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  1. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Drought-hit Malaysian state rations water

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:37pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Meteorologists warn dry spell could last another month Authorities began rationing water to thousands of households in Malaysia’s most populous state ... Lumpur, and adjacent areas, as meteorologists have warned the dry spell could last another month. Selangor is Malaysia’s most populous state and its economic and industrial hub. Water rationing ...

  2. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysian church attacked amid 'Allah' dispute

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 03:12pm by Associated Press

    ... were also seized for using the word Allah. About 60 per cent of Malaysia’s 29 million people are Malay Muslims, while Christians make up about 9 per cent of the population. ...

  3. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysian king backs court ban on non-Muslims using Allah

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 06:35pm by Reuters

    ... faith and is deeply respected by the Malay Muslims who make up 60 per cent of the population. The sultans have become increasingly vocal about their role in defending Islam in a country ...

  4. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Fears over Malaysian detention-without-trial plan

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 04:17pm by Reuters

    ... to make the ruling coalition more appealing to Malaysia's growing middle class and burgeoning youth population. But many of those voters rejected the Barisan Nasional coalition in May, ...

  5. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Boat overloaded with holidaymakers capsizes in Borneo, 23 missing

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and sparsely populated interior of Sarawak, one of two Malaysian states located on Borneo. Sarawak is Malaysia's largest state by area but also one of its least developed. Gawai is one of the most ...

  6. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Borneo river ferry capsizes, 21 missing

    Posted May 28th 2013, 03:34pm by AFP

    ... The location of the accident is deep in the wild and sparsely populated interior of Sarawak, the country’s largest state and one of two Malaysian states located on Borneo. The Sun newspaper had earlier ...

  7. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Migrant workers warned to stay away from Malaysia election

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Amy Chew

    ... 3.1 million migrant workers, out of which two-thirds are illegal, according to official figures. Foreign workers make up a sizeable 37 per cent of the country's overall population of 28 ... concerned with the moves by ABU," said Irene Fernandez, executive director of rights group Tenaganita. "This could create anti-migrant feelings amongst the Malaysian population ...

  8. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysia rethinks controversial Islamic conversion bill

    Posted Jul 06th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Chew

    ... of Malaysia's 29.6 million population are Muslim, according to the CIA World Factbook. Under the constitution, all Malays are automatically Muslims and followers of other races, including Chinese ...

  9. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    'Record voter turnout' in Malaysia as polls close

    Posted May 05th 2013, 02:04pm by AFP

    ... has a total population of 28 million people. Until Sunday, the supremacy of the ruling bloc dominated by the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), and now led by Najib, had been ... gains in 2008 polls and is gunning for a landmark victory Sunday. “There is clearly, undeniably, a major ground swell and a major shift among the population across ethnic lines,” Anwar, 65, said ...

  10. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Chinese firms in Malaysia face calls for boycott

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Chew

    ... More than 20 non-governmental organisations and the Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia (PPIM) called upon the country's Malays, who make up 60 per cent of the population, to boycott ...




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