The Kuala Lumpur skyline, including the Petronas Twin Towers, is shrouded in haze on September 11, 2019. Photo: AFP

The haze is back. Can Malaysia and Indonesia clear the air?

  • Putrajaya has blamed – and offered help to – Jakarta, which denies full responsibility for the poor air quality
  • The smog poses a health hazard to the region, while it also has negative consequences for business and tourism
Topic |   Indonesia

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The Kuala Lumpur skyline, including the Petronas Twin Towers, is shrouded in haze on September 11, 2019. Photo: AFP
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Fake Malaysian identification cards with pictures of alleged Chinese nationals. Photo: National Registration Department/Facebook

In Malaysia, fake news of Chinese nationals getting citizenship stokes racial tensions

  • Claims that mainland Chinese are being granted Malaysian identification cards have been circulating online media for the past month
  • The National Registration Department has lodged a police report against several social media users for such accusations
Topic |   Malaysia

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Fake Malaysian identification cards with pictures of alleged Chinese nationals. Photo: National Registration Department/Facebook
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