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Malaysia's former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad had at one stage estimated the project would cost around 110 billion ringgit for Malaysia(REUTERS)

Singapore and Malaysia Terminate High Speed Rail Project

By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 10:14 AM IST
The administration of former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who resigned in February, sought to cancel the project as the country grappled with debt and liabilities amounting to more than $249 billion, before settling for a deferment and a $11.4 million compensation fee to Singapore
The US imported USD 410 million of crude palm oil from Malaysia in fiscal year 2020, representing a third of the total value shipped in.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
The US imported USD 410 million of crude palm oil from Malaysia in fiscal year 2020, representing a third of the total value shipped in.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)

United States bans second Malaysian palm oil giant over forced labour

Washington | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 08:02 AM IST
The order against Malaysian-owned Sime Darby Plantation Berhad and its local subsidiaries, joint ventures and affiliates followed an intensive months-long investigation by the US Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Trade, said Ana Hinojosa, one of the agency’s executive directors.
AirAsia Bhd had in June approached the Tata group to sell its stake, as mandated by the terms of the joint venture under which Tata Sons has the first right to buy out the shares.(Mint)
AirAsia Bhd had in June approached the Tata group to sell its stake, as mandated by the terms of the joint venture under which Tata Sons has the first right to buy out the shares.(Mint)

Tata Sons to buy 33% stake in AirAsia India for $37mn

Livemint, New Delhi | By Rhik Kundu
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 02:07 AM IST
Tata Sons, which owns a 51% stake in the Indian joint venture, also has the option to buy out AirAsia Bhd’s remaining 16.33% stake after the closure of the deal.
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Ms. Stella , Managing Director, Careers N’ Options Services Private Limited(Careers N’ Options)

Studying abroad becomes a dream come true for students with Careers N’ Options

UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 05:12 PM IST
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Malaysia is struggling to stem a fresh wave of cases that emerged in September and threatens a nascent economic recovery.(REUTERS)
Malaysia is struggling to stem a fresh wave of cases that emerged in September and threatens a nascent economic recovery.(REUTERS)

Malaysia to double AstraZeneca vaccine order through Covax deal

By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2020 03:11 PM IST
The government has already secured 12.8 million doses from Pfizer Inc-BioNTech SE, it announced an agreement to buy 6.4 million doses directly from Astrazeneca. Is in final negotiations with China’s Sinovac for 14 million doses, CanSino Biologics, and Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine.
(HT File Photo)
(HT File Photo)

Chitkara University makes it into top 200 in Clarivate Analytics’ leading innovators list 2020

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 04:01 PM IST
As many as 235 organisations made the final list of leading innovators in nine countries
People wearing protective masks cross a street, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.(Reuters/ File photo)
People wearing protective masks cross a street, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.(Reuters/ File photo)

Malaysia to sign deal for AstraZeneca vaccine

By Bloomberg| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2020 01:32 PM IST
The government last month ordered 12.8 million doses of the Pfizer Inc.-BioNTech SE vaccine to inoculate about 20% of the population.
People wearing protective masks cross a street, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.(Reuters)
People wearing protective masks cross a street, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.(Reuters)

Malaysia to receive first batch of Pfizer vaccine in February

Kuala Lumpur | By Reuters| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 01:47 PM IST
Last month, Malaysia announced it had agreed to buy 12.8 million doses of the vaccine, becoming the first country in Southeast Asia to strike a deal with the US drugmaker.
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Planning to study abroad? Do it the right way with Career N’ Options

UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 12:36 PM IST
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Malaysia’s latest challenge from the coronavirus pandemic is to allay concern among local Muslims about vaccine shots which could contain substances forbidden by Islam(AFP)
Malaysia’s latest challenge from the coronavirus pandemic is to allay concern among local Muslims about vaccine shots which could contain substances forbidden by Islam(AFP)

Are Coronavirus vaccines halal? Malaysia tries to find middle ground

By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 06:06 PM IST
Muslim religious authorities have previously exempted vaccines from the stringent halal labeling in cases when no alternative is available. Still, concerns about the shots containing items banned under Islamic law, such as porcine DNA, continue to linger in Muslim-majority nations including Indonesia.
Muhyiddin’s eight-month-old administration has clung on with a two-seat majority in parliament.(AP)
Muhyiddin’s eight-month-old administration has clung on with a two-seat majority in parliament.(AP)

Malaysia will hold an election after coronavirus is over, says PM Muhyiddin Yassin

Kualalumpur | By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2020 03:43 PM IST
Muhyiddin said he met UMNO President Ahmad Zahid Hamidi this week and they agreed to mend ties between their parties and avoid competing against each other when an election is called.
A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Coronavirus Covid-19 Vaccine" sticker and a medical syringe in front of displayed Pfizer logo.(Reuters)
A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Coronavirus Covid-19 Vaccine" sticker and a medical syringe in front of displayed Pfizer logo.(Reuters)

