Malaysia On Track For Strong, Sustainable Growth After Trade And FDI Success In 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, Despite being a challenging year for Malaysia, the country still ended 2021 with a bang as total trade, for the first time in history, breached the RM2 trillion mark (RM1=US$0.24), according to Senior Minister of International Trade and Industry Mohamed Azmin Ali. Trade expanded 24.6 per cent year-on-year to RM2.01 trillion for the […]

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Create New Hope To Build A Better Nation In 2022 – Malaysian PM

KUALA LUMPUR Faced with challenges and tribulations, including the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic and floods, Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob called on Malaysians to create new hope to build a better nation in 2022. Inviting Malaysians to join him and the government towards this purpose, the prime minister said all parties should celebrate similarities and set aside […]

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Malaysia Announces Temporary Suspension Of Umrah Travel From Jan 8 Over Omicron Concerns

KUALA LUMPUR, The Malaysian government has decided to temporarily suspend the permission for travelling to perform the umrah beginning Jan 8 to curb the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. In announcing this on Saturday, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the authorities were concerned that non-compliance with home quarantine procedures among returning pilgrims had caused […]

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Malaysia Reports 3,573 New COVID-19 Infections, 25 More Deaths

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia reported another 3,573 new COVID-19 infections, as of midnight, bringing the national total to 2,758,086, according to the health ministry. A total of 343 new cases were imported, and 3,230 were local transmissions, data released on the ministry’s website showed. Twenty five more deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 31,487. […]

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Malaysia Extends Period For Stranded Foreigners To Apply Special Pass

PUTRAJAYA (Malaysia), The Malaysia’s Immigration Department (JIM) has extended the application period for Special Pass by foreigners who are stranded or over-stayed in Malaysia due to the implementation of movement restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19. Immigration director-general Khairul Dzaimee Daud said the Special Pass application involved foreigners holding Social Visit Pass (PLS) and […]

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Myanmar Further Extends Suspension Of Int’l Commercial Flights Until End Of Jan

YANGON, Myanmar’s Ministry of Transport and Communications, yesterday, further extended the suspension of international commercial flights, until the end of Jan, 2022. The extension was made as an effort to continue curbing the spread of COVID-19 through air travel, the ministry’s announcement said. The Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment for COVID-19, also issued […]

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Team Canada CEO “worried” if Beijing Winter Olympics can go ahead as planned

OTTAWA, With just over a month until the Beijing Winter Olympics opening ceremony the CEO of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) said he is increasingly concerned if the Games can go ahead as planned. “We’re worried,” COC CEO David Shoemaker told the CBC in a New Year’s eve interview. “We’re confident that these Games can […]

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