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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Malaysia - Wikipedia
Malaysia - CIA World Fact Book
Malaysia - BBC
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Malaysia will take a shrewder view on investment from China - Financial Times

Financial Times

Malaysia will take a shrewder view on investment from China
Financial Times
The article “China's south-east Asia push threatened by new Malaysia regime” ( May 16) suggests that the new government of Malaysia will be antagonistic to investments from China. This misrepresents the popular Malaysian rejection of the kleptocracy ...



Malaysia: the obstacles to dismantling the old regime - Financial Times

Financial Times

Malaysia: the obstacles to dismantling the old regime
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Maria Chin Abdullah has faced death threats, detention without trial in solitary confinement and numerous police investigations, as she campaigned against corruption in her native Malaysia. She is still facing prosecution for illegal assembly and is ...
Malaysian Cabinet starts work, plans to review programmesThe Straits Times
Malaysia's Mahathir Races the Clock With Many Promises to KeepBloomberg
Abuses pushed Malaysia's debt over RM1 trillion, says MahathirThe Business Times
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Commentary: Hard truths, tough choices ahead after Malaysia's scrapping of the GST - Channel NewsAsia

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Commentary: Hard truths, tough choices ahead after Malaysia's scrapping of the GST
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In Malaysia, since that fateful Wednesday, voters have been watching to see if they will deliver on their election promises, chiefly, the pledge to remove the unpopular goods and services tax (GST) introduced by the Barisan Nasional government three ...
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Malaysia's new education minister to focus on tech-based learning, multilingual skills - Channel NewsAsia

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Malaysia's new education minister to focus on tech-based learning, multilingual skills
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SELANGOR: Technology-based learning and developing multilingual students will be among the main areas of focus of the Malaysia's education ministry, it's new minister Dr Maszlee Malik said on Monday (May 21). In an interview with national news agency ...
Will the real Maszlee please stand up?Free Malaysia Today

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Malaysia's ex-PM Najib questioned over 1MDB scandal - Aljazeera.com

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Malaysia's ex-PM Najib questioned over 1MDB scandal
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Najib was summoned to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on Tuesday, specifically to answer questions about how $10.5m in government funds from the state-owned entity SRC International Bhd ended up in his private account.
Malaysia says it has been 'bailing out' 1MDBFinancial Times
Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak interrogated by corruption commission as charges loomABC Online
Malaysia anti-graft chief was 'sent a bullet' for investigating scandalReuters
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'Double the speed, half the price' for broadband: Malaysia's communications minister - Channel NewsAsia

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'Double the speed, half the price' for broadband: Malaysia's communications minister
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's new communications and multimedia minister Gobind Singh Deo said he will work towards achieving broadband connections that are “double the speed, half the price”. The public has complained about the quality of broadband ...

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Malaysia: Act Quickly on Human Rights Commitments - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch

Malaysia: Act Quickly on Human Rights Commitments
Human Rights Watch
(New York) – Malaysia's new government should move swiftly to implement the human rights commitments set out in the Pakatan Harapan coalition's election manifesto, Human Rights Watch said in a May 21, 2018 letter to newly elected Prime Minister ...



Najib's government deceived public over Malaysia's finances, was servicing 1MDB debt: Lim Guan Eng - The Straits Times

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Najib's government deceived public over Malaysia's finances, was servicing 1MDB debt: Lim Guan Eng
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Malaysia's new Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has said that the previous government deceived the public "about certain hot-button issues, especially 1MDB". "It is clear that the previous government conducted an exercise of deception to the public… and ...
Malaysia's finance ministry has been bailing out 1MDB since April 2017: Lim Guan EngChannel NewsAsia
Ousted Malaysian government accused of covering up scandal at state fundReuters
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Malaysia can meet fiscal deficit target even after GST is removed - The Star Online

The Star Online

Malaysia can meet fiscal deficit target even after GST is removed
The Star Online
PETALING JAYA: The audacious move by the Pakatan Harapan government to abolish the goods and services tax (GST) may not necessarily derail Malaysia from its fiscal deficit target, as feared by many economic pundits. While credit rating agency Moody's ...
Malaysia's credit rating threatened by GST removalThe Edge Markets MY

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Gobind Singh Deo is Malaysia's first Sikh minister - Economic Times

Economic Times

Gobind Singh Deo is Malaysia's first Sikh minister
Economic Times
Deo represents Puchong constituency in the Malaysian Parliament and is the son of late Malaysian lawyer and politician Karpal Singh. He was sworn in during a ceremony at the National Palace yesterday after Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad included him ...
Malaysia has appointed its first Sikh minister: the “little lion of Puchong”Quartz
Gobind Singh Deo: Indian-origin Sikh man becomes Malaysia's first ...Times of India
Malaysia will abolish anti-fake news law, says new communications ...The Straits Times
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