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Joseph Sipalan

Malaysia to choose 5G partners based on own security standards

17 Feb 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's own security standards will dictate which companies take part in its planned 5G rollout this year, its communications minister told Reuters on Monday, as the United States pushes countries to exclude China's Huawei [HWT.UL].

Malaysia to choose 5G partners based on own security standards

17 Feb 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's own security standards will dictate which companies take part in its planned 5G rollout this year, its communications minister told Reuters on Monday, as the United States pushes countries to exclude China's Huawei.

UK sees Malaysia as possible gateway to Asia-Pacific trade

11 Feb 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Britain, promoting itself as a willing trade partner for the Asia-Pacific region, is seeking close alignment with Malaysia as its former colony considers ratifying an 11-member Pacific trade pact, the UK's top diplomat said on Tuesday.

Malaysia's GDP growth seen slowing to weakest in 3-1/2 years: Reuters poll

10 Feb 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's economic growth in the fourth quarter is expected to have slowed to its weakest since mid-2016 on weaker private consumption and external demand, a Reuters poll showed.

After two-decade quest to become Malaysia's PM, Anwar says can wait a bit more

06 Feb 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim said on Thursday he was ready to wait for six more months beyond the initially agreed May deadline to take over as prime minister from Mahathir Mohamad, and that he had enough support in parliament to do so.

Malaysia's PM-in-waiting seeks end to palm tension with India

06 Feb 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has dialled back his criticism of India after it sparked a boycott of Malaysian palm oil, his chosen successor Anwar Ibrahim told Reuters on Thursday, urging New Delhi to note the change in tone.

Malaysia's Mahathir has toned down criticism of India after palm backlash, says Anwar

06 Feb 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has dialled back his criticism of India after it sparked a boycott of Malaysian palm oil, his chosen successor Anwar Ibrahim told Reuters on Thursday, urging New Delhi to note the change in tone.

Trial of former Malaysian PM's wife begins, court told she influenced government decisions

05 Feb 2020

KUALA LUMPUR The corruption trial of Rosmah Mansor, the wife of Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak, began on Wednesday, with a prosecutor describing how she exerted "considerable influence" over government decisions.

Pakistan pledges to buy more Malaysian palm oil to compensate for India's withdrawal

05 Feb 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Pakistan will buy more palm oil from Malaysia, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday, aiming to help offset lost sales after top buyer India put curbs on Malaysian imports last month amid a diplomatic row.

To mask or not to mask: confusion spreads over coronavirus protection

01 Feb 2020

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR "Do not wear a mask if you are well" read a warning plastered across the front of Singapore's main newspaper on Friday, as authorities around the world sought to calm panic buying of masks seen as a guard against the fast-spreading coronavirus. | Video

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