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Malaysia Aims to Speed Up COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign
June 08, 2021

Malaysia Aims to Speed Up COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

By Alexandra Radu
With cases soaring, Malaysia hopes to quicken the pace of vaccinations and head off further deaths from the virus.

Malaysia Enters ‘Total Lockdown’ as COVID-19 Surge Continues
June 01, 2021

Malaysia Enters ‘Total Lockdown’ as COVID-19 Surge Continues

By Sebastian Strangio
Prime Minister Muhyiddin is facing increasing pressure from the opposition – and from within his own coalition.
Amid Case Surge, Malaysia’s COVID-19 Infection Rate Surpasses India’s
May 28, 2021

Amid Case Surge, Malaysia’s COVID-19 Infection Rate Surpasses India’s

By Luke Hunt
So far this month, the number of “brought in dead” has tripled over April's total.

As Ramadan Ends, Malaysia Begins Its Third COVID-19 Lockdown
May 12, 2021

As Ramadan Ends, Malaysia Begins Its Third COVID-19 Lockdown

By Sebastian Strangio
The lockdown announcement followed assurances from senior officials that nationwide restrictions were unnecessary.

Singapore, Malaysia Approve Compassionate Cross-Border Travel
May 03, 2021

Singapore, Malaysia Approve Compassionate Cross-Border Travel

By Sebastian Strangio
The plan is a prelude to an eventual reopening of crossborder travel, but a full resumption will be some time off.

Singapore, Malaysia Mull Cooperation on Vaccine Certifications
March 24, 2021

Singapore, Malaysia Mull Cooperation on Vaccine Certifications

By Sebastian Strangio
Mutual recognition of the two nations' COVID-19 vaccine certificates could pave the way for a regional certification process.

Malaysia Under Fire for COVID-19 ‘Fake News’ Ordinance
March 15, 2021

Malaysia Under Fire for COVID-19 ‘Fake News’ Ordinance

By Sebastian Strangio
For Malaysia's media, the new rules are set to make an already restrictive situation worse.
Malaysia Declares Virus Emergency, Offering Reprieve for Besieged PM
January 12, 2021

Malaysia Declares Virus Emergency, Offering Reprieve for Besieged PM

By Sebastian Strangio
The surprise announcement has given PM Muhyiddin Yassin until August 1 to get COVID-19, and the broader political situation, under control.

Budget Looms as Crucial Test for Malaysia’s PM Muhyiddin
November 10, 2020

Budget Looms as Crucial Test for Malaysia’s PM Muhyiddin

By Sebastian Strangio
Facing a raft of internal and external challenges, the budget looms as a vote of confidence in Malaysia's leader.

Malaysia’s King Rejects PM’s Proposal to Declare Emergency
October 26, 2020

Malaysia’s King Rejects PM’s Proposal to Declare Emergency

By Associated Press
Critics claim that Muhyiddin's move was intended to strengthen his hold on power amid challenges to his leadership.

Royal Audience to Test Anwar’s Bid for Power in Malaysia
October 12, 2020

Royal Audience to Test Anwar’s Bid for Power in Malaysia

By Sebastian Strangio
As Malaysia's opposition leader prepares to put his case to the king, the country braces for another wrenching political shift.
Amid Political Crisis, Malaysia Braces for Second Wave of COVID-19
October 06, 2020

Amid Political Crisis, Malaysia Braces for Second Wave of COVID-19

By Sebastian Strangio
As Prime Minister Muhyiddin enters self-quarantine, his nation grapples with a sudden rise in coronavirus infections.

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