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  1. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Sea search for migrants missing after boat home to Indonesia sinks in chase

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 08:49pm by AFP

    ... accidents are common in Malaysia, which draws hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants from poorer regional countries who fill mostly low-paid jobs shunned by locals. Authorities have stepped up patrols along the country's long coastline during Ramadan as many from Indonesia seek to sneak out and return in rickety boats to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr in late July- Islam's biggest ...

  2. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysia-based African internet scammers target lonely foreigners

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:59pm by Reuters

    ... women are being ripped off by internet romance scammers based in Malaysia, some losing up to US$250,000, as the country becomes an epicentre for online crime perpetrated by Africans. US officials said the mostly Nigerian conmen, who enter Malaysia on student visas, were taking advantage of the country's good internet infrastructure to prey on lonely, middle-aged women, wooing ...

  3. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Envoy to be sent back to New Zealand to face attempted rape charge

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:15am by AFP

    ... to the country, according to documents released yesterday. Muhammad Rizalman appeared in a New Zealand court on May 10 accused of stalking a 21-year-old woman the previous night and attacking her at her ...

  4. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    37 missing, two dead after asylum boat sinks off Malaysia’s west coast

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 10:26am by Agence France-Presse

    ... festival. Both countries are Muslim-majority. “We believe the boat was overcrowded and the sea was rough during the incident,” Mohamad Hambali said. Access to survivors was not immediately available ... by Malaysians- on plantations, construction sites and in factories. Indonesians often add to the risk by choosing to cross the Malacca Strait in darkness to avoid detection. Last August a boat carrying ...

  5. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysia vows to investigate diplomat who fled sex charges in New Zealand

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 12:57pm by AFP

    ... in Kuala Lumpur refused a request to waive Muhammad Rizalman's diplomatic immunity. But Anifah said his country had been prepared to do so but New Zealand had offered to allow the accused ... that there would be consequences if no action was taken against the man. "It will have a bearing on how we deal with the country concerned," McCully said. Prime Minister John Key expressed ...

  6. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysia replaces transport minister who took charge of MH370 hunt

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 10:13pm by AFP

    ... discrimination by the ethnic Malay-dominated coalition. Najib's National Front coalition, which has ruled the country since independence in 1957, was re-elected in May last year though it lost ...

  7. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysia’s top court confirms ban on non-Muslims referring to God as ‘Allah’

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 10:32am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Putrajaya, Malaysia Malaysia’s highest court on Monday dismissed a bid by Christians for the right to use the word “Allah”, ending a years-long legal battle that has caused religious tensions in the Muslim-majority country. The Catholic Church had been seeking to reverse a government ban on it referring to God by the Arabic word “Allah” in the local ...

  8. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Confirmed death toll in Malaysia boat accidents rises to 16

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:33pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... people, more than three times its capacity- and sank in rough seas near Port Klang, the country’s main port. Police on Friday detained two Indonesian men believed to be the shipping agent ... and other poorer regional countries, are estimated to be working in Malaysia- taking up low-paying jobs on plantations, construction sites, factories and other places. Boat accidents are frequent ...

  9. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Nine dead, 27 missing after second boat sinks off coast of Malaysia

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:19pm by Associated Press in Kuala Lumpur

    ... another boat carrying 27 Indonesians overturned off the country’s west coast, in the second such recent incident. The incident Thursday came just a day after an overcrowded wooden boat carrying ... illegal immigrants- the vast majority of them Indonesian- are estimated to be working in the country. Accidents, however, are frequent as thousands annually risk the sea journey to and from ...

  10. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Gunmen kidnap two men off Malaysia’s Borneo coast

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 02:12pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... the unruly, predominantly Muslim southern Philippines have repeatedly crossed a narrow sea border to abduct Malaysian citizens and foreigners over the years, typically taking them back ...




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