KUALA LUMPUR, March 31: Malaysia reported 140 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the total to 2,766, with 43 deaths.

KUALA LUMPUR, March 24: Malaysia reported 106 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the total to 1,624, with 15 deaths.

KUALA LUMPUR, March 22: Malaysia reported 123 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, taking the total to 1,306 cases, with 10 deaths.

KUALA LUMPUR, March 15: Malaysia reported 190 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, most linked to a religious event at a mosque that was attended by more than 10,000 people from several countries.

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.

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KATHMANDU, Jan 7: The Nepali Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia organised a special programme in the Malaysian capital in order to encourage Malaysians to visit Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: Nepali workers staying in Malaysia without valid documents have been given two weeks to leave the country under a new amnesty program announced by the Malaysian government.

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.

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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.

The animated movie 'Abominable' will skip Malaysian theaters after producers decided against cutting out a scene showing a map supporting Chinese claims to the disputed South China Sea.

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.

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KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Nepal and Malaysia on Thursday agreed to resume the stalled process of labor supply from Nepal to Malaysia.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Nepal and Malaysia have reached closer to an agreement to resume sending workers from Nepal after a hiatus of some 14 months.

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.

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KATHMANDU, August 16: A Nepali security guard was injured after a Molotov cocktail was launched into the guard post in Malaysia early this morning.

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.

KATHMANDU, July 13: The District Court of Kathmandu has acquitted the operator of Malaysia VLN Nepal Ram Shrestha on the charge of overcharging Nepali for visa processing.

KATHMANDU, June 13: Nepal has defeated the host Malaysia in the first match of two T-20 international cricket series on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Nepal posted a target of 327 runs before Singapore in the group's concluding match held today under the ACC U- 19 Eastern Region Tournament going on in Malaysia.

KATHMANDU, June 30: A Nepali U-19 cricket squad left for Malaysia to play the ACC U-19 Eastern Region Cricket Tournament.

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.

KATHMANDU, May 31: The men’s national football team has headed for Malaysia after a farewell program organized by All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) on Thursday.

Choreographer Rojin Shakya received outstanding international choreographer award at International Excellence Award 2019 held at Hotel Grand Continental, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 20.

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 18: The United Arab Emirates win over Oman has ended Nepal’s hopes of qualifying for the ICC-U 19 World Cup.

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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.

KATHMANDU, April 12: As many as 64 people have received a work permit from Labour Office Tahachal, Kathmandu within four days after the government opened work permit for Malaysia through call visa.

KATHMANDU, April 8: Two Nepali migrant workers have died when a bus they were travelling in met with an accident in Malaysia.

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.

Nepalis stranded in Malaysia rescued

March 23, 2019 10:23 am

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.