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Covid-19 has made badminton event at Tokyo unpredictable: Lee Chong Wei
Kuala Lumpur, July 21 (IANS) The Tokyo Olympic Games will be very special due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has made it difficult to predict the outcome of the badminton competitions, said Malaysia's badminton legend Lee Chong Wei on Wednesday.
2021-07-21
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports
AFC Cup Group D matches to be held in Maldives
Kuala Lumpur, July 19 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Monday confirmed that the AFC Cup 2021 Playoff and Group Stage (South) matches will be held in the Maldives.
2021-07-19
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Malaysian Defence Minister appointed Deputy PM
Kuala Lumpur, July 7 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has appointed Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob as the Deputy Prime Minister, the government said on Wednesday.
2021-07-07
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Malaysia picks badminton stars as flagbearers for Olympic opening
Kuala Lumpur, July 6 (IANS) Men's singles badminton player Lee Zii Jia will join his veteran teammate Goh Liu Ying as Malaysia's flagbearers at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on July 23, the Olympic Council of Malaysia said on Tuesday.
2021-07-06
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Malaysian Parliament to convene on July 26
Kuala Lumpur, July 5 (IANS) Malaysia's lower house of parliament is set to reconvene from July 26 for a five-day sitting after it was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic earlier this year, the government said on Monday.
2021-07-05
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
BWF expresses confidence for top-quality badminton at Olympics
Kuala Lumpur, July 1 (IANS) Badminton fans can expect top quality matches during the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Thursday.
2021-07-01
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Sudirman Cup moved to Finland, World Tour Finals to Indonesia
Kuala Lumpur, June 28 (IANS) The Sudirman Cup Finals 2021 and the BWF World Tour Finals, two key badminton tournaments this year which were originally planned to take place in China, have now been moved to Vantaa, Finland and Bali, Indonesia respectively, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Monday.
2021-06-28
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Malaysia to extend nationwide lockdown
Kuala Lumpur, June 28 (IANS) Malaysia will extend its current restrictions until the Covid-19 pandemic is further contained, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has announced.
2021-06-28
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Iran's Daei pays tribute to Ronaldo after he equals his 109-goal world record
Kuala Lumpur, June 24 (IANS) Asian football legend Ali Daei of Iran on Thursday congratulated Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portugal star scored his 109th goal in Wednesday's Euro 2020 game against France to equal his all-time international record.
2021-06-24
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
AFC Asian Cup football: 22 teams qualify for final qualifying round
Kuala Lumpur, June 16 (IANS) India are among the 22 teams out of 24 teams that have advanced to the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 qualifiers final round, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Malaysia thanks China for sending coronavirus vaccine
Kuala Lumpur, June 16 (IANS) Malaysia will soon receive a contribution of CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine developed by Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech, Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Malaysia extends lockdown measures for 2 more weeks
Kuala Lumpur, June 12 (IANS) The Malaysian government has decided to extend the current restrictive measures in place by another two weeks till June 28 in a bid to slow the spread of Covid-19, Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said.
2021-06-12
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Malaysia lauds WHO approval of China's Sinovac vaccine
Kuala Lumpur, June 2 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO)'s approval of the CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine developed by Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech will boost confidence in Malaysia, Malaysia's Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said on Wednesday.
2021-06-02
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Malaysia sees fresh high daily Covid-19 cases, deaths
Kuala Lumpur, May 30 (IANS) Malaysia reported jumps in the highest daily record of new Covid-19 cases and deaths on Saturday, after the government announced a total lockdown to contain the outbreak.
2021-05-30
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Malaysian govt announces total lockdown
Kuala Lumpur, May 29 (IANS) Malaysia will be placed under a total lockdown as daily Covid-19 cases have increased to more than 8,000, the government announced.
2021-05-29
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Korea's results cancelled after withdrawal from World Cup qualifiers
Kuala Lumpur, May 28 (IANS) The Democratic People's Republic of Koreas (DPRK) results for the Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup have been declared null and void following the team's withdrawal, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Thursday.
