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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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Malaysia: news

Malaysia cancels show over tattoo

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 12:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Allah

Malaysia cancels a concert by US singer Erykah Badu after a publicity photo showed her with the Arabic word for "Allah" tattooed on her upper body.
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Malaysia protest over rare earths

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 6:36

Activists in Malaysia stage a protest against the construction of a refinery for rare earth elements, saying the process poses a health hazard.
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South Sudan expels oil firm boss

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 18:50
related countries: China China, Sudan Sudan
related places: Khartoum

South Sudan expels the head of a Chinese and Malaysian-owned oil firm following its investigation into Khartoum's "theft" of oil worth $815m (£518m).
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Boy guilty of student riot attack

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 16:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A 17-year-old boy is found guilty of an attack on a Malaysian student during the summer riots in London.
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Student recalls London riot punch

Monday, February 13th 2012, 20:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A Malaysian student whose jaw was broken in an attack during the London riots tells a jury how he was punched in the face and robbed.
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Malaysia deports tweet row Saudi

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 8:27
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Malaysian authorities deport a Saudi journalist who left his country after being accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad in a tweet.
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Malaysia detains Saudi for tweet

Friday, February 10th 2012, 8:22
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Malaysian police detain a Saudi journalist who left his country after being accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad in a tweet.
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'Europe is poor so should live within its means'

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 17:48

Live within your means, says Malaysian ex-PM
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Anger over pig's head in Malaysia

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 13:33
related places: Kuala Lumpur

A pig's head is found outside a mosque in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur - the third such incident in the country in a month, police say.
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Lynas shares up on Malaysia move

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 1:50
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Shares of Australian miner Lynas surge after Malaysian authorities grant it a licence to operate a rare earth refinery.
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Khazanah sells its Proton stake

Monday, January 16th 2012, 7:33

Malaysia's investment firm Khazanah sells its stake in carmaker Proton in one of the largest deals in the country's auto sector.
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Air Asia X ends European flights

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 10:43
related countries: India India

Malaysia's budget airline Air Asia is to end its long-haul flights to Europe and India due to high fuel prices and weak demand.
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African tusks seized in Malaysia

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 12:30
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Malaysia seizes elephant tusks worth 2.4m ringgit ($760,000) in a shipping container sent from South Africa, officials say.
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VIDEO: Malaysia opposition leader acquitted

Monday, January 9th 2012, 13:24

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been acquitted of sodomy after a two-year trial.
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Viewpoint: Comeback kid to boost Malaysia's opposition

Monday, January 9th 2012, 10:17

How Anwar acquittal will change Malaysian politics
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Anwar found not guilty of sodomy

Monday, January 9th 2012, 10:01
related places: Kuala Lumpur

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says he has been finally vindicated after being acquitted of sodomy by a court in Kuala Lumpur.
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Overseas Malaysians lose vote bid

Friday, January 6th 2012, 9:14

The High Court in Malaysia rejects an attempt by citizens overseas to obtain voting rights by taking the Election Commission to court.
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Anwar tours Malaysia pre-verdict

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 3:14

Malaysia opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim begins a six-day, eight-state tour ahead of the verdict in his long-running sodomy trial.
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Arrest over pig heads in Malaysia

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 7:13

Police arrest four people over pig heads found outside a mosque in Malaysia, in a case which officials fear will escalate religious tensions.
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Will China's rise shape Malaysian Chinese community?

Friday, December 30th 2011, 0:12
related countries: China China

How China's rise is shaping diaspora in Malaysia
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Malaysia opens up bank ownership

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 2:33

Malaysia announces plans to allow more foreign investment in the banking sector in a bid to boost economic growth.
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Anwar two-year sodomy trial ends

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 5:47

The sodomy trial of Malaysia's opposition figurehead Anwar Ibrahim ends after two years, with judges to deliver their verdict on 9 January.
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Malaysia passes street rally ban

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 14:11

The Malaysian parliament passes a ban on street protests, despite a demonstration against the bill by hundreds of lawyers.
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Australia releases asylum seekers

Friday, November 25th 2011, 9:13
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia begins releasing asylum seekers from detention into communities, following the collapse of its "Malaysia swap" plan.
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Two die as football fans stampede

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 4:11
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

Two football fans die during a stampede at a football match between Asian rivals Indonesia and Malaysia in Jakarta.
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Malaysia 'bans Islamic sex guide'

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 9:34

Malaysian officials ban a book offering sex tips to Muslim women published by a controversial group known as the Obedient Wives' Club, reports say.
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Thousands mourn rider Simoncelli

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 15:27
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Coