Malaysia’s national automotive policy is expected to allow for a higher percentage of palm-biodiesel blends over the next few decades, according to International Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking.
Malaysian environmental groups and Lynas Corp workers held rival demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday over concerns about radioactive waste from the company’s rare earths processing plant in the country.
The thirteenth Malaysian Book Fair ended with the introduction of the book, ‘The Cultural and Civilization Heritage of Iran and the Malay World: A Cultural Discourse,’ and the granting of the Malaysian National Book Award to this book, which is jointly edited by an Iranian researcher residing in Malaysia, Abdolreza Alemi, and Professor Farid al-Attas, a professor at the National University of Singapore.
Malaysian prosecutors have dropped a murder charge against a Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in 2017, sentencing her, instead, to over three years in jail for a lesser charge.
Malaysia’s attorney-general on Thursday rejected Vietnam’s request to free a woman accused of the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, and a court set April 1 for her trial to resume.
China offered to nearly halve the cost of a $20-billion rail project to save the centerpiece of its infrastructure push in Southeast Asia, two sources said on Thursday, but contradictory remarks by Malaysian ministers leave the outcome uncertain.
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has defended Malaysia’s ban on Israeli athletes from taking part in international events, comparing the move to President Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the United States’ border with Mexico.