Malaysia lowers voting age from 21 to 18 World

Malaysia lowers voting age from 21 to 18

Malaysia’s lower house on July 16 approved a constitutional amendment bill to lower the voting age from 21 to 18. All the 211 members of parliament (MP) present in the House voted in favour of the bill.
Malaysian PM proposes common Asia trading currency World

Malaysian PM proposes common Asia trading currency

East Asia should consider a common regional trading currency based on gold to promote commerce and free the region from relying on US dollar transactions, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on May 30.
Malaysia, Japan foster multi-faceted cooperation World

Malaysia, Japan foster multi-faceted cooperation

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad will make a three-day visit to Japan, starting on May 29, to attend the 25th International Conference on the Future of Asia, the Malaysia Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on May 28.
Malaysia, China seek to boost defence cooperation World

Malaysia, China seek to boost defence cooperation

Malaysia and China plan to sign several agreements on defence cooperation following Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's visit to China, Malaysian Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said on April 24.
Corruption trial of former Malaysian PM resumes World

Corruption trial of former Malaysian PM resumes

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak returned to court for the second day of his high-profile corruption trial in Kuala Lumpur on April 15, with the former PM accused of plundering large sums of money from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.