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Joseph Sipalan

Malaysia's first quarter GDP growth seen cooling on weak demand, exports

14 May 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's economic growth pace likely slowed in the first quarter, due to tepid consumption and softer global demand as a result of the U.S.-China trade war, a Reuters poll showed.

Malaysia's hopes of economic revival under Mahathir fade

10 May 2019

KUALA LUMPUR A year ago, Malaysian land surveyor Muhammad Nur Aliff had high hopes that a shock election victory by 93-year-old Mahathir Mohamad could be the catalyst for reform and revival in a country hobbled by sky-high public debt and corruption.

Deflecting criticism, Malaysia's Mahathir pledges 'shared prosperity'

09 May 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday vowed to boost the economy under a model of "shared prosperity" in a bid to stem criticism that his government had failed to deliver on promised reforms since taking power a year ago.

Fire at Petronas' RAPID oil refinery quickly tamed

12 Apr 2019

KUALA LUMPUR A fire was brought under control early on Friday after an explosion at a Malaysian oil refinery being developed by state oil firm Petronas, which was testing its facilities ahead of planned commercial operations later this year.

UPDATE 3-Fire at Petronas' RAPID oil refinery quickly tamed

12 Apr 2019

* Fire contained within 30 minutes, with two slightly injured

Malaysia backs $1.5 billion in aid for state palm oil firm Felda

10 Apr 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia will inject 6.23 billion ringgit ($1.52 billion) of financial aid into state-owned palm oil plantation agency Felda, after a government inquiry found poor management had sent the company's losses and debt soaring over the past decade.

Malaysia's former PM Najib in the dock for three hours as graft trial begins

03 Apr 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Ten years to the day after he was first sworn in as Malaysia's prime minister, Najib Razak stood trial on Wednesday for corruption charges linked to a multibillion-dollar scandal that brought down his government. | Video

RPT-EXCLUSIVE-EU risks "trade war" with Malaysia over palm oil - Mahathir

29 Mar 2019

LANGKAWI, Malaysia, March 28 The European Union risks opening up a trade war with Malaysia over its "grossly unfair" policies aimed at reducing the use of palm oil, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Thursday.

Exclusive: EU risks 'trade war' with Malaysia over palm oil - Mahathir

29 Mar 2019

LANGKAWI The European Union risks opening up a trade war with Malaysia over its "grossly unfair" policies aimed at reducing the use of palm oil, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Thursday.

EXCLUSIVE-EU risks "trade war" with Malaysia over palm oil - Mahathir

28 Mar 2019

* Mahathir gives no date for handover to Anwar (Updates with comment on no date for stepping down)

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