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Made in Malaysia: How mosque event spread virus to SE Asia [Video]

Made in Malaysia: How mosque event spread virus to SE Asia

Out of Malaysia's 673 confirmed infections, nearly two-thirds are linked to the four-day meeting outside Kuala Lumpur.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published
Southeast Asia countries step up measures against coronavirus [Video]

Southeast Asia countries step up measures against coronavirus

Malaysia has rolled out some of the most drastic restrictions seen across Asia, to stop the spread of the virus.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published
Asia Pacific countries tighten measures against coronavirus [Video]

Asia Pacific countries tighten measures against coronavirus

Action came as a number of countries have seen a jump in new cases - including Malaysia - which reported 190 new infections.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:17Published
Italian Cruise Turned Away From Ports Even With No Virus Reported [Video]

Italian Cruise Turned Away From Ports Even With No Virus Reported

AP The Costa Fortuna cruise ship was barred from docking in Phuket, Thailand, and then Penang, Malaysia. Costa, the cruise company, says there are no suspected cases on of the coronavirus on board...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published
Dodt retains lead at weather-hit Malaysian Open [Video]

Dodt retains lead at weather-hit Malaysian Open

Andrew Dodt of Australia maintains his lead with his second successive bogey-free round at the weather-hit Malaysian Open.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:48Published
Sand dredging sucking up Myanmar's Salween river [Video]

Sand dredging sucking up Myanmar's Salween river

Farmers along the Salween river in Myanmar say they've lost acres of farmland close to a dredging site by a Singapore-based company. There's little transparency in the industry and as other countries..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:06Published
Sand dredging sucking up Myanmar's largest river [Video]

Sand dredging sucking up Myanmar's largest river

Farmers along the Salween river in Myanmar say they've lost acres of farmland close to a dredging site by a Singapore-based company. There's little transparency in the industry and as other countries..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:06Published
Muhyiddin becomes Malaysia prime minister, Mahathir vows to fight [Video]

Muhyiddin becomes Malaysia prime minister, Mahathir vows to fight

Muhyiddin emerges as prime minister after in-fighting between parties in the ruling coalition triggered its collapse.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:51Published
Malaysia Swears In New Prime Minister As Mahathir Forced Out [Video]

Malaysia Swears In New Prime Minister As Mahathir Forced Out

According to Reuters Malaysia’s Muhyiddin Yassin was sworn in as prime minister on Sunday. Muhyiddin is a Malay nationalist politician backed by the corruption-tarnished former ruling party...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published
Malaysia's king appoints Muhyiddin Yassin as prime minister [Video]

Malaysia's king appoints Muhyiddin Yassin as prime minister

Palace announcement trumps Mahathir Mohamad's bid to return to power after his resignation amid political crisis.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published
Malaysia's Muhyiddin named PM, old rivals sidelined [Video]

Malaysia's Muhyiddin named PM, old rivals sidelined

Malaysia's 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad lost out in the battle to become prime minister on Saturday as the king named former interior minister Muhyiddin Yassin after a week of political turmoil sparked..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published
Tesco completes China exit with $357 mln stake sale [Video]

Tesco completes China exit with $357 mln stake sale

Britain's biggest retailer Tesco has completed its exit from China with the 275 million pound ($357 million) sale of its joint venture stake to state-run partner China Resources Holdings. Ciara Lee..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published
Malaysian politics in turmoil: Is Mahathir-Anwar alliance over? [Video]

Malaysian politics in turmoil: Is Mahathir-Anwar alliance over?

There is political turmoil in Malaysia after the king accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:51Published
Malaysia's Mahathir submits resignation, 'quits' his party [Video]

Malaysia's Mahathir submits resignation, 'quits' his party

Prime minister's move follows a weekend of political turmoil amid a bid by his party to form a new government without Anwar.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:05Published
Malaysia's 94-year-old prime minister resigns [Video]

Malaysia's 94-year-old prime minister resigns

Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad unexpectedly resigned as prime minister on Monday, leaving the country in political turmoil and drawing calls from some quarters for the world's oldest leader to return at..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published
Banned Baby Names From Around The World [Video]

