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Malaysia: Federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia
Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia. The federal constitutional monarchy consists of 13 states and three federal territories, separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia. Peninsular Malaysia shares a land and maritime border with Thailand and maritime borders with Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia. East Malaysia shares land and maritime borders with Brunei and Indonesia and a maritime border with the Philippines and Vietnam. Kuala Lumpur is the national capital and largest city while Putrajaya is the seat of federal government. With a population of over 30 million, Malaysia is the world's 44th most populous country. The southernmost point of continental Eurasia, Tanjung Piai, is in Malaysia. In the tropics, Malaysia is one of 17 megadiverse countries, with large numbers of endemic species.

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Malaysian PM Mahathir calls for party unity as sex tape scandal deepens rifts

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad called on Friday for unity in his ruling coalition, saying his administration could risk losing power due to infighting, as a sex scandal involving a senior..
Reuters - Published

Malaysian police say political leader behind gay sex tape allegations

Malaysian police on Thursday said a leader of a political party was behind videos purporting to show a cabinet minister, seen as a potential successor to Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, engaged in sex..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Malaysia

Money laundering charges for 'Wolf of Wall St' producer [Video]Money laundering charges for 'Wolf of Wall St' producer

Malaysia on Friday charged one of the "Wolf of Wall Street" film producers, and stepson of former prime minister Najib Razak, with money laundering, alleging he misappropriated $248 million linked to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

Malaysia seizes over 5,000 smuggled terrapins at airport [Video]Malaysia seizes over 5,000 smuggled terrapins at airport

Malaysian authorities said on Wednesday they had seized more than 5,000 smuggled terrapins at Kuala Lumpur airport last week. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

Sex Scandal Deepens Rifts Within Malaysia's Ruling Coalition [Video]Sex Scandal Deepens Rifts Within Malaysia's Ruling Coalition

According to a report by Reuters, leaked sex tapes allegedly showing a potential successor to Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathit Mohamad with another man have deepened rifts within the ruling coalition..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

Apple mulls moving some production from China [Video]Apple mulls moving some production from China

Apple has asked its major suppliers to assess the cost implications of moving 15-30% of their production capacity from China. Fred Katayama reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Kim Jong Un's Slain Half-Brother Was A CIA Informant [Video]Kim Jong Un's Slain Half-Brother Was A CIA Informant

Gizmodo reports Kim Jong Un’s half brother Kim Jong Nam was an informant for the Central Intelligence Agency. He apparently met more than once with unspecified “agency operatives” before he was..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Global airlines slash profit forecasts on trade war fears [Video]Global airlines slash profit forecasts on trade war fears

Global airline profits will be around a fifth lower than forecast as trade tensions and higher oil prices take a toll. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

Malaysia Environment Minister To Developed World: Take Your Trash And... [Video]Malaysia Environment Minister To Developed World: Take Your Trash And...

Malaysia is sending more than 3,000 tons of trash to the U.K., Australia, Japan and the U.S. According to Mother Nature Network, the garbage originated in those countries in the first place. Mostly..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

U.N. Tells Turkey To Free And Compensate Gulen-Linked Detainees [Video]U.N. Tells Turkey To Free And Compensate Gulen-Linked Detainees

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, a UN committee said that Turkey must release two men detained over suspected links to a cleric blamed for a 2016 coup attempt and pay them compensation..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

Tonnes Of Plastic Waste To Be Returned To UK, US and Other Countries [Video]Tonnes Of Plastic Waste To Be Returned To UK, US and Other Countries

According to CNN, Malaysia will return 450 tonnes of contaminated plastic waste to the countries that shipped it, in a refusal to become a dumping ground for the world's trash. Nine shipping containers..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

With Death Of Malaysia's Last Male Sumatran Rhino, Another Species Is Almost Extinct [Video]With Death Of Malaysia's Last Male Sumatran Rhino, Another Species Is Almost Extinct

Malaysia’s last male Sumatran rhino died Monday, marking a grim milestone for a species fast hurtling toward extinction. Tam, who’d been living in Tabin Wildlife Reserve in the state of Sabah since..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Last Male Sumatran Rhino Dies In Malaysia [Video]Last Male Sumatran Rhino Dies In Malaysia

According to CNN, Malaysia's last male Sumatran rhino has died, leaving behind just one female of the same rare species in the country. The animal's death was confirmed by the Borneo Rhino Alliance in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

 

Malaysia's Anwar says he has support to become PM, decries sex tape 'gutter politics'

Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim, jailed twice for what he says were trumped-up sodomy charges, said on Thursday he has the support needed to become prime minister and denied calling for a potential challenger..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine says transport organizer of missile that shot down MH-17 plane in jail

Ukraine said on Wednesday a rebel who organized the trailer carrying the missile that shot down a Malaysian airliner in 2014 had been captured two years ago and was now serving a sentence in Ukraine.
Reuters - Published

Ukraine says driver of missile that shot down plane has been held for two years

Ukraine said on Wednesday that it has been holding the driver of the trailer carrying the missile that shot down a Malaysian airliner in 2014, saying he had captured two years ago and was now serving a..
Reuters - Published

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