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Malaysia

Country archive · 276 posts


Latest stories about Malaysia

3 April 2014

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Tribute to Malaysian Activist Irene Fernandez

The global human rights community is mourning the death of legendary Malaysian activist Irene Fernandez. One writer described her as Malaysian ‘Joan of Arc’ of maltreated migrants.

20 March 2014

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Global Solidarity for Missing Malaysian Plane MH370

Netizens around the world are expressing support to relatives and friends of passengers of the missing Malaysian Airlines plane MH370 which lost contact last March 8

15 March 2014

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Ultraman Comic Book Banned in Malaysia for Using the Word ‘Allah’

Ultraman may be a comic book hero but the translation of the word God into Allah is considered by Malaysia’s Home Affairs Ministry as a threat to public order.

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Malaysia Airlines MH370 Mystery Fuels Conspiracy Theories

After a week of waiting for answers in the disappearance of flight MH370 and its 239 occupants, conspiracy theories have cropped to fill the void about what happened.

8 March 2014

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Malaysian Plane Carrying 239 People Reported Missing

Flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing lost contact with air traffic controllers, with the authorities being unable to locate the aircraft since. The flight was carrying 239 people

5 March 2014

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Higher Medical Fees, Another Burden for Malaysian Consumers

The Malaysian government has raised medical fees by 14 percent which many believe would hurt the poor who are still reeling from rising food and petrol prices.

26 January 2014

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Pig Photos Censored in Malaysia

Photos of pigs were blackened out by a printing company in the Malaysian edition of the New York Times. The 'pig censorship' shocked many people in the Muslim-majority nation

21 January 2014

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Malaysian Prime Minister Sparks Water Spinach Meme Over Rising Prices

Reacting to protests against rising food prices, Malaysia's prime minister reminded the public that the price of kangkung or water spinach has gone down. This remark unleashed a kangkung meme

7 January 2014

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Bibles Seized in Malaysia for Using ‘Allah’ to Refer to God

A Malaysian law banning non-Muslims from using the word Allah in religious publications was invoked by an agency when it confiscated 300 bibles in a Christian missionary office

1 January 2014

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Malaysia’s New Year Protest Against Price Hikes

A New Year’s Eve party was turned into a protest event as thousands of Malaysians voiced their opposition to looming price hikes in several basic goods and services.

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