Keyword: Malaysia

Yacht once owned by French tycoon Tapie sinks after fire in Malaysia

 The four-masted, 75-metre, multi-millon-dollar luxury yacht Phocéa, once a prized asset of shamed French tycoon Bernard Tapie, has sunk off the Malaysian holiday island of Langkawi.

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France fines brokerage firm for sending illegal waste to Malaysia

The French ecological transition ministry said it traced the plastic waste to a brokerage firm in southern France which, after Malaysia this summer returned the illegal consigment, it fined 192,000 euros before referring the company to the justice authorities .

France opens probe into death of Irish-French girl in Malaysia

The Paris prosecution services have launched an investigation into the death in Malaysia of Nora Anne Quoirin, 15, whose remains were found in a rainforest Tuesday, under a legal procedure in France that allows investigations to be opened into any unexplained deaths of French nationals abroad.

Malaysia threatens restrictions on French imports over palm oil ban

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has warned French President Emmanuel Macron that his government is mulling legislation to restrict imports from France, whose bilateral trade with Malaysia totalled  almost 4 billion euros in 2017, if Paris goes ahead with a proposed ban on the use of palm oil in bio fuels.

French parliament reduces proposed 'Nutella' tax sum

A bill of law proposing a punitive 300-euro-per tonne tax on palm oil has been amended to 90 euros per tonne after protests from producer countries.

French to lead initial probe of suspected flight MH370 debris

Officials from Malaysia, China, Australia and France hold meeting in Paris to discuss progress of investigation into missing plane.

How Hayat Boumeddiene became France’s most-wanted woman

The 26-year-old wife of Amedy Coulibaly is emerging as key figure to understanding planning behind Charlie Hebdo and kosher store killings.