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  1. Time for Malaysia to unite, not fight

    Posted Jan 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Church burnings, religious slurs and demonstrations over who has the right to the word Allah are tell-tale signs of Muslim extremism. They are not what we expect of Malaysia, a nation ... investors, and the slogan 'One Malaysia' is being used to attract tourists. Neither campaign is working as it should; the violence has sparked worries at home and abroad. Investment ...

  2. Railway deal derails Malaysia's Asian business relations

    Posted Nov 12th 2003, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Mahathir Mohamad five years ago. But his latest triumph in securing a M$14.5 billion (HK$29 billion) railway deal has reignited claims of cronyism over the tendering process for Malaysia's top ... CREC's officials say they are awaiting 'further developments'. Malaysia's new prime minister, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, initially said the Cabinet discussed the matter 'at ...

  3. Malaysia's crackdown on illegals is no solution

    Posted Feb 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... these conditions, as was also done in 2002, means the cycle will simply repeat itself. Within Southeast Asia, Malaysia is relatively more prosperous than many of its neighbours. As economic conditions ... There are about a million legal foreign workers in Malaysia, most of them from neighbouring Indonesia and another large segment from the Philippines. Until the latest illegal worker sweep was announced ...

  4. Millions of relief dollars go missing in Malaysia

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Malaysia escaped the worst of the tsunami- 68 people died and 5,000 people were displaced in Penang and Kedah- Malaysians and big businesses donated M$60 million in goods and cash. About half ... and Michelle Yeoh performed at the 'Force of Nature' concert, which raised M$10 million for victims in Aceh and Sri Lanka. Malaysia also received small sums in cash and supplies from UN ...

  5. All-star cast for tsunami concert in Malaysia

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia's sedate capital is bubbling as top pop acts gather to raise money for victims of the Boxing Day tsunami. Grammy-award winners ... for Malaysia,' said Tony Fernandez, chief executive of budget carrier Air Asia and a member of the foundation. 'What the world has done thus far is just scratch the surface,' said Razali ...

  6. Malaysia, Indonesia at loggerheads over haze

    Posted Aug 18th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Dwyer

    ... Michael Dwyer in Singapore Neighbours clash again over blame for the return of smog caused by forest fires Indonesia and Malaysia are rapidly becoming embroiled in a fresh slanging match ... The renewed outbreak of forest fires in Kalimantan and Sumatra- after previous blazes last month were doused by heavy rain- has sent thick smoke drifting across to Malaysia and down towards Singapore. ...

  7. Reporting on a new era of openness in Malaysia

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... the government's bidding. She detects some changes for the better in the 2004 vintage Malaysia, a year in which Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi firmly established his hold on power. Theophilius recalls her frustrations working as a newspaper journalist in 1999 when Malaysia was shaken by the political earthquake of then deputy premier minister Anwar Ibrahim's sacking and jailing. Her editors simply ...

  8. Acehnese exiled in Malaysia powerless to help

    Posted Jan 08th 2005, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Penang, Malaysia A ramshackle hut in Sungei Nibong fishing village, which sits within sight of Penang's gleaming skyscrapers and hotels, is serving as a nerve centre for displaced Acehnese eager for any scrap of news from their devastated homeland. 'I don't know whether my wife and two sons are alive in Meulaboh town,' said A. Misdawan, ...

  9. To track a maverick

    Posted Feb 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Crates of a new book by veteran regional journalist Barry Wain have sat for weeks on a wharf at Port Klang in Malaysia, awaiting clearance from the Home Ministry. Not strictly ... yet published- shows they have reason for caution. In charting the triumphs and excesses of Dr M's 22-year rule, Wain has told a story that is as much about Malaysia's future as its ...

  10. Red-carpet welcome for Indonesian president

    Posted Feb 14th 2005, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... in Malaysia illegally, seems all but forgotten. The reason for Malaysia's sudden open arms after the illegal workers' spat is that its eyes are fixed on a larger prize- the massive reconstruction work to rebuild Indonesia's tsunami-devastated Aceh province. Malaysia has proposed that the provincial capital Banda Aceh be rebuilt by Putrajaya Corp, the developer ...




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