After Australia, now Malaysia declines to host 2026 Commonwealth Games

After Australia, now Malaysia declines to host 2026 Commonwealth Games

Malaysia has declined the opportunity to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games due to financial concerns, as confirmed by the Ministry of Youth and Sports. This decision comes after the withdrawal of Victoria, Australia, last year. The Ministry stated, ‘The government has decided not to accept the offer from the Commonwealth Games Federation.’ The 2026 event … Read more

Chipmakers searching for ‘China Plus 1’ are finding Malaysia

Chipmakers searching for ‘China Plus 1’ are finding Malaysia

PENANG, Malaysia: Construction cranes still surround the brand-spanking-new plant in Kulim’s industrial park in Malaysia. But inside, legions of workers hired by Austrian tech giant AT&S are already gearing up to produce at full capacity by year’s end. Outfitted in head-to-toe coveralls, with oversized safety glasses and hard hats, they’re reminiscent of the worker bees … Read more

Malaysia joins Thailand and Sri Lanka in granting visa-free entry for Indians

Malaysia joins Thailand and Sri Lanka in granting visa-free entry for Indians

Image for representation purpose only. Malaysia will grant a 30-day visa-free entry for Indian and Chinese citizens from December 1, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has announced, joining Thailand and Sri Lanka in recent weeks to offer such a facility to foreigners to promote tourism. Mr. Ibrahim said the waiver was an additional facility to the … Read more

Malaysia picks Sultan Ibrahim to be next king

Malaysia picks Sultan Ibrahim to be next king

Malaysia’s Queen Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah hugs her brother Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar of Johor after the election for the next Malaysian king at the National Palace in Kuala Lumpur on October 27, 2023. | Photo Credit: Reuters Malaysia’s royalty on Friday chose an influential sultan from the southern state of Johor to be the country’s next king. … Read more

Cruising catches on among Indians in search of new experiences

Cruising catches on among Indians in search of new experiences

In May, avid traveller Sunu Mathew and her friends had taken a seven-night cruise from Barcelona and sailed to Palma de Mallorca, Marseille, La Spezia, Civitavecchia and Naples. Three months later, Sunu still cannot stop talking about the cruise aboard the Symphony of the Seas that took them to ports in Spain, France and Italy.  The cruising … Read more

Pak man arrested for threatening to blow up plane; 32 flights cancelled

Pak man arrested for threatening to blow up plane; 32 flights cancelled

A 45-year-old man of Pakistan origin has been arrested and charged for allegedly threatening to detonate a bomb on a flight from Australia to Malaysia, forcing the aircraft to return to Sydney. The incident transpired on August 14 during Malaysia Airlines flight MH122. The suspect, identified as Muhammad Arif, was taken into custody by police … Read more

Malaysia detains Chinese barge on suspicion of looting WWII British warship wrecks

Malaysia detains Chinese barge on suspicion of looting WWII British warship wrecks

This undated photo released by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) on May 29, 2023, shows scrap metal and an old cannon shell on a Chinese-registered vessel after detained by MMEA in the waters of east Johor. The MMEA will also investigate if the barge carrier was involved in the looting of two British warship … Read more

Govt agencies to buy red onion as prices plunge on surplus output

Govt agencies to buy red onion as prices plunge on surplus output

The government on Tuesday said it has directed two of its agencies to “immediately intervene” and purchase red onion crops from the market after prices fell significantly over the last month, resulting in protests by farmers. Prices of the crop have fallen to as low as Rs 200 per 100 kilograms prompting some farmers to … Read more

4 dead, 40,000 flee homes as floods hit Malaysia | CNN

4 dead, 40,000 flee homes as floods hit Malaysia | CNN

CNN  —  Rescue efforts are underway in parts of Malaysia after seasonal floods killed at least four people and displaced more than 40,000. Among the deaths confirmed Saturday by state authorities in Johor was a man who became trapped in a car that was swept away by rising floodwaters. Footage taken by rescue workers and … Read more

Jailed Malaysia ex-PM Najib Razak acquitted in latest 1MDB trial

Jailed Malaysia ex-PM Najib Razak acquitted in latest 1MDB trial

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian former Prime Minister Najib Razak was acquitted Friday in the latest trial in response to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad state fund. Najib, who is serving a 12-year prison term after losing the final appeal in his first of several corruption trials linked to the 1MDB scandal, was found … Read more