Malaysia

You Can Now Rent 1mdb-linked Yacht For $1.25 Million A Week

Want to get a taste of the 300-foot superyacht previously owned by Malaysia's fugitive financier Low Taek Jho?  Well, to do so, one must pay $1.25 million per week, reported the South China Morning Post. The superyacht, called Tranquility, is...
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Pinewood Group And Iskandar Malaysia Studios To Part Company After 10-year Pact

Pinewood Group and Iskandar Malaysia Studios are ending their ten-year partnership. The two firms issued the following statement today: “Effective 10th July, Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios will be known as Iskandar Malaysia Studios (IMS)....

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Us Probing Deutsche Bank's Dealings With Malaysia's 1mdb After Goldman Throws It Under The Bus

When it rains inside the halls of Deutsche Bank, the flood is biblical. Just when it seemed that the biggest (if not for long) German bank, already reeling from the biggest mass layoffs since Lehman, couldn't possibly bear any more bad news, along...
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Industrial Policy Finally Legitimate?

By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jul 9 2019 (IPS) For decades, the two Bretton Woods institutions have rejected the contribution of industrial policy (IP), or government investment and technology promotion efforts, in accelerating and...

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‘wolf Of Wall Street’ Producer Riza Aziz Arrested In Malaysia, Will Face Money Laundering...

Almost a year to the day that former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested by anti-corruption investigators over his alleged role in dodgy financing deals linked to 2013 Hollywood hit The Wolf Of Wall Street and others, his stepson Riza...

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New Geopolitical 'game'? Pundits Point To Possible Reason Behind Recent Erdogan-xi Meeting

Turkey and Malaysia, both two large Muslim countries almost simultaneously gave a signal to the United States and other Western countries that they do not intend to play against China in the Xinjiang issue.
Related topics: Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey, China, Xinjiang

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When The Government Says You're Fake News

In the midst of a massive financial corruption scandal in Malaysia that led to the ouster of the country's prime minister, an independent online news outlet named States Times Review published a story last November claiming that Singapore Prime...
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Malaysian Officials Seize More Than 5,000 Smuggled Terrapins At Kuala Lumpur Airport (photo, Video)

More than 5,000 smuggled terrapins or red-eared sliders, a species of turtle that lives in fresh or brackish water, were recently seized at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) in Malaysia, a frequent hub for wildlife trade to Asian...
Related topics: Airports, World Photos, World Videos

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Malaysia Busts Attempt To Smuggle Over 5,000 Terrapins

Malaysian customs officers arrested two Indian men attempting to smuggle over 5,000 terrapins through the country to be sold as pets, officials said Wednesday.

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Malaysia Gov't Slams Goldman Sachs In 1mdb Case As Court Hearing Delayed

Malaysian officials rejected a compensation offer from US bank Goldman Sachs over the latter's involvement with the state-run corruption scheme known as 1MDB several years ago.

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A Bad Free Trade Agreement Is Worse Than Nothing

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Nazran Zhafri Ahmad JohariKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jun 25 2019 (IPS) With growing economic conflicts triggered by US President Donald Trump’s novel neo-mercantilist approach to overcoming his nation’s economic...
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Mh17 Report: Compromised From The Start

Authored by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog, The investigation into the crash of the MH17 Malaysia Airlines plane in East Ukraine was always compromised, right from the start. The crash on July 17 2014 came shortly after the...
Related topics: Malaysia Airlines, Ukraine

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Unverified Instagram Account Reveals Story Of How Malaysia's Ex-king Met A Russian Beauty

Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan abdicated in January after just two years. Last November, there was speculation that the Sultan had wed a Russian former “Miss Moscow” beauty pageant winner in a private ceremony in Russia's capital, with photos...
Related topics: Instagram, Russia, Moscow, World Photos

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The Trump Administration’s Advice To Malaysia, By Scott Sumner

In a recent post I discussed John Cochrane’s reaction to the Treasury department’s criteria for “currency manipulation”. John’s post included a link to the report, which contains some quite odd recommendations that...

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Ride On Time: Recycled Bikes Get Myanmar Kids To School

The clangor of bells in the air, Myanmar children race home from school on recycled bikes shipped from Singapore and Malaysia, donated to give them easier access to education in a nation where more than half live in poverty.
Related topics: Myanmar, Singapore

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Investigators In Downing Of Jet Over Ukraine Charge 4 Suspects With Ties To Russian Intelligence,...

But the suspects in the 2014 Malaysia Airlines disaster are believed to be out of the reach of Dutch prosecutors.
Related topics: Ukraine, Russia, Moscow, Malaysia Airlines

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Russian Soldier’s Text Messages With Girlfriend Were Major Clue In Malasyia Airlines Flight Mh17...

On Wednesday, international investigators the names of four suspects involved in the July 17, 2014, shootdown of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, which killed all 298 on board — including one United States citizen. They named a high-ranking officer...
Related topics: Malaysia Airlines, Russia

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The Atlantic: Sure Looks Like Mh-370 Disappearance Was Pilot Suicide

How could a modern jumbo jet operated by a national airline simply disappear without a trace, erasing 239 lives in the process? The mystery of Malaysia Flight 370 gripped the world five years ago, with media outlets like CNN obsessing over it for a...
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Breathtaking Moment Captured As A 'fire Rainbow' Seen In The Skies Of Malaysia

This is the breathtaking moment a "fire rainbow", or more commonly known as a circumhorizontal arc, showed up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 28.       

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Trump Says He Opposes Using Cia Informants Against Kim Jong Un

The Wall Street Journal reported Kim Jong Un's half brother traveled to Malaysia to meet his CIA contact before he was killed there in 2017.
Related topics: CIA, Kim Jong-Un

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