Earlier today, ex-premier Najib Razak was found guilty of all seven corruption charges in his first trial linked to a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad.
Authorities have detained the 26 refugees previously feared drowned. Malaysia does not recognise refugee status but is a favoured destination for Rohingya Muslims.
Muslim-majority Malaysia has long been a favoured destination for Rohingya Muslims seeking a better life after escaping a 2017 military crackdown in Myanmar and, more recently, refugee camps in Bangladesh.
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin clears a major hurdle in parliament as lawmakers narrowly approved a motion to remove the lower house speaker, a vote seen as an important barometer of his support.
The rescue operations were mostly carried out in geographies where instability prevailed. Those rescued include citizens from UK, the Netherlands, Lebanon, France, Russia, Kosovo, Belgium, Japan, Iraq and Italy from terrorist groups.
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Rohingya Muslims have been discarded by the international community and are at high risk for contracting Covid-19 in crowded living spaces.
This year, Murtabak Mami Murtabak Sultan started taking orders on Whatsapp and Facebook weeks before the Muslim fasting month began on April 23, as authorities across Southeast Asia called off Ramadan bazaars amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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