on Monday offered a $12,000 reward for information leading to her rescue. Reuters - Published
Malaysia filed criminal charges on Friday against 17 current and former directors at subsidiaries of Goldman Sachs Group Inc following an investigation into a multi-billion-dollar corruption scandal.. Reuters - Published