Malaysia secures 12.8 million doses of Pfizer vaccine, delivery from first quarter

Kuala Lumpur | By Reuters | Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2020 04:02 PM IST
The deal is expected to cover 6.4 million Malaysians, or 20 percent of the population, with another 10 percent to be covered under Malaysia’s participation in the global COVAX facility, backed by the World Health Organization.
Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.(AP file pho)
Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.(AP file pho)

Malaysian PM gains political lifeline with budget approval

Kuala Lumpur | By Associated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2020 03:39 PM IST
Muhyiddin last month proposed a coronavirus emergency that would have suspended Parliament and given him uncontested powers, but it sparked widespread anger.
Mr Niranjan Jayakumar, CEO of Manipal Education (MENA) at the Headquarters of CCERC.(Campus Continents)
Mr Niranjan Jayakumar, CEO of Manipal Education (MENA) at the Headquarters of CCERC.(Campus Continents)

Campus Continents Educational Research Centre is privileged to be associated with Manipal International Campuses for Medical

PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2020 03:27 PM IST
Campus Continents Educational Research Centre had a discussion with Manipal International University about the globalisation of the education sector in the field of medicine.
A volunteer teacher, right, gives a basic English lesson to a minority Muslim Rohingya refugees at a slum on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.(AP)
A volunteer teacher, right, gives a basic English lesson to a minority Muslim Rohingya refugees at a slum on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.(AP)

Refugee women learn how to read and write with help of Malaysia group

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | By Associated Press | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2020 06:30 PM IST
The weekly classes in a dingy neighborhood outside Kuala Lumpur are offered by the Women for Refugees group, which was formed in September by two law students to help illiterate migrant women integrate into the local community and empower them to be more than just passive wives.
Sexual abuse in palm oil fields linked to top beauty brands in Indonesia(Twitter/LACASAMichigan/izafoodie)
Sexual abuse in palm oil fields linked to top beauty brands in Indonesia(Twitter/LACASAMichigan/izafoodie)

Indonesian women’s sexual abuse and rape threats in palm oil fields linked to top beauty brands

Sumatra, Indonesia | By Associated Press | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 12:37 PM IST
A comprehensive investigation focusing on the brutal treatment of women in the production of palm oil in Indonesia, has exposed not only sexual abuse ranging from verbal harassment and threats to rape but also human trafficking, child labour and outright slavery.
Tourists getting their temperature checked upon arrival amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). The pandemic has severely impacted the tourism sector.(Reuters)
Tourists getting their temperature checked upon arrival amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). The pandemic has severely impacted the tourism sector.(Reuters)

Tourism interrupted: Countries still keeping travelers at bay amid the pandemic

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 04:05 PM IST
Here’s a list of countries once tourism hotspots, now very wary of tourists.
Filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s latest film, Tenet will finally hit Indian shores towards the end of this month
Filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s latest film, Tenet will finally hit Indian shores towards the end of this month

Foreign touch: No Hindi biggie without overseas market?

HT Mumbai | By Prashant Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 02:50 PM IST
As the new set of lockdowns in various international markets make makers of ‘83 shift from Christmas release date, industry insiders say big-budget movies are unlikely to let go of the lucrative foreign countries’ earnings
Vitamin E extracted from palm oil useful in boosting immunity? Read on to know(Twitter/DVIINGENIERIA)
Vitamin E extracted from palm oil useful in boosting immunity? Read on to know(Twitter/DVIINGENIERIA)

Vitamin E extracted from palm oil useful in boosting immunity? Here’s what studies based on liver cells reveal

Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 08:46 PM IST
A team of researchers from Malaysia and Libya recently investigated the effect of Vitamin E, extracted from palm oil, on mice liver cells as its compound is known to have antioxidant effects which protects cells from damage of toxic chemicals produced by metabolic processes
Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin took power in March after withdrawing his party from Anwar’s governing alliance that won 2018 polls.(AP)
Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin took power in March after withdrawing his party from Anwar’s governing alliance that won 2018 polls.(AP)

Malaysian PM’s key ally demands early polls in new snag to his fragile hold on power

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 01:14 PM IST
Muhyiddin, who took office in March, has only a two-seat majority in Parliament and is being challenged by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.
For many -- expats and locals alike -- the beauty of the city-state, outside of its year-round balmy weather and efficiency, has always been its hyper connectivity.(Unsplash)
For many -- expats and locals alike -- the beauty of the city-state, outside of its year-round balmy weather and efficiency, has always been its hyper connectivity.(Unsplash)