Banned Baby Names From Around The World

People generally have strong opinions about a baby's name. A lot of governments do, too. The U.S doesn't get too involved when it comes to baby-naming regulations, but other countries are much..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published
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

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:11Published
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.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:15Published
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.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published
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

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

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

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Singapore PM says food supply, cargo to continue from Malaysia despite travel curbs

Singapore's prime minister said on Tuesday that Malaysia's leader had assured him that goods and cargo, including food supplies, would continue to flow between the two nations despite travel..
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Malaysia to ban people from crossing Singapore border for two weeks - website

Malaysia will bar people from crossing its border with Singapore as part of travel curbs that take effect from Wednesday until March 31 to rein in the spread of a coronavirus, a news website said on..
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Singaporeans stock up after Malaysia announces coronavirus border closure

Singaporeans rushed to stock up on food on Tuesday amid fears of a disruption in supplies after Malaysia announced the closure of its borders to combat the coronavirus spread, though Singapore's..
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Minister says Singapore will not be short of food after Malaysia shuts border

A Singapore minister said on Monday the city state would not run out of food, seeking to allay concerns after neighbouring Malaysia announced it was closing its borders to prevent a further spread of..
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Malaysia closes borders, schools and businesses as virus tally climbs

Malaysia will shut its borders to travellers, restrict internal movement, close schools and universities and order most businesses to shut after its number of coronavirus cases climbed on Monday to the..
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Five dead in fire at Petronas-Aramco refining complex in Malaysia

A fire killed five people at a refining and petrochemicals complex in southern Malaysia owned by Petronas and Saudi Aramco, authorities said on Monday.
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French infant among four new coronavirus cases in Cambodia

Cambodia reported four new cases of coronavirus including in a four-month-old French boy and two people who had traveled to Malaysia for a religious ceremony, the Ministry of Health said late Sunday.
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Malaysia virus tally hits highest in Southeast Asia due to mosque event

Malaysia reported 190 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, with most linked to a religious event at a mosque that was attended by 16,000 people from several countries.
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Malaysia reports 190 new coronavirus cases, most linked to mosque event

Malaysia reported 190 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, most linked to a religious event at a mosque that was attended by more than 10,000 people from several countries.
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U.S. should 'think twice' before returning 1MDB funds to Malaysia, says ex-PM Mahathir

The United States should "think twice" before giving Malaysia back the money recovered from an anti-kleptocracy probe into state fund 1MDB, former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Friday, as the..
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At 94, Mahathir still punching in Malaysia's political fray

Having lost leadership of Malaysia to an ally he says "double-crossed" him, 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad insists he feels duty-bound to remain a player in the Southeast Asian nation's political scene.
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Singapore to close mosques to prevent coronavirus spread

Singapore will close all mosques for at least five days for deep cleaning to prevent the spread of coronavirus after two congregants were thought to have been infected during an Islamic conference in..
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Twelve coronavirus cases linked to Malaysian Islamic conference

Malaysia's health ministry called on Thursday for mass gatherings to be postponed after at least 12 coronavirus cases were linked to a three-day religious event in the capital attended by some 10,000..
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Malaysia tracking 5,000 people possibly exposed to coronavirus at religious event

Malaysian authorities are tracking around 5,000 citizens across the country believed to have been potentially exposed to the coronavirus at a religious event in the outskirts of the capital Kuala..
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Malaysian PM calls on Mahathir to endorse new government

Malaysia's new prime minister, Muhyiddin Yassin, extended an olive branch on Wednesday to the leader he recently replaced, veteran politician Mahathir Mohamad, calling on him to endorse the new..
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Malaysia forms panel to combat economic impact from virus, oil price crash

Malaysia's new government will set up an economic action council to tackle serious risks to the economy, notably the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on trade and a crash in global oil prices, Prime..
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Malaysia's Mahathir says new PM Muhyiddin will win confidence vote

Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin will survive a no-confidence vote in parliament, his challenger and former premier Mahathir Mohamad said in an interview published on Wednesday.
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Why Russia has shunned the MH17 plane disaster trial

Russia puts up a wall of denial as it stands accused over the Malaysian jet shot down in 2014.
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Malaysia names senior banker to finance post as political turmoil settles

