Tag: Malaysia

Blame game: Indonesia and Malaysian Environmental Ministers point fingers at each other for haze problem

Singapore—Who is to blame for the haze problem depends on who you’re talking to. Indonesia's Environment Minister says the smoke responsible for the haze is from Malaysia, while her counterpart in Malaysia said, in response, that she “should not be in denial.” On Tuesday, September...

Malaysian King urges people to stand tall in unity, togetherness

The Malaysian King, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah said Malaysians should stand tall as a nation and put aside differences to create lasting unity and togetherness. His Majesty said to create such an atmosphere, the people and leaders at all levels should not just...

Malaysia’s got 99 couples getting hitched as one

Ninety-nine couples in Malaysia said their marriage vows at a popular Chinese temple on Monday, an auspicious date signifying long-lasting happiness. Witnessed by hundreds of relatives and friends, the couples, many in white bridal gowns and black suits, exchanged kisses and tight hugs at the...

Malaysia unhappy with Philippines’ claims on Sabah, cites UN recognition of its ownership

Malaysia rejected claims by the Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr who said Sabah belonged to the Philippines. The Malaysian Foreign Ministry said Malaysia does not recognise and will not entertain (ever) any claims by any party on Sabah, which it says is fully recognised by the UN...

Muslims not required to participate in interfaith prayers in Malaysia

Muslim in prayer
Petaling Jaya—Muslims are not allowed to participate in interfaith prayers in Malaysia, be it mass silent prayer or in separate rituals at events. This was the explanations given by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) in a letter dated Aug 7 in response to...

Malaysian couple murdered, remains stuffed in suitcases

Kuala Lumpur—The remains of a murdered Malaysian husband a wife were found in two suitcases earlier this week, according to local police. The wife’s body, which was found first, was discovered by telecommunication company workers who were working with underground cables in Shah Alam, Selangor,...

Korean YouTubers amused with a colleague in Malaysia who donned a fur hat and gloves due to the cold workplace environment

On a Korean YouTube show, 'How Koreans think about Malaysia?' the presenters voiced their amusement about a colleague wearing a fur hat and fur gloves in a Malaysian office. The show host is Jay Kim and he invited Hi Monk, two Korean girls who lived in Malaysia to speak about the country. The two Korean girls...

Human rights activist rebukes M’sian Youth Minister for hosting Zakir Naik, telling country to move on

Kuala Lumpur—Prominent human rights activist and lawyer rebuked Malaysia’s Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman over social media for the minister’s “capitulation” regarding controversial Indian preacher Dr Zakir Naik. The Youth Minister had, like several other prominent figures, originally called for the...

Fake Panadol pills in circulation in M’sia, pharmacist shares how to spot them

Kuala Lumpur –  Fake panadol pills are being sold in Malaysia says a Malaysian pharmacist, Zeff Tan, who posted shared the information on Facebook. Zeff Tan on August 21 (Wednesday) says he got the fake pills through a friend and posted photos of the authentic and counterfeit...

Car Drivers ’ haughty hegemony in Malaysia

In early August 2019 the Malaysian Government announced that a company called DreamEDGE had been selected for Malaysia’s third car project. Little is known of the people associated with this project but they were selected on the basis that they possessed some automobile engineering...