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  1. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Australia MP Nick Xenophon questions deportation from Malaysia

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 01:29pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney An Australian lawmaker deported from Kuala Lumpur said Sunday his expulsion was ordered by the “highest levels” of the Malaysian government over his push to promote free elections in the Southeast Asian nation. Outspoken independent Senator Nick Xenophon, who was detained and barred from entering Malaysia upon landing in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, said ...

  2. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Dog-patting event in Malaysia to break down taboos riles clerics

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:02am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur 'Dog-patting' event raises clerics' ire Islamic authorities in Malaysia are conducting a probe into a controversial "dog-patting" event aimed at removing the stigma regarding man's best friend in the multi-ethnic, Muslim-majority country. The event, titled "I want to touch a dog" and held in a park ...

  3. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysians recruited Islamic State jihadis with Facebook, police say

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 12:53pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Malaysians 'recruited jihadis on Facebook' Malaysian police said 14 people arrested this week for suspected links to Islamic State included a government engineer and two others who used Facebook to recruit fighters for the extremist group in Syria. "Three of them are key players of a cell whose role was to recruit, finance and arrange ...

  4. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Sedition Act crackdown denying Malaysians freedom of speech

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 05:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Critics, including the US embassy in Kuala Lumpur, say widespread use by the ruling party of Malaysia's Sedition Law is shackling freedom of speech in the country A Malaysian government crackdown under its colonial-era Sedition Act is creating a climate of fear in the country, according to rising numbers of critics who say it could ...

  5. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysian navy launches search for crew of missing gunboat

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 05:03am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Weather hampers rescue of stricken gunboat The commander of a Malaysian gunboat that went missing off Borneo island at the weekend has confirmed the safety of all seven crew onboard after establishing radio contact. The vessel went missing after it set out for a routine sea patrol in the South China Sea on Sunday near Mengalum island off ...

  6. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    One killed, dozens injured in grenade explosion at popular Malaysian tourist district

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:25pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur One dead and a dozen injured, including two Chinese nationals, in blast outside a pub in bustling tourist district of Kuala Lumpur Deadly grenade attack linked to gang war A man was killed and a dozen others wounded, including two Chinese nationals, when a hand grenade exploded early yesterday in a tourist section of Malaysia's ...

  7. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Rights group urges Malaysia not to deport Uygur migrants to China

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 01:20pm by Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Kualal Lumpur-based Suaram asks Malaysia's government not to deport 155 ethnic Uygurs, including 76 children, who were discovered in the country illegally by immigration officials A Malaysian human rights group called on the government on Sunday not to forcibly deport 155 Chinese ethnic Uygurs reported to be in the country illegally, amid ...

  8. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysia Airlines flight forced to turn back after autopilot defect

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 01:48pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Defect forces U-turn for Malaysia Airlines flight A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to turn around due to an auto-pilot defect, landing safely early yesterday, said the carrier already reeling from the loss of two planes this year. Flight MH198 from Kuala Lumpur to Hyderabad in India departed late on Saturday, but the Boeing 737-800 ...

  9. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysian student activist jailed for 10 months under controversial sedition law

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 11:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Student jailed for sedition A Malaysian court yesterday sentenced a student activist to 10 months in jail for sedition amid the government's increasing use of colonial-era legislation to stifle dissent, despite promises to repeal the law. The guilty verdict against Safwan Anang, 24, follows a recent wave of charges under the Sedition Act, ...

  10. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Losses nearly double for Malaysia Airlines after MH370’s disappearance

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Airline's losses soar; worse to come Crisis-stricken Malaysia Airlines said yesterday its second-quarter loss nearly doubled as the disappearance of flight MH370 spurred a decline in bookings. The airline, which warned losses would accelerate, posted a 305.7 million ringgit (HK$753 million) loss in the April-June quarter, following the March ...




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