Malaysia

Moderate Malaysia: 70% Of Women Okay With Other Women’s Husbands Practicing Polygamy

“Some 70 per cent of Muslim women in Malaysia are agreeable with men practising polygamy. However, only 32 per cent are agreeable to polygamy within their own marriage.” This indicates that they don’t really approve of it at all,...

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Why China’s Coast Guard Spent 258 Days In Waters Claimed By Malaysia

Chinese coast guard vessels spent 70% of the past year patrolling in a tract of the South China Sea claimed by Malaysia, an American think tank says. Malaysia did little to push back.The coast guard presence, especially long-term for a Chinese...
Related topics: China

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India Doesn’t Need To Follow China's Economic Growth Model - Analyst

New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s 7 percent manufacturing sector growth rate pales compared to many of its peers, including Indonesia (20%), Malaysia (22%), Thailand (27%) and China (29%); all are witnessing an annual growth rate of over 20 percent,...
Related topics: India, China, New Delhi, Indonesia, Thailand

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The Future Of Asia-pacific’s Cities

UN Forum opens with call for decisive action in cities to deliver on SDG targetsBy PRESS RELEASEPENANG, Malaysia, Oct 15 2019 (IPS-Partners) (ESCAP news) — The Seventh Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-7) opened today with a strong call for...

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Malaysia Offers Incentives To Boost Growth In 2020 Budget

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia’s government is offering investment incentives and wide-ranging financial goodies for ethnic Malays and the poor but is hiking taxes for the rich in a smaller national budget for 2020 seen as appeasing...
Related topics: Taxes

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Malaysia Fines 80 People, Groups For Alleged 1mdb Payments

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia’s anti-graft agency on Monday ordered 80 people and groups to pay fines totalling about $100 million for allegedly receiving funds from the 1MDB state investment fund. Former Prime Minister Najib...

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Dutch Lawmakers Require Probe Into Ukraine's Role In Mh17 Crash

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Lawmakers of the Dutch parliament have required that the government launch a further investigation into the role of Kiev in the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine, focusing on the Ukraine's refusal to close the...
Related topics: Ukraine, Russia, Moscow, Kiev, Malaysia Airlines

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Us Detains Goods From 5 Countries For Suspected Forced Labour

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is detaining clothing, gold, diamonds and other items believed to have been produced with forced labour by five companies based in Brazil, China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malaysia and Zimbabwe. An...
Related topics: Brazil, China, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Zimbabwe

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Countercyclical Fiscal Policy Needed To Counter Global Economic Downturn

By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct 1 2019 (IPS) A conjuncture of developments, short- and medium-term, have conspired to further slow the world economy. In recent months, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), among others, has...

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Indians Call For Malaysia Boycott After Country's Pm Alleged India “occupied And Invaded”...

New Delhi (Sputnik): Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s speech at United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), in which he called Jammu and Kashmir “invaded and occupied” territory has led to social media outrage, with people calling for...
Related topics: India, New Delhi, Social Media

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Malaysia's Official Poverty Figures Missing Millions Of People, Experts Say

At 5:30 p.m. sharp, six days a week, the Pit Stop Community Café rolls up its metal shop door on a quiet street in central Kuala Lumpur and welcomes in some of the Malaysian capital's most needy for a warm, hearty meal, free of charge.Some of the...

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The Week's Best Photojournalism

A police officer detains a protester in Hong Kong. | (REUTERS/Aly Song) Haitian Senator Ralph Fethiere fires a gun to disperse protesters in Port-au-Prince. | (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) A BASE jumper leaps from a skyscraper in Kuala Lumpur,...
Related topics: Police, Protests, Hong Kong, Reuters, World Photos

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Malaysia Axe Hong Kong Football Friendly Over Protest Worries

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Malaysia have pulled out of a football friendly in Hong Kong over concerns about the unprecedented pro-democracy protests in the city, officials said Thursday, the latest sporting casualty from the unrest. Hong Kong has...
Related topics: Hong Kong, Protests

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Islamic Studies In Malaysia: Three Ways To Beat Your Wife

With Malaysia’s antisemitic Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad set to speak at Columbia University today, it is a good time to examine some of Malaysia’s vaunted “moderation.” Last year in Malaysia, a sample exam question in an...

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Cambridge University Union: “peal Of Laughter” Greets Malaysian Prime Minister’s Antisemitism

The antisemitic Prime Minister of Malaysia has just been invited to speak at Columbia University. Will his hatred be greeted there as enthusiastically as it was last June at the Cambridge University Union? From the Algemeiner: Malaysian Prime...

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Malaysia To Continue Cooperation With Huawei In Bid To Dominate 5g Tech In Asia - Reports

Last week, during a presentation in Germany, Huawei launched its newest Mate 30 smartphones, which lack popular Google apps such as Goggle Chrome and YouTube amid the US crackdown on the Chinese company.
Related topics: Huawei, Germany, Google

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Columbia University To Host Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Who Claimed “hook-nosed” “jews Rule...

But would Columbia ever host a foe of jihad violence and Sharia oppression of women and others? Not on your life! This invitation to Mahathir shows how mainstream anti-Semitism has become at universities and colleges today. “Columbia U. to...

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Netizens Puzzled Over Video Allegedly Showing Red Smog Shrouding Indonesia Amid Wildfires

Fires have been burning in Indonesia since July and have already destroyed more than 800,000 hectares of rainforest, covering some parts of the country with toxic smoke. High levels of air pollution were also reported in neighbouring Malaysia and...
Related topics: World Videos, Indonesia, Singapore

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12 Tons Of Cocaine Worth $575 Million Seized In Malaysia's Largest Drug Bust

12 Tons Of Cocaine Worth $575 Million Seized In Malaysia's Largest Drug Bust Royal Malaysia Police have seized 12 tons of cocaine worth about $575 million in the most massive drug bust ever in the country, reported Malay Mail.  The...
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Planned Roads Would Be 'dagger In The Heart' For Borneo's Forests And Wildlife

Malaysia's plans to create a Pan-Borneo Highway will severely degrade one of the world's most environmentally imperiled regions, says a research team.

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