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

What ails the Muslim Ummah?

Mahathir Mohammad, the world’s oldest prime minister, is hosting the KL Summit later this month to discuss the problems being faced by the Muslim world. Pakistan is among the five countries – dubbed M5 – seen as the pioneers of

Pakistan supports KL Summit to address challenges: Qureshi

DOHA:Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan fully supported Kuala Lumpur summit aimed at enhancing Muslim nations existing potential for collective development and shared prosperity. Addressing at the second Kuala Lumpur Summit Ministerial Meeting in Doha, the foreign

Pakistan indebted to Malaysia for supporting Kashmir issue: FM

KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday met with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad in Kuala Lumpur. The foreign minister delivered congratulatory message of Prime Minister Imran Khan for successful holding of Kuala Lumpur Conference 2019. He said

Malaysian company to invest in Pakistan’s energy sector

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Oil and Gas company ‘Petronas’ expressed interest regarding investment in the energy sector of Pakistan. Sources said that the CEO of the company met foreign minister of Pakistan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Kuala Lumpur. In the meeting,

Foreign Minister arrives in Malaysia on two-day visit

KAUALA LUMPUR: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi arrived in Malaysia on a two-day official visit, today on Monday. The minister will attend Kuala Lumpur summit. Sources said that the director general of Malaysia’s foreign ministry received the foreign minister at

Nokia to collaborate with Malaysia over 5G business

KUALA LUMPUR: Nokia has planned to collaborate with Malaysia as it would launch the ultra-fast mobile internet service next year. A telecommunications company Nokia and U Mobile, a Malaysian complany have signed a three-year contract to deploy network as well

President Alvi meets Malaysian, Afghan leaders in Baku

ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi on Friday held a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Muhammad on the sidelines of the 18th Summit of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Baku, Azerbaijan. The president appreciated Prime Minister Mahathir’s statement for

Mahathir stands by Kashmir stance despite India’s palm oil boycott

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday he would not retract his criticism of New Delhi’s actions in the disputed region of Kashmir even though Indian traders have urged a boycott of Malaysian palm oil. The impasse

Malaysia, China & Turkey support Pakistan on FATF

ISLAMABAD: Malaysia, China, and Turkey have announced their support to Pakistan in regard to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meetings scheduled to take place from 13th October in Paris. According to sources, Pakistan lobbied three friendly states ahead of

NA Speaker appreciates Malaysia’s support for raising Kashmir issue

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser welcomed Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed for effectively raising the Kashmir dispute at the recently-concluded United Nations General Assembly session. The Speaker, while speaking to his Malaysian counterpart Mohamad Ariff Bin Mohammad Yusuf who

Confronting Islamophobia in media

Pakistan, Turkey and Malaysia agreeing to jointly fight the rising trend of Islamophobia centred in the West by launching a new English language TV channel is an ambitious decision. Prime Minister Imran Khan, Turkish President Erdogan, and Malaysian premier Mahathir

Pak, Turkey and Malaysia to jointly launch Islamic TV channel

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Imran Khan, along with Turkish President Recep Erdogan and Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad have decided to launch a new English language Islamic television channel. Imran Khan tweeted about explaining the need behind launching the joint venture,

Trilateral meeting to be held between Khan, Mahathir & Erdogan today

NEW YORK: Prime Miniter Imran Khan will hold a trilateral meeting with Malaysian Premier Mahathir Bin Mohamad and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan today. As per the schedule for today, the three leaders will hold the meeting at Ritz Carlton

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