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Muhyiddin Yassin

Malaysia PM Muhyiddin to resign on Monday
World

Malaysia PM Muhyiddin to resign on Monday

  • The resignation, if confirmed, would end a tumultuous 17 months in office for Muhyiddin but also bring more uncertainty to Malaysia as the country grapples with a COVID-19 surge and economic downturn
Published 15 Aug, 2021 12:02pm
Malaysia to impose tighter coronavirus restrictions in capital
World

Malaysia to impose tighter coronavirus restrictions in capital

  • Security Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said Kuala Lumpur and several districts in Selangor will see stricter measures imposed from Saturday for a period of two weeks.
  • Only essential busineses, including factories producing food and daily necessities are allowed to operate, he said.
Updated 01 Jul, 2021 04:50pm
Malaysia reports record coronavirus cases and deaths
World

Malaysia reports record coronavirus cases and deaths

  • The health ministry also reported 98 deaths of people who had tested positive for COVID-19, another daily record. The latest figures took the total number of cases in the country to 558,534 and deaths to 2,650.
  • Malaysia has seen a surge in coronavirus incidence in recent weeks, partly due to highly transmissible variants.
Published 29 May, 2021 06:10pm
Malaysia PM orders 'total lockdown' amid COVID-19 surge
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Malaysia PM orders 'total lockdown' amid COVID-19 surge

  • Muhyiddin said the stricter lockdown from June 1 to 14 was for all social and economic sectors, and that only essential services would remain in operation.
  • "With the latest rise in daily cases showing a drastically upward trend, hospital capacity across the country to treat COVID-19 patients are becoming limited," Muhyiddin said in a statement.
Published 28 May, 2021 06:56pm
Malaysia, Indonesia urge UN Security Council to stop Israeli 'violence'
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Malaysia, Indonesia urge UN Security Council to stop Israeli 'violence'

  • Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said that in a phone conversation with Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, both leaders agreed that Israel's "despicable actions" must be stopped immediately.
  • "To date, the UN Security Council has not issued any statement on the current situation in Palestine due to opposition from the United States of America," he said.
Published 15 May, 2021 06:00pm
Myanmar agreed to end violence against civilians
World

Myanmar agreed to end violence against civilians

  • He also said the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting was a success, Bernama reported.
  • "We have succeeded. It's beyond our expectation in getting the outcome from today's meeting," Muhyiddin said, according to Bernama.
Published 24 Apr, 2021 05:20pm
Malaysia announces $4.9bn in fresh stimulus to aid coronavirus recovery
World

Malaysia announces $4.9bn in fresh stimulus to aid coronavirus recovery

  • Malaysia's economy declined 5.6% in 2020, its worst performance since a 7.4% fall in 1998, owing partly to strict movement curbs aimed at halting the COVID-19 spread.
  • Muhyiddin said the government would roll out 20 billion ringgit ($4.86 billion) of stimulus packages, including a 11 billion ringgit fiscal injection.
Published 17 Mar, 2021 06:24pm