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Malaysia: Country in Southeast Asia
Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia. The federal constitutional monarchy consists of thirteen states and three federal territories, separated by the South China Sea into two regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo's 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 the federal government. With a population of over 32 million, Malaysia is the world's 43th-most populous country. The southernmost point of continental Eurasia is in Tanjung Piai. In the tropics, Malaysia is one of 17 megadiverse countries, home to a number of endemic species.

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Police visit site of Nora Anne Quoirin’s death ahead of inquest [Video]

Police visit site of Nora Anne Quoirin’s death ahead of inquest

Malaysian police and investigators returned to the Dusun resort near Seremban,where UK teenager Nora Anne Quoirin was found dead last year.

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Indian, Vietnamese & Tibetan community hold anti-China protest in Washington [Video]

Indian, Vietnamese & Tibetan community hold anti-China protest in Washington

Members of the Indian, Vietnamese and the Tibetan communities held a protest outside the Capitol Hill in Washington against China. The protesters were holding anti-China posters, urging people to..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 02:56Published
Malaysia sentences Najib Razak to years in prison [Video]

Malaysia sentences Najib Razak to years in prison

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been sentenced to serve 12 years in jail after a court in Kuala Lumpur found him guilty of corruption in the first of several cases linked to the alleged..

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:36Published
Malaysia's Ex-PM Convicted On Seven Counts [Video]

Malaysia's Ex-PM Convicted On Seven Counts

A Malaysian court has found former Prime Minister Najib Razak guilty. The verdict came in on Tuesday in Najib's first corruption trial over the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB investment fund...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published
Malaysia's Najib gets 12 years in jail for 1MDB-linked graft case [Video]

Malaysia's Najib gets 12 years in jail for 1MDB-linked graft case

In landmark verdict, Najib Razak becomes the first Malaysian leader to be convicted of corruption.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 05:23Published
Malaysia's Najib guilty of all charges in 1MDB-linked graft case [Video]

Malaysia's Najib guilty of all charges in 1MDB-linked graft case

First in series of cases against former prime minister test country's effort to stamp out corruption in government.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:28Published
Malaysia finds Rohingya feared drowned hiding on island [Video]

Malaysia finds Rohingya feared drowned hiding on island

Malaysia has stepped up patrols around its maritime borders as Rohingya attempt to reach the country by boat.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:56Published
Buy A Rice Cooker [Video]

Buy A Rice Cooker

In case you don’t feel like watching, it’s Malaysian comedian Nigel Ng’s alter ego Uncle Roger losing his shit at a BBC Food show, in which the host completely fucked up cooking Egg Fried Rice...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published
Explained: South China Sea's troubled waters [Video]

Explained: South China Sea's troubled waters

U.S. rhetoric is heating up on the South China Sea, a constant source of friction between China and five of its neighbours. Megan Revell unpicks the issue.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:52Published
Mozilla's VPN launches out of beta on Windows and Android [Video]

Mozilla's VPN launches out of beta on Windows and Android

Mozilla's VPN service has been officially launched and is now available for Windows and Android in six countries worldwide, including the US, Canada, and the UK, the company announced today. According..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:10Published
Malaysiakini editor arrives at court for hearing [Video]

Malaysiakini editor arrives at court for hearing

The editor-in-chief of Malaysiakini, a leading independent Malaysian news portal, arrived in court on Monday to face contempt proceedings over readers' comments, in a case that has been widely seen as..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published
Al Jazeera journalists questioned over Malaysia documentary [Video]

Al Jazeera journalists questioned over Malaysia documentary

Team were summoned to police headquarters for probe into charges of alleged sedition and defamation.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published
King upholds Muhyiddin as Malaysia PM in brief Parliament sitting [Video]

King upholds Muhyiddin as Malaysia PM in brief Parliament sitting

All but state media barred from session, first since Muhyiddin took power, with king's speech only item on agenda.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published

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Malaysia PM paves way for year-end snap poll: report

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Malaysia resumes travel, haircuts and retail therapy as coronavirus curbs ease

Hair salons and shopping malls reopened, traffic jams returned and interstate travel resumed in Malaysia on Wednesday in a further easing of coronavirus restrictions to revive an economy hard hit by..
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Malaysia to reopen schools in stages from June 24: minister

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Malaysian prosecutors drop corruption charges against Najib ally

Malaysian government prosecutors withdrew corruption charges on Tuesday against an ally of former premier Najib Razak, whose party returned to power in a new coalition three months ago after having..
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Malaysia to ask Bangladesh to take back Rohingya refugees found at sea

Malaysia will ask Bangladesh to take back about 300 Rohingya refugees detained after a boat carrying them entered its waters this week, the southeast Asian nation's defence minister said on Tuesday.
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Malaysia to reopen most economic activity with virus outbreak 'under control'

Malaysia on Sunday said it would reopen nearly all economic activity and allow interstate travel starting June 10, lifting coronavirus restrictions imposed nearly three months ago as it moves to revive..
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Malaysian ex-PM Najib faces July verdict in first 1MDB-linked trial

A Malaysian court will deliver its verdict in a case against former prime minister Najib Razak on July 28, the first of several corruption trials he faces over a multibillion-dollar scandal at state..
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Malaysia reports 30 new COVID-19 infections

Malaysia reported 30 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, taking the cumulative total to 7,762.
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Singapore says Malaysia wants further deferral of joint rail project

Singapore said on Friday it was reviewing a request by neighbouring Malaysia to further suspend a high speed rail project set to link the city-state to Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur.
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Malaysia's ruling party dumps Mahathir, dissenters

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's ruling party on Thursday terminated the membership of his predecessor Mahathir Mohamad, a move widely seen as an attmept to consolidate power as he faces a..
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Swiss trial begins of banker alleged to have ignored 1MDB warnings

A banker went on trial in Switzerland on Tuesday charged with failing to sound the alarm over millions of dollars linked to scandal-tainted Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.
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'A sad mood': Muslim doctor in Malaysia spends Eid in hospital amid pandemic

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Malaysia says second virus cluster breaks out at migrant detention centers

A new cluster of coronavirus infections has broken out in Malaysia at a detention center for undocumented migrants, authorities said on Saturday.
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Rohingya targeted in Malaysia as coronavirus stokes xenophobia

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Malaysia PM in home quarantine after officer tests positive for COVID-19

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin will be home quarantined for 14 days after an officer who attended a meeting with him this week tested positive for the new coronavirus, the prime minister's..
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Mahathir promises 'very big trouble' for Malaysia's ruling coalition

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Stepson of Malaysian ex-PM Najib could testify against him in 1MDB trial -prosecutors

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Malaysia's king upholds PM's appointment as opposition mounts challenge

Malaysia's king on Monday said the appointment of Muhyiddin Yassin as prime minister during turmoil this year was proper and constitutional, days after parliament put off a vote on an opposition..
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Chinese ship leaves Malaysian waters after month-long South China Sea standoff

A Chinese survey ship that had been involved in a month-long standoff with a Malaysian oil exploration vessel in the South China Sea has left Malaysia's exclusive economic zone (EEZ), shipping data..
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Malaysia to recover $107.3 mln after settling 1MDB case against 'Wolf of Wall Street' producer

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