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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 the 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, home to large numbers of endemic species.

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Malaysia's ruling party loses fourth by-election

Malaysia's ruling coalition lost its fourth electoral contest on Saturday since coming to power last May, uncovering deepening cracks in the young alliance mired by uncertainty over a succession plan..
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Bangladesh coast guard rescues 122 Rohingya from sinking boat

Bangladesh coast guard rescued 122 Rohingya Muslim refugees from the Bay of Bengal on Thursday as the boat they had boarded to illegally flee to Malaysia started sinking due to a mechanical problem, a..
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Videos for Malaysia


Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding on romance, health and Bond [Video]Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding on romance, health and Bond

Actress Emilia Clarke on Monday (November 11) described dating in the public eye as "tough" and said she'd make a "bad ass" James Bond as she walked the red carpet in London for the premiere of "Last

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'I still need justice': Cambodia frees opposition leader [Video]'I still need justice': Cambodia frees opposition leader

Cambodia freed opposition leader Kem Sokha from house arrest on Sunday, amid EU deliberations over whether to punish a crackdown against the country's opposition by removing preferential trade terms...

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Malaysian fish farmers call on gov’t to tackle water pollution [Video]Malaysian fish farmers call on gov’t to tackle water pollution

Malaysian fishermen say poor-quality seawater is causing financial losses.

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BASE jumpers from 25 countries converge in Malaysia [Video]BASE jumpers from 25 countries converge in Malaysia

BASE jumping is considered more dangerous and more technically difficult than skydiving.

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Cambodian opposition veteran meets Malaysian MPs in democracy push

Cambodia's self-exiled opposition veteran Sam Rainsy met Malaysian lawmakers on Tuesday in a push to rally support in Southeast Asia against authoritarian ruler Hun Sen just as the European Union..
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U.S. FAA downgrades Malaysia's air safety rating

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Monday downgraded Malaysia's air safety rating, restricting the country's airlines from adding new flights to the United States.
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Malaysian court says 1MDB-linked case against Najib will move forward; ex-PM to defend

A Malaysian court on Monday ordered former Prime Minister Najib Razak to present his defense against seven charges in a case linked to a scandal surrounding 1MDB, saying a unit of the state fund had..
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Malaysian court tells former PM Najib to defend himself in 1MDB-linked case

A Malaysian court on Monday ordered former Prime Minister Najib Razak to present his defense against seven counts of criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power in a case linked to a..
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Cambodian opposition veteran lands in Malaysia saying 'Keep up the hope'

Cambodian opposition veteran Sam Rainsy flew into Malaysia on Saturday after promising to return home from self-imposed exile to rally opponents of authoritarian ruler Hun Sen.
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Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy lands in Malaysia

Self-exiled Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy landed in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, according to a Reuters witness, after promising to return home to rally opponents of..
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Malaysia frees detained Cambodian opposition activists

Malaysia on Thursday night released three Cambodian opposition activists it detained this week at the request of Cambodian authorities, a rights group official told Reuters.
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Malaysia sentences five men to jail, caning and fines for gay sex

A Malaysian religious court sentenced five men on Thursday to jail, caning and fines for attempting gay sex, media and a rights group said.
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Malaysia plans to send detained Cambodian leader to third country: Mahathir

Malaysia is looking for a third country to send detained Cambodian opposition leader Mu Sochua to, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told reporters on Thursday.
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U.S. considering hosting APEC summit in January: Malaysian minister citing Pompeo

The United States is considering hosting an APEC summit in the country in January after Chile pulled out, Malaysia's foreign minister said on Thursday citing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
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Malaysia detains Cambodian opposition party vice president: government, other sources

Malaysian immigration authorities have detained Mu Sochua, vice president of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), four sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters..
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Cyprus cabinet triggers process to revoke citizenship from 26: official

Cyprus on Wednesday said it had initiated a process to strip 26 individuals of citizenship after reports by Reuters and other news outlets on the identity of beneficiaries, including Cambodian elite..
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Malaysian police say 1MDB fugitive Low seeking to buy Cyprus properties

