Update news Malaysia

Vietnam deports nine Malaysians in a fraud ring

The Ho Chi Minh City police on April 29 expelled nine Malaysians involved in a fraud ring of property appropriation led by their compatriots.

Malaysian FC wants to recruit three Vietnamese football players

The Malaysian football team Kedah wants to recruit three Vietnamese players Duy Manh, Tien Linh and Thanh Chung, according to a local new site Majoriti.

Vietnam, Malaysia sign cooperation document on timber business

The timber and timber-based industries in Malaysia and Vietnam have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) to further develop the timber trades in both countries.

Vietnam, Malaysia issue joint press statement

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh held talks with visiting Malaysian PM Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob in Hanoi on March 21.

Malaysian PM begins official visit to Vietnam

Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob and a high-ranking delegation of Malaysia arrived at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on March 20, starting a two-day official visit to Vietnam.

Vietnam-Malaysia-India container shipping route to be inaugurated

The Vietnam Maritime Corporation (VIMC) announced on November 23 that it will inaugurate a container shipping route linking Vietnam, Malaysia and India on November 25.

Football game between Vietnam-Malaysia postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic

A football match between Vietnam and Malaysia will not take place on March 31 as planned because of complications of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Online music project helping connect Vietnamese community in Malaysia

An online music project developed by the Vietnamese community in Malaysia officially launched its first product – the song “Hello Vietnam”, expressing the hope for a bright New Year 2021.

East Sea issues must be resolved peacefully, constructively: Malaysian PM

Malaysia is firm with its stance that matters relating to the East Sea (known as the South China Sea internationally) must be resolved peacefully and constructively, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on November 12.

Vietnam asks Malaysia to arrange consular visit to detained fishermen

The Foreign Ministry has asked Malaysia to help the Vietnamese Embassy arrange a consular visit to a group of Vietnamese fishermen detained in the country, to gain further information and take the necessary citizen protection measures, 

Vietnam asks Malaysia to treat Vietnamese fishermen humanely

Vietnam has asked Malaysia to treat detained Vietnamese fishermen humanely and handle issues relating to Vietnamese fishermen and fishing vessels in line with international law, 

Vietnam requests Malaysia to investigate Vietnamese fisherman’s death

The Consular Department under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has contacted the Malaysian Embassy in Hanoi and expressed deep concern over Malaysian law enforcement forces’ chasing of Vietnamese fishing

US discusses with Philippines, Malaysia on East Sea

US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo held talks with his Philippine counterpart on August 6 to update the latter on recent changes in US policy on maritime claims in the East Sea, 

Malaysian FM stresses ASEAN’s solidarity in solving East Sea issue

Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein has emphasised the solidarity of ASEAN countries in solving disputes in the East Sea.


Malaysia rejects China’s claim to maritime features in East Sea

The Permanent Mission of Malaysia to the United Nations on July 29 sent a note verbale to the UN Secretary General, saying China’s claim to the maritime features in the East Sea has no basis under international law.

Former Malaysian PM Najib sentenced to 12 years in prison

Former Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia was sentenced to 12 years in prison for the offence related to abuse of power at a trial on July 28.

Malaysia: East Sea issue must be managed in peaceful, rational manner

Malaysia stands firm on its position that the East Sea issue must be managed in a peaceful and rational manner through dialogue and consultation.



Vietnamese sailors stranded in Malaysian waters to be repatriated soon

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has requested the Vietnam Maritime Administration to make every effort to soon bring home 12 Vietnamese sailors who have been stranded in Malaysian waters for about four months.

Malaysia calls for resolution of East Sea disputes based on int’l law

Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishamuddin Hussein on July 16 affirmed his country’s consistent position that parties should work together to ensure peace, security and stability in the East Sea.