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Rozanna Latiff

Tradition vs credibility: Inside the SE Asian meet that snubbed Myanmar

Oct 19 2021

(Reuters) -Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore pushed for a harder stance against Myanmar junta leader Min Aung Hlaing at a "tense" meeting that decided to exclude him from a regional summit this month, four people with knowledge of the talks said.

Tradition vs credibility: Inside the SE Asian meet that snubbed Myanmar

Oct 18 2021

* Bloc faced choice between tradition, credibility, sources say

ASEAN to exclude Myanmar junta chief from leaders' summit - sources

Oct 15 2021

(Reuters) -The Association of Southeast Asian Nations agreed on Friday to sideline Myanmar's military ruler from a leaders' summit this month, sources said, a rare tough stand by a bloc known for its policy of engagement and non-interference.

ASEAN to discuss excluding Myanmar army leader from summit -sources

Oct 14 2021

(Reuters) -Southeast Asian foreign ministers will discuss excluding Myanmar junta chief Min Aung Hlaing from an upcoming summit at a meeting on Friday, sources told Reuters, as pressure builds on the ruling military to comply with an agreed peace roadmap.

Malaysia posts record monthly COVID-19 deaths as authorities cite backlog

Sep 30 2021

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia recorded 9,671 deaths due to COVID-19 in September, the deadliest month since the pandemic began, government data showed on Friday, though authorities have said the increase was mostly due to the delayed inclusion of fatalities from previous months.

Malaysia pledges spending, green goals in 5-year economic plan

Sep 27 2021

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Monday tabled a new five-year economic plan, boosting infrastructure spending and committing to a carbon tax under climate change goals as the country looks to chart its way out of a pandemic-induced slump.

Malaysia's Najib may seek re-election to parliament despite conviction

Sep 19 2021

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) -Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has not ruled out seeking re-election to parliament within the next two years, he told Reuters in an interview, despite a corruption conviction that would block him from running. | Video

Exclusive-Former Malaysia PM Najib may seek re-election to parliament despite conviction

Sep 19 2021

KUALA LUMPUR Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has not ruled out seeking re-election to parliament within the next two years, he told Reuters in an interview, undetered by a corruption conviction that would block him from running. | Video

Malaysia's government signs cooperation pact with opposition in boost for PM

Sep 13 2021

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) -Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob's coalition and the main opposition bloc on Monday signed a cooperation pact to ensure stability during the COVID-19 pandemic, an agreement that could also help the premier win a confidence vote.

U.S. lifts import ban on Malaysia's Top Glove over forced labour concerns

Sep 10 2021

KUALA LUMPUR The United States on Friday allowed imports from Malaysia's Top Glove Corp, after customs authorities lifted a year-long ban imposed for alleged forced labour https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/us-seizes-shipment-malaysias-top-glove-over-forced-labour-concerns-2021-05-13 found at the world's largest medical glove maker.

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