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Malay oppn chief to again run for PM
Kuala Lumpur, April 9 (IANS) Long-time aspirant Anwar Ibrahim will again try to be Prime Minister whenever parliamentary elections next take place, Malaysia's opposition alliance announced on Friday.
2021-04-09
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Ex-Malay PM denied adjournment of hearings (Ld)
Kuala Lumpur, April 5 (IANS) Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's attempt to overturn his corruption conviction dealt with an early blow after the country's Court of Appeal refused his request for a one-month adjournment of the hearings, which started on Monday.
2021-04-05
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Ex-Malaysian PM to appeal corruption sentence
Kuala Lumpur, April 5 (IANS) Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak will return to a court on Monday in a first attempt to overturn his corruption conviction last year.
2021-04-05
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
BWF to discuss change in scoring system in annual meeting
Kuala Lumpur, April 3 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) will put forth a proposal to alter the badminton scoring system to best-of-five games of 11 points each from the current best-of-three games of 21 points at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 22.
2021-04-03
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Malaysia expels all N.Korean diplomats after ties cut
Kuala Lumpur, March 22 (IANS) Malaysia has expelled all diplomats of the North Korean Embassy here in response to the latter's decision to sever diplomatic ties after Kuala Lumpur extradited a Pyongyang national to the US over money laundering charges.
2021-03-22
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Malaysia logs 2,364 new Covid cases, 10 deaths
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 27 (IANS) Malaysia has reported 2,364 new Covid-19 infections, pushing the tally to 298,315.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Malaysia rolls out Covid vaccination drive as PM gets first jab
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 24 (IANS) Malaysia on Wednesday launched the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination programme with Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin being the first person to get the jab.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Malaysia deports over 1K Myanmar nationals despite court order
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 24 (IANS) Malaysia has sent about 1,086 Myanmar nationals back to their homeland, defying a court's order and appeals from the human rights group to halt the process.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Malaysia receives 1st batch of Covid-19 vaccines
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 21 (IANS) Malaysia received its first batch of Covid-19 vaccines on Sunday, boosting its capability in the fight against the pandemic.
2021-02-21
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine
Malaysia reports 2,712 new Covid-19 cases, 25 new deaths
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 18 (IANS) Malaysia reported 2,712 new Covid-19 infections, the health ministry said on Thursday, bringing the national total to 274,875.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine
Malaysia reports 2,998 new Covid-19 cases, 22 new deaths
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 17 (IANS) Malaysia has reported 2,998 fresh Covid infections, pushing the tally to 272,163, the health ministry said on Wednesday.
2021-02-17
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Malaysia reports 2,176 fresh Covid cases, 10 new deaths
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 15 (IANS) Malaysia has reported 2,176 new Covid cases, taking the tally to 266,445, health officials said on Monday.
2021-02-15
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Malaysia reports biggest GDP decline in 23 yrs
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 11 (IANS) Malaysia's GDP contracted 3.4 per cent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of last year, rendering a 5.6 per cent drop for 2020, the biggest decline since the last 23 years, the country's central bank said in a statement on Thursday.
2021-02-11
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Malaysia begins phase 3 trials of China-developed Covid-19 vaccine
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 30 (IANS) Malaysia has begun a phase 3 clinical trial of a Covid-19 vaccine candidate developed by the Institute of Medical Biology of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (IMBCAMS), the Health Ministry said.
2021-01-30
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine
Expanded AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022 to begin from Jan 20
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 28 (IANS) The AFC Women's Asian Cup, slated to be held in 2022, will take place from January 20 to February 6, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) confirmed on Thursday.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Malaysia begins phase 3 trial of China-developed Covid vaccine
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 27 (IANS) Malaysia has begun a phase 3 clinical trial of a Covid-19 vaccine candidate developed by the Institute of Medical Biology of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (IMBCAMS), the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
AFC cancels U-16, U-19 championships in 2021 due to Covid-19
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 26 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has decided to cancel a number of competitions, including AFC U-16 Championship Bahrain 2020 and the AFC U-19 Championship Uzbekistan 2020, amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Malaysia declares state of emergency to contain Covid-19 surge
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 13 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said that King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah has consented to declaring a state of emergency in the country to stop the Covid-19 outbreak.
2021-01-13
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine
Three Indonesian shuttlers handed life bans for match fixing
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 8 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Friday banned three Indonesian shuttlers for life for involvement in match fixing. It also said that it has suspended a Malaysian citizen who is a representative of an equipment that sponsors international badminton players.
2021-01-08
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Asian Cup 2023 to be held across 10 cities in China from June 16
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 7 (IANS) The upcoming edition of Asia's flagship national team competition -- the AFC Asian Cup -- will take place from June 16 to July 16, 2023, across 10 cities in China, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) confirmed the decision on Thursday.
2021-01-07
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Asian Champions League, AFC get new logos in rebranding drive
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 6 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has launched a major rebranding campaign with new logos and "visual identities" for its flagship national team and club competitions.
2021-01-06
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Malay PM to be among first to receive Covid-19 vaccine
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 22 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Tuesday that he will be among the first to receive a vaccine against the novel coronavirus in a bid to convince people that it is safe and effective.
2020-12-22
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine
Qualification for Tokyo Olympics to end with India Open: BWF
Kaula Lumpur, Dec 22 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has announced the tournament calendar for the first half of 2021, which includes 17 tournaments that will serve as qualification tournaments for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
2020-12-22
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Club World Cup postponed to make way for internationals: Infantino
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 9 (IANS) The first edition of the 24-team FIFA Club World Cup, originally scheduled to be hosted in China in 2021, was postponed to make way for national team competitions, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday, adding that he believes it will still be "the best club competition in the world".