Singaporeans stuck on island seek private jets, daycations

Singapore | By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 03:05 PM IST
Whether it’s chartering a private jet for a flight to nowhere or hiring a luxury yacht, some in Singapore are going to extraordinary lengths to cure the cabin fever that’s set in as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin (PHOTO: REUTERS)
Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin (PHOTO: REUTERS)

Malaysian PM faces calls to resign after king declines proposal for Covid-19 emergency

Kuala Lumpur | By Associated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 02:53 PM IST
Embattled Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s proposal for the king, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, would have suspended Parliament and let Yassin avoid an imminent test of support to his government.
Malaysia’s coronavirus cases doubled to more than 26,000 in just three weeks following a new outbreak, mainly in Sabah state on Borneo island.(AP Photo)
Malaysia’s coronavirus cases doubled to more than 26,000 in just three weeks following a new outbreak, mainly in Sabah state on Borneo island.(AP Photo)

Covid-19: Malaysia’s king rejects PM’s proposal to declare state of emergency

Kuala Lumpur | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2020 06:35 AM IST
The plan by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, which involves suspending Parliament, has sparked national outrage, with critics slamming the move as an undemocratic means for him to hang on to power amid challenges to his leadership.
Malaysia opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim leaves National Palace after meeting with the King, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia October 13, 2020.REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng(REUTERS)
Malaysia opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim leaves National Palace after meeting with the King, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia October 13, 2020.REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng(REUTERS)

Malaysia’s Anwar meets king in bid to form new government

Associated Press | By Associated Press | Posted by Kaleem Ullah Fasihi
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 10:50 AM IST
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim met the nation’s king on Tuesday in a bid to form a new government after claiming he had secured a majority in Parliament.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian(Reuters photo)
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian(Reuters photo)

China urges Malaysia to ‘fairly investigate’ held fishermen

Beijing | By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 09:28 PM IST
China on Monday called on Malaysia to “fairly investigate” the cases of Chinese fishermen held for allegedly operating illegally in Malaysian waters.
Malaysia Airlines planes are seen parked at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang.(Reuters Photo)
Malaysia Airlines planes are seen parked at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang.(Reuters Photo)

Malaysia Airlines boss says will have to shut down if restructuring plan fails: Report

Kuala Lumpur | By Reuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 08:56 AM IST
A group of leasing companies has rejected the restructuring plan, bringing the state carrier closer to a showdown over its future, Reuters reported on Friday.
In this file picture, Chinese boats fish at the disputed Scarborough Shoal. Malaysia has detained 60 Chinese fishermen for entering territorial waters.(REUTERS)
In this file picture, Chinese boats fish at the disputed Scarborough Shoal. Malaysia has detained 60 Chinese fishermen for entering territorial waters.(REUTERS)

Malaysia detains 60 Chinese citizens for trespassing into territorial waters

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bloomberg | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 03:25 PM IST
All were arrested after failing to produce permits from authorities to conduct activities or anchor in Malaysian waters, the agency said. It added the vessels, which didn’t have any cargo, were seized.
Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin wearing a protective mask arrives at a mosque for prayers, amid the coronavirus disease outbreak in Putrajaya, Malaysia August 28, 2020.(REUTERS)
Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin wearing a protective mask arrives at a mosque for prayers, amid the coronavirus disease outbreak in Putrajaya, Malaysia August 28, 2020.(REUTERS)

Malaysia PM quarantines as minister tests positive for coronavirus

Kuala Lumpur | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 05, 2020 09:50 PM IST
Muhyiddin had chaired an October 3 meeting attended by Religious Affairs Minister Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri, who confirmed Monday he has been hospitalized for treatment.
A woman wearing a protective mask walks past Malaysia's Prime Minister's office, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Putrajaya, Malaysia.(REUTERS)
A woman wearing a protective mask walks past Malaysia's Prime Minister's office, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Putrajaya, Malaysia.(REUTERS)

Malaysia’s coronavirus cases rise by record for second straight day

By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 03, 2020 07:42 PM IST
Malaysia won’t return to a nationwide lockdown, Defense Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said in a Saturday briefing.
Anwar’s Alliance of Hope was elected in 2018 but collapsed after Muhyiddin withdrew his party and tied up with corruption-tainted opposition parties to form a Malay-centric government in March.(AP)
Anwar’s Alliance of Hope was elected in 2018 but collapsed after Muhyiddin withdrew his party and tied up with corruption-tainted opposition parties to form a Malay-centric government in March.(AP)

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim plans new government

Kuala Lumpur | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Amrutha Kosuru
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 06:55 PM IST
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Wednesday he has secured a majority in Parliament to form a new government that is “strong, stable and formidable.”
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