Malaysian PM discloses talk with opposition party World

Malaysian PM discloses talk with opposition party

The Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) (the Islamic Party of Malaysia) has decided not to support the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) in the Semenyih by-election, Selangor state, said Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on February 16.
Tobacco causes socio-economic burden: Minister Health

Tobacco causes socio-economic burden: Minister

Smoking has created an economic burden to not only smokers and their families but also society, said Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien at a meeting held in response to the World No Tobacco Day in Hanoi on May 31.
Condolences over death of former ASEAN chief Politics

Condolences over death of former ASEAN chief

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on December 1 sent a message of condolences to Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai over the death of Surin Pitsuwan, former ASEAN Secretary General and former Foreign Minister of Thailand.
Embassy in Malaysia works to protect Doan Thi Huong’s rights Politics

Embassy in Malaysia works to protect Doan Thi Huong’s rights

Representatives from the Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia and Malaysian lawyers defending Doan Thi Huong, a Vietnamese suspect in the murder of DPRK citizen Kim Chol, were present at the High Court of Shah Alam City on July 28 to protect her legitimate rights and interests.
Malaysia stops granting work permits to DPRK labourers World

Malaysia stops granting work permits to DPRK labourers

The Malaysian Government has stopped issuing work permits for people from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) after the murder of a DPRK citizen at a Malaysian airport earlier this year, according to Kyodo news agency.