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Businesses shut as Malaysia enters second virus lockdown

Jun. 01, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malls and many businesses in Malaysia shuttered Tuesday as the country began its second nationwide lockdown to tackle a worsening surge of the coronavirus that has put its health care system on the verge of collapse. The Southeast Asian...

Judges, lawyers in MH17 trial visit wreckage of plane

May. 26, 2021 06:34 AM EDT

GILZE-RIJEN AIR BASE, Netherlands (AP) — Judges and lawyers in the trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian charged in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 visited the wreckage of the plane Wednesday at a Dutch military air base. Remnants of the Boeing 777...

AP PHOTOS: Malaysian cemeteries face coronavirus surge

May. 26, 2021 05:54 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Nowhere is Malaysia's worsening coronavirus surge more apparent than in the cemeteries around the capital. The rising infections and deaths have alarmed health officials. They spiked again Wednesday with a record 7,478 new cases reported,...

Malaysian official says train crash caused by human error

May. 25, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A collision between two light rail trains in Kuala Lumpur that injured more than 200 people was caused by a train driver's negligence, according to a preliminary investigation, Malaysia's transport minister said Tuesday. A fully automated...

Malaysian prime minister announces one-month virus lockdown

May. 10, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — All of Malaysia will be placed under a near lockdown for about a month to fight the coronavirus, but businesses will be allowed to continue to operate at reduced capacity, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced Monday. The lockdown,...

Lawyer: 290 relatives file for compensation in MH-17 downing

Apr. 15, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A lawyer for relatives of people killed in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine told a court hearing Thursday that 290 relatives and partners of the victims have filed compensation claims for “emotional distress" against the...

Chartered flight from Macao carries stranded passengers home

Apr. 08, 2021 05:48 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — About 50 people of various nationalities boarded a chartered flight from Macao to Malaysia on Thursday after many were stranded for months by the pandemic and border restrictions. The flight to Kuala Lumpur was organized by Malaysia's consulate in Hong...

N. Korean diplomats leaving Malaysia after ties are severed

Mar. 21, 2021 07:28 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — North Korean diplomats vacated their embassy in Malaysia and were expelled Sunday, after the two nations cut diplomatic relations in a spat over the extradition of a North Korean criminal suspect to the United States. The North Korean flag...

After N. Korea cuts ties, Malaysia orders its diplomats out

Mar. 19, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia on Friday ordered all North Korean diplomats to leave the country within 48 hours, an escalation of a diplomatic spat over Malaysia’s move to extradite a North Korean suspect to the United States on money laundering charges. The...