malacca malacca  /mə ˈlæ kə/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) stem of the rattan palm used for making canes and umbrella handles
  2. (n) a cane made from the stem of a rattan palm

News

  • Fires shroud Singapore in haze

    Singapore was shrouded in haze on Wednesday as smoke from forest fires in nearby Sumatra drifted across the Malacca Strait in the city's worst pollution crisis in more than a decade.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: CNN

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Quotes

  1. "Certainly, we do know that there has been a long-term concern about terrorism in the Malacca Strait but the threat level remains fairly low," Harrison told AFP. "That said, it was very prudent for the Singapore Navy to pass this warning...
    on Mar 4, 2010 By: John Harrison Source: AFP

  2. ...Najib Razak said of a regional manifestation of the PSI that "this touches on the question of our national sovereignty. Malaysia and Indonesia oppose a proposal by Washington to deploy US marines with high-speed boats to guard the Malacca...
    on Jan 30, 2009 By: Najib Razak Source: Center for Research on Globalization

  3. "We would welcome the user states to make a contribution to the security of the Malacca Straits. But of course ...... It must be respectful of international law, as well as the sovereignty of the littoral states," Defense Minister Teo Chee Hean...
    on Jun 3, 2006 By: Teo Chee Hean Source: Zee News

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