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  1. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Sedition Act crackdown denying Malaysians freedom of speech

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

    ... including a group of United Nations human rights experts who said last week it “threatens freedom of expression by criminalising dissent”. The US embassy in Malaysia joined in on Friday, saying ... Malaysia has seen years of increasingly open, largely internet-enabled public criticism of the ruling United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), which has frequently been tainted by corruption, ...

  2. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysians recruited Islamic State jihadis with Facebook, police say

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

    ... trips for Malaysians to join terror groups in Syria," national police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said. Those arrested were from 14 to 48 years old and included two women, the statement ...

  3. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysia opposition party expels Abdul minister who won't quit

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:45am by AFP

    ... membership in Keadilan, also known as the People's Justice Party (PKR), over his refusal to vacate the post of chief minister of Selangor, Muslim-majority Malaysia's most populous state. The affair is the worst crisis in the six-year history of the tripartite Pakatan Rakyat (People';s Pact) opposition coalition, which has made historic electoral gains by offering itself ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysia's sultan step into power vacuum, with protection of Sedition Act

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 05:25am by Reuters

    ... traditional rulers, the sultans. A decline in support for the long-ruling coalition, led by the United Malays National Organisation (Umno), at the last two general elections has left a power vacuum. Analysts say that the country's nine traditional rulers have stepped into the void, with the tacit support of the government. "If the national opposition front were the ruling government ...

  6. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysian opposition averts split as PAS backs Anwar Ibrahim

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:14am by AFP

    ... after weeks of wrangling. The row centred on a bid by de facto head of Pakatan Rakyat (People';s Pact), Anwar Ibrahim, to have his widely respected wife, Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, head ... tank IDEAS and a PAS member. The United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) and its partners have run Malaysia virtually uninterrupted since independence in 1957 but have increasingly come ...

  7. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysian activist jailed for a year under colonial-era sedition law

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 12:21pm by AP

    ... making several statements at a political meeting following national elections, including one in which he urged people, "Go down to the streets to seize back our power". Adam tweeted ...

  8. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysia Airlines flight forced to turn back after autopilot defect

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

    ... not have any impact on the safety of the aircraft or passengers. However, as a precautionary measure, the operating captain decided to turn back," Malaysia's national flag carrier said ...

  9. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysia PM Najib Razak facing problems despite decisive action on Flight MH17

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:14am by Satish Cheney

    ... of the self- declared Donetsk People's Republic. Najib, who is the son of Malaysia's second prime minister and Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein's cousin, is hardly a well-known ... department at the National University of Singapore. However, once the latest crisis abroad is resolved, domestic challenges remain for Najib and his United Malays National Organisation party. ...

  10. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Six men jailed for month in Malaysia after staging ‘Nude Sports Games 2014’

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur

    ... from Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia and two Myanmar nationals.” The gathering has been condemned by Muslim conservatives, but also many non-Muslims, and triggered heated online exchanges ...




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