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
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Malaysia mulls shutdown of richest state amid COVID-19 surge - ReutersMalaysia mulls shutdown of richest state amid COVID-19 surge  Reuters

Breaking news live: This year, the onset of southwest monsoon over Kerala is likely to be on May 31, says IMD - Times of IndiaBreaking news live: This year, the onset of southwest monsoon over Kerala is likely to be on May 31, says IMD  Times of India

How this Malaysian girl is getting rape threats and facing action by school administration for calling our teacher’s rape joke - OpIndiaHow this Malaysian girl is getting rape threats and facing action by school administration for calling our teacher’s rape joke  OpIndia

Malaysia declares nationwide lockdown till 7 June as Covid cases spike - MintMalaysia declares nationwide lockdown till 7 June as Covid cases spike  Mint

As Israel pounds Gaza, Malaysia and Indonesia back Palestinians’ cause - South China Morning PostAs Israel pounds Gaza, Malaysia and Indonesia back Palestinians’ cause  South China Morning Post

Malaysia declares nationwide lockdown as COVID-19 cases spike - The Indian ExpressMalaysia declares nationwide lockdown as COVID-19 cases spike  The Indian Express

Temporary entry ban on Indians may impact Malaysias electronics industry - Business StandardTemporary entry ban on Indians may impact Malaysias electronics industry  Business Standard

Plantations International Launches First Organic Musang King Durian Plantation in Malaysia - PRNewswirePlantations International Launches First Organic Musang King Durian Plantation in Malaysia  PRNewswire

Azmin Ali among those being probed for alleged health protocol violations during MCO 3.0 in Malaysia - CNAAzmin Ali among those being probed for alleged health protocol violations during MCO 3.0 in Malaysia  CNA

Why Malaysia's plan for 'Asia's Eurostar' went off the rails - Nikkei AsiaWhy Malaysia's plan for 'Asia's Eurostar' went off the rails  Nikkei Asia

Malaysia reports 3,780 new COVID-19 cases - ANI NewsMalaysia reports 3,780 new COVID-19 cases  ANI News

Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei toughen stance against Israel - TRT WorldMalaysia, Indonesia, Brunei toughen stance against Israel  TRT World

With 45 deaths, Malaysia records most Covid-19 fatalities in one day since pandemic began - Malay MailWith 45 deaths, Malaysia records most Covid-19 fatalities in one day since pandemic began  Malay Mail

Pakistani premier, Malaysia's Mahathir discuss Palestine - Anadolu Agency | EnglishPakistani premier, Malaysia's Mahathir discuss Palestine  Anadolu Agency | English

Malaysia, Indonesia urge UN Security Council to stop Israeli 'violence' - Arab NewsMalaysia, Indonesia urge UN Security Council to stop Israeli 'violence'  Arab News

Malaysia bans entry of travellers from India to curb Covid spread - ThePrintMalaysia bans entry of travellers from India to curb Covid spread  ThePrint

Malaysia calls for immediate UN Security Council action to stop attacks on Palestine - The Straits TimesMalaysia calls for immediate UN Security Council action to stop attacks on Palestine  The Straits Times

Hong Kong & Malaysia bar travellers from India - Times of IndiaHong Kong & Malaysia bar travellers from India  Times of India

Hishammuddin: Malaysia disappointed with UN Security Council’s inability to halt Israel’s violence against Palestinians - Malay MailHishammuddin: Malaysia disappointed with UN Security Council’s inability to halt Israel’s violence against Palestinians  Malay Mail

Malaysia turns to field ICUs, shipping containers and parking lots to cope with Covid-19 overflow - The Straits TimesMalaysia turns to field ICUs, shipping containers and parking lots to cope with Covid-19 overflow  The Straits Times

McDonald’s Malaysia denies channelling aid to Israel - Malay MailMcDonald’s Malaysia denies channelling aid to Israel  Malay Mail

Malaysia to bring back its citizens from India - Anadolu AgencyMalaysia to bring back its citizens from India  Anadolu Agency

Malaysia reports first case of Indian COVID-19 variant - Reuters IndiaMalaysia reports first case of Indian COVID-19 variant  Reuters India

Israeli security threat: Malaysia beefs up security measures, says home minister - Malay MailIsraeli security threat: Malaysia beefs up security measures, says home minister  Malay Mail

Malaysia imposes restrictions in capital as virus cases rise - ReutersMalaysia imposes restrictions in capital as virus cases rise  Reuters

Malaysia eyes fresh free trade talks with EU - DW (English)Malaysia eyes fresh free trade talks with EU  DW (English)

