The Malaysian National Heritage Department (JWN), which is conducting archeological excavation near Sungai Muda in Kampung Padang Chicak, Jeneri, Sik, Kedah, since last Jan. 3 has found an ancient iron ore smelting site in the area.
The Malaysian Department of Environment (DoE) has activated the National Open Burning Action Plan and the National Haze Action Plan to coordinate measures by government agencies in addressing open burning and the haze in the country.
Beijing has rejected a Wall Street Journal report saying Chinese officials offered to bail out scandal-ridden Malaysian state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and try to get the US and other countries to drop corruption probes into the fund.
An aid flotilla organized to deliver food and emergency supplies from Muslim majority Malaysia to Rohingya Muslims is yet to receive permission to enter Myanmar, raising fears of confrontation and deterioration of already-tense ties between the countries.
Thousands of anti-government protesters, known as yellow-shirts, have defied a police crackdown and staged a rally in Malaysia's capital, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak over a corruption scandal.