Malaysia

Malaysian government has remitted ‘abortive costs’ for HSR postponement

The Singapore government has announced on Thursday (31 January) that it has received confirmation from the Government of Malaysia through diplomatic correspondence that it has remitted to the Government of the Republic of Singapore the payment for abortive costs incurred by Singapore in suspending the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail Project. The deal came after a formal agreement between the two …

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Palestinian Struggle “a humanitarian struggle for justice and freedom” which “all Malaysians regardless of their background should support”: Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Steven Sim

The Palestinian Struggle is a humanitarian struggle for justice and freedom which all Malaysians regardless of their background should support, said Malaysia’s Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Steven Sim. Speaking in a meeting with the Palestinian Cultural Organization Malaysia (PCOM) in Putrajaya on Tuesday (29 Jan), Mr Sim added that greater communication between the peoples and institutions of both Malaysia and …

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Malaysia continues to defend its bans on Israeli athletes

Malaysia’s Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq has clarified that he is not out to penalise all Israeli people for the actions of their government against Palestinians. He was referring to Malaysia’s refusal to allow Israeli athletes into Malaysia to compete at the World Para-Swimming Championships being held in Sarawak in July this year. He said that protecting the rights …

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Singapore proposes extension of Seletar’s ILS and Pasir Gudang’s RA following meeting between transport ministers

Following the meeting between Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan and his Malaysian counterpart Saifuddin Abdullah regarding the ongoing bilateral disputes, the Republic’s Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan has proposed to extend the suspension of the Instrument Landing System (ILS) at Seletar Airport in order to facilitate negotiations with Malaysia regarding the airspace issue. After what Khaw dubbed as “a heart-to-heart …

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Higher number of graft-related reports received as a result of govt efforts: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

More corruption cases have come to light as a result of the Pakatan Harapan government’s efforts to fight graft, said Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Speaking at the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) in Laxenburg, Austria on Monday (21 Jan), Dr Mahathir noted that the increase is due to a lack of fear regarding the possible consequences of reporting such cases, as …

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Unnecessary for Singapore to “send warships” to “chase” Johor Chief Minister “away”: Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad at Oxford Union dialogue

Singapore’s act of sending “warships” to “chase away” Johor’s Chief Minister Osman Sapian was unnecessary and a “severe” overreaction, said Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. In a broadcast of the Oxford Union forum by Astro AWANI on Friday (18 Jan), Dr Mahathir delivered an address that touched on the 14th General Election last year and how it has transformed the …

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Johor Chief Minister was cautioned against visiting Johor Bahru port, fearing “counter-productive” outcome to bilateral negotiations with Singapore: Malaysia’s Foreign Ministry

Following Johor Chief Minister Osman Sapian’s controversial visit to the Johor Bahru port on board of Malaysian vessel MV Pedoman earlier this month, Malaysia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs revealed that it has advised the Chief Minister to withdraw his plans to visit the port. The visit, which was deemed by Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an “unauthorised visit” to …

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Malaysia refuses to host any events involving Israeli participants, says Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah; discreet economic relations with Israel “booming” despite Malaysia’s diplomatic hostility?

Following the announcement by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad regarding the ban on Israeli athletes against entering Malaysia and subsequently participating in the upcoming 2019 World Para Swimming Championships in Kuching, the Malaysian government has decided to prohibit Israeli representatives from entering the country for any kind of programme in the future. Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah mentioned, in addition to …

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Malaysia’s Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng envisions a “normal, boring democracy” after a scandal-ridden “global kleptocracy”

The Malaysian government is channelling all of its efforts into seeking reparations as a result of the financial damage caused by the scandal-ridden state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) during the previous administration, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. In an exclusive interview with with CNN news anchor Kristie Lu Stout on News Stream during an official visit to Hong Kong on Monday …

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