Malaysia's daily COVID-19 cases may breach 8000 in June if regulations are not followed: Health ministry - CNAMalaysia's daily COVID-19 cases may breach 8000 in June if regulations are not followed: Health ministry  CNA

Monday, May 17th, 2021 MCO 3.0 derails Malaysia's recovery ability - The Malaysian ReserveMonday, May 17th, 2021 MCO 3.0 derails Malaysia's recovery ability  The Malaysian Reserve

Securities Commission Malaysia updates the Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance - LexologySecurities Commission Malaysia updates the Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance  Lexology

Malaysian police turn back hundreds trying to break travel ban across districts and states - The Straits TimesMalaysian police turn back hundreds trying to break travel ban across districts and states  The Straits Times

Malaysia's GDP forecasted at lower than 6% by fund managers - The Edge Markets MYMalaysia's GDP forecasted at lower than 6% by fund managers  The Edge Markets MY

U.S. returns $460 mln in recovered 1MDB funds to Malaysia - ReutersU.S. returns $460 mln in recovered 1MDB funds to Malaysia  Reuters

Gearing up for the arrival of 5G in Malaysia - New Straits TimesGearing up for the arrival of 5G in Malaysia  New Straits Times

Microsoft announces plans to establish its first datacenter region in Malaysia as part of “Bersama Malaysia” initiative to support inclusive economic growth - MicrosoftMicrosoft announces plans to establish its first datacenter region in Malaysia as part of “Bersama Malaysia” initiative to support inclusive economic growth  Microsoft

Halfway into Malaysia's 2021 Emergency, how far have the seven Emergency-linked lawsuits progressed? - Malay MailHalfway into Malaysia's 2021 Emergency, how far have the seven Emergency-linked lawsuits progressed?  Malay Mail

U.S. seizes shipment from Malaysia's Top Glove over forced labour concerns - ReutersU.S. seizes shipment from Malaysia's Top Glove over forced labour concerns  Reuters

Poor families at risk with no relief under Malaysia's third Covid-19 lockdown - The Straits TimesPoor families at risk with no relief under Malaysia's third Covid-19 lockdown  The Straits Times

Malaysian PM’s approval rating ‘stable’ amid Covid-19 vaccine rollout - Hindustan TimesMalaysian PM’s approval rating ‘stable’ amid Covid-19 vaccine rollout  Hindustan Times

As confusion reigns, Malaysia still chasing effective Covid-19 response - The Straits TimesAs confusion reigns, Malaysia still chasing effective Covid-19 response  The Straits Times

Malaysia Airlines partners ReveMax to enhance revenue strategy - The Edge Markets MYMalaysia Airlines partners ReveMax to enhance revenue strategy  The Edge Markets MY

Agong congratulates MMU student Pavit over international public speaking competition win - Malay MailAgong congratulates MMU student Pavit over international public speaking competition win  Malay Mail

Repressive Laws Trigger Massive Press Freedom Decline for Malaysia - Voice of AmericaRepressive Laws Trigger Massive Press Freedom Decline for Malaysia  Voice of America

'First to close, last to reopen' spas in Malaysia struggling amid another MCO - The Star Online'First to close, last to reopen' spas in Malaysia struggling amid another MCO  The Star Online

Commentary: Malaysia's nationwide MCO - denial, doubts and divisions threaten effectiveness - CNACommentary: Malaysia's nationwide MCO - denial, doubts and divisions threaten effectiveness  CNA

Axa IT ops in Malaysia, HK, Thailand and Philippines impacted by ransomware cyber attack - The Star OnlineAxa IT ops in Malaysia, HK, Thailand and Philippines impacted by ransomware cyber attack  The Star Online

Why Malaysia opens its doors to foreign universities - Times of IndiaWhy Malaysia opens its doors to foreign universities  Times of India

MDEC's commissioned study shows Malaysia's big data analytics market expected to grow to US$1.9b by 2025 - The Edge Markets MYMDEC's commissioned study shows Malaysia's big data analytics market expected to grow to US$1.9b by 2025  The Edge Markets MY

Malaysia's MCO 3.0: How a third Covid-19 lockdown has impacted daily life - The Straits TimesMalaysia's MCO 3.0: How a third Covid-19 lockdown has impacted daily life  The Straits Times

Malaysia to bar flights, travellers to and from India from Wednesday - The Straits TimesMalaysia to bar flights, travellers to and from India from Wednesday  The Straits Times

