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Malaysia: Federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia
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.

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Malaysia's poverty levels far higher than reported, U.N. expert says

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

Drugs worth $161 million seized in Malaysia's biggest haul

Malaysian authorities on Friday said they had seized nearly 3.7 tonnes of ketamine and cocaine worth about $161 million in the country's biggest drugs haul to date.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Malaysia

Tyson Fury Tyson Fury "back from hell" now helping others fight their demons

Former heavyweight boxing champion talks about his comeback from depression and desperation

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:29Published

Elephants saved after getting stuck in muddy pond [Video]Elephants saved after getting stuck in muddy pond

Five elephants were rescued this week after getting trapped in a large muddy hole in Malaysia. Local media reported that the elephants were found stuck on August 20. in an abandoned illegal mining..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak in court for money laundering [Video]Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak in court for money laundering

At Razak's home, police seized cash, jewellery, handbags and watches worth up to $270m.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:35Published

Family of Nora Quoirin hoping for more answers following death [Video]Family of Nora Quoirin hoping for more answers following death

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..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:04Published

Malaysian police say Irish-French girl probably died from hunger, stress [Video]Malaysian police say Irish-French girl probably died from hunger, stress

Malaysian authorities on Thursday said a Irish-French girl whose body was found near a jungle stream had died from internal bleeding probably due to prolonged hunger and stress. Mia Womersley reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

Malaysia post-mortem shows Nora Quoirin died of intestinal bleeding [Video]Malaysia post-mortem shows Nora Quoirin died of intestinal bleeding

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..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:30Published

Autopsy on UK schoolgirl found in Malaysia [Video]Autopsy on UK schoolgirl found in Malaysia

An autopsy has begun in Malaysia following the discovery of the body of London teenager Nora Anne Quoirin, Malaysian police said Wednesday. Nora, aged 15, went missing from an eco-resort in Negeri..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:40Published

Malaysia begins post-mortem on Irish teen: lawyer [Video]Malaysia begins post-mortem on Irish teen: lawyer

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:42Published

Family confirm body to be missing teenager Nora Quoirin [Video]Family confirm body to be missing teenager Nora Quoirin

Malaysian police said the family of a missing 15-year-old London girl has positively identified a body found near the nature resort where she disappeared over a week ago. Nora Quoirin’s body was..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:30Published

Body Of Missing Irish Teen Found In Jungle Near Malaysian Resort [Video]Body Of Missing Irish Teen Found In Jungle Near Malaysian Resort

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Body found in Malaysian jungle confirmed as Nora Quoirin [Video]Body found in Malaysian jungle confirmed as Nora Quoirin

A body found in Malaysia has been confirmed to be that of missing teenager Nora Quoirin. Here is everything that has happened in the search for Nora so far.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:53Published

Malaysian police: Body of female taken to hospital [Video]Malaysian police: Body of female taken to hospital

Malaysian police have said a body found by rescuers in a forest surrounding a nature resort resembles 15-year-old British girl Nora Quoirin who was reported missing more than a week ago.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:59Published

Malaysian police find body of Caucasian girl [Video]Malaysian police find body of Caucasian girl

Malaysian police confirmed that rescuers had found the body of a Caucasian female in the forest surrounding a nature resort where 15-year-old Nora Quoirin was reported missing.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:41Published

Nora Quoirin: Body found in search for missing teenager in Malaysia [Video]Nora Quoirin: Body found in search for missing teenager in Malaysia

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..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published

Missing Nora Quoirin’s mother makes heartfelt appeal as £10,000 reward offered [Video]Missing Nora Quoirin’s mother makes heartfelt appeal as £10,000 reward offered

The mother of missing Nora Quoirin has made a heartfelt appeal to find the teenager as a £10,000 reward was offered for information leading to her safe return. Meabh Quoirin said the family’s..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:49Published

Missing Irish teen: Anonymous donor offers $12k reward [Video]Missing Irish teen: Anonymous donor offers $12k reward

The mother of missing Irish teen on Monday appealed to the public for information as the search for Nora Anne Quoirin continued in Malaysia. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

Missing teenager Nora Quoirin: What we know so far [Video]Missing teenager Nora Quoirin: What we know so far

A 15-year-old London schoolgirl has been missing in Malaysia for more than a week. Nora Quoirin, who was born with learning difficulties, was reported missing on August 4. She had been on a family..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:45Published

£100,000 donated to search for Nora Quoirin [Video]£100,000 donated to search for Nora Quoirin

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..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:04Published

Nora Quoirin: Malaysia police concerned over welfare of missing teen [Video]Nora Quoirin: Malaysia police concerned over welfare of missing teen

The parents of a missing teenager who went missing from a Malaysian resort are convinced their daughter was abducted.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:55Published

Nora Quoirin: Parents of teenager missing in Malaysia thank search teams [Video]Nora Quoirin: Parents of teenager missing in Malaysia thank search teams

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..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:59Published

Malaysia steps up search for Irish teen [Video]Malaysia steps up search for Irish teen

