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Malaysia’s AirAsia airline changes name to Capital A

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s AirAsia Group said on Friday it had finalised the name change of its listed holding company to Capital A as it seeks market recognition of its growing portfolio of businesses beyond the core budget airline. The company’s

Malaysia to allow commercial sale of Chinese COVID-19 vaccines

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will soon allow the commercial sale of COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by Chinese firms Sinopharm and Sinovac, the science minister said on Friday, as authorities try to ramp up inoculation rates amid surging cases. Malaysia has one of

Malaysian court releases PIA plane seized over lease dispute

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian court on Wednesday ordered the immediate release of a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane that was held nearly two weeks ago due to a British court case over the jet’s lease. Malaysian authorities seized the Boeing

PIA pays $7mn for aircraft impounded in Malaysia

LONDON: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has informed the London High Court that it has paid $7 million to aviation company Peregrine Aviation Charlie Ltd in the case pertaining to two jets leased by the Dublin-based AerCap. Malaysian authorities seized

‘Breaking Point’: Malaysia declares state of emergency, suspends parliament

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s King Al-Sultan Abdullah declared a state of emergency across the country on Tuesday to curb the spread of COVID-19, after consenting to a request from Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. An emergency would give the prime minister and

980,000 Pakistanis sent abroad for employment in last two years: SAPM Bukhari

KARACHI: Around 980,000 Pakistanis have been sent abroad for employment in the last two years by the incumbent government. The was stated by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Syed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari.

Lincoln University College, Malaysia not permitted to run campus in Pakistan: HEC

ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) has informed that the Lincoln University College, Malaysia was not permitted to operate any campus or centre in Pakistan. However, the HEC clarified that the university was a recognised varsity of Malaysia.

Twitter deletes Mahathir’s posts on ‘right to kill French’

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian leader Dr Mahathir Mohamad tweeted that Muslims have a right “to kill millions of French people” after a deadly attack in Nice, sparking widespread anger and prompting Twitter to delete his post. Three people were killed at

Pakistan, Malaysia stress closer cooperation to defeat COVID-19 pandemic

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday held a telephone call with his Malaysian counterpart Dato Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein wherein both the leaders called for close bilateral cooperation to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic. FM Qureshi reiterated Pakistan’s strong

Malaysia drops 1MDB charges against Goldman Sachs

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has dropped criminal charges against Goldman Sachs over its role in the 1MDB scandal, a lawyer for the global bank said on Friday. Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak and his cronies were involved in embezzling billions

PM thanks Malaysia’s Mahathir for speaking in support of Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has thanked former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad for speaking in support of Kashmiris and against Indian repression. “I want to thank Dr Mahathir Bin Mohamad for speaking in support of Kashmiris and against Indian

Former Malaysian PM found guilty in corruption trial

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s former leader Najib Razak was found guilty of corruption on Tuesday in the first trial linked to a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). The former prime minister who had led the country

Ex-Miss Universe Malaysia apologies over comments on black people

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Miss Universe Malaysia Samantha Katie James has apologised for her controversial remarks about black people, which has drawn vast criticism. In an Instagram story, she said, “I do hear you, I’m sorry, I know you’re hurting. I

Malaysia’s former interior minister named PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s King named little-known former interior minister Muhyiddin Yassin as the new Prime Minister today (Saturday) in a surprise twist that sidelined old rivals including Mahathir and Anwar Ibrahim after a week of political turmoil. The shocking decision

Mahathir’s resignation

There is a political crisis in Malaysia after Mahathir Mohammad, the world’s oldest head of state, announced a shock resignation earlier this week. The southeast Asian nation cannot agree on a suitable successor for the leader who is hailed for

Palm oil wars

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad is among the few leaders, along with Turkish President Erdogan, who raised the Kashmir dispute at the UN last year. The veteran leader has also been critical of India’s contentious Citizen Amendment Act which discriminates

PM Imran’s visit to Malaysia

Imran Khan seems to be juggling relations with the international community well. This week the prime minister visited Malaysia on a two-day official visit. This was his second visit since assuming office in August 2018. During the visit, both sides

Pakistan not forming alliance with Turkey, Malaysia: Firdous Awan

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information, Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that Pakistan is not forming a new alliance with Turkey and Malaysia. In a statement, Firdous Awan said that Pakistan was trying to gather everyone on the

PM Imran’s ongoing visit to Malaysia is of historic nature: Firdous

ISLAMABAD: PM’s Special Assistant on Information, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s ongoing visit is of historic nature. Firdous Awan took to Twitter and said that PM Imran and his Malaysian counterpart, Mahathir Mohamad were

Pakistan is meant to follow Riyasat-e-Madinah: PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Pakistan was meant to follow Riyasat-e-Madinah which was formed on the idea of a welfare state. While addressing an event in Advanced Islamic Studies Institute in Kuala Lampur, the prime minister

PM Imran to visit Malaysia tomorrow on Mahathir’s invitation

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will leave for Malaysia on a two-day official tour tomorrow (Monday). According to the statement of Foreign Office, PM Imran is visiting on the invitation of his Malaysia counterpart Mahathir Mohamad. The statement further said

PM Imran Khan to visit Malaysia on Feb 3

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will leave for Malaysia on a two-day official visit on 3 February. As per reports, Prime Minister Imran Khan will be joined by a high-level delegation on his visit to Malaysia and negotiations between both

Malaysia to purchase more Indian sugar to solve palm oil issue

KAULA LUMPUR: The top sugar supplier of Malaysia said it would expand commodity purchases from India, which is part of efforts, to placate New Delhi despite an ongoing spat over palm oil imports. Sources claimed. MSM is the sugar refinement

PM Imran Khan likely to visit Malaysia in upcoming month

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan is likely to visit Malaysia in the upcoming month February in what will be his second trip to the country since assuming office. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi confirmed the news of Imran Khan traveling

Muslims should unite for Iran, says Malaysian PM

KUALA LUMPUR:  After condemning the killing of Iranian Commander Qasem Soleimani by the USA, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday that Muslim countries should unify to protect themselves.  Mahathir stated that the USA’s drone attack on Qasem Soleimani

Over 8,000 Pakistani illegal immigrants return from Malaysia

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari on Monday said over 8,000 Pakistanis have returned home country under a Malaysian amnesty scheme. He said the amnesty scheme was aimed at ensuring

KL Summit fallout

The fallout continues after Prime Minister Imran Khan subbed the KL Summit held in the Malaysian capital reportedly from pressure by Saudi Arabia. The prime minister probably found himself between a rock and a hard place and chose not to

Pakistan to play role for unity of Muslim states: Firdous Awan

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to PM on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said Pakistan will be on the forefront for the unity and harmony among the Muslim countries. Briefing media, she said Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a

KL Summit visit shelved

After much speculation since last week, it has finally been revealed that Prime Minister Imran Khan will not be attending the much-anticipated Kuala Lumpur Summit being held in the Malaysian capital hosted by Mahathir Muhammad. This is the latest attempt

PM to visit Bahrain, Malaysia, and Switzerland in December

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has planned to pay a visit to three countries in December. The prime minister will pay a visit to Bahrain, Malaysia, and Switzerland during the current month. The prime minister will leave for Bahrain on