Tag Archives: Malaysia

Thousands displaced by floods in Malaysia

Torrential rains in Malaysia have caused flooding that has driven more than 11,000 people from their homes, closed dozens of roads, and disrupted shipping, authorities said on Saturday. More than 66,000 personnel from the police, army, and fire department have been mobilised nationwide to help rescue people stranded by floodwaters …

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Malaysia summons Chinese envoy to protest South China Sea incursion

Malaysia late Monday summoned Beijing’s envoy to the Southeast Asian country in protest after Chinese vessels entered its maritime economic zone in the disputed South China Sea. Kuala Lumpur summoned Chinese ambassador Ouyang Yujing “to convey Malaysia’s position and protest against the presence and activities of Chinese vessels, including a …

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Malaysia PM Muhyiddin to resign on Monday – report

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin will resign on Monday, news portal MalaysiaKini reported after he lost his majority due to infighting in the ruling coalition. The resignation, if confirmed, would end a tumultuous 17 months in office for Muhyiddin but also bring more uncertainty to Malaysia as the country grapples …

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Demo demands Malaysia PM quit over COVID response

Hundreds of young people in Malaysia rallied in central Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, demanding the country’s prime minister resign over what they view as his mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic. Public anger has built up against Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s unelected government, which took power in March 2020, as infections …

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Malaysia PM orders ‘total lockdown’ amid COVID surge

Malaysia is battling a rapidly escalating coronavirus outbreak that has strained the country’s healthcare system. Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has announced a nationwide “total lockdown” starting in June as coronavirus infections in the country surged to record levels. Muhyiddin said the stricter lockdown from June 1 to 14 was …

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