#Asia : Closing Report: Malaysia announced nationwide lockdown amid rising covid cases. Xiaomi rose 6% in H.Kong after US agreed to remove it from blacklist. In Japan, Toyota surged 2% as the firm forecasted annual profit to grow by 14% #SSE +0.61 #XJO -0.73 #Nikkei -1.61%
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You want sains dan data? Malaysia: - highest Covid cases per capita in ASEAN - 2nd highest new cases per capita - 2nd slowest vaccination rate per capita - only country in world that suspended parliament to fight Covid but ended up with higher new cases after 3 1/2 mths darurat.
With a population of 21 million, Florida announced 10,109 new covid cases today. With a combined population of 2.6 billion, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Australia, and the European Union are averaging 6,760 new cases.
"We cannot be bullied by developed countries." Malaysia says it will ship back all the waste smuggled in from foreign countries.
BREAKING: Mahathir Mohamad is sworn in as Malaysia's prime minister, making him the oldest PM in the world at 92.
Malaysia’s opposition party Pakatan Harapan has won the general election. This is the first time since the country's independence from Britain in 1957 that ruling party Barisan Nasional has been ousted from power.