Malaysia

Rights Groups Decry Malaysia Probe Of Al Jazeera

Malaysia's recent moves to arrest and deport a Bangladeshi man for criticizing the government's treatment of migrant workers on a news show underscore the country's backsliding on press freedom in recent months, rights groups say.   Authorities...

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Address Malnutrition With Food Insecurity

By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug 4 2020 (IPS) The 2020 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, issued by the Food and Agriculture Organization and its United Nations partners in mid-July, reports that chronic hunger...

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Why An Uninvited Chinese Ship Just Visited A Shoal On Malaysia’s Continental Shelf

The passage of a Chinese civilian ship across part of Malaysia’s continental shelf this month shows China aims to bolster its claim over a widely contested sea in the face of U.S. opposition, observers of the dispute say.The Sansha II, a 400-seat...
Related topics: China

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Malaysia's Hungry Banking On Charity To Get Through Lockdown 

On the 15th floor of a shabby, low-rent apartment block in north Kuala Lumpur, Justin Cheah stepped out of a rickety elevator with a bulging bag of groceries and headed for the unit flanked by a dusty shrine to the elephant-headed god Ganesh, the...
Related topics: Charity

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Malaysia’s Ex-pm Jailed For 12 Years After Corruption Trial Exposes Massive Fraud Network

Warning: There is flash photography in this report. A court in Malaysia has sentenced the country’s former Prime Minister to 12 years in jail for breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power. This is the first of five cases against...
Related topics: Photography

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‘elite Concentration Of Illegal Wealth Is Very Powerful In Our Societies’ – Journalist Clare...

We spoke to Clare Rewcastle Brown, an investigative journalist and editor of the Sarowak report, which helped blow the whistle on the full scale of the 1MDB corruption scandal in Malaysia and across the world. We began by asking her how she first...

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Goldman Sachs And Malaysia Agree To 1mdb Settlement

The deal settles charges in Malaysia against the Wall Street bank for its role in helping to raise hundreds of millions for a sovereign wealth fund that was used as a personal piggy bank.
Related topics: Goldman Sachs, Banking

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Why Goldman Sachs Just Paid $3.9 Billion To Settle 1mdb Claims

Goldman Sachs on Friday announced an agreement to pay the government of Malaysia $3.9 billion to settle charges against the bank related to the embezzlement of some $4.5 billion from Malaysia's...

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Why Asian Countries Are Beating Covid-19 While Us Struggles 

In Malaysia, like much of the world, coronavirus infections began rocketing in early March and eventually topped 8,800. By early June daily caseloads had fallen to around 10 to 20 and they’ve never resurged.   Coronavirus infections in the...

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Malaysia: Man Gets Two Years In Prison For Insulting Islam And Muhammad On Facebook

Facebook will likely ban him, too. They don’t like the freedom of speech over there. This is yet another glimpse into the future of the U.S. This can’t happen here, you say? We respect the freedom of speech, you say? Maybe that was true at...
Related topics: Religion, Facebook, Social Media

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Al Jazeera, Malaysiakini, And Code Blue News Websites Probed For Critical Reporting In Malaysia

Civil society has issued a robust response to the crackdownCollage from the news websites of Al Jazeera, Malaysiakini, and Code Blue, plus the cover of a banned book in Malaysia. News groups, editors, and journalists continue to face charges and...

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Realme C11 To Be Launched In India On July 14

Realme C11 was launched in Malaysia at the end of last month. Now, it is all set to be launched in India. The smartphone will be announced at an online event in the country on July 14 at 1PM. The digital event will take place on Realme’s...
Related topics: India, Social Media

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Redmi 9c And Redmi 9a Coming Soon – Images, Spec Leaked

The Redmi 9 series phones have been rumored for quite a while now and with the launch of Redmi 9, the reveal of other two was imminent. Now they are just a whisker away from launch as Xiaomi Malaysia announced on their Facebook profile that Redmi 9A...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media

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Philippine President Duterte Warns Of 'alarming Incidents' In The South China Sea

The Asia-Pacific region has several territorial disputes in the South China and East China Seas that involve Brunei, China, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
Related topics: China, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam

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The Best Law Capital Can Buy

By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jun 25 2020 (IPS) Katharina Pistor’s recent book, The Code of Capital: How the law creates wealth and inequality shows how law has been crucial to the creation of capital, and how capital continues to...

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Aws Makes Cloudy Outposts Available Across More Of Asia

India, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand can now bring the Amazonian cloud on-prem Amazon Web Services has extended the availability of its Outposts to four Asian nations, and New Zealand.…
Related topics: India, Taiwan, Thailand, Amazon, New Zealand

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Economic Concerns Temper Excitement Over Malaysia’s Steps Toward Normalcy

Malaysians say they’re feeling both excitement and jitters as the country’s economy opens back up and daily life moves a step closer to normal. Barbershops and hairdressers could reopen June 10, and schools will reopen in phases starting...

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Goldman Might Face Amended Charges In 1mdb Scandal By Malaysia

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Related topics: Goldman Sachs

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Meritocracy Legitimizes, Deepens Inequality

By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jun 18 2020 (IPS) How often have you heard someone lamenting or even condemning inequality in society, concluding with an appeal to meritocracy? We like to think that if only the deserving, the smart...

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Malaysia Erases Two Years Of Democratic Gains, Analysts Say

For Malaysia it is almost as if the last two years did not happen. In 2018 a new party came to power for the first time in more than half a century, an ex-premier was arrested in one of the world’s biggest graft scandals, and the state stood up to...
Related topics: China

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