Malaysian actress Emily Kong dies in car crash

PETALING JAYA • Malaysian singer and actress Emily Kong was killed after her car crashed into a tree in Jalan Kuchai Lama in Kuala Lumpur. The 29-year-old, who starred in several films and television dramas including the 2015 movie Love Endures, is believed to have lost control of her vehicle, which mounted the curb and crashed into a tree in […]

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Five years on, MH370 families band together to seek closure

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Five years ago, their loved ones boarded a plane and vanished. The group of Malaysians meet about once a month – usually at a coffee shop or a home in Kuala Lumpur – to support each other and try to keep missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in the public eye. Their relatives were among the 239 […]

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Israel calls Malaysian ban on its athletes 'shameful'

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel condemned on Thursday Malaysia’s ban on Israeli participation in international sporting events it hosts and said the decision was inspired by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s “rabid anti-Semitism”. Malaysia, a majority-Muslim country that does not maintain diplomatic relations with Israel, announced it would bar Israelis from any event in the Southeast Asia nation after banning Israeli athletes […]

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Malaysia: Former PM Mahathir tapped for election run

The 92-year-old will attempt to lead the opposition to victory against embattled current leader Najib Razak. Malaysia’s long-serving former leader Mahathir Mohamad will run in this year’s election as head of an opposition alliance – a move that poses a significant threat to Prime Minister Najib Razak who is mired in corruption allegations. Mahathir, 92, was chosen on Sunday to lead […]

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Malaysia's king abdicates after two years on throne

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s King Muhammad V abdicated on Sunday, the palace said, after two years on the throne, the first time a monarch has stepped down before completing their five-year tenure. The king’s resignation took effect immediately, the National Palace said in a statement. No reason was given and palace officials did not respond to requests for comment. […]

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Malaysia tells Lynas to remove rare earths radioactive waste

Decision follows an expert review of the east coast facility’s operations. It has until September to remove the waste. Malaysia has told Lynas, the Australian company operating a rare earth elements processing plant on the country’s east coast, that it must remove the radioactive waste that accumulated as a result of its activities over the past six years if it […]

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Former Malaysian PM Najib, 1MDB ex-CEO face fresh corruption charges

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian prosecutors on Wednesday filed new graft charges against former prime minister Najib Razak and the former chief executive of scandal-linked state fund 1MDB, in the latest cases over alleged theft of billions of dollars from the fund. Anti-graft investigators this week questioned Najib and the former fund official over accusations that the former premier’s office […]

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Malaysia Muslims rally in Kuala Lumpur to protect ethnic privilege

Kuala Lumpur:  Tens of thousands of Malaysian Muslims have rallied in Kuala Lumpur against any attempt to strip the ethnic Malay majority of its privileges. The rally on Saturday is the first massive street gathering since Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's alliance won a historic vote in May. A protester covering his face takes a part in a rally to celebrate […]

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