2020-12-09
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
APEC economies pledge joint efforts on post-Covid recovery
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 21 (IANS) The leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have committed their efforts to combat the Covid-19 crisis and pushing for post-pandemic recovery in a coordinated manner.
2020-11-21
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia reaffirm joint efforts to combat Covid-19
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 20 (IANS) Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia have reaffirmed their commitment to the multilateral trading system and joint efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-11-20
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Malay PM urges APEC economies to ensure free, open trade
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 19 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Thursday urged members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to recommit themselves to the group's core goal of free and open trade and investment.
2020-11-19
Category: International, Malaysia,Diplomacy,Politics
'APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting highlights multilateralism'
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 18 (IANS) The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on world economy have highlighted the importance of multilateralism, Chair of APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Rohana Mahmood said.
2020-11-18
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
APEC economies commit to free, open trade, investment
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 17 (IANS) Members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have reiterated their commitment to pursuing free and open trade and investment as well as reinvigorating the efforts towards regional economic recovery and growth from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-11-17
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Malaysia's JDT withdraws from AFC Champions League 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 13 (IANS) Malaysia's Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) football club has withdrawn from the upcoming AFC Champions League 2020, Asian Football Confederation (AFC) informed on Friday.
2020-11-13
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Malaysian Parliament convenes for last time this year
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 2 (IANS) The Malaysian Lower House of Parliament on Monday convened for this year's last session amid a continued spike in the number of new Covid-19 cases.
2020-11-02
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Malaysian PM to chair Cabinet meet on Friday: Sources
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 22 (IANS) Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is expected to chair a special meeting with his Cabinet at his office in Putrajaya on Friday morning, sources said.
2020-10-22
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
BWF cancels World Junior Championships 2020 due to Covid-19
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 22 (IANS) World Junior Badminton Championships 2020, slated to be held in New Zealand, have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced on Thursday.
2020-10-22
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
China withdraws from hosting 2022 U23 Asian Cup, confirms AFC
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 16 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced that China has withdrawn from hosting the 2022 U23 Asian Cup.
2020-10-16
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Malaysia reports 660 new Covid-19 cases
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 14 (IANS) Malaysia reported 660 new Covid-19 infections, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday, bringing the national total to 17,540.
2020-10-14
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine,Politics
AFC Champions League (East) to be played in Doha from Nov 18
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 9 (IANS) The remaining matches of the AFC Champions League (East) will be played in Doha, Qatar from November 18 to December 13, the Asian Football Confederation announced on Friday.
2020-10-09
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Malaysia reports 89 new Covid cases
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 30 (IANS) Malaysia confirmed 89 new Covid-19 infections on Wednesday, taking the total tally in the country to 11,224, health officials said.
2020-09-30
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Badminton 2020 season to be completed in January 2021: BWF
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 26 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has announced the Asian leg of the adjusted World Tour 2020 will take place in Bangkok in January next year, which means the 2020 season will now end in 2021.
2020-09-26
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Malaysia reports 111 more Covid-19 cases, new cluster detected
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 25 (IANS) Malaysia reported 111 new Covid-19 infections, the health ministry said on Friday, bringing the national total to 10,687.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Malaysia,National,Health/Medicine
New Covid-19 cluster detected in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 17 (IANS) The Malaysian Health Ministry announced on Thursday that a new Covid-19 cluster was detected in Sabah state, traced to a woman who had been screened prior to being admitted to a hospital, with two testing positive so far.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine
BWF announces postponement of Thomas and Uber Cup
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 15 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Tuesday announced that the Thomas and Uber Cup has been postponed following a series of withdrawals due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-09-15
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Malaysia marks 63rd independence day
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 31 (IANS) Malaysia on Monday marked its 63rd independence day, with scaled back celebrations due to the restrictive measures imposed in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-08-31
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Malaysia reports six new Covid-19 cases
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 26 (IANS) Malaysia has reported six new Covid-19 infections, pushing the tally to 9,291, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
2020-08-26
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine
VAR set for AFC Champions League debut
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 24 (IANS) The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system will be used from the quarter-final stage of the 2020 AFC Champions League, Asia's football governing body said on Monday.
2020-08-24
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Ex-Malay PM to announce new party
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 7 (IANS) Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is expected to announce the formation of a new political party on Thursday evening, according to sources.
2020-08-07
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Taipei Open & Korea Open among 4 tournaments cancelled by BWF
Kuala Lumpur, July 29 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has cancelled four tournaments, including Taipei Open 2020 and Korea Open, due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-29
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Malaysia to host AFC Champions League's East Asian group matches
Kuala Lumpur, July 28 (IANS) Malaysia has been announced as the venue for the East Asian group stage matches of the AFC Champions League, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has confirmed.
2020-07-28
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Ex-Malay PM found guilty on all 7 counts in 1st corruption trial
Kuala Lumpur, July 28 (IANS) Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Tuesday was found guilty on all seven counts in the first of five trials over his role in the multibillion-dollar 1MDB state investment fund corruption scandal.
2020-07-28
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Malay Parliament reconvenes, COVID-19 bill may be tabled
Kuala Lumpur, July 13 (IANS) Malaysia's lower house of Parliament reconvened on Monday for its third session of the year as the government led by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is expected to table bills on economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-13
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
BWF awaiting for 'more clarity' before deciding on events in China
Kuala Lumpur, July 11 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Saturday said that it is waiting for more clarity before taking a call on the remaining tournaments that are scheduled to be held in China.
2020-07-11
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton