Country’s leader has kicked off her governing party’s campaign – before November’s general election.
Florence Looi is based in Kuala Lumpur and reports from Asia-Pacific region.
Dozens of people have died in the flooding and millions have been told to leave their homes.
At least 50 deaths confirmed but officials expect the toll to rise as new heavy rain warnings are issued.
Topics likely to dominate the discussions include the reopening of borders after lockdown, Rohingya refugee crisis and the territorial dispute in the South China Sea.
Vendors at Malaysia’s Ramadan bazaars are finding new opportunities despite lockdown restrictions.
Migrant workers particularly at risk from contracting coronavirus due to cramped dormitories.
Yanghee Lee steps down after six years of raising the alarm on atrocities committed against Rohingya minority.
Why the increase in global demand for medical gloves has led to fears workers are being exploited.
Japan mulls extending cash handout to all households to cushion economic fallout and ministers in New Zealand will take 20 percent pay cut for next six months.
As Malaysia imposes movement restrictions, its indigenous people, often poor and rural, will be especially affected.