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  1. Malaysia QUIZ

    Posted Aug 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Compiled by Gladys Cheung Test your general knowledge. 1 Which five countries share borders with Malaysia? 2 Name the three main ethnic groups in Malaysia. 3 Name the waterway that connects peninsular Malaysia and Indonesia's Sumatra, which is also one of the most important shipping lanes in the world. 4 What is the currency used in Malaysia? 5 Name the type of building ...

  2. Youth's death revives call for police oversight in Malaysia

    Posted Jan 30th 2009, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Kong's Independent Commission Against Corruption. However, Malaysia has yet to establish such an authority. ...

  3. Malaysia revokes visas of 70,000 Bangladeshis

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia has abruptly revoked the work visas of 70,000 Bangladeshis who were to begin arriving this week, in response to a public outcry about migrants ... commission, Talat Mahmud Khan, sparked uproar in Malaysia last week when he revealed that 70,000 of his compatriots had received visas and were about to begin arriving. He said the visas had been ...

  4. United Malaysia stands; divided, it will fall

    Posted Aug 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Half a century of independence is a proud landmark for a nation. In the case of Malaysia, which turns 50 today, the achievement should be particularly satisfying given how far the country ... and hard work. Nations are not defined only by economic progress and development, though; people are the lifeblood of a country. In this regard, Malaysia's authorities are too consumed ...

  5. Leaders urge return to moderation after protests in Malaysia

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Government and minority leaders yesterday called for a return to calm and moderation in the wake of a massive protest on Sunday by more than 10,000 ethnic Indians demanding an end to discrimination and a fair share of the ...

  6. Rise in violent crimes shocks Malaysia

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... to Malaysia.' Dr Mahathir was taking a dig at Singapore Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, who had earlier caused a ruckus by warning Singaporeans visiting Malaysia to watch out for 'murderous thugs'. The audience laughed, but Dr Mahathir's words are coming home to roost as cases of rapes and murders in Malaysia rise relentlessly. On Sunday a body was found in a ditch minus a leg ...

  7. Malaysia set to blacklist violent employers

    Posted Jun 19th 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia is considering a lifetime ban for employers found guilty of abusing maids, after a woman almost died in a dramatic attempt to escape her abusive ... and hands. 'Why are we so cruel?' asked the front-page headline of the popular Utusan Malaysia daily. In an immediate response, the Immigration Department announced it would impose lifetime ...

  8. Minority groups seek a voice in Malaysia

    Posted Jan 20th 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... with a saffron turban. 'It is a shame to call us anything but Sikhs.' He was referring to Malaysia's official lumping together of about a dozen small ethnic groups, including Sikhs, ... for government funding for projects. Mr Kayveas said: 'The communities might be small and diverse but they are all part of the melting pot that is Malaysia. The government wants to help ...

  9. Tougher penalties fail to curb rape cases in Malaysia

    Posted Jan 21st 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Most incidents go unreported because victims are threatened Three power station guards in Malaysia's southern Johore state attacked 10-year-old Nurul ... provoked outrage in Malaysia and led to demands for tougher penalties. Rape is now punishable with whipping and a 20-year maximum jail term. Despite the tough penalties, police statistics show ...

  10. Malaysia's upward mobility is the bane of Indian poor

    Posted Jun 13th 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... 2 million foreign workers have found work. The majority of Malaysia's 1.6 million Indians survive on low wages as unskilled workers, living in crowded squatter colonies or substandard, low-cost ...




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