Malaysian agriculture giant FGV Holdings Berhad announces it will increase its sugar imports from India from 88,000 tonnes to 133,000 in an attempt to resolve the palm oil trade dispute between the two nations.
A fire breaks out in the ICU ward and Maternity ward of Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Johor, Malaysia, killing six patients and injured two others. All of the patients killed were dependent on ventilators in the ICU ward.
Two brothers whose father was on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 last year when it disappeared receive compensation from the government of Malaysia and Malaysian Airlines. [http:--asiancorrespondent.com-133302-malaysian-brothers-win-flight-mh370-settlement- (AP via "Asian Correspondent")]date=August 2019
Police in Malaysia detain eight people after a toddler reportedly dies during a 20 hour exorcism ritual. [http:--www.bangkokpost.com-news-asia-306440-malaysian-toddler-dies-in-exorcism ("Bangkok Post")]date=August 2019