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Malaysia

Anger at Malaysia textbook telling girls to 'protect sex organs'

It is not the first time authorities in Malaysia have been accused of taking a poor approach to issues of gender or sexuality.

16 Jan 2019 5:48 PM

British woman charged for stabbing husband in Malaysia

Jones's lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo said that the suspect felt 'very, very overwhelmed'.

30 Oct 2018 4:11 PM

Malaysia to abolish death penalty, says minister

Capital punishment in Malaysia is currently mandatory for murder, kidnapping, possession of firearms and drug trafficking.

11 Oct 2018 2:59 PM

Malaysian woman to be caned for prostitution under Islamic law

The 30-year-old single mother of one admitted to offering sexual services in a hotel after being caught by religious enforcement officers.

27 Sep 2018 3:15 PM

Malaysia's ex-first lady questioned for 13 hrs in 1MDB graft case

Najib Razak has been charged with money laundering, abuse of power and criminal breach of trust.

27 Sep 2018 1:22 PM

Malaysia EX-PM faces corruption charges over USD 681 mn bank balance

Najib Razak was arrested by officials probing claims that the former PM and his cronies looted billions of dollars from state fund 1MDB.

20 Sep 2018 1:36 PM

Two Malaysian women caned for lesbian sex, incident condemned

The duo pleaded guilty last month to breaking Islamic laws and were sentenced to six strokes of the cane each and fined 3,300 ringgit.

03 Sep 2018 1:52 PM

Malaysian Hindu temple gets paint job; originality disturbed, says govt

The Batu Caves complex, a series of caverns on outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, is popular with devotees from Malaysia's ethnic Indian minority.

30 Aug 2018 8:45 PM

Malaysia Islamic court postpones caning of women for lesbian sex

The women, aged 22 and 32, were arrested in April by Islamic enforcement officers after they were found in a car in a public square.

28 Aug 2018 12:36 PM

New Malaysian government repeals law banning 'fake news'

The bill was passed in April under former PM Najib Razak despite concerns that it would be used to silence dissent ahead of a May 9 polls.

17 Aug 2018 2:57 PM

MH370 controls 'deliberately manipulated' to take it off course: Report

Report had no conclusion about what happened aboard plane that vanished with 239 on board from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014.

30 Jul 2018 6:36 PM

Zakir Naik thanks Malaysian PM for not deporting him to India

He further said that he will abide by the law and support the peace and harmony of the country till the time he stays there.

11 Jul 2018 6:22 PM

Will not easily give in to India's demand to deport Zakir Naik: Malaysian PM

Mahathir said the cleric would not be handed over to Indian authorities as he had been granted Malaysian permanent resident status.

11 Jul 2018 9:50 AM

Zakir Naik meets Malaysian PM, ruling party defends move not to deport him

Malaysia's ruling party's strategist defends PM's decision not to deport Naik, says it would be like deporting Uighur Muslims to China.

08 Jul 2018 5:39 PM

Items worth up to USD 273 mn seized from ex-Malaysian PM in raids

Searches netted 12,000 jewellery pieces, bags with almost USD 30 mn cash across 26 currencies, over 400 watches worth USD 19.3 mn.

27 Jun 2018 2:49 PM

PM Modi arrives in Malaysia to meet newly-elected Mahathir Mohammad

From Kuala Lumpur, the Prime Minister will leave for Singapore where he will deliver a keynote address at the Shangri-La Dialogue.

31 May 2018 9:32 AM

MH370 search to end next week, says Malaysian minister

No sign of the plane was found in a 120,000 square km sea search zone and the Australian-led hunt was suspended in January 2017.

23 May 2018 8:41 PM

Malaysia’s Anwar walks free after royal pardon, meets Mahathir

The question for Malaysia is how Anwar will get along with PM, his ally-turned-foe-turned-ally, and what role he will play in govt.

16 May 2018 1:12 PM

Mahathir, 92, to be sworn in as Malaysia PM after historic poll win

Official results showed that Mahathir’s Pakatan Harapan won 113 of parliament’s 222 seats, clinching the simple majority required to rule.

10 May 2018 11:10 AM

Election would be dirty: Malaysia's PM dissolves parliament, toughest polls ahead

Najib is under pressure to deliver an emphatic win appease Malaysians unhappy with rising costs and a multi-billion dollar scandal.

06 Apr 2018 8:57 PM