Malaysia

Organisers postpone Sultan Azlan Shah Cup due to Coronavirus outbreak

The committee has proposed the tournament to be rescheduled from September 24 to October 3. 

Mar 02, 2020, 18:09 PM IST

Muhyiddin Yassin takes oath as new Prime Minister of Malaysia

The swearing-in of Muhyiddin Yassin as Malaysian Prime Minister capped a week of turmoil that began with Mahathir`s resignation in an apparent bid to consolidate power, but ended with him sidelined and complaining of betrayal after decades dominating Malaysian politics.

Mar 01, 2020, 09:32 AM IST

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad sends resignation letter to King

The tussle between old rivals Mahathir, 94, and Anwar, 72, has shaped Malaysian politics for decades and tension has persisted, despite their alliance to win 2018 elections based on a promise that Mahathir would one day cede power to Anwar.

Feb 24, 2020, 12:28 PM IST

Pakistan PM Imran Khan refuses to use Indian airspace for Malaysia visit

Imran Khan, who is leaving his high-profile Malaysia visit, has instead decided to take China route, despite it adding extra 3-4 additional hours. 

Feb 03, 2020, 07:49 AM IST

Zakir Naik claims BJP govt offered to drop money laundering charges against him

In a statement issued by Naik's team, the preacher said that he was approached by a representative of the Indian govt who offered him the deal, which he claims to have refused. 

Jan 12, 2020, 10:54 AM IST

India restricts refined palm oil imports after Malaysia's criticism of PM Modi

India imposed restrictions on imports of refined palm oil and palmolein on Wednesday, a move sources said was retaliation against top supplier Malaysia after its criticism of India`s actions in Kashmir and a new citizenship law.

Jan 08, 2020, 20:06 PM IST

MEA summons top Malaysian diplomat over PM Mahathir Mohamad's remark on CAA: Sources

The government on Saturday summoned top Malaysian diplomat to register its strong objections to Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's remark on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). According to the government sources, the Malaysian Charge d’Affaires was summoned to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Saturday in order to lodge a solemn protest over the remarks made by the Malaysian PM in Kuala Lumpur during a press briefing.  

Dec 21, 2019, 17:08 PM IST

Saudi Arabia, Pakistan snub Malaysia's Muslim summit

At a welcome dinner, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said the Kuala Lumpur Summit would aim to "do something" to improve the lives of Muslims and overcome Islamophobia.

Dec 18, 2019, 21:42 PM IST

Tejas, India's indigenous supersonic fighter, likely contender for Malaysia's LCA programme

Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), India's indigenous single-engine supersonic fighter and one of the flying machines in the Indian Air Force (IAF) arsenal, is likely to be one of the jets which Malaysia is keen to evaluate as part of the defence modernisation programme. Malaysia will call for bids from global defence majors in early 2020 for the supply of up to 36 aircraft for the Royal Air Force and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, which manufactures Tejas jets, will most probably be one of the contenders.

Nov 28, 2019, 13:15 PM IST

Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad warns of possible trade sanctions on nation

Mahathir did not mention the source of possible sanctions on the Southeast Asian country but said he was disappointed that proponents of free trade were now indulging in restrictive trade practices on a "grand scale".

Oct 21, 2019, 08:47 AM IST

NIA has no evidence to prove my involvement in terrorism: Zakir Naik

A case was registered against Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation after the men arrested by the agency admitted to being inspired by his videos.

Oct 16, 2019, 13:15 PM IST

Israeli portal takes dig at Pakistan PM Imran Khan's proposal to counter Islamophobia

The Pak PM recently announced that he would join hands with Malaysia and Turkey to launch a new English language Islamic television channel to correct the misperceptions about Islam. 

Oct 01, 2019, 19:57 PM IST

Singapore Grand Prix organisers stock up on anti-smog masks

Organisers will be keeping tabs on haze readings as the $100 million Formula One street race kicks off on Friday, just days after Singapore authorities warned already-unhealthy levels could worsen and advised people to reduce outdoor activity.

Sep 19, 2019, 18:53 PM IST

ED to invoke Fugitive Economic Offenders Act against controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik

On Wednesday, a Special Prevention of Money Laundering (PMLA) court in Mumbai issued non-bailable warrant against Naik.

Sep 19, 2019, 16:49 PM IST

India relentlessly pursuing Zakir Naik extradition: Foreign Minister S Jaishankar

Naik, who has been living in Malaysia for last three years, is facing charges of inciting communal disharmony and committing unlawful activities in India. 

Sep 17, 2019, 20:26 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not ask me to extradite Zakir Naik, says Malaysian PM

Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not raise the issue of the extradition of controversial preacher Zakir Naik during their recent meeting on the sidelines of Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok, Russia.

Sep 17, 2019, 10:47 AM IST

Customs duty on imports of subject goods originating in Malaysia increased by 5%

Government seeks that the step will help limit import of Palm Oil from Malaysia, thereby benefiting domestic farmers directly.

Aug 26, 2019, 18:08 PM IST

Fugitive Zakir Naik banned from giving speech anywhere in Malaysia

Ban on fugitive Zakir Naik from giving speech anywhere in Malaysia. Zakir has been accused of hurting the sentiments of Hindus and people of China.

Aug 20, 2019, 10:02 AM IST

Despite apology, Zakir Naik barred from making public speeches in Malaysia

 Royal Malaysia Police has confirmed that Zakir Naik has been barred from making public speeches 'in the interest of national security and to preserve racial harmony.'

Aug 20, 2019, 09:26 AM IST

Melaka becomes 7th Malaysian state to ban Zakir Naik's religious speeches

Melaka joins other states of Malaysia like Johor, Selangor, Penang, Kedah, Perlis and Sarawak in banning Zakir Naik's speeches which are mostly inflammatory in nature. 

Aug 19, 2019, 10:27 AM IST