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Syrian man stranded in Malaysia airport coming to Canada

Monday, November 26th 2018, 19:51
related countries: Canada Canada, Syria Syria
related places: Kuala Lumpur

Hassan al-Kontor, who spent months living in Kuala Lumpur airport, is going to Canada as a refugee.
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100 Women: The woman who decides if men can take a second wife

Tuesday, November 20th 2018, 4:09

One of Malaysia's first female Sharia high court judges says her role allows her to protect women.
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Medical cannabis: Death sentence prompts Malaysia to re-think harsh laws

Monday, November 12th 2018, 0:20

A death sentence for a young man selling cannabis oil prompts Malaysia to reflect on its drug laws.
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1MDB: Ex-Goldman bankers and Jho Low face US charges

Thursday, November 1st 2018, 19:17
related countries: United States United States

The charges are linked to one of the world's biggest financial scandals - Malaysia's 1MDB fund.
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Anwar Ibrahim returns to Malaysian politics with by-election win

Saturday, October 13th 2018, 14:16

The former deputy Malaysian PM wins a parliamentary seat, months after he was released from jail.
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Six rescue divers drown trying to save teen in Malaysia

Thursday, October 4th 2018, 8:22

The six men were searching for a teenager thought to have fallen into a mining pool in Malaysia.
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Wife of former Malaysian PM Najib charged with money laundering

Thursday, October 4th 2018, 7:11

Rosmah Mansor is known for her love of designer handbags and lavish spending habits.
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Syrian Hassan al-Kontar removed from Malaysia airport after months

Tuesday, October 2nd 2018, 8:28
related countries: Syria Syria

Hassan al-Kontar was trying to avoid the war in Syria but found himself stuck in legal limbo in Malaysia.
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LGBT rights: Malaysia women caned for attempting to have lesbian sex

Monday, September 3rd 2018, 10:39

The caning, which took place in a religious court, was witnessed by more than 100 people.
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Kim Jong-nam murder: Police seek pair to testify at murder trial

Saturday, September 1st 2018, 15:18

Malaysian police seek two women to testify at the trial of those accused of killing Kim Jong-nam.
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Temple gets stunning paint job (shame it might be illegal)

Friday, August 31st 2018, 14:43
related places: Batu Caves

The 272 steps leading up to the Batu Caves complex in Malaysia have been splashed with colour.
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Radioactive device goes missing in Malaysia

Tuesday, August 21st 2018, 5:27

It's not the first time a device like this has vanished but authorities say there's no reason to panic.
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Malaysian minister orders removal of LGBT portraits from exhibition

Thursday, August 9th 2018, 8:48

A Malaysian minster said the portraits of two activists promoted gay culture and broke social norms.
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Missing Malaysia flight MH370: Aviation chief quits over failings

Tuesday, July 31st 2018, 14:51

A report into the Malaysia Airlines flight missing since 2014 found failures by air traffic control.
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Chinese whispers around Malaysia's 1MDB scandal

Monday, July 16th 2018, 21:35
related countries: China China

Two Chinese companies are implicated in the scandal around the Malaysian investment fund, 1MDB.
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Child marriage involving bride of 11 sparks outrage in Malaysia

Sunday, July 1st 2018, 11:28

An 11-year-old girl became a 41-year-old man's third wife, prompting calls for a change in the law.
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Malaysia 1MDB: Seized tiaras, cash and Hermes bags 'worth $273m'

Wednesday, June 27th 2018, 9:40

Malaysian police took five weeks to tally up luxury goods found at properties linked to the ex-PM.
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Malaysia mosque bans tourists after provocative dance

Monday, June 25th 2018, 19:22

Two women, believed to be foreign, were filmed dancing in "inappropriate" garb on the mosque wall.
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Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim on Mahathir: 'We have to move on'

Monday, June 11th 2018, 20:11

Malaysia’s former deputy PM speaks to the BBC about succeeding the man who put him in jail.
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MH370: Four-year hunt ends after private search is completed

Tuesday, May 29th 2018, 8:39
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing, Kuala Lumpur

Mystery surrounds Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which vanished with 239 people on board.
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MH17 missile owned by Russian brigade, investigators say

Thursday, May 24th 2018, 15:00
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The flight was downed over Ukraine by a missile fired by a unit based in Russia, investigators say.
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Australian woman sentenced to death in Malaysia over drugs

Thursday, May 24th 2018, 9:06
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The 54-year-old Australian was found to be carrying 1.1kg of crystal methamphetamine in 2014.
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Najib Razak: Scandal-hit ex-Malaysia PM condemns police raids

Saturday, May 19th 2018, 15:30

The raids at properties linked to the ousted prime minister were linked to a big corruption scandal.
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Handbag raids at dawn in Malaysia

Friday, May 18th 2018, 12:31

Trolleys full of luxury goods and cash have been wheeled away from the home of Malaysia's ex-PM Najib Razak, according to police.
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Birkin bags vs $4 sandals in Malaysian scandal

Friday, May 18th 2018, 8:47

How Birkin handbags and cheap shoes became a symbol of change for many Malaysians.
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Malaysia police seize cash and luxury goods in Najib-linked raids

Friday, May 18th 2018, 4:50

Police say the raids targeting ousted PM Najib Razak are linked to the 1MDB corruption scandal.
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Malaysia's political drama is worthy of Shakespeare

Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 23:35

The release of Anwar Ibrahim in Malaysia melds loyalty and betrayal in a narrative for the ages.
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Malaysia's freed Anwar Ibrahim hails 'new dawn' after poll win

Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 12:16

The reformist politician is freed from jail after a pardon, paving the way for a return to politics.
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Former Malaysia PM Najib Razak banned from leaving country

Saturday, May 12th 2018, 11:53

Najib Razak is barred from travelling overseas, just days after his party's shock election defeat.
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Malaysia election: Why did young voters pick a 92-year-old?

Thursday, May 10th 2018, 17:27

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad scored a historic election victory.
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Mahathir Mohamad: 'Yes, I am alive'

Thursday, May 10th 2018, 10:32

The 92-year-old Malaysian politician, known for his sharp wit, often speaks candidly about his age.
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Malaysia election: Opposition scores historic victory

Thursday, May 10th 2018, 0:34

In a dramatic comeback, former PM Mahathir Mohamad, 92, ends the ruling coalition's 60 years in power.
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Malaysia election: What does politics mean to multi-racial voters?

Monday, May 7th 2018, 23:40

As multi-racial Malaysia heads to the polls, we ask different communities what will decide their vote.
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