Ex-CEO says Jho Low’s ‘nefarious’ 1MDB plans involved Najib, the ‘most powerful person’ in Malaysia - Malay MailEx-CEO says Jho Low’s ‘nefarious’ 1MDB plans involved Najib, the ‘most powerful person’ in Malaysia  Malay Mail

Malaysia to repatriate citizens from some parts of India as COVID-19 cases continue to climb - CNAMalaysia to repatriate citizens from some parts of India as COVID-19 cases continue to climb  CNA

Passages: Lim Heng Chek, First Malaysian Olympic Swimmer, 85 - Swimming World MagazinePassages: Lim Heng Chek, First Malaysian Olympic Swimmer, 85  Swimming World Magazine

Malaysian Government issues National Oil and Gas, Services and Equipment Industry Blueprint 2021-2030 - LexologyMalaysian Government issues National Oil and Gas, Services and Equipment Industry Blueprint 2021-2030  Lexology

Malaysia makes AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine optional amid safety fears - ReutersMalaysia makes AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine optional amid safety fears  Reuters

Malaysia ready to send peacekeepers to Palestine upon request by UN, says Ismail Sabri - The Edge Markets MYMalaysia ready to send peacekeepers to Palestine upon request by UN, says Ismail Sabri  The Edge Markets MY

Malaysia says AstraZeneca vaccine safe, will be used for over 60s - ReutersMalaysia says AstraZeneca vaccine safe, will be used for over 60s  Reuters

Movie director slapped with RM10,000 fine for filming outdoors - Malay MailMovie director slapped with RM10,000 fine for filming outdoors  Malay Mail

Malaysia's political turmoil has an economic cost - The Interpreter - The InterpreterMalaysia's political turmoil has an economic cost - The Interpreter  The Interpreter

Where To Order Luxe Bedsheets Online In Malaysia - Tatler MalaysiaWhere To Order Luxe Bedsheets Online In Malaysia  Tatler Malaysia

Malaysia's Francisca Luhong ends Miss Universe journey - The Borneo PostMalaysia's Francisca Luhong ends Miss Universe journey  The Borneo Post

Malaysia to impose new Covid-19 movement curbs, with bazaars and schools to close: Sources - The Straits TimesMalaysia to impose new Covid-19 movement curbs, with bazaars and schools to close: Sources  The Straits Times

SweetDream Malaysia Wants You To Swim Well To Sleep Well - AUGUSTMANSweetDream Malaysia Wants You To Swim Well To Sleep Well  AUGUSTMAN

Malaysia's economy shrinks in Q1, less than expected - ReutersMalaysia's economy shrinks in Q1, less than expected  Reuters

Malaysian student wins international public speaking contest - New Straits TimesMalaysian student wins international public speaking contest  New Straits Times

Malaysian student wins world public speaking competition - The Star OnlineMalaysian student wins world public speaking competition  The Star Online

Teachers' Day: Muhyiddin praises teachers for nurturing Malaysia's next generation [NSTTV] - New Straits TimesTeachers' Day: Muhyiddin praises teachers for nurturing Malaysia's next generation [NSTTV]  New Straits Times

The best companies to work for in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines, according to LinkedIn - CNBCThe best companies to work for in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines, according to LinkedIn  CNBC

Malaysia's Mahathir granted lifetime achievement award Malaysia's longest-serving prime minister says Muslims living in non - Anadolu Agency | EnglishMalaysia's Mahathir granted lifetime achievement award Malaysia's longest-serving prime minister says Muslims living in non  Anadolu Agency | English

Malaysia's daily Covid-19 cases highest in 3 months, record 506 ICU admissions - The Straits TimesMalaysia's daily Covid-19 cases highest in 3 months, record 506 ICU admissions  The Straits Times

Compulsory 14-day quarantine for PCA travellers entering Malaysia from Singapore - CNACompulsory 14-day quarantine for PCA travellers entering Malaysia from Singapore  CNA

Fatfish Group completes 55% acquisition of Malaysia's Pay Direct - Small CapsFatfish Group completes 55% acquisition of Malaysia's Pay Direct  Small Caps

Malaysian palm oil price hits record high on support from soybean oil prices, labor squeeze - S&P GlobalMalaysian palm oil price hits record high on support from soybean oil prices, labor squeeze  S&P Global

Malaysia falls 18 spots on press freedom index as ASEAN languishes - Nikkei AsiaMalaysia falls 18 spots on press freedom index as ASEAN languishes  Nikkei Asia

Malaysia imposes travel ban on Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal citizens - The Straits TimesMalaysia imposes travel ban on Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal citizens  The Straits Times

Malaysia's Genting to ramp up startup investments amid uncertainty in casino business - DealStreetAsiaMalaysia's Genting to ramp up startup investments amid uncertainty in casino business  DealStreetAsia