Malaysian police said on Wednesday that fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, accused of a multi-billion dollar theft at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), is attempting to purchase properties..
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Facing arrest, Cambodia's Sam Rainsy vows he will return Saturday

Self-exiled Cambodian opposition party founder Sam Rainsy said on Wednesday he will return on Saturday to face arrest amid a crackdown at home on members of his banned party and Malaysia's detention of..
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Cambodian opposition leader Rainsy says he will return on Saturday

Self-exiled Cambodian opposition party founder Sam Rainsy said on Wednesday he will return to the country on Saturday to face arrest after a mass crackdown at home on opposition activists and detention..
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Malaysian who killed cat in dryer faces jail in new law's first conviction

A Malaysian court handed a jail term of 34 months and a fine to a man who killed a cat by stuffing it into the dryer of a launderette, state news agency Bernama said, the first such conviction under a..
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Malaysia detains two Cambodian dissidents headed for Thailand

Malaysian authorities have detained two Cambodian opposition activists while they were waiting to board a flight to Thailand in what is seen as part of a crackdown on exiled dissidents in Southeast..
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Malaysia says country shielding 1MDB fugitive Jho Low refuses to cooperate

Malaysian fugitive Low Taek Jho, wanted over a multibillion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB, is living in a country that has refused to cooperate on efforts to retrieve him, Malaysia's police chief..
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Southeast Asian leaders meet under U.S.-China trade war cloud

Southeast Asian countries must stick together in the face of a trade war started by U.S. President Donald Trump, Malaysia's veteran leader said on Saturday at the start of a regional summit held in the..
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In record deal, U.S. to recover $1 billion from Malaysian fugitive Jho Low

The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday struck a deal to recoup $1 billion in funds allegedly looted from a Malaysian state investment fund by fugitive financier Jho Low, in a record capture for a..
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Malaysian financier Jho Low ready to address other issues after U.S. settlement

Fugitive financier Jho Low is ready to address issues related to the 1MDB scandal in Malaysia or elsewhere, a spokesman from the Wells Haslem Mayhew Strategic Public Affairs agency who handles press..
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U.S. agrees $1 billion 1MDB forfeiture deal with Malaysia's Jho Low

The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday reached its biggest civil forfeiture deal in agreeing to recover almost $1 billion in funds Malaysian financier Jho Low and his family had allegedly..
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Freed of 1MDB taint, Malaysia's tallest tower opens its doors

Malaysia's tallest skyscraper is ready to take in tenants from December, its developer said on Wednesday, looking to move past its links to the 1MDB scandal and focus on making headway in an..
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Malaysia’s Najib clueless about millions banked in his account, lawyers say

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak did not know that millions of dollars transferred into his personal accounts came from scandal-linked state fund 1MDB, his lawyers said on Wednesday as..
Reuters - Published

Malaysia, Goldman discuss smaller penalty over 1MDB scandal: Bloomberg

Malaysia has discussed a $2 billion to $3 billion settlement with Goldman Sachs over the U.S. bank's alleged role in the 1MDB scandal, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, less than half the sum the..
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Malaysian prosecutor: Najib orchestrated graft like an 'emperor'

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak acted like an "emperor" who orchestrated massive fraud at a former unit of scandal-linked state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the country's..
Reuters - Published

'Abominable' film axed in Malaysia after rebuffing order to cut China map

DreamWorks' animated movie "Abominable" will not be released in Malaysia after its producers declined to meet a censor board requirement to cut a scene showing China's "nine-dash line" in the South..
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Superyacht linked to Malaysia's 1MDB for sale, again

A superyacht linked to a multi-billion dollar corruption scandal at Malaysian fund 1MDB is up for sale, according to a listing by the yacht broker.
Reuters - Published

Malaysia working to clear hundreds of plastic waste shipments at ports: officials

