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  1. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Google blocks anti-Islam film in Malaysia

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 02:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur

    ... of the controversial film, believed to have been produced by a small group of extremist Christians in the United States, from YouTube. Some extracts of it were still available on the video-sharing website ... in violence so far. Muslims held demonstrations across Malaysia on Friday, calling for the United States to prevent distribution of the film they said was part of a plot by “Christian extremists”. ...

  2. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysia seizes US$7.1m ‘cocaine cocktail’ from ship

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 03:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur

    ... criminal investigation director said in a statement. Acting on a tip-off from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, authorities found the drugs in a container at the country’s top ...

  3. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    British tourist killed as Malaysia bus plunges into ravine

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:24pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... The passengers- including 19 Singaporeans, and others from France, United States, Britain, India, Myanmar and Vietnam- had spent their holidays on Redang Island, Yahaya added. Bus crashes are common ... into the 10-metre-deep ravine in the east coast state of Pahang on Sunday, district police chief Yahaya Othman said. A British man, 32, died of head injuries at the scene, he said. The other 37 passengers- more ...

  4. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysian navy chief denies incursion by Chinese ships

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 10:30pm by Reuters

    ... the Liaoning and a submarine, took place 1,000 nautical miles away from Malaysia's 200 nautical mile economic exlusion zone. He said Malaysia and the United States had been informed ... patrolled the James Shoal on Sunday, 80 kilometres off the coast of Malaysia's Sarawak state, and held a ceremony in which they swore to safeguard Chinese sovereignty. The reported activity ...

  5. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysian university under fire over honour for Kim Jong-un

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 10:45pm by AP

    ... by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency. It attracted criticism on social networks in Malaysia this week after the United States-based Foreign Policy magazine posted a blog ... in recent years, it has also continued to maintain state control. It says it considers economic development to be a top priority, but on an equal level with its nuclear weapons programme, which has ...

  6. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysia’s Anwar calls for nationwide protest tour

    Posted May 09th 2013, 01:19pm by Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur

    ... In the United States, a spokesman for President Barack Obama congratulated Najib on the win but said: “We note concerns regarding reported irregularities in the conduct of the election, and believe ... for another rally in his northern home state of Penang on Saturday, with more to follow around Malaysia. The opposition has made a host of electoral fraud allegations including suspicious handling ...

  7. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Trafficking abuse of Myanmar Rohingya spreads to Malaysia

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 02:37pm by Reuters in Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia

    ... anti-human-trafficking record, which is at imminent risk of being downgraded by the United States to be on a par with North Korea. It also highlights the porous state of Malaysia’s 500km-long northern border, ... asylum seekers fleeing persecution in Myanmar. Police in the northern Malaysian states of Penang and Kedah have conducted several raids on the houses in recent months, including an operation ...

  8. 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 ... Khalid would remain chief minister of Selangor until ordered to step down by the state assembly or royalty. National power was retained in elections last year by the long-ruling coalition ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. 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. ... They wield real power as the official guardians of Islam and can withhold consent for the dissolution of state assemblies and appointments of chief ministers. Many, including the sultans of Johor ...




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