2021-05-28
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Kuala Lumpur metro line operations resume after accident
Kuala Lumpur, May 25 (IANS) The metro service in Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur resumed operations on Tuesday using only track and supported by a free shuttle bus service, following an accident involving two trains the day earlier.
2021-05-25
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over 200 injured in metro train collision in Kuala Lumpur: Reports
Kuala Lumpur, May 25 (IANS) Over 200 people were wounded, including 47 suffering serious injuries, as two metro light rail trains collided in a tunnel in Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur on Monday, media reports said.
2021-05-25
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Malaysia tightens restrictions amid resurgence
Kuala Lumpur, May 23 (IANS) The Malaysian government has announced further tightening of restrictions under its nationwide movement control order (MCO) as the country's accumulative Covid-19 cases topped 500,000.
2021-05-23
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Badminton scoring system reform just falls short of approval
Kuala Lumpur, May 22 (IANS) A proposal to change the badminton scoring system to best-of-five games of 11 points from the current best-of-three games of 21 points just fell short of gaining enough votes at the annual Badminton World Federation (BWF) meeting held virtually on Saturday.
2021-05-22
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Malay police kill 5 suspected Abu Sayyaf terrorists
Kuala Lumpur, May 18 (IANS) Police in Malaysia said on Tuesday that they shot dead five men suspected to be members of the Philippines-based Abu Sayyaf terror group during a raid.
2021-05-18
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics,Terrorism
Malaysia extends nationwide curbs till June
Kuala Lumpur, May 11 (IANS) Malaysia will extend its movement control order (MCO) across the country till June to curb the recent Covid-19 resurgence, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Malaysia's 1MDB corruption trial postponed due to Covid
Kuala Lumpur, May 3 (IANS) Court hearings related to the multi-billion dollar corruption allegations involving former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak have been postponed again due to coronavirus concerns.
2021-05-03
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Malay oppn chief to again run for PM
Kuala Lumpur, April 9 (IANS) Long-time aspirant Anwar Ibrahim will again try to be Prime Minister whenever parliamentary elections next take place, Malaysia's opposition alliance announced on Friday.
2021-04-09
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Ex-Malay PM denied adjournment of hearings (Ld)
Kuala Lumpur, April 5 (IANS) Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's attempt to overturn his corruption conviction dealt with an early blow after the country's Court of Appeal refused his request for a one-month adjournment of the hearings, which started on Monday.
2021-04-05
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Ex-Malaysian PM to appeal corruption sentence
Kuala Lumpur, April 5 (IANS) Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak will return to a court on Monday in a first attempt to overturn his corruption conviction last year.
2021-04-05
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
BWF to discuss change in scoring system in annual meeting
Kuala Lumpur, April 3 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) will put forth a proposal to alter the badminton scoring system to best-of-five games of 11 points each from the current best-of-three games of 21 points at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 22.
2021-04-03
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Malaysia expels all N.Korean diplomats after ties cut
Kuala Lumpur, March 22 (IANS) Malaysia has expelled all diplomats of the North Korean Embassy here in response to the latter's decision to sever diplomatic ties after Kuala Lumpur extradited a Pyongyang national to the US over money laundering charges.
2021-03-22
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Malaysia logs 2,364 new Covid cases, 10 deaths
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 27 (IANS) Malaysia has reported 2,364 new Covid-19 infections, pushing the tally to 298,315.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Malaysia rolls out Covid vaccination drive as PM gets first jab
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 24 (IANS) Malaysia on Wednesday launched the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination programme with Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin being the first person to get the jab.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Malaysia deports over 1K Myanmar nationals despite court order
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 24 (IANS) Malaysia has sent about 1,086 Myanmar nationals back to their homeland, defying a court's order and appeals from the human rights group to halt the process.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Malaysia receives 1st batch of Covid-19 vaccines
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 21 (IANS) Malaysia received its first batch of Covid-19 vaccines on Sunday, boosting its capability in the fight against the pandemic.
