Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim credited the Palestinian militant group’s sagacity – and Egypt’s opening of its border – for the safe release of Thai nationals taken hostage last month.
Tour operators in Malaysia usually compete with larger agencies from China that organise prearranged, prepaid trips for their clients.
Chinese and Indian nationals may stay in Malaysia for up to 30 days visa-free, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said. Malaysia is counting on extra tourist arrivals – and their spending – to support economic growth.
Critics say the Malaysian prime minister hasn’t made any meaningful progress on a host of goals, including tackling corruption, cutting red tape and addressing the rising costs of living.
Malaysia’s move to grow its rare earth industry by deepening ties with Australian mining giant Lynas has fuelled more fears of environmental damage.
Anwar Ibrahim was responding to calls to cancel the band’s Wednesday concert in Kuala Lumpur. Meanwhile, an Islamist MP told Malaysia’s parliament it was not possible to boycott all pro-Israel companies and brands.
Ahead of this year’s Apec summit, PM Anwar Ibrahim said that Malaysia is not tilting towards China, but geographically, the country is closer, and the US is equally important and a traditional ally.
Malaysian PM Anwar Ibrahim’s ardent pro-Palestinian campaign could pose risks to his domestic agenda including policy enactment and stabilising his coalition.
The Bersatu party, which leads the opposition alliance, found that four lawmakers were getting threatened with legal action or offered cash bribes to back Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, according to its president Muhyiddin Yassin.
Malaysian PM Anwar encouraged his Japanese counterpart to try the spiky fruit during their meeting as he sought to project the country’s ‘soft power’.
Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim faces the tricky task of adjusting the politically sensitive subsidy programme while placating voters.
Malaysia will not recognise unilateral sanctions, PM Anwar has said in response to a proposed US law aimed at penalising foreign supporters of Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups.
Defence and maritime security cooperation – and US$6.3 billion worth of investment – were also discussed during the Japanese prime minister’s visit to Malaysia at the weekend.
A decades-old policy favouring local players over foreign investors has dulled Malaysia’s competitive edge. Anwar Ibrahim’s administration wants to make the country ‘the darling of investors’ again.
Malaysia’s next king Sultan Ibrahim is expected to give PM Anwar Ibrahim “a hard time” and focus on political stability despite his ceremonial role.
Japan and the Philippines have been seeking to boost trilateral defence ties with the US over China’s construction of islands with military infrastructure in nearby waters.
Malaysia’s transport minister believes the current coalition government, led by Anwar Ibrahim, will buck the recent trend in the country and last its full five-year term.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s coming trip to the Philippines and Malaysia is seen as a significant step towards achieving Tokyo’s goals to enhance regional ties amid China’s rising clout.
Washington has made three formal requests to Malaysia to reverse its official position, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said on Tuesday, adding his administration would not bend to the diplomatic pressure.
The Johor-Singapore special economic zone is aimed at attracting investment to the area and enhancing the flow of goods and people across borders.
Malaysia’s government says it will look into a video purportedly showing teachers and students in a school carrying fake weapons.
Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim says the situation will become more brutal because of ‘Israel’s arrogance that is backed by the United States and Europe’.
Malaysia PM Anwar Ibrahim said he is aware and expects repercussions from the West for defending the Palestinian cause, but will continue to highlight the plight of the Palestinian people.
Over 1,000 people rallied in Malaysia’s capital after Friday prayers, to demand the US take responsibility for enabling Israel’s aggression.
Malaysia and Indonesia have called for an immediate stop to the violence against Palestinians and more humanitarian efforts in Gaza.