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Malaysia: Federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia
Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia. The federal constitutional monarchy consists of 13 states and three federal territories, separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia. Peninsular Malaysia shares a land and maritime border with Thailand and maritime borders with Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia. East Malaysia shares land and maritime borders with Brunei and Indonesia and a maritime border with the Philippines and Vietnam. Kuala Lumpur is the national capital and largest city while Putrajaya is the seat of federal government. With a population of over 30 million, Malaysia is the world's 44th most populous country. The southernmost point of continental Eurasia, Tanjung Piai, is in Malaysia. In the tropics, Malaysia is one of 17 megadiverse countries, with large numbers of endemic species.

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Malaysia detains three accused of planning attacks, links to IS

Malaysia has detained three men on suspicion of supporting the Islamic State militant group and planning attacks in Indonesia and Malaysia, police said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Malaysian teen believed to have jumped to death after Instagram poll

Malaysian police are investigating the case of a teenager believed to have jumped to her death after asking her social media followers to vote on whether she should kill herself.
Reuters - Published

โ–ถ Videos for Malaysia

Birdies on a plane: Vietnam's Bamboo airways bets on golf for success [Video]Birdies on a plane: Vietnam's Bamboo airways bets on golf for success

As Vietnam's aviation sector booms and passenger numbers rise at double-digit rates, local upstart Bamboo Airways is teeing up what it hopes will be a novel way of standing out in a crowded market:..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:04Published

What To Do After Hotel Check In [Video]What To Do After Hotel Check In

Before you get comfortable there are a few precautions you should take. Here are some things to do after you check in at a hotel.

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:55Published

Malaysia Sends Goldman Sachs Banker To U.S. For 1MBD Charges [Video]Malaysia Sends Goldman Sachs Banker To U.S. For 1MBD Charges

Reuters reports Malaysia has extradited a former Goldman Sachs banker to the United States for 10 months to face criminal charges linked to a multibillion-dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB,. Malaysian..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Malaysia Extradites Former Goldman Sachs Banker To U.S. [Video]Malaysia Extradites Former Goldman Sachs Banker To U.S.

Reuters reports Malaysia has extradited a former Goldman Sachs banker to the United States for 10 months to face criminal charges linked to a multibillion-dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB. Malaysian..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Malaysia frees woman accused of killing Kim Jong Un's brother [Video]Malaysia frees woman accused of killing Kim Jong Un's brother

A Vietnamese woman who spent more than two years in a Malaysian prison on suspicion of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was freed, her lawyer said. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak arrives at court [Video]Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak arrives at court

Ousted Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrives in court for his trial over charges linked to a multi-billion-dollar scandal at state fund 1Malysia Developmebt Berhad. Rough cut - no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:39Published

Malaysia to Free Vietnamese Woman Accused of Kim Jong Nam Murder [Video]Malaysia to Free Vietnamese Woman Accused of Kim Jong Nam Murder

According to Reuters, a Vietnamese woman who had been accused of killing the half-brother of North Koreaโ€™s leader will be freed from a Malaysian prison on May 3, a day earlier than previously..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Malaysian Golfer Found Dead In Hotel Room [Video]Malaysian Golfer Found Dead In Hotel Room

CNN reports Malaysian golfer Arie Irawan died in his hotel room aged 28 while competing at a tournament in China, with "early indications" suggesting it was due to natural causes. Irawan missed the cut..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Duterte Says Military Action Possible in Island Dispute [Video]Duterte Says Military Action Possible in Island Dispute

President Rodrigo Duterte says he will tell his troops to prepare for a "suicide mission" to defend Thitu Island.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

Malaysia's Najib Razak pleads not guilty at start of 1MDB trial [Video]Malaysia's Najib Razak pleads not guilty at start of 1MDB trial

Ex-Prime Minister Najib on trial in first of a series of prosecutions related to alleged theft of billions of dollars.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:27Published

Malaysia's former leader Najib in the dock as graft trial begins [Video]Malaysia's former leader Najib in the dock as graft trial begins

Ten years to the day after he was sworn in, disgraced former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has begun to stand trial for corruption charges linked to a multibillion-dollar scandal that brought..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

Malaysian ex-PM Najib arrives at court for 1MDB-linked graft trial [Video]Malaysian ex-PM Najib arrives at court for 1MDB-linked graft trial

