A farmer inspects his palm oil seeds. Photo: AFP

Palm oil: Malaysia launches investigation into school for putting on ‘propaganda’ play about deforestation

  • A video circulating online showed primary school pupils speaking about the environmental destruction caused by unsustainable palm oil cultivation
  • The Education Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that it would not allow ‘indoctrination’ that tarnishes the image and name of the country
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A farmer inspects his palm oil seeds. Photo: AFP
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Malaysian cosplayers at an event to mark the 80th anniversary of Batman in Genting Highlands resort outside Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP

Malaysia arrests four foreigners for taking part in cosplay festival

  • The three Japanese women and a Spanish man were detained by immigration authorities for not having the right permits
  • In Malaysia, foreigners wanting to take part in arts performances must obtain permission from a government agency first
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Malaysian cosplayers at an event to mark the 80th anniversary of Batman in Genting Highlands resort outside Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP
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