Tag: Malaysia

Malaysian economy shrinks most in more than 20 years

Malaysia's economy suffered its worst contraction in more than 20 years during the second quarter, hit by a collapse in global trade and tough curbs to contain the coronavirus, the central bank said Friday. The economy shrank 17.1 percent on-year in April-June -- the first...

Malaysian coroner visits Franco-Irish teen’s death site

A coroner in Malaysia inspected a resort and nearby jungle Thursday ahead of an inquest into the death of a Franco-Irish teenager during a family holiday there last year. Nora Quoirin, 15, disappeared from the Dusun Resort and her unclothed body was found later after...

Graft charges against Lim Guan Eng will not hurt Malaysian opposition: analysts

The graft charges against former Malaysian finance minister Lim Guan Eng will hardly hurt the political prospects of the Malaysian opposition, say analysts. The 59-year old lawmaker has denied all charges of bribery and abuse of power against him, saying in Facebook on August 11...

Malaysian Foreign Minister caught vaping in Parliament issues apology

Kuala Lumpur—After a video of Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein vaping in Parliament was circulated on social media, he issued an apology over Twitter. He wrote, “Sorry, I didn't realise - it's a new habit. I apologise to the Dewan and promise to not do...

Sabah, Spurious Philippines’ Claim

In the midst of the most dangerous threat and damage inflicted by Covid-19 on our nation, the region and humankind as a whole it does seem far fetched for the foreign secretary of Malaysia’s closest neighbour in the East to claim that Sabah was...

Malaysia ditches law to combat forest fire smog

Malaysia was criticised Tuesday for abandoning plans to introduce legislation that would have punished its firms operating in neighbouring Indonesia if they are found to have caused smog-belching forest fires. Massive blazes, often started to clear land for palm oil plantations, burn out of control...

Al Jazeera says Malaysian office raided over documentary

Malaysian police Tuesday raided Al Jazeera's Kuala Lumpur office and seized computers as part of an investigation into a documentary about migrants that has angered the government, the broadcaster said. Authorities launched the probe into the Qatar-based broadcaster's programme last month, adding to concerns about...

Najib Razak unlikely to avoid jail

The many charges against Najib Razak make it highly probable that the former Malaysian Prime Minister will go to prison and will likely end his direct involvement in politics. On Tuesday (July 28), Malaysian High Court Judge Mohamad Nazlan Mohamad Ghazali sentenced Najib to 12...

Malaysian ex-PM Najib sentenced to 12 years over 1MDB scandal

by M. Jegathesan / Patrick Lee Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in jail on corruption charges linked to the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal that led to the downfall of his government two years ago. The ex-prime minister was also fined almost...

Najib’s conviction has uncanny parallels with former Selangor chief minister Harun Idris

Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali obviously arrived at an extremely difficult decision in the High Court in Kuala Lumpur on July 28 2020 that he was compelled to convict former prime minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak on all seven charges...