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Malaysia: Country 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, home to large numbers of endemic species.

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Scramble to track Cambodia cruise ship passengers after coronavirus case reported

Holland America Line said it is working with governments and health experts to track passengers who disembarked from its Westerdam cruise ship docked in Cambodia after an American woman tested positive..
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With biryani and rice balls, Malaysia aims for halal Olympic gold

A small factory in Malaysia's capital is preparing thousands of ready-to-eat halal meals, from fried rice to chicken biryani, to be shipped off to Japan for 2020's biggest sporting event.
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Videos for Malaysia


Meteor illuminates Malaysia night sky [Video]Meteor illuminates Malaysia night sky

Dashcam footage shows a meteor flashing across the night sky in Johor Bahru, Malaysia

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Coronavirus curfews and looming recession fears [Video]Coronavirus curfews and looming recession fears

With no end in sight of the outbreak, the economic repercussions from the shutdown of Chinese industry could trigger recessions in Japan and in Singapore. Libby Hogan reports.

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Rohingya refugees die after boat capsizes off Bangladesh [Video]Rohingya refugees die after boat capsizes off Bangladesh

Seventy people rescued after overcrowded boat heading for Malaysia sank in Bay of Bengal, officials say.

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Thaipusam — a colourful Hindu festival in Malaysia [Video]Thaipusam — a colourful Hindu festival in Malaysia

Crowds trekked for hours to reach the the Batu Caves complex before the final arduous climb up 272 steps to reach the temples.View on euronews

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Twitter: State-backed actors may have accessed users' phone numbers [Video]Twitter: State-backed actors may have accessed users' phone numbers

Twitter said on Monday that it had discovered attempts by possible state-backed actors to access the phone numbers associated with user accounts, after a security researcher unearthed a flaw in the..

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Coronavirus: China readies thousands of new hospital beds in Wuhan [Video]Coronavirus: China readies thousands of new hospital beds in Wuhan

Malaysia has also beefed up cleaning at Kuala Lumpur’s airport in order to tackle the virus spread. View on euronews

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Black, pink and a bit of sparkle on BAFTA red carpet [Video]Black, pink and a bit of sparkle on BAFTA red carpet

Black was the colour of choice for many stars, including Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan and Lily-Rose Depp, while others, such as Renee Zellweger and Scarlett Johansson, opted for pink at this year's..

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Kate recycles a dress for the Baftas [Video]Kate recycles a dress for the Baftas

The Duchess of Cambridge stunned in an embroidered white Alexander McQueen dress with gold detail, which she last wore on the couple's Malaysia tour in 2012, while her husband sported a tuxedo he has..

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Wuhan coronavirus spreads to every region in China [Video]Wuhan coronavirus spreads to every region in China

China has confirmed its first case of novel coronavirus in Tibet.

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Coronavirus: Malaysia arrests five for spreading misinformation online | #TheCube [Video]Coronavirus: Malaysia arrests five for spreading misinformation online | #TheCube

Coronavirus: Malaysia arrests five for spreading misinformation online | #TheCube

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Dozens killed, 1,300 infected as China tries to prevent pandemic [Video]Dozens killed, 1,300 infected as China tries to prevent pandemic

The death toll from China's coronavirus outbreak jumped as the Lunar New Year got off to a gloomy start on Saturday, with Hong Kong declaring a virus emergency. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Malaysia returns 'illegal' plastic waste to U.S., U.K. [Video]Malaysia returns 'illegal' plastic waste to U.S., U.K.

Malaysia announced that it has returned 150 shipping containers filled with plastic waste to their country of origin after they were found to be contaminated and mixed in with other trash.

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10 Best Places To Retire Outside Of The U.S. [Video]10 Best Places To Retire Outside Of The U.S.

According to The Huff Post, in 2019 the Social Security Administration sent nearly 700,000 checks to retirees living abroad. Many foreign countries have lower costs of living than the U.S...

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Malaysian graft buster: Voice clips prove Najib Razak cover-up [Video]Malaysian graft buster: Voice clips prove Najib Razak cover-up

Former prime minister caught on audio recording purportedly seeking help from Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed.

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Putrajaya Light and Motion Festival Lampu 2019 celebrates Malaysian diversity [Video]Putrajaya Light and Motion Festival Lampu 2019 celebrates Malaysian diversity

On New Year’s Eve, Putrajaya Square will be lit up with live and digital firework displays.

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Malaysian researchers focus on resilient crops [Video]Malaysian researchers focus on resilient crops

Malaysian researchers go against the grain in their search for sustainable food production.

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Muslim nations look to gold and bartering to beat sanctions [Video]Muslim nations look to gold and bartering to beat sanctions

At the end of an Islamic summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's prime minister says several Islamic nations are looking into ways to be self-reliant in order to face the future threat of sanctions. David..

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American woman from cruise ship tests positive again for coronavirus in Malaysia

An American passenger from a cruise ship that docked in Cambodia has tested positive for the new coronavirus a second time in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia said on Sunday, after the cruise firm and Cambodian..
Reuters - Published

Cruise firm seeks new virus test for passenger from ship in Cambodia

More tests are needed to confirm that an American passenger from a cruise ship docked in Cambodia has the new coronavirus after she tested positive in Malaysia, the MS Westerdam's operator said on..
Reuters - Published

Dozens of Rohingya refugees missing, 15 confirmed dead after boat capsizes

Dozens of Rohingya refugees were missing and 15 confirmed dead on Tuesday after a ship carrying about 130 people capsized in the Bay of Bengal while trying to reach Malaysia, a Bangladesh coast guard..
Reuters - Published