Malaysia is negotiating with countries sending their plastic waste to the Southeast Asian nation to take back the trash and is waiving storage fees to clear hundreds of containers of scrap stranded at..
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Malaysia, Goldman discuss dropping 1MDB charges: top prosecutor to Nikkei

Malaysia is open to more talks with Goldman Sachs after having two rounds of discussions to drop criminal charges against three units of the bank over the 1MDB scandal, the country's top prosecutor..
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Malaysia orders China map cut from 'Abominable' film as furor widens

Malaysia's film censors have ordered a scene removed from the animated movie "Abominable" which shows China's "nine-dash line" in the South China Sea, an official said on Thursday, amid growing anger..
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Malaysia, Goldman talking dropping criminal charges over 1MDB

Goldman Sachs has been in talks with authorities in Malaysia to drop criminal charges against three subsidiaries of the bank in connection with the 1MDB scandal, the Southeast Asian country's top..
Reuters - Published

Malaysia needs to be ready for the worst in South China Sea: foreign minister

Malaysia needs to boost its naval capabilities to prepare for possible conflict in the South China Sea, its foreign minister said on Thursday, even as Southeast Asia's third-largest economy pursues..
Reuters - Published

Malaysians robbed of justice by jail death of British pedophile Huckle: child group

The death of jailed British child sex offender Richard Huckle has prompted mixed emotions in parts of the Malaysian capital where he had lived, with some people expressing disappointment that his time..
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British pedophile who operated in Malaysia, Cambodia found dead in prison

One of Britain's most prolific child sex offenders, Richard Huckle, has died three years into a life sentence for abusing Malaysian and Cambodian children, Britain's Ministry of Justice said on Monday,..
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Foreigners make up nearly half of death row inmates in Malaysia: Amnesty

Capital punishment in Malaysia disproportionately affects foreign nationals, who account for nearly half of those on death row, as well as women involved in drug trafficking, Amnesty International said..
Reuters - Published

Malaysia arrests two politicians suspected of links to Sri Lanka rebel group

Malaysian police on Thursday arrested seven people, including two politicians, suspected of having links to the now-defunct Sri Lankan Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) separatist group.
Reuters - Published

Malaysia parliament scraps law penalizing fake news

Malaysia's parliament on Wednesday scrapped a law making "fake news" a crime, which critics say was aimed at curbing dissent, a year after an initial attempt to repeal the legislation was blocked by an..
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Storied Malaysian newspaper abruptly shuts after 80 years

Malaysia's oldest Malay-language newspaper, Utusan Malaysia, on Wednesday abruptly ceased publication and placed more than 800 employees on leave, citing declining readership and advertising revenue.
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Australia's biggest heroin bust started with a tip-off about one small, Malaysian man

The targets of the Pong Su investigation rented more rooms than they needed, hung around aimlessly in the city and drove frequently down to the Great Ocean Road.
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Malaysia fines Najib's brother, others for receiving 1MDB funds

Malaysia has fined the brother of former premier Najib Razak and other people and companies for allegedly receiving money from state fund 1MDB, the country's anti-graft chief said on Monday.
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Malaysia fines 80 people, companies in 1MDB case: anti-graft chief

Malaysia has fined 80 individuals and entities for allegedly receiving money from state fund 1MDB, the country's anti-graft chief said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Malaysia's Mahathir says Hong Kong leader should step down: report

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Friday Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam should step down following months of protests against her government, Malaysian media reported.
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Malaysia says no talks with Goldman Sachs on recovering funds lost in 1MDB scandal

Malaysia's finance minister on Friday said there are no talks with Goldman Sachs Group Inc on the recovery of billions of dollars of state funds lost via the U.S. bank's former client 1Malaysia..
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Malaysia PM says can't provoke Beijing on South China Sea, Uighur issue

Malaysia does not want to take a confrontational stance toward China over the disputed South China Sea and Beijing's alleged mistreatment of its minority Uighur Muslims, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad..
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