March 10: The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the globe (all times local): A cruise ship barred from Thailand and Malaysia due to coronavirus fears has returned to Singapore a week after it set sail from the city-state.
KUALA LUMPUR, March 3: Muhyiddin Yassin was sworn in as Malaysia’s new prime minister on Sunday after a week of political turmoil triggered by the surprise resignation of Mahathir Mohamad, but he has yet to name any cabinet colleagues.
KATHMANDU, Mar 1: Nepal cricket team lost last seven wickets adding 22 runs during the chase succumbing to a 22-run defeat against Malaysia during the ACC Asia Cup Eastern Region Qualifiers match held in Terdthai cricket ground in Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday.
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 25: Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad went back to work on Tuesday with the new title of interim prime minister, a day after he resigned the leadership in a shock move that plunged the country into political turmoil.
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14: Malaysia’s solicitor general on Tuesday ruled out new charges against prime-minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim over allegations that he sexually assaulted a former male aide, saying there was not enough evidence to proceed.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Dec 9: Malaysia began a vaccination campaign in a rural town on Borneo island after a 3-month-old boy was confirmed to have polio in the country’s first case of the highly infectious virus in 27 years.
KATHMANDU, Dec 4: Malaysia has sought around 31,000 Nepali workers since Nepal lifted travel restriction on its citizens from travelling to the South East Asian country for employment around two months ago.
KUALA LUMPUR/PHNOM PENH,Nov 7: Malaysia has detained the deputy leader of Cambodia’s banned opposition party, Mu Sochua, an official said on Thursday, after Phnom Penh sought her arrest on grounds that she and other self-exiled opposition were plotting a coup in trying to return home.
KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Alok Khatri, 28, completed the Ironman 70.3 triathlon race on October 26, becoming the first Ironman 70.3 finisher from Nepal. He finished the race in six hours 44 minutes and 49 seconds in the competition held in Langkawi, Malaysia.
KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Civil society members and rights groups in Malaysia have urged the government there to amend the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 to allow the migrant workers and refugees the right to unionize like other workers.
KATHMANDU, Sept 13: Nepal has agreed to resume the worker recruitment process in Malaysia, ending a 16-month* travel ban that prevented tens of thousands of Nepali workers from traveling to one of the most popular work destinations.
KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Chief Executive of Qatar Airways Group, Akbar Al Baker, met with the Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Bin Mohamad and other senior government officials following the opening of the UNWTO World Tourism Conference in Kuala Lumpur on Monday.
PARIS/SEREMBAN, Aug 14: The Paris prosecutor’s office has opened a criminal probe into the death of an Irish-French girl, whose body was found near a jungle stream in Malaysia, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
DUNGUN, July 25: China and Malaysia resumed construction on a massive “Belt and Road” train project in northern Malaysia on Thursday, after a year-long suspension and following a rare agreement to cut its cost by nearly a third to about $11 billion.
KATHMANDU, July 16: A visa service provider which is at the heart of a high-profile corruption case in Malaysia and a long-running legal battle in Nepal has received a clean chit in a case disputing its legality.
KANCHANPUR, July 14: Two Nepali migrant workers have died in a road accident in Malaysia. Surendra Prasad Bhatta, 36, a resident of Dhakaniya in Kanchanpur Shuklaphanta municipality-2 died in a motorcycle accident on his way to work in Malaysia on Friday.
KATHMANDU, July 14: Skipper Paras Khadka notched up best individual score in T20I to help Nepal national cricket team defeat Malaysia by seven wickets in the first of the two-match T20I bilateral series played at Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. Khadka stayed unbeaten on 86 runs chasing the target of 129 in 18.3 overs.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 21: Leaked sex videos purporting to show a potential successor to Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad with another man have deepened rifts within the ruling coalition and raised concerns of a turbulent transition from the 93-year-old leader.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 3: Nepal suffered its second defeat in three games under head coach Johan Kalin as the side lost to lower-ranked side Malaysia 2-0 in a friendly football match in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sunday.
KHOTANG, May 21: It has been 26 years since Dilsara Rai of Ainselukharka Rural Municipality-3 has been waiting for her husband to re-return home from Malaysia. Her husband Narbhakta went to the foreign land when their younger son Bishal was only three years old. Bishal is now 29 but he has not seen his father even once all these years.
BEJHAD, May 18: Man Bahadur Nepali, a resident of Rampur municipality-5, has been languishing in a jail in Malaysia since the past two years. He had gone to Malaysia for employment three years ago. Nepali was jailed one year after he was in Malaysia.
UDAYAPUR, May 13: Six years ago when Pradip Kumar Chaudhary, 32, of Chaudandigadhi Municipality-5, Sundarpur left for Malaysia in course of foreign employment, his family was hopeful that their days will be changed for good.
KATHMANDU, April 28: Nikhil Kumar Singh led the bowling attack picking up four wickets in the match helping Nepal U-16 cricket team defeat Hong Kong U-16 by four wickets to seal the place in the final match of the ongoing ACC U-16 Eastern Region cricket tournament at Prem Tinsulanonda International School Cricket Ground in Chiang Mai, Thailand on Saturday.
KATHMANDU, April 14: Vriitya Arvind and Ansh Tandon shared a partnership of 101 runs to eventually secure the United Arab Emirates U-19 national cricket team’s second win of the ongoing ICC Asia U-19 World Cup Qualifier against Nepal U-19 by a run according to D/L method in a match played at Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Saturday.
KATHMANDU, April 13: Pawan Sarraf produced a player of the match performance in ongoing ICC Asia Under-19s World Cup Qualifier to elevate Nepal U-19 national cricket team to a huge win by 217 runs against Singapore U-19 in match played at Selangor Turf Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Friday. Skipper Rohit Kumar Paudel missed his century by five runs in Nepal’s total of 282 runs in a dominant all-round display from Nepal in the first match.
KUALA LUMPUR, April 12: Malaysia and China agreed on Friday to resume construction of a multi-billion dollar rail project, shaving nearly a third of the cost, after months of negotiations that strained ties between the two trade partners.
SHAH ALAM, April 1: A Vietnamese woman who is the only suspect in custody for the killing of the North Korean leader’s half brother pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in a Malaysian court on Monday, with her lawyer saying she could be freed as early as next month.
KATHMANDU, April 21: Migrant workers, who were deprived of going to Malaysia since the last ten months despite getting their calling visa, can now go to Malaysia for job after the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security instructed the concerned authorities to give them labor permit.
Kathmandu, March 23: Sixteen Nepalis stranded in Malaysia have been rescued and returned home by government authorities. They had been staying at the shelter homes after not being able to bear the return air ticket.