Malaysia has opened an “Embassy to Palestine” in Jordan, after Israeli authorities purportedly refused to grant officials from the Southeast Asian country access to the seat of Palestinian Authority in the central occupied West Bank city of Ramallah.
An Australian grandmother won her final appeal against a death sentence for trafficking in Malaysia on Tuesday and walked free, after claiming she fell for an online love scam and was tricked into transporting drugs.
Before he flew to Thailand on a fake Bangladeshi passport and then crossed into Malaysia, Mohammed Imran was one of the most influential Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. He headed an 18,000-strong camp and represented them on the big stage.
Malaysia has prohibited the use of open-loop scrubbers by ships plying Malaysian waters, as Southeast Asia’s third-largest economy joins the growing number of nations adopting new industry guidelines on reducing sea pollution.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad criticized the move by a certain country to impose economic sanctions on another country, saying his country cannot trade with Iran, one of its big trading partners, due to sanctions.
The spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry said the country’s embassy in Kuala Lumpur is doing its best to solve problems from banking restrictions considered for Iranian nationals by some financial institutions in Malaysia.
Malaysia’s competition regulator on Thursday proposed a fine of over 86 million ringgit ($20.5 million) on ride-hailing firm Grab for violating competition law by imposing restrictive clauses on its drivers.
Toxic haze from Indonesian forest fires closed schools and airports across the country and in neighboring Malaysia Wednesday, while air quality worsened in Singapore just days before the city’s Formula One motor race.
The number of dengue cases in Malaysia this year increased drastically by 81.8 percent compared to last year, with 93,344 cases recorded from January until Sept. 7, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said.
Indonesia on Friday rejected Malaysian complaints about hazardous smoke drifting from its forest fires across the border, saying blazes were also raging in parts of Malaysia and on Malaysian-owned plantations in Indonesia.