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Malaysia, Indonesia shut thousands of schools as haze worsens | Malaysia News | Al Jazeera

Closures affect millions of students as toxic haze from forest fires send air quality plummeting in the region. Thousands of schools have been ordered closed across Malaysia and Indonesia on Thursday, affecting at least 1.7 million students, officials said, as toxic haze from rampant forest fires in Indonesia sent air quality plummeting. …

A closer look at Malaysia’s very own ‘Game of Thrones’

AS IN earlier constitutional struggles in 1983 and 1993, Malaysia’s federal government under Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is confronting the royal power and claimed prerogatives of the traditional rulers of the federation’s nine sultanate states. This struggle between the elected national government and the heads of the precolonial Malay ruling …

Why is Malaysia struggling to go cashless?

GOING cashless has many benefits for a nation, and Malaysia’s government is keen on creating the infrastructure to help its residents and businesses make that transition. And although businesses in the country have made significant progress towards cashless payments, residents are struggling to make the leap. According to a new Nielsen study, 67 …

Big rally by Malaysia Muslims calls for upholding privileges

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Tens of thousands of Malaysian Muslims rallied Saturday in Kuala Lumpur against any attempt to strip the ethnic Malay majority of its privileges, in the first massive street gathering since Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s alliance won a historic vote in May. The rally, backed by …