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Malaysia's king declares state of emergency to curb spread of COVID-19

January 12, 2021 11:05 am

An emergency would give the prime minister and his cabinet extraordinary powers, including allowing the government to introduce laws without the approval of parliament. The King of Malaysia is currently facing a leadership challenge.

Malaysia launches 10-year tourism plan after $25 bln loss in 2020

December 23, 2020 2:38 pm

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said the policy would be focused on strengthening competitiveness, encouraging sustainable and inclusive tourism, as well as planning for future disasters

Malaysian couple host massive drive-through wedding with 10,000 guests

December 23, 2020 2:48 pm

Thousands of people attended a wedding reception of a former minister's son in Putrajaya without stepping out of their vehicles, to comply with health protocols.

Malaysian Indian escapes death sentence in drug trafficking case in Singapore

December 19, 2020 4:11 pm

Pragas Krissam, the Malaysian Indian, was among three men sentenced to death by the High Court last year for their involvement in a transaction of 19.42 gram of heroin in 2017, The Straits Times reported on Friday.

'Kapten Corner': After losing job amid pandemic, Malaysian pilot wins with noodle stall

November 11, 2020 2:56 pm

Undeterred by the woes for being unemployed, the former pilot hopes his experience can inspire others affected by the pandemic to try new ways to make a living.

Malaysia’s once-peripheral king emerges as major political force

November 01, 2020 7:33 am

After decades in the background of Malaysia’s national politics, the monarchy has moved to center stage to fill a power vacuum this year.

Malaysia's PM Muhyiddin gets reprieve from key ally in political crisis

October 27, 2020 3:07 pm

Eight months after taking office, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is being challenged by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who says he has majority support to form a new government with defections from Muhyiddin's ruling coalition.

Malaysia's king rejects PM Muhyiddin Yassin's proposal to declare emergency

October 25, 2020 8:39 pm

Muhyiddin met with the monarch on Friday to seek royal assent. Earlier Sunday, the king held a meeting with other royal households to discuss the prime minister's proposal.

Malaysia rulers to meet to consider PM Muhyiddin's emergency proposal

October 25, 2020 12:44 pm

Muhyiddin has been in a precarious position since he took office in March with a two-seat majority. Uncertainties deepened after opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said last month that he had the parliamentary majority to form a new government.

Malaysia's king to consult with rulers amid talk of emergency

October 24, 2020 3:04 pm

Opposition politicians say there is no valid reason for the government to impose an emergency and that it was meant to avoid a showdown in parliament over the support Prime Minister Muhyiddin commands.

MALAYSIA PHOTOS

Malaysia's former leader Najib in the dock as graft trial begins

April 03, 2019 10:35 pm

The international scandal has been roiling the South East Asian country in recent years, and led to former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s poll demise in 2018, ending his 10-year rule.

Inside pictures of human trafficking camp in Malaysia

May 28, 2015 4:34 pm

Authorities say there are 139 suspected graves in the mountainous jungle where northern Malaysia meets southern Thailand, a remote area that trafficking syndicates used as a transit point to hold migrants and refugees. Most were believed to be members of Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority and impoverished migrants from Bangladesh.

Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit together in Malaysia

February 16, 2014 12:35 pm

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is in Malaysia for his concert Temptation Reloaded along with the dancing queen Madhuri Dixit.