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McIlroy stays ahead in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR – A resurgent Rory McIlroy moved two shots clear of the chasing pack at the weather-hit Malaysian Open on Saturday as the Northern Irishman braced ahead of a marathon last day.
The 21-year-old holed an eight-foot birdie putt on the ninth in near darkness at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club to move to 12-under for the championship before play was suspended. There had been a lengthy suspension earlier in the day because of the temperamental weather in the

McIlroy shares lead with Noren in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR – Rory McIlroy fired a second round eight-under-par 64 to soar joint top of the Malaysian Open on Friday, defying the jet-lag and exhaustion that nearly got the better of US Masters winner Charl Schwartzel. Both the players flew halfway across the globe from Augusta, where Schwartzel won his Green Jacket and McIlroy blew a four-shot final-round lead, to land here without their clubs that cost them precious practice rounds.
The sleep-deprived golfers responded

Malaysia a second home for Pakistanis

lAHORE – Sesh Haider Consulting would hold four seminars over the course of two days at the Royal Palm Golf and Country Club on April 16 and 17 for the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme, said a press statement released on Thursday. The MM2H programme is an initiative of the government of Malaysia. The seminar will be conducted by a guest speaker from Malaysia, along with representatives from Sesh Haider Consulting, the official liaisons for the MM2H programme locally.

Malaysia unveils plan to double capital market

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia, on Tuesday, unveiled a plan to more than double its capital market size to 4.5 trillion ringgit ($1.5 trillion) by 2020.
Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is also the finance minister, said the government will allocate more funds to develop venture capital and private equity firms. “We must do everything we can to ensure that Malaysia’s capital market doesn’t just grow, it grows with minimal risks in a well-regulated environment,” he told fund managers and

Malaysia brothers bring new twist to bhangra music

KUALA LUMPUR – Two Sikh brothers nicknamed ‘Malaysia’s Bhangra Ambassadors’ are trying to become international hit-makers in Punjabi dance music with the help of stars from Britain and India. The duo officially known as Goldkartz have released an album that is the first serious attempt by a Southeast Asian bhangra recording act to cross over to foreign markets.
The CD, titled “24 Karaatz,” was launched simultaneously last Friday in Malaysia, Britain, India and other countries.

‘Malaysia, a second home for Pakistanis’

LAHORE – “If you are worried about the future of your offspring or afraid of the security situation, Malaysia could be an excellent resettlement option. The Malaysian government has introduced the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme that offers extremely attractive living and working opportunities to foreigners.”
These remarks were made by Sesh Haider (Pvt) Ltd Director Salman Haider, while speaking to Pakistan Today in an interview. Elaborating on the MM2H programme,

Malaysia zeroing in on food imports

ISLAMABAD – Malaysian companies are eagerly seeking to invest in livestock and dairy sectors in Pakistan to increase the import of halal meat and dairy products to the tune of $1.0 billion per annum.
This was revealed by Board of Investment (BOI) Chairman Saleem H. Mandviwalla at a joint news conference with the Ambassador of Malaysia Dato Ahmad Anwar Bin Adnan in a media briefing on the upcoming Pakistan investment conference in Kuala Lumpur. The conference has been arranged in

State polls to determine fate of Malaysia PM, reforms

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s Sarawak state legislature will be dissolved on Monday, paving the way for possible polls in April that could trigger an early general election. The vote in the sprawling, resource-rich state of Sarawak on Borneo island is seen as a barometer of the strength of Prime Minister Najib Razak’s government, and is expected to influence the timing and outcome of a general election which could be held this year. A strong win for Najib’s coalition could trigger an

GOAL-LESS DRAW ENSURES MALAYSIA’S PROGERSS – Sloppy Pakistan fail to make the cut against Malaysia

LAHORE – Malaysia survived nearly half-a-dozen goal attempts by the Pakistan forwards to pull out a draw which ensured their entry into the next round of the 2012 Olympics Football Qualifiers at the Punjab Stadium here on Wednesday.
By the time the final whistle was blown at the 8000-capacity Punjab Stadium, it was the Pakistanis who were ruing the missed chances and the visiting Malaysians were happy to carve out the goalless draw to bank on the first-leg win they earned in

Malaysia bans Shias from promoting their faith

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia said on Wednesday that Shias in the country, who have been termed a “deviant” sect, are barred from promoting
their faith to other Muslims but are free to practise it themselves.
Some 200 Shias were arrested in December by religious authorities who accused them of threatening national security in multicultural Malaysia, where most of the 16.5 million Muslims are members of the Sunni sect.
“We don’t prohibit Shiite adherents to practise but there

Pakistan face Malaysia test

LAHORE – Visiting Malaysian football team coach Ong Kim Swee believes that Pakistan’s discipline is the most potent threat to his team in the Olympics Qualifying second leg match, that will be played today (Wednesday) at 8 pm here at the Punjab Stadium. Pakistan lag behind by two goals, and even a draw would send Malaysia into the next round. Pakistan require a 3-0 win to acquire a place in the next stage. Pakistan lost the first leg match in Malaysia 2-0.
Although aware of the

Pakistan, Malaysia football clash tomorrow

LAHORE – Pakistan’s football coach Tariq Lutfi hopes his young team will develop into international-caliber unit particularly as in two matches against Palestinethey conceded only two goals in 180 minutes. “It is normal for the public to expect a lot from this game but it is not fair to judge these young players because they need time to develop.
If you expect a lot, it will put a lot of pressure on them,” said Tariq.
“You do not take results without giving time for

Malaysia names squad for Pakistan series

LAHORE – Malaysia U21 football team coach Ong Kim Swee announced an 18-player squad for the second leg of the 2012 London Olympics Qualifiers. They will face Pakistan at Punjab Stadium, Lahore on Wednesday, 9 March (8 PM). All players, born on or after January 1, 1989 are allowed to play. The Malaysian contingent, which arrives at Lahore Monday night, comprises 18 players and 10 officials. Two midfielders, Wan Zaharulnizam and Irfan Fazail – who struck in the first leg when Malaysia

Malaysia lose injured Izzaq

LAHORE – A hamstring injury during training has ruled out lanky striker Izzaq Faris Ramlan from the Pakistan-Malaysia Olympic qualifier. Shah Alam Stadium will host the first leg on February 23. Thamil Arasu and Syahrul Azwai Ibrahim have been called up after Izzaq’s injury.
Malaysia U21 coach coach Ong Kim Swee has warned his team against taking their places in the Olympic squad for granted after defensive lapses led to the team’s downfall in recent matches. Kim Swee said he was