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News: Malaysia

We have started to collect the most important news related to Malaysia in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Benayoun abuse racist - Chelsea

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 10:09

Chelsea complain to the Malaysian FA about what they believe was racist abuse directed at Yossi Benayoun.
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Australia refugee deal criticised

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 8:40
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's rights watchdog criticises the asylum-seeker swap deal with Malaysia, saying it may breach international obligations.
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Australia signs refugee swap deal

Monday, July 25th 2011, 8:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Australian and Malaysian officials sign a controversial agreement intended to stem the flow of asylum seekers to Australia by boat.
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Australia 'to sign asylum deal'

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 7:20
related countries: Australia Australia

A deal to send 800 asylum seekers in Australia to Malaysia in exchange for 4,000 refugees is to be signed on Monday, a Malaysian official says.
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Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 11:55

Malaysia rejects a legal bid by a member of a controversial religious sect to be allowed to renounce Islam so she can avoid being jailed for apostasy.
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Malaysia establishes Vatican ties

Monday, July 18th 2011, 14:13
related countries: Italy Italy

Malaysia and the Vatican agree to establish diplomatic ties, a move seen as an attempt to reassure Christians in the Muslim majority nation.
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US concern at Malaysia crackdown

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 8:19
related countries: United States United States

The US expresses concern over a recent crackdown in Malaysia on protests calling for electoral reform.
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Breezes of change

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 23:21

Malaysian unrest may have unforeseen consequences
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VIDEO: Tear gas used on Malaysia protest

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 21:21

Police in Malaysia have used tear gas and water cannon against thousands of people gathered for a protest calling for electoral reform.
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Tear gas fired at Malaysia rally

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 14:37
related places: Kuala Lumpur

Police in Malaysia fire tear gas and water cannons and arrest hundreds of protesters trying to assemble for a banned rally in the capital Kuala Lumpur.
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VIDEO: 'Children safe' after Malaysia siege

Friday, July 8th 2011, 0:43

Some 30 children and their teachers have been freed unharmed after being held hostage for several hours at their kindergarten in Malaysia.
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Police end Malaysia nursery siege

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 23:47

Police storm a Malaysian nursery school and save dozens of children after a siege with a hostage taker - who later died after being shot in the head.
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Temasek and Khazanah in $9bn deal

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 5:18
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Singapore and Malaysia's state-owned investment companies agree to develop jointly projects in the two countries.
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Malaysia activists 'in detention'

Monday, June 27th 2011, 9:34

More than 30 Malaysian activists remain in detention after police arrests at the weekend ahead of a planned mass rally calling for electoral reform.
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Australia PM pursues asylum deal

Friday, June 17th 2011, 3:59
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian PM Julia Gillard says she will pursue the deal with Malaysia on handling asylum seekers despite a rare parliamentary rejection of the policy.
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Plea for condemned Indian woman

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 12:23
related countries: India India

The family of a 64-year-old Indian woman sentenced to death for drug trafficking in Malaysia appeals to the Indian authorities to help save her.
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Malaysians charged in maid death

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 8:44
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

A Malaysian couple is charged with murdering their Indonesian maid, in the first such case since a deal was signed to safeguard workers' rights.
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Hackers attack Malaysian websites

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 8:06

Hackers attack dozens of government websites in Malaysia, disrupting more than 40, days after a hacking group criticised the country over censorship.
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Malaysia ire over 'obedient' club

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 8:17

Malaysia's minister for women's affairs says a new club teaching women to be more obedient to their husbands is giving the Muslim nation a bad image.
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Australia retreat on child asylum

Monday, June 6th 2011, 9:50
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian government apparently softens its policy on sending unaccompanied children to Malaysia for asylum processing, after UN criticism.
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Australia to deport lone children

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 17:05
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian government says it will send unaccompanied children to Malaysia for asylum claims processing as part of a controversial plan.
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Libel is 'settled by 100 tweets'

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 16:12

A Malaysian political activist is sending 100 apologetic messages on the Twitter website, so he can "settle a libel case".
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Indonesia ends Malaysia maids row

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 9:40
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesian maids are allowed to work in Malaysia for the first time in two years, after the countries sign a deal improving working conditions.
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UN in Malaysia rare-earth inquiry

Monday, May 30th 2011, 9:52

UN nuclear energy experts are in Malaysia to investigate whether a planned rare-earth refinery could pose a risk of radioactive pollution.
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Retirement planning 'is lacking'

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 10:08
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Some 39% of UK people have a financial plan to save for their retirement - far fewer than people in Malaysia and China, a report suggests.
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Australia asylum policy condemned

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 9:27
related countries: Australia Australia

Self-harm and suicides are a major concern in immigration centres, Australia's human rights watchdog says, in the latest attack on the country's asylum policy.
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UN queries Australia asylum deal

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 7:14
related countries: Australia Australia

The UN commissioner on human rights warns Australia that its plan to send 800 asylum seekers to Malaysia may be illegal.
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Landslide buries Malaysia orphans

Sunday, May 22nd 2011, 6:47
related places: Kuala Lumpur

A landslide hit an orphanage near the Malaysian capital killing 16 people, almost all of them children, officials say.
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