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Malaysia tries to parlay appeal to Muslim visitors into medical tourism push
By Trinna Leong KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Muslim tourists have long chosen Malaysia, its beaches and its malls as a holiday destination thanks to cultural affinity. Now the Southeast Asian country, where Muslims make up about 60 percent of the population, wants to parlay its visitor dividend into a bid to overtake its neighbors for the world's medical tourism crown. Malaysia is a new player in ...
Malaysia air quality 'unhealthy' as haze obscures skies
Air quality around Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur and on Borneo island was "unhealthy" on Tuesday, with one town reaching "very unhealthy" levels as haze -- mostly from forest fires in Indonesia -- obscured skies. Kuala Lumpur residents wore face masks as protection from the choking smog, while visibility was low. Nine out of some 50 measuring stations recorded air pollutant index readings ...
Malaysia Fast Facts
Here's some background information about Malaysia, a country located in Southeast Asia. Neighboring regions include Thailand, Borneo, Indonesia, Brunei and the South China Sea.
Squash champ hopes win offers boost to Malaysia
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Nicol David hopes she delivered a bit of joy for Malaysia at last. On a squash court more than 6,500 miles (10,000 kilometers) from home, Malaysia's national sporting icon produced her country's 50th gold medal in Commonwealth Games history by defending her squash title on Monday.
Malaysia Airlines crew reel after disasters
Jonathan Takom has been a Malaysia Airlines steward for 16 worry-free years, but after the carrier's loss of two planes and nearly 30 crew, when he touches down these days his anxious family calls to check he's safe. They ask me to think about it." Malaysia Airlines' once strong reputation has been shattered by the still-unsolved disappearance of flight MH370 in March with 239 aboard, and the ...
England, Malaysia to clash for badminton team gold
England will face Malaysia in the final of the badminton team final on Monday after beating India 3-0 in the semi-finals at the Emirates Arena on Sunday evening. Chris Adcock was the English hero with two victories, first with wife Gabriel in the mixed doubles, and then alongside Andrew Ellis in the men's doubles. The Adcock pairing were in control leading 21-16, 15-8 but they lost 12 of the ...
Malaysia: Rebels to let police secure MH17 site
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia said Sunday that it would send dozens of police to the Malaysian airliner's crash site in eastern Ukraine after pro-Russia separatists agreed to allow international police personnel to provide protection for investigators.
Malaysia marks grim Eid after MH17 crash
Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia on Monday marked a solemn Eid al-Fitr, Islam's biggest festival, as families of those aboard downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 mourned the dead. Prime Minister Najib Razak expressed his "extreme sadness, most profound sympathy and deepest condolences" to MH17 families, as well as relatives of those aboard another Malaysia Airlines jet, MH370, that went missing on March ...