Malaysia's new Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin named a senior banker as finance minister in his new administration on Monday, looking to calm jitters tied to domestic political turmoil and global..
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Names of downed Malaysian airliner victims read out as murder trial opens

Relatives sat listening with bowed heads and eyes closed, as the names of all 298 victims of a missile strike on a Malaysian airliner were read out in a Dutch court on Monday as the murder trial of..
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Malaysia's new PM names CIMB chief executive as new finance minister

Malaysia's new Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin named the chief executive of CIMB Group as finance minister on Monday, and appointed a new head of the anti-graft commission investigating how billions of..
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Cruise ship turned away by Malaysia, Thailand over coronavirus to dock in Singapore

Singapore will allow cruise ship Costa Fortuna to dock in the city-state on Tuesday, authorities said, after it was turned away from ports in Malaysia and Thailand over coronavirus fears.
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Malaysia to unveil cabinet on Monday, after new PM named amid turmoil

Malaysia's new prime minister will announce his cabinet on Monday, a week after he was appointed amid political turmoil, with a technocrat or technocrat-turned-politician expected to be drafted into..
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Cruise ship heads to Singapore after rebuff by Malaysia, Thailand over virus fears

The operator of cruise ship Costa Fortuna said it was heading to Singapore to end its journey on Tuesday as planned, after it was turned away from ports in Malaysia and Thailand over coronavirus fears.
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Malaysia’s palace denies 'royal coup' in appointing new PM

Malaysia's palace on Sunday denied allegations of a "royal coup" in appointing the country's prime minister after veteran leader Mahathir Mohamad resigned, saying the king used his discretionary powers..
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Malaysia's health ministry confirms 28 new coronavirus infections

Malaysia's health ministry said on Friday 28 new coronavirus infections were reported, bringing the total confirmed cases to 83 in the country.
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U.S. delays returning more 1MDB funds to Malaysia, sources say

-The U.S. Department of Justice has delayed the return to Malaysia of another $240 million of recovered money allegedly stolen from the 1MDB sovereign fund, two sources with direct knowledge of the..
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Malaysian machinations: How Southeast Asia's veteran leader lost the plot

In May 2018, Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad was in the grand ballroom of a Sheraton hotel near Kuala Lumpur, jubilantly announcing his return as prime minister after defeating an alliance that had run the..
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Malaysia anti-graft chief who probed 1MDB scandal quits

Malaysia's anti-corruption chief who investigated the 1MDB fraud said on Friday that she had resigned, the second such exit in the last few days after a party that was defeated in the 2018 general..
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Taiwan says China forced Malaysian state to ban Taiwanese entry on virus fears

Taiwan's foreign minister said on Thursday that China had forced the Malaysian state of Sarawak to reinstate a ban on travelers from the island as part of coronavirus control steps, saying Beijing was..
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How Malaysia’s government collapsed in two years

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Malaysia's Najib expects more conducive atmosphere for 1MDB trial

On trial for corruption that includes the multi-billion dollar 1MDB fraud, former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak said on Wednesday that the fall of the government that ousted him meant he now..
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Malaysia's new prime minister delays parliament session by two months

Malaysia's new prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin has postponed the start of parliamentary proceedings by two months, the speaker said on Wednesday, amid opposition efforts to challenge his government..
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Malaysia parliament session delayed by two months to May 18 - speaker

Malaysia's new prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin has asked for a two-month delay to the start of parliamentary proceedings, the speaker of the legislative body said on Wednesday.
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After Malaysia's political turmoil, questions over trials in 1MDB scandal

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Explainer: Challenges facing new Malaysia PM after controversial takeover

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Malaysia PM vows to fight corruption after week of turmoil

New Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin pledged to prioritize the fight against corruption on Monday after taking over from 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad with the backing of a former ruling party..
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Malaysia's new PM takes office amid economic challenges

Muhyiddin Yassin took office as Malaysia's new prime minister on Monday, capping a week of political chaos caused by the shock resignation of Mahathir Mohamad, and as the country's economy weakens..
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Malaysian police arrest man for insulting king, investigate three others

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