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Malaysia will hold an election after coronavirus is over - PM

28 Nov 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia will hold a general election when the novel coronavirus pandemic is over, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Saturday, shortly after he averted a showdown by winning parliamentary support for his administration's budget.

Malaysia secures Pfizer vaccine in a first for Southeast Asia

27 Nov 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia has agreed to buy 12.8 million doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, becoming the first country in Southeast Asia to announce a deal with the U.S. drugmaker after some expressed reservations over the need for ultra-cold storage.

UPDATE 2-Malaysia secures Pfizer vaccine in a first for Southeast Asia

27 Nov 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 Malaysia has agreed to buy 12.8 million doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, becoming the first country in Southeast Asia to announce a deal with the U.S. drugmaker after some expressed reservations over the need for ultra-cold storage.

Malaysia's PM wins approval for budget, surviving parliamentary test

26 Nov 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin won parliamentary approval for his government's 2021 budget on Thursday, avoiding a potential political crisis in the midst of other crises brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Malaysia's PM Muhyiddin faces bellwether vote on 2021 budget

25 Nov 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's parliament will on Thursday decide whether to approve the government's 2021 budget, in a vote that could decide Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's political future as the country grapples with a coronavirus-induced health and economic crisis.

Asia Pacific leaders make joint appeal for free and fair trade

20 Nov 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Asia Pacific leaders set aside differences on Friday with their first joint communique in three years, calling for free and predictable trade to help a global economy laid low by the coronavirus pandemic.

WRAPUP 3-Trump and Xi join virtual Asia Pacific summit as trade spat endures

20 Nov 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 A virtual summit of Asia Pacific leaders started on Friday with U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in attendance to discuss the coronavirus crisis and global economic recovery amid lingering trade differences.

Asia-Pacific leaders push for freer trade after Trump

19 Nov 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Asia-Pacific leaders called on Thursday for open and multilateral trade to support a global economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic and some hoped for more engagement with the United States under a Joe Biden administration.

China's Xi to take spotlight at Asia-Pacific summit in Trump's absence

18 Nov 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Fresh from the success of creating the world's largest free trade region, China's President Xi Jinping will be among the speakers on Thursday heralding a Asia-Pacific virtual summit that U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to skip.

APEC ministers say free and fair trade key for economic recovery

16 Nov 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Ministers from Asia-Pacific countries on Tuesday said free, fair and non-discriminatory trade practices were key to an economic recovery from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

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