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Bangkok dethrones London as world’s most popular travel destination

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Thailand's capital Bangkok has been ranked top of in MasterCard's 2016 list of the world's most popular travel destinations by number of visitors. The...
Students rally for arrest of “Malaysia Official 1” in 1MDB case

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Student protesters marched in Kuala Lumpur on August 27 and called for the arrest of an unnamed high-ranking government official dubbed "Malaysian Official 1"...
Call for tender for Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail

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Malaysia and Singapore will be calling for a joint tender on August 22 to appoint a development partner for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed...
Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed train project kicked off

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Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak formally agreed on July 19 to jointly construct a high-speed rail link...
Singapore costliest, KL cheapest city for expats in ASEAN

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Singapore remains the most expensive city for expats in the Association for Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, according to the 2016 Cost of Living...
Massive street protests against new tax in Malaysia

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Thousands of people on April 2 joined a rally in Kuala Lumpur to protest against the Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 6 per...
Did ISIS plan to kidnap Malaysia’s Prime Minister?

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was among top Malaysian officials that militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) planned to kidnap last...
Malaysia makes strong pitch for luring more visitors

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Malaysia in the tourism sector is keen to keep pace in the head-on-head race with its increasingly popular neighbour Thailand by strengthening marketing activities...
Guns in Jakarta attack apparently from Philippines – Bombing foiled in KL

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Indonesian police believe that the guns used in the terrorist attack in Jakarta on January 14 Indonesia originated from the Philippines, the Wall Street...
Confusion about price for 1MDB’s Bandar Malaysia sale

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In another not very flattering blunder, Malaysia's state-owned investment firm 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) obviously miscommunicated the effective sales price for the majority of...
Search for flight MH370 to end in June 2016

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Australia's government said that the underwater search for missing flight Malaysia Airline MH370  will likely end by June 2016. A statement by the Australian Joint...
Emirates comes to the rescue of Malaysia Airlines

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Dubai-based airline Emirates agreed to a massive code-share deal with troubled Malaysian Airlines as part of the latter's restructuring efforts. The agreement covers more...
Malaysia: Security tightened ahead of Obama visit to ASEAN summit

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Malaysia deployed soldiers in its capital city on November 20, taking extra security precautions amid unconfirmed reports of an "imminent terrorist threat" ahead of...
Embattled 1MDB gets nod for mega-project in Kuala Lumpur

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1MDB Real Estate Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of scandal-shaken Malaysian sovereign investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad led by embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak, has...
Malaysia, Singapore once again top Muslim travel index

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Malaysia and Singapore in the Global Muslim Travel Index 2015 (GMTI) once again made it to the top of the best Muslim travel destinations...
FBI investigation into 1MDB added to Malaysia PM’s full plate

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The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) launched an investigation into allegations of money-laundering at troubled Malaysian state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), according...
AirAsia aims at creating airport hubs in Southeast Asia

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Southeast Asia's biggest budget airline group AirAsia appears eager to invest or become a joint-venture partner in airport development to serve its burgeoning traffic...
Malaysia braces for critical pro-government rallies on September 16

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Preparations for pro-government rallies on "Malaysia Day" on September 16 are ongoing in a bid to show support for the beleaguered leadership of Malaysia's...