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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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Mahathir strengthens hand amid Malaysian political turmoil

Rival political factions competed to win favor with Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday after he plunged Malaysia into political turmoil by resigning as prime minister, reinforcing the likelihood his shock..
Reuters - Published

Malaysian king to meet all lawmakers to decide the next PM

Malaysia's king will meet all members of parliament to decide the next prime minister, a palace official said on Tuesday, after 94-year-old premier Mahathir Mohamad unexpectedly resigned a day earlier.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Malaysia


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

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

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

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:32Published

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..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:24Published

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.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:41Published

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

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:24Published

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.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

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.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:08Published

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...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

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.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:03Published

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.

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

 

Malaysia's Mahathir returns as interim PM amid political uncertainty

Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad went back to work on Tuesday with the new title of interim prime minister, a day after he resigned the leadership in a shock move that plunged the country into political..
Reuters - Published

Malaysia's Mahathir quits at 94 but agrees to stay as interim PM

Mahathir Mohamad unexpectedly quit as Malaysia's prime minister on Monday, leaving the country in political turmoil, but agreed to a request by the Southeast Asian nation's king to stay on as interim..
Reuters - Published

Explainer: Malaysia's political maneuvering after PM Mahathir quits

Malaysia's 94-year-old Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad resigned on Monday, plunging the country into political turmoil less than two years after a surprise election victory.
Reuters - Published

Malaysia's king accepts PM Mahathir's resignation

Malaysia's king on Monday accepted Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's resignation but asked him to stay on in the role until a new premier is appointed and a cabinet formed, the country's chief..
Reuters - Published

Malaysia's 94-year-old PM Mahathir resigns as turmoil deepens

Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad unexpectedly resigned as prime minister on Monday, leaving the Southeast Asian country in political turmoil but drawing calls from some quarters for the world's oldest..
Reuters - Published

Goldman Sachs pleads not guilty in Malaysia over 1MDB bond sales: state media

Three units of Goldman Sachs pleaded not guilty to charges of misleading investors regarding $6.5 billion in bond sales that the U.S. investment bank helped raise for state fund 1Malaysia Development..
Reuters - Published

Malaysian PM Mahathir submits resignation in shock move, leaves government in limbo

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has submitted a letter of resignation to the country's king, his office said on Monday, leaving the government in limbo amid talk of forming a new governing..
Reuters - Published

Malaysia's Mahathir quits his party after resigning as PM - sources

Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad has quit his Bersatu party after unexpectedly resigning as prime minister on Monday amid a power tussle, three sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
Reuters - Published

Malaysian PM Mahathir sends resignation letter to king

malaysian pm mahathir sends resignation letter to king
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has submitted a letter of resignation to Malaysia's king, his office said on Monday, amid talk of forming a new governing coalition. The fate of Malaysia's ruling..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Malaysia's Mahathir will not ally with previous ruling coalition - Anwar

Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, who has resigned as prime minister, has no plans to join hands with anyone from the previous ruling coalition he defeated to try to form a new government, said his chosen..
Reuters - Published

Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad resigns

The 94-year-old's resignation comes amid rumours that he may form a new coalition.
BBC News - Published

Factbox: On-again, off-again feud between Malaysia's Mahathir and Anwar Ibrahim

Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia's prime minister-in-waiting for a second time, has accused the party of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and "traitors" in his own camp of planning to bring down the ruling..
Reuters - Published

Malaysian politics in turmoil amid talk of new coalition; markets fall

The fate of Malaysia's ruling coalition hung in doubt on Monday, after surprise weekend talks between Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's party and other groups on forming a new government that would..
Reuters - Published

Anwar cries foul as Malaysian parties discuss sweeping coalition change

Malaysia's would-be leader Anwar Ibrahim on Sunday accused 94-year-old Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's party and "traitors" in his own camp of plotting a wholesale change in the ruling coalition that..
Reuters - Published

Banned Thai opposition party says junta helped 1MDB cover-up

A banned Thai opposition party on Sunday accused the former military junta of helping cover up Malaysia's multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal, urging Thais to demand the truth ahead of a censure debate..
Reuters - Published

Malaysia's Anwar says some colleagues trying to bring down government

Malaysia's prime minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim said on Sunday some colleagues from the ruling coalition were trying to bring down the current government and form a new one to deny him the..
Reuters - Published

Passengers from Nepal, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia to be screened at airports for coronavirus; DCGA issues circular

The death toll in China has gone up to 2,345 while the confirmed cases have risen to 76,288, Chinese health officials said on Saturday.
DNA - Published

Malaysia says American coronavirus case now tests negative for virus

Malaysian health authorities on Saturday said an American passenger of a cruise liner docked in Cambodia has now tested negative for the novel coronavirus, a week after she had been declared the..
Reuters - Published

Pungent durian stack up in Malaysia as coronavirus freezes China demand

A shortage of labour and electrical power outlets in backed-up Chinese ports as a result of the coronavirus outbreak is disrupting shipments of frozen durian from Malaysia to its biggest market for the..
Reuters - Published

Malaysia a leading trafficking hub in illegal African pangolin trade

malaysia a leading trafficking hub in illegal african pangolin trade
In 2017, Malaysia emerged as an important transit, redistribution, and consolidation point for African pangolin scales, much like the role it plays in the ivory trade, an...
WorldNews - Published

Fireball meteor lights up night sky over Malaysia

A dashcam captures the moment a meteor illuminates the night sky in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
BBC News - Published

'I wish I could have talked to Mum in her own language about boys'

As International Mother Language Day is marked, one writer who was born in Australia to Malaysian-Chinese parents shares her personal story.
SBS - Published

'Convict, prosecute terrorist leaders': Pakistan gets FATF warning

Pakistan has been given a stern message by almost all FATF member countries, barring Turkey and Malaysia, to honour the remaining 13 action plan items by the June 2020 FATF plenary. This would include..
IndiaTimes - Published

Malaysian firm offers AI-based profiling of Chinese visitors for virus

Malaysia's MYEG Services Bhd said on Wednesday it had developed a coronavirus risk-profiling system for visitors from China and was offering the artificial intelligence-based service to the governments..
Reuters - Published

Malaysia never ruled out 'murder-suicide plot' by MH370 pilot, says former PM Najib

Malaysia has never ruled out the possibility that missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 could have been downed by a suicidal pilot, the country's former prime minister Najib Razak said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Malaysia maintains tourism target, bets on locals and non-Chinese visitors

Malaysia expects to meet its target of a record 30 million tourists this year by redirecting its marketing efforts to local and other markets as arrivals from coronavirus-hit China fall, a tourism..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan to remain on international watchdog FATF's 'grey list'

Pakistan will continue to remain on the "grey list" of the global terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force. Pakistan received support from Turkey and Malaysia. Islamabad was being..
IndiaTimes - Published

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