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Malaysia: South China Sea should remain sea of peace and trade

Malaysia: South China Sea should remain sea of peace and trade

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s position regarding the South China Sea has been clear and consistent, with views that it should remain a sea of peace and trade, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has said. “Malaysia holds the view that the South China Sea should remain a sea of peace and trade,” he said. “Thus, matters relating to the […]

In second setback this year, Dr Mahathir loses party membership

In second setback this year, Dr Mahathir loses party membership

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been dismissed from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), the political party he founded in 2016 A letter signed by the party’s executive secretary Muhammad Suhaimi Yahya said that the party memberships of Dr Mahathir, Bersatu deputy president Mukhriz Mahathir, Bersatu supreme council members Dr Maszlee […]

Malaysian, 20, wins prestigious NASA recognition

Malaysian, 20, wins prestigious NASA recognition

KUALA LUMPUR: A 20-year-old Malaysian has seen his dream come true after he was awarded a NASA scholarship. Muhammad Azhar Ali was among more than 3 million people who participated in the Artemis Challenge organized by the space agency. He took advantage of being confined because of the Movement Control Order, the cordon sanitaire implemented […]

Malaysia does not recognise refugee status of Rohingyas

Malaysia does not recognise refugee status of Rohingyas

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s government said it does not recognise the refugee status of any groups, including the Rohingyas, even if they are United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) card holders. Such groups were, instead, classified as illegal immigrants (PATI), Home Minister Hamzah Zainudin said. Malaysia is not party to the 1951 Refugee Convention or […]

Muhyiddin shares with ASEAN Malaysia’s experience in fighting COVID-19

Muhyiddin shares with ASEAN Malaysia’s experience in fighting COVID-19

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia today shared its own experiences and knowledge in facing the COVID-19 pandemic with ASEAN member states during a Special ASEAN Summit on COVID-19 conducted via video-teleconferencing. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said Malaysia had put in place several key strategies to address critical health, economic and social issues brought about by the pandemic, […]

Malaysia to share findings on COVID-19 cure with ASEAN and plus three partners

Malaysia to share findings on COVID-19 cure with ASEAN and plus three partners

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will share its findings with experts and scientists from ASEAN and the Plus Three partners – China, Japan and South Korea – to jointly pursue efforts in search of a vaccine for COVID-19, said Prime Minister  Muhyiddin Yassin. In a Special ASEAN Plus Three Summit on COVID-19 conducted via video conference today, […]

ASEAN, Plus Three partners must join forces to battle economic impact of COVID-19: Muhyiddin

ASEAN, Plus Three partners must join forces to battle economic impact of COVID-19: Muhyiddin

KUALA LUMPUR: It is imperative for ASEAN to work closely with its Plus Three partners to ensure that Asia Pacific recovers from the economic impact of COVID-19 together, said Muhyiddin Yassin. In a Special ASEAN Plus Three Summit on COVID-19 conducted via a video conference today, the Prime Minister said Malaysia has proposed that ASEAN […]

Malaysia announces $57.78 billion stimulus package to deal with coronavirus fallout

Malaysia announces $57.78 billion stimulus package to deal with coronavirus fallout

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s government will channel RM25 million to the vulnerable groups through the RM250 billion ($57.78 billion) economic stimulus package announced on Friday by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. The funds are to be channelled towards supporting people and businesses most adversely impacted by the economic disruption from the Covid-19 outbreak and the prime minister said […]

Malaysia’s King, Queen in self-quarantine after seven staff tested positive for COVID-19

Malaysia’s King, Queen in self-quarantine after seven staff tested positive for COVID-19

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al Mustafa Billah Shah and Queen Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah are observing a 14-day self-quarantine after seven of Istana Negara staff were tested positive for COVID-19. Comptroller of the Royal Household of Istana Negara Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, in a statement, said Their Majesties had also undergone the COVID-19 […]

COVID-19: Malaysia under Nationwide Movement Control Order

COVID-19: Malaysia under Nationwide Movement Control Order

Kuala Lumpur: Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has declared that Malaysia will be placed under nationwide movement control order from March 18 to March 31, 2020, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The order, the first in the country’s history, was announced by the prime minister in a live broadcast over national television. A total of 125 […]

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