Malaysia’s Ramadan bazaars go online amid pandemic

Ramadan is the holiest month in the Muslim calendar. In Malaysia it is also a time when small traders and hawkers make the most money. But as their shops remain closed because of the pandemic, many vendors have gone online. Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi reports from Kuala Lumpur. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – … Read more Malaysia’s Ramadan bazaars go online amid pandemic

King upholds Muhyiddin as Malaysia PM in brief Parliament sitting

Malaysia’s king has warned politicians against creating another political crisis as the country grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. His comments came as parliament convened briefly for the first time since a power grab in March. The session was kept short over fears of spreading coronavirus. The short session means new Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has … Read more King upholds Muhyiddin as Malaysia PM in brief Parliament sitting

Malaysia ‘detains migrants, refugees’ amid coronavirus lockdown

The Malaysian government has detained more than 700 migrants and refugees. It says it is part of the effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus. But it comes after weeks of increased social media attacks on foreigners. Some posts have accused them of spreading the virus. Others blame them for being a drain on … Read more Malaysia ‘detains migrants, refugees’ amid coronavirus lockdown

UN’s top human rights envoy to Myanmar steps down

The UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, is stepping down after spending six years raising the alarm on atrocities committed against the Rohingya minority. In her final report, Lee said the military’s actions bore the “hallmarks of genocide” and accused the civilian government of doing nothing to change things. Al Jazeera’s … Read more UN’s top human rights envoy to Myanmar steps down

Malaysia: Concerns over labour abuse to meet rubber gloves demand

The coronavirus pandemic has seen demand for medical rubber gloves soar – driven by a surge in orders from Europe and the United States. About two-thirds of the world’s supply is made in Malaysia. But there are concerns over forced labour as factories try to keep up with demand. Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi reports from … Read more Malaysia: Concerns over labour abuse to meet rubber gloves demand

Chinese medical team arrives in Malaysia

China has been providing support to other countries to combat COVID-19. Among its latest efforts, sending medical professionals to Malaysia. The team, which is in Kuala Lumpur, is made up of experts specialized in different fields, including respiratory health, intensive care, and traditional Chinese medicine. They will work with their Malaysian counterparts for the next … Read more Chinese medical team arrives in Malaysia

Thailand imposes night curfew from Friday

Tony Cheng in Bangkok, and Rian Maelzer in Kuala Lumpur report on lockdown measures in Thailand and Malaysia. And Jack Barton in Seoul told how the coronavirus will affect South Korea’s upcoming parliamentary elections. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): … Read more Thailand imposes night curfew from Friday

Live: Malaysia under lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic 直击马来西亚吉隆坡“封城”抗“疫”现场

Malaysia is under a lockdown for more than a week in the wake of a sharp spike in the number of confirmed #COVID19 cases. While people are slowly grasping the seriousness of what’s officially called a “movement control order,” the Malaysian government has called in the army to help mount roadblocks to drive the message … Read more Live: Malaysia under lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic 直击马来西亚吉隆坡“封城”抗“疫”现场

Made in Malaysia: How mosque event spread virus to SE Asia

A gathering of Muslims, held at the end of last month at a sprawling mosque complex on the outskirts of Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur, has emerged as a source of hundreds of new coronavirus infections spanning Southeast Asia. It was attended by 16,000 people, including 1,500 foreigners. Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi reports. – Subscribe to … Read more Made in Malaysia: How mosque event spread virus to SE Asia

Countries seek to limit economic impact of coronavirus pandemic

As the number of new coronavirus infections continues its downward trend in China, other Asian countries are stepping up measures to limit the impact on their economies. Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi reports from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ … Read more Countries seek to limit economic impact of coronavirus pandemic

Malaysian politics in turmoil: Is Mahathir-Anwar alliance over?

There is political turmoil in Malaysia after the king accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Mahathir’s party has quit the coalition government. It follows talks by some members of the ruling coalition to exclude the prime minister’s chosen successor and rival, Anwar Ibrahim, from a new administration. Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi has more … Read more Malaysian politics in turmoil: Is Mahathir-Anwar alliance over?

Malaysia’s Mahathir submits resignation, ‘quits’ his party

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has announced his resignation, paving the way for a possible formation of a new government. Mahathir said in a two-line statement that he had informed the country’s king of his resignation at 1pm Kuala Lumpur time (05:00 GMT) on Monday. In a new development, Mahathir has also reportedly resigned from … Read more Malaysia’s Mahathir submits resignation, ‘quits’ his party

Rolls-Royce Opens New Showroom in Malaysia

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars opened its first showroom in Malaysia today, bringing the total number of its outlets in the Asia Pacific region to 18. The showroom in Kuala Lumpur was opened by Paul Harris, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Asia Pacific Regional Director, who said: “We continue to invest in a Malaysian market buoyed by the country’s … Read more Rolls-Royce Opens New Showroom in Malaysia