At least 15 Rohingya die in boat capsize, dozens missing

At least 15 Rohingya Muslim refugees died and many more were missing on Tuesday, after a ship carrying about 130 people capsized in the Bay of Bengal while trying to reach Malaysia, a Bangladesh coast..
Reuters - Published

At least 14 dead as Rohingya boat sinks in Bangladesh

The boat was reportedly destined for Malaysia and included Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh.
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Malaysia says yet to decide on new search for MH370

Malaysia on Monday said it has yet to decide on launching a new search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which went missing with 239 people on board nearly six years ago.
Reuters - Published

Malaysia expands China traveler ban as coronavirus spreads

Malaysia has a expanded a ban on visitors from China to include Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces, after China's decision to lock down cities in the provinces to curb the spread of the coronavirus..
Reuters - Published

Malaysia's PM-in-waiting seeks end to palm tension with India

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has dialed back his criticism of India after it sparked a boycott of Malaysian palm oil, his chosen successor Anwar Ibrahim told Reuters on Thursday, urging..
Reuters - Published

Malaysia delays largest palm oil conference to June: sources

Malaysia has postponed its biggest palm oil conference that typically draws thousands of industry players from more than 50 countries, according to sources.
Reuters - Published

After two-decade quest to become Malaysia's PM, Anwar says can wait a bit more

Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim said on Thursday he was ready to wait for six more months beyond the initially agreed May deadline to take over as prime minister from Mahathir Mohamad, and that he had enough..
Reuters - Published

Malaysia's Mahathir has toned down criticism of India after palm backlash, says Anwar

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has dialed back his criticism of India after it sparked a boycott of Malaysian palm oil, his chosen successor Anwar Ibrahim told Reuters on Thursday, urging..
Reuters - Published

Sister of Malaysian man at Singapore business meeting tests positive for coronavirus

The sister of a 41-year-old Malaysian man who attended a meeting in Singapore last month has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the first known person-to-person transmission in the country,..
Reuters - Published

Three businessmen contract coronavirus after Singapore business conference - Asian officials

At least three Asian businessmen who attended an international conference at a Singapore hotel have contracted the coronavirus, Malaysian and South Korean authorities said on Wednesday.
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Trial of former Malaysian PM's wife begins, court told she influenced government decisions

The corruption trial of Rosmah Mansor, the wife of Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak, began on Wednesday, with a prosecutor describing how she exerted "considerable influence" over..
Reuters - Published

Two Malaysians brought home from Wuhan test positive for virus: ministry

Two Malaysians who were flown back from the Chinese city of Wuhan have tested positive for the coronavirus, the Southeast Asian nation's health ministry said on Wednesday, raising the tally of..
Reuters - Published

Singapore business gathering linked to virus cases overseas

An international business gathering at a plush Singapore hotel has been linked to coronavirus cases reported in Malaysia and South Korea, evidence of human-to-human spread outside China that health..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Federal Reserve bars former Goldman Sachs executive for role in 1MDB scandal

The U.S. Federal Reserve said on Tuesday that it permanently barred a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc executive from the banking industry over his role in Malaysia's multi-billion-dollar 1MDB corruption..
Reuters - Published

Girl in Malaysia recovers from virus, family to return to China

A Chinese girl has recovered from the new coronavirus infection in Malaysia, and is allowed to return home, a Malaysian health official said in a statement late Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Malaysia confirms first citizen infected with virus, total cases now 10

Malaysian health authorities on Tuesday confirmed the first citizen to be infected with the new coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 10.
Reuters - Published

AirAsia's Fernandes denies Airbus bribe involving his former F1 team

AirAsia Group Bhd's Tony Fernandes on Tuesday denied a now-defunct Formula 1 racing team formerly co-owned by him had any links to a bribery scandal involving the Malaysian airline's only plane..
Reuters - Published

AirAsia shares plunge after Airbus bribery allegations

Shares of Malaysia's AirAsia Group and unit AirAsia X fell on Monday, after allegations by Britain's Serious Fraud Office that Airbus paid a bribe of $50 million to win plane orders from Asia's largest..
Reuters - Published

Malaysia regulator to probe if AirAsia broke rules in Airbus deals

Malaysia's securities regulator said on Sunday it will examine whether AirAsia Group and unit AirAsia X broke securities laws, after UK prosecutors accused executives of receiving bribes from Airbus..
Reuters - Published

Malaysia probes allegations that Airbus bribed AirAsia bosses

Malaysia's anti-graft agency is investigating allegations by Britain's Serious Fraud Office that Airbus paid a bribe of $50 million to win plane orders from Asia’s largest budget airline group,..
Reuters - Published

Malaysian rail project stops Chinese workers returning from Wuhan

More than a dozen Chinese workers at a 'Belt and Road' train project in Malaysia who had gone home to Wuhan for the Lunar New Year have been told not to return until further notice, head of the project..
Reuters - Published

China sends two flights to bring back Wuhan citizens from Thailand and Malaysia

China's aviation authority has dispatched two Xiamen Airlines flights to bring back Wuhan citizens to the Chinese city from Bangkok in Thailand and Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia, it said on its website on..
Reuters - Published

Malaysia says three new cases of virus infection, total at seven

Malaysia's Health Ministry said on Wednesday three more people had been infected with the new coronavirus, taking the total to seven, all of whom are Chinese citizens.
Reuters - Published

Malaysia in talks to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan: PM Mahathir

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday Kuala Lumpur was in talks with China to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan, the Chinese city at the center of the outbreak of the new..
Reuters - Published

Malaysia temporarily bans Chinese visitors from Hubei to curb virus spread

Malaysia imposed a temporary ban on Chinese nationals arriving from the city of Wuhan and surrounding Hubei province on Monday to stem the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.
Reuters - Published

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