Rescue teams in Malaysia are employing a new tool in the search for missing Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin: recordings of her family calling out her name. Eve Johnson reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Search for British girl missing in Malaysia enters fifth day [Video]Search for British girl missing in Malaysia enters fifth day

Police in Malaysia are continuing their search for a British girl missing from a resort since August 4. The family of Nora Quoirin, 15, have said they remain hopeful after police leading the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:56Published

Nora Quoirin's family 'devastated' by her disappearance [Video]Nora Quoirin's family 'devastated' by her disappearance

Mandatory Courtesy: BBC The family of a 15-year-old London girl who disappeared from a nature resort in Malaysia have released an emotional statement as the search continues. Éadaoin Agnew (aunt)..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:27Published

 

Spooked by protests, Hong Kong citizens buy Malaysian homes

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

Fearing tobacco's fate, palm oil industry fights back

On the morning of Feb. 26, executives from a Washington consultancy presented a strategy paper to some of the most powerful officials in the Malaysian palm oil industry.
Reuters - Published

People in protest-hit Hong Kong eye Malaysia's second-home program

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

Indian Islamic preacher apologizes to Malaysians for racial remarks

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

Malaysia court postpones biggest 1MDB trial involving ex-PM Najib

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

Google Play app store accused of anti-gay bias

Social app Hornet says Google moderators in Malaysia targeted its app several times.
BBC News - Published

Malaysia to question Indian Islamic preacher over remarks on religion

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 say no foul play in Irish girl's death

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 police cite hunger and stress as likely causes of Irish girl's death

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

Vulnerable teen starved in Malaysia - police

The 15-year-old was found near a stream ten days after vanishing from a Malaysian jungle resort
BBC News - Published

Malaysian police say Irish-French girl probably died from hunger, stress

Malaysian authorities on Thursday said a Irish-French girl whose body was found near a jungle stream had died from internal bleeding probably due to prolonged hunger and stress.
Reuters - Published

Prosecutors seek sale of luxury homes linked to stepson of Malaysian ex-PM

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

Nora Quoirin: Malaysian autopsy into teenager's death continues

The teenager's "unclothed" body was found beside a stream just outside a holiday resort.
BBC News - Published

France opens criminal probe into death of Irish girl in Malaysia

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

Malaysian ministers say Indian Islamic preacher should be expelled

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

Dead Irish girl's family expects thorough probe in Malaysia: lawyer

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

Family of Irish teen found dead in Malaysia won't seek criminal probe: lawyer

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 cabinet to discuss residency of controversial Indian Islamic preacher

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

Nora Quoirin: Family 'heartbroken' after body found in Malaysia

Nora Quoirin's body was found just over a mile from the resort where she was staying in Malaysia.
BBC News - Published

Malaysian police find body of Irish girl missing from jungle resort

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 certain they have found body of missing Irish girl

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

Body found in Malaysia could be missing Irish girl: victims' aid group

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

Nora Quoirin: Body found in Malaysia search for missing girl

Police searching for missing teenager Nora Quoirin in Malaysia say they have found a body.
BBC News - Published

Body found in Malaysia search for teenage tourist

Police searching for missing teenager Nora Quoirin in Malaysia say they have found a body.
BBC News - Published

Shamans, European police join search for Irish girl missing in Malaysia

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

Nora Quoirin: More than £100,000 raised for missing teen

About 350 people are taking part in the search for Nora Quoirin, 15, who is missing in Malaysia.
BBC News - Published

Nora Quoirin: Police set up new hotline to locate her

Nora Quoirin, 15, has been missing from her room at a Malaysian holiday resort since Sunday.
BBC News - Published

The mystery of screaming schoolgirls in Malaysia

When panic gripped a school one day, the girls affected did not know they were in the "mass hysteria capital of the world".
BBC News - Published

Police worried for survival of Irish girl missing in Malaysia

Police in Malaysia said they were concerned about the survival of an Irish teenager who went missing on holiday as search efforts continued into their seventh day on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Dengue death toll rises in Malaysia, number of cases close to double

Malaysia saw a rise in deaths caused by dengue to 113 by August 3, compared to 70 cases in the same period last year, the health ministry said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Nora Quoirin: Missing girl's parents thank jungle search teams

A team of 250 people is looking for missing Nora Quoirin, 15, in the Malaysian jungle.
BBC News - Published

Search for Nora Quoirin: Mother's voice played through loudspeaker in Malaysian jungle

The voice of the mother of a British teenager missing in a Malaysian jungle has been played out through a loudspeaker in the search for her.
BBC News - Published

Prayers for missing Nora as search goes on

Nora Quoirin, who has special needs, vanished from a holiday resort in Malaysia on Sunday.
BBC News - Published

Malaysia files criminal charges against 17 Goldman Sachs executives

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

Goldman bosses charged in Malaysia bond scandal

Malaysia charges 17 current and former Goldman Sachs executives over the 1MDB corruption scandal.
BBC News - Published

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