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Malaysia’s new direct investments hit 19.18 billion USD in H1

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Malaysia’s new direct investments hit 19.18 billion USD in H1

Malaysia's new approved direct investments in the services, manufacturing and primary sectors rose 17.7 percent year-on-year to 80.2 billion ringgit (about 19.18 billion USD) in the first half of 2018, according to data released by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) on October 29.

Malaysia plans to revise more than 100 laws

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Malaysia plans to revise more than 100 laws

Up to 113 laws will need to be repealed, amended or drafted to meet targets under the Pakatan Harapan’s general election manifesto and the 11th Malaysia Plan, said Liew Vui Keong, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of law.

Thai, Malaysian leaders discuss security cooperation

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Thai, Malaysian leaders discuss security cooperation

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha and his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad discussed security cooperation during talks in Thailand on October 24, especially in dealing with the insurgency in the south of Thailand that has killed more than 7,000 in the last two decades.

Former Malaysian Deputy PM faces 45 counts

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Former Malaysian Deputy PM faces 45 counts

The Kuala Lumpur Court charged former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi with 45 counts under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009.

Malaysia: income gap doubles in two decades

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Malaysia: income gap doubles in two decades

In spite of a decrease in official income inequality, the absolute earnings between Malaysia’s top 20 percent and their countrymen has nearly doubled compared with that of two decades ago, The Star newspaper reported.