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Rozanna Latiff

Malaysia secures Pfizer vaccine in a first for Southeast Asia

27 Nov 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia has agreed to buy 12.8 million doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, becoming the first country in Southeast Asia to announce a deal with the U.S. drugmaker after some expressed reservations over the need for ultra-cold storage.

Malaysia to shut some Top Glove factories in phases amid virus outbreak

23 Nov 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia will close some of Top Glove's factories in stages as it moves to screen employees for the novel coronavirus after more than 2,000 workers tested positive, authorities said on Monday.

UPDATE 2-Malaysia to shut some Top Glove factories in phases amid virus outbreak

23 Nov 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 Malaysia will close some of Top Glove's factories in stages as it moves to screen employees for the novel coronavirus after more than 2,000 workers tested positive, authorities said on Monday.

In Malaysia's Sabah, pandemic rages as migrants flee testing

23 Nov 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Some flee on boats. Some hide in the stilts under their homes. Others run into the woods.

WRAPUP 3-Trump and Xi join virtual Asia Pacific summit as trade spat endures

20 Nov 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 A virtual summit of Asia Pacific leaders started on Friday with U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in attendance to discuss the coronavirus crisis and global economic recovery amid lingering trade differences.

Asia-Pacific leaders push for freer trade after Trump

19 Nov 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Asia-Pacific leaders called on Thursday for open and multilateral trade to support a global economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic and some hoped for more engagement with the United States under a Joe Biden administration.

Malaysia's economy suffers smaller contraction, central bank provides rosier 2021 outlook

13 Nov 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's central bank provided a rosier growth outlook for 2021 after the economy suffered a smaller contraction in the third quarter, but said it would continue to help households and businesses withstand the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Malaysia's Mahathir denies promoting violence with 'right to kill French' posts

30 Oct 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday denied promoting violence by saying that Muslims have a right to "kill millions of French people for the massacres of the past" and criticised Facebook and Twitter for taking down his posts.

Malaysia's Mahathir denies promoting violence with 'right to kill French' posts

30 Oct 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday denied promoting violence by saying that Muslims have a right to "kill millions of French people for the massacres of the past" and criticised Facebook and Twitter for taking down his posts.

Malaysia's king urges fractious lawmakers to back budget

28 Oct 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's king urged lawmakers on Wednesday to put aside political disagreements to pass the 2021 budget "without disturbance", as Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin grapples with the coronavirus crisis and a leadership challenge.

World News

Brexit negotiations restart in person as clock ticks down

Face-to-face negotiations between Britain and the European Union over a trade deal restarted earlier on Saturday as the two sides make a last ditch attempt to reach an agreement with just five weeks to go before their current relationship ends.