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 taken off US human trafficking watchlist - The Star Online

The Star Online

Malaysia taken off US human trafficking watchlist
The Star Online
PETALING JAYA: While Malaysia remains in Tier 2 of the United States annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, it has been taken off the watchlist. In the 2017 report that was released on Tuesday night, Malaysia was taken off the watchlist as the ...
Malaysia climbs out of Tier 2 watch list in US human trafficking chartMalay Mail Online
Malaysia now Tier 2 in Trafficking in Persons ReportThe Sun Daily
Malaysia upgraded to Tier 2 in latest US State Dept Trafficking in Persons ReportNew Straits Times Online
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Miranda Kerr hands over jewellery linked to Malaysia corruption case - The Guardian

The Guardian

Miranda Kerr hands over jewellery linked to Malaysia corruption case
The Guardian
Australian model Miranda Kerr has handed over $US8.1m (£6.3m) worth of jewellery to the US justice department after prosecutors said the items were bought for her by a Malaysian financier with stolen government money. Kerr retrieved the gifts ...
Model turns in US$8.1m in jewellery tied to Malaysia's 1MDB scandalChannel NewsAsia
Miranda Kerr hands heart-shaped diamond to US agents in ...The Sydney Morning Herald
Tied to Malaysia Money Laundering ProbeTMZ.com
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Forex scandal possibly cost Malaysia RM100b, ex-official claims - Malay Mail Online

Malay Mail Online

Forex scandal possibly cost Malaysia RM100b, ex-official claims
Malay Mail Online
Former BNM assistant governor Datuk Abdul Murad Khalid says Malaysia's forex scandal possibly cost the country RM100 billion. — AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, June 28 — Malaysia's foreign reserves could have been RM100 billion greater had Bank Negara ...

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ASEAN Super League would be 'problem' for Malaysia - FAM - ESPN FC (blog)

ESPN FC (blog)

ASEAN Super League would be 'problem' for Malaysia - FAM
ESPN FC (blog)
FAM General Secretary Hamidin at 2017 FAM Congress FAM secretary general Datuk Hamidin Amin says the ASL wouldn't have worked for Malaysia. The proposed ASEAN Super League (ASL) was shot down by a number of countries, including Malaysia, ...

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Private Islamic schools mushrooming in Malaysia - The Straits Times

Private Islamic schools mushrooming in Malaysia
The Straits Times
Tucked in a residential neighbourhood in Selangor, Maahad Tahfiz An-Nabawi is among more than 900 new private Islamic schools that have mushroomed across Malaysia in the last six years. Many Muslim parents see public schools as unable to build ...

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Tikka to ride as Llanidloes chef flies curries to MALAYSIA - shropshirestar.com

shropshirestar.com

Tikka to ride as Llanidloes chef flies curries to MALAYSIA
shropshirestar.com
Now that's what you call a takeaway. Curries made in Mid Wales have been flown out 6,000 miles to Malaysia via Heathrow Airport to feed a group of hungry businessmen and engineers who specifically wanted the restaurant's food.



The two faces of Malaysia - Free Malaysia Today

Free Malaysia Today

The two faces of Malaysia
Free Malaysia Today
Around Malaysia, many people, especially in the rural areas, are suffering. The GST has taken its toll on the people. A stark reduction in government aid has added to their pain. The increased prices of goods and services have made it difficult for ...
Malaysia Airlines celebrates “Raya Around the World”Marketing Interactive

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Najib: Malaysia committed to stopping human trafficking - The Star Online

The Star Online

Najib: Malaysia committed to stopping human trafficking
The Star Online
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (pix) has reiterated Malaysia's commitment to stop human trafficking. Malaysia's collective efforts in combating human trafficking locally and regionally are bearing fruit as the country improved ...



Solid waste not allowed into Malaysia without approval permit - The Star Online

The Star Online

Solid waste not allowed into Malaysia without approval permit
The Star Online
PETALING JAYA: No solid waste is allowed into the country without an approval permit (AP) to prevent Malaysia from becoming a dumping ground. A National Solid Waste Management Department (JPSPN) spokesman said any company that intends to bring ...



Malaysia's AG says US lawsuits linked to 1MDB politically tinged - TODAYonline

TODAYonline

Malaysia's AG says US lawsuits linked to 1MDB politically tinged
TODAYonline
KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia's Attorney-General Apandi Ali yesterday accused the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) of being politically driven in its lawsuit to seize assets allegedly linked to state investment arm 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).
Kit Siang: Apandi has exceeded his powers as AGFree Malaysia Today
Malaysia's AG: US Department of Justice meddling in our affairsThe New Paper
BOMBSHELL – DOJ TO LAUNCH CRIMINAL CHARGES SOON: NAJIB, ROSMAH & SON RIZA WON'T BE ABLE TO ...Malaysia Chronicle

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