Malaysia bans interstate, inter-district travel from May 10 to June 6 to curb Covid-19 - The Straits TimesMalaysia bans interstate, inter-district travel from May 10 to June 6 to curb Covid-19  The Straits Times

Malaysia Airlines Denies Flying Passengers From India - Simple FlyingMalaysia Airlines Denies Flying Passengers From India  Simple Flying

Malaysia calls on OIC to push UN to act on Palestine situation - The Star OnlineMalaysia calls on OIC to push UN to act on Palestine situation  The Star Online

Singapore, Malaysia to Allow Cross-Border Travel for Emergencies - BloombergSingapore, Malaysia to Allow Cross-Border Travel for Emergencies  Bloomberg

Bursa Malaysia ends broadly lower, 1,061 stocks fall but CI up 0.06 pct - The Sun DailyBursa Malaysia ends broadly lower, 1,061 stocks fall but CI up 0.06 pct  The Sun Daily

Malaysia: Artist arrested for 'insulting queen' with Spotify playlist - DW (English)Malaysia: Artist arrested for 'insulting queen' with Spotify playlist  DW (English)

Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases rise again to 4,855, more than one-third in Selangor - Malay MailMalaysia’s new Covid-19 cases rise again to 4,855, more than one-third in Selangor  Malay Mail

Hold Israel accountable for atrocities, says Hishammuddin | Free Malaysia Today - Free Malaysia TodayHold Israel accountable for atrocities, says Hishammuddin | Free Malaysia Today  Free Malaysia Today

Former Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad apologises for flouting COVID-19 rules - CNAFormer Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad apologises for flouting COVID-19 rules  CNA

Malaysia Recovery Seen Driven by Tech Upcycle, Vaccines - BloombergMalaysia Recovery Seen Driven by Tech Upcycle, Vaccines  Bloomberg

Malaysian cartoonist Zunar investigated over criticism of state official - CPJ Press Freedom OnlineMalaysian cartoonist Zunar investigated over criticism of state official  CPJ Press Freedom Online

Finance minister: MCO 3.0 not expected to have significant impact on Malaysia’s economic growth - Malay MailFinance minister: MCO 3.0 not expected to have significant impact on Malaysia’s economic growth  Malay Mail

Malaysia registers 4,446 new Covid-19 cases today, Selangor tops list again - The Borneo PostMalaysia registers 4,446 new Covid-19 cases today, Selangor tops list again  The Borneo Post

Made in Malaysia: 'Footy', contactless-football in the new norm - Free Malaysia TodayMade in Malaysia: 'Footy', contactless-football in the new norm  Free Malaysia Today

Health DG: Covid-19 quarantine increased to 21 days for recent Malaysian returnees from India - Malay MailHealth DG: Covid-19 quarantine increased to 21 days for recent Malaysian returnees from India  Malay Mail

Malaysian palm oil losing price competitiveness — Maybank Kim Eng - The Edge Markets MYMalaysian palm oil losing price competitiveness — Maybank Kim Eng  The Edge Markets MY

Cops must not become part of the problem - Free Malaysia TodayCops must not become part of the problem  Free Malaysia Today

MCA and Umno - a lesson of friendship and betrayal - Free Malaysia TodayMCA and Umno - a lesson of friendship and betrayal  Free Malaysia Today

No Hari Raya breather for Malaysia's Covid-19 front-liners amid record admissions - The Straits TimesNo Hari Raya breather for Malaysia's Covid-19 front-liners amid record admissions  The Straits Times

Malaysia's GDP slump eases in first quarter on export recovery - CNAMalaysia's GDP slump eases in first quarter on export recovery  CNA

Moody’s: Wider Covid vaccine adoption, herd immunity crucial to Malaysia’s economic recovery - Malay MailMoody’s: Wider Covid vaccine adoption, herd immunity crucial to Malaysia’s economic recovery  Malay Mail

Could Malaysia's fake news ordinance stifle public debate? - East Asia ForumCould Malaysia's fake news ordinance stifle public debate?  East Asia Forum

Malaysia's Top Glove says it resolved all indicators of forced labour - ReutersMalaysia's Top Glove says it resolved all indicators of forced labour  Reuters

COMMENT | What is driving Malaysia apart? - MalaysiakiniCOMMENT | What is driving Malaysia apart?  Malaysiakini

Malaysia's March exports surge 31% y/y, fastest in nearly four years - ReutersMalaysia's March exports surge 31% y/y, fastest in nearly four years  Reuters