Disgraced former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrives at a Malaysian court to go on trial over 1MDB-linked graft a multibillion-dollar scandal that brought down his government. Rough cut - no..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:48Published

Malaysia: Ex-PM Najib Razak to face trial over corruption charges [Video]Malaysia: Ex-PM Najib Razak to face trial over corruption charges

Najib faces 42 charges linked to theft of $4.5bN from state investment fund after winning election last May.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:48Published

Euro zone factory activity contracts faster in March [Video]Euro zone factory activity contracts faster in March

Factories in the euro zone had their worst month for almost six years in March and forward looking indicators pointed to gloomy times ahead, a survey found, grim reading for European Central Bank..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:38Published

Woman Accused of Killing Kim Jong-nam Takes Plea Deal [Video]Woman Accused of Killing Kim Jong-nam Takes Plea Deal

Doan Thi Huong pleaded guilty to "causing hurt by a dangerous weapon."

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

Woman Accused Of Killing Kim Jong Nam Escapes Death Penalty [Video]Woman Accused Of Killing Kim Jong Nam Escapes Death Penalty

CNN reports A Vietnamese woman accused of using a deadly nerve agent to assassinate the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has accepted a lesser charge of "causing hurt by a dangerous..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Kim Jong Nam trial: Malaysia drops second murder charge [Video]Kim Jong Nam trial: Malaysia drops second murder charge

A Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un escaped the death penalty on Monday, after Malaysian prosecutors dropped a murder charge against her. Grace Lee..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Vietnamese accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korean leader arrives in court [Video]Vietnamese accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korean leader arrives in court

A Vietnamese woman accused of murdering Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, arrives in court. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:39Published

A trans musician sings her story in conservative Malaysia [Video]A trans musician sings her story in conservative Malaysia

Shika Corona is a transgender guitarist and singer of an LGBT band in Malaysia. The band is unique in the conservative country, where same-sex acts have been outlawed. Jayson Albano reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

Dissident group claims North Korean embassy raid [Video]Dissident group claims North Korean embassy raid

A Spanish judge plans to request the extradition from the United States of members of a group he suspects of forcing their way into the North Korean embassy in Madrid and trying to persuade an official..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:01Published

Pakistan call for peace with India as it shows off its military might [Video]Pakistan call for peace with India as it shows off its military might

President Arif Alvi said he hoped the region would remain peaceful and focus on education, health and employment rather than war. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:21Published

New Zealanders hold moment of silence for mosque shooting victims [Video]New Zealanders hold moment of silence for mosque shooting victims

From bikies in Tauranga to people on the streets of Wellington, New Zealanders pause for a moment of reflection on Friday to mourn the Christchurch mosque shooting victims. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

'We are one' says PM Ardern as New Zealand mourns with prayers [Video]'We are one' says PM Ardern as New Zealand mourns with prayers

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told a crowd of thousands that 'New Zealand mourns with you' as the call to prayer rang out over Christchurch one week after a shooting left 50 people dead...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

 

Malaysian teen who reportedly jumped to death after Instagram poll sparks calls for probe: media

Malaysian lawmakers on Wednesday called on authorities to investigate reports of a teenager who allegedly jumped to her death after asking her social media followers to vote on whether she should take..
Reuters - Published

Bangladesh police kill two suspected Rohingya traffickers in clash

Bangladesh police have clashed with suspected people smugglers sending Rohingya Muslim refugees to Malaysia, killing two of the traffickers, a police official said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Bangladesh police 'rescue' dozens of Rohingya being trafficked to Malaysia

Bangladeshi police prevented dozens of Rohingya Muslims, most of them women, about to be trafficked to Malaysia by boat, authorities said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Four arrested in Malaysia suspected of plotting Ramadan attacks

Malaysian police have detained four men suspected of plotting a wave of killings and attacks in and around the capital during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, police said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Fugees Rapper Pras Michel and Financier Charged in Illegal Scheme to Raise Money for Obama

The rapper Pras Michel and the fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho were charged with campaign finance violations in the 2012 election.
NYTimes.com - Published

Malaysia's hopes of economic revival under Mahathir fade

A year ago, Malaysian land surveyor Muhammad Nur Aliff had high hopes that a shock election victory by 93-year-old Mahathir Mohamad could be the catalyst for reform and revival in a country hobbled by..
Reuters - Published

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