2021-02-21
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine
Malaysia reports 2,712 new Covid-19 cases, 25 new deaths
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 18 (IANS) Malaysia reported 2,712 new Covid-19 infections, the health ministry said on Thursday, bringing the national total to 274,875.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine
Malaysia reports 2,998 new Covid-19 cases, 22 new deaths
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 17 (IANS) Malaysia has reported 2,998 fresh Covid infections, pushing the tally to 272,163, the health ministry said on Wednesday.
2021-02-17
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Malaysia reports 2,176 fresh Covid cases, 10 new deaths
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 15 (IANS) Malaysia has reported 2,176 new Covid cases, taking the tally to 266,445, health officials said on Monday.
2021-02-15
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Malaysia reports biggest GDP decline in 23 yrs
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 11 (IANS) Malaysia's GDP contracted 3.4 per cent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of last year, rendering a 5.6 per cent drop for 2020, the biggest decline since the last 23 years, the country's central bank said in a statement on Thursday.
2021-02-11
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Malaysia begins phase 3 trials of China-developed Covid-19 vaccine
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 30 (IANS) Malaysia has begun a phase 3 clinical trial of a Covid-19 vaccine candidate developed by the Institute of Medical Biology of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (IMBCAMS), the Health Ministry said.
2021-01-30
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine
Expanded AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022 to begin from Jan 20
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 28 (IANS) The AFC Women's Asian Cup, slated to be held in 2022, will take place from January 20 to February 6, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) confirmed on Thursday.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Malaysia begins phase 3 trial of China-developed Covid vaccine
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 27 (IANS) Malaysia has begun a phase 3 clinical trial of a Covid-19 vaccine candidate developed by the Institute of Medical Biology of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (IMBCAMS), the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
AFC cancels U-16, U-19 championships in 2021 due to Covid-19
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 26 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has decided to cancel a number of competitions, including AFC U-16 Championship Bahrain 2020 and the AFC U-19 Championship Uzbekistan 2020, amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Malaysia declares state of emergency to contain Covid-19 surge
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 13 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said that King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah has consented to declaring a state of emergency in the country to stop the Covid-19 outbreak.
2021-01-13
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine
Three Indonesian shuttlers handed life bans for match fixing
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 8 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Friday banned three Indonesian shuttlers for life for involvement in match fixing. It also said that it has suspended a Malaysian citizen who is a representative of an equipment that sponsors international badminton players.
2021-01-08
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Asian Cup 2023 to be held across 10 cities in China from June 16
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 7 (IANS) The upcoming edition of Asia's flagship national team competition -- the AFC Asian Cup -- will take place from June 16 to July 16, 2023, across 10 cities in China, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) confirmed the decision on Thursday.
2021-01-07
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Asian Champions League, AFC get new logos in rebranding drive
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 6 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has launched a major rebranding campaign with new logos and "visual identities" for its flagship national team and club competitions.
2021-01-06
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Malay PM to be among first to receive Covid-19 vaccine
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 22 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Tuesday that he will be among the first to receive a vaccine against the novel coronavirus in a bid to convince people that it is safe and effective.
2020-12-22
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine
Qualification for Tokyo Olympics to end with India Open: BWF
Kaula Lumpur, Dec 22 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has announced the tournament calendar for the first half of 2021, which includes 17 tournaments that will serve as qualification tournaments for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
2020-12-22
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Club World Cup postponed to make way for internationals: Infantino
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 9 (IANS) The first edition of the 24-team FIFA Club World Cup, originally scheduled to be hosted in China in 2021, was postponed to make way for national team competitions, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday, adding that he believes it will still be "the best club competition in the world".
2020-12-09
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
APEC economies pledge joint efforts on post-Covid recovery
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 21 (IANS) The leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have committed their efforts to combat the Covid-19 crisis and pushing for post-pandemic recovery in a coordinated manner.
2020-11-21
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia reaffirm joint efforts to combat Covid-19
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 20 (IANS) Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia have reaffirmed their commitment to the multilateral trading system and joint efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-11-20
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Malay PM urges APEC economies to ensure free, open trade
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 19 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Thursday urged members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to recommit themselves to the group's core goal of free and open trade and investment.
2020-11-19
Category: International, Malaysia,Diplomacy,Politics