Malaysia

Country Malaysia
Capital Kuala Lumpur
Continent Asia
Currency Ringgit(MYR)
Languages Malaysian & English

Kuala Lumpur

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During the late 18th and 19th centuries, Great Britain established colonies and protectorates in the area of current Malaysia; these were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. In 1948, the British-ruled territories on the Malay Peninsula formed the Federation of Malaya, which became independent in 1957. Malaysia was formed in 1963 when the former British colonies of Singapore and the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak on the northern coast of Borneo joined the Federation. The first several years of the country's history were marred by a Communist insurgency, Indonesian confrontation with Malaysia, Philippine claims to Sabah, and Singapore's secession from the Federation in 1965. During the 22-year term of Prime Minister MAHATHIR bin Mohamad (1981-2003), Malaysia was successful in diversifying its economy from dependence on exports of raw materials to expansion in manufacturing, services, and tourism.

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How Facebook era made the monarchies of Malaysia, Brunei relevant again - South China Morning Post

How Facebook era made the monarchies of Malaysia, Brunei relevant again
South China Morning Post
The subsequent State Banquet was attended by dignitaries from all over the globe, including a slew of Malaysian royals, Indonesia's Joko Widodo, the Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte and Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi (who looked more regal ...



Johor offers quality education, no need for Malaysian children to study in Singapore: Minister - The Straits Times

The Straits Times

Johor offers quality education, no need for Malaysian children to study in Singapore: Minister
The Straits Times
JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Johor has stepped up in accommodating the demand for private or international education in the state and there is no need for Malaysian children to cross into Singapore daily for the purpose. State Health ...
Johor to unseat Sarawak as second-largest state economyFree Malaysia Today
Johor van ridership drops as Singapore hikes school fees for foreignersMalay Mail Online

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Teen terror suspect in Malaysia beer festival plot a skilled bomb-maker, source says - The Straits Times

The Straits Times

Teen terror suspect in Malaysia beer festival plot a skilled bomb-maker, source says
The Straits Times
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A 19-year-old terror suspect who was detained for plotting to attack a beer festival in Malaysia has bomb-making expertise which rivals that of a now-dead infamous Malaysian militant, according to a ...

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Malaysia's YTL Group founder Yeoh Tiong Lay dies aged 88 - The Straits Times

The Straits Times

Malaysia's YTL Group founder Yeoh Tiong Lay dies aged 88
The Straits Times
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - One of Malaysia's richest men, Tan Sri Yeoh Tiong Lay, has died aged 88, his family announced on Wednesday (Oct 18). Tan Sri Yeoh was the founder of the YTL Group of companies, growing it from a ...
YTL founder Yeoh Tiong Lay dies at 88Malay Mail Online
YTL founder Yeoh Tiong Lay diesFree Malaysia Today
Malaysian billionaire Yeoh Tiong Lay dies aged 87: ReportsChannel NewsAsia

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Malaysia to employ new recognition devices to fight use of fake travel documents - TODAYonline

TODAYonline

Malaysia to employ new recognition devices to fight use of fake travel documents
TODAYonline
The fake PLKS and passports offered by syndicates are popular among foreign migrant workers in Malaysia. Of late, syndicates are used by employers via agents to gain fake documents for their foreign workers for as low as RM1,500 (S$480). It is learnt ...

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What's going on in Malaysia Airlines? - Free Malaysia Today

Free Malaysia Today

What's going on in Malaysia Airlines?
Free Malaysia Today
I don't care how much expertise these CEOs have; surely they can't be treating Malaysia Airlines with “contempt”. One minute they are expressing loyalty to Malaysia Airlines, but the next minute, they are resigning for “personal” or “national” reasons ...
Malaysia Airlines' never ending search for a CEOThe Star Online
Outgoing Malaysia Airlines chief explains Ryanair moveFlightglobal

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Malaysia Airlines just lost another CEO - CNNMoney

CNNMoney

Malaysia Airlines just lost another CEO
CNNMoney
Bellew took over the task of revamping Malaysia Airlines from former CEO Christoph Mueller, who unexpectedly resigned last year. Mueller had replaced Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, who was in charge during the disappearance of Flight MH370 and the shooting ...
Liow: Bellew's departure won't affect Malaysia Airlines' recoveryThe Star Online
Airline crisis festers in Malaysia as state action scrutinizedNikkei Asian Review
Malaysia Airlines outgoing CEO says Ryanair needs his helpEconomic Times
CNBC -Channel NewsAsia
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Park Joo-bong: Malaysia erred by splitting Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong doubles pair - The Star Online

The Star Online

Park Joo-bong: Malaysia erred by splitting Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong doubles pair
The Star Online
ODENSE: Doubles legend Park Joo-bong believes Malaysia has made a big mistake by splitting the national No. 1 pair of Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong. And he feels that the decision will see Malaysia's doubles struggle for at least another year without having ...



Malaysia's anti-graft chief addresses affair claims, SE Asia News ... - The Straits Times

Malaysia Chronicle

Malaysia's anti-graft chief addresses affair claims, SE Asia News ...
The Straits Times
KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's anti-graft chief Dzulkifli Ahmad has for the first time addressed rumours of his alleged extramarital affair, linking the claims to "dirty ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note FE pre-orders begin today in Malaysia ... - GSMArena.com

GSMArena.com

Samsung Galaxy Note FE pre-orders begin today in Malaysia ...
GSMArena.com
The Samsung Galaxy Note FE has managed to escape South Korea and it is going to reach Malaysia's market on October 25. Starting today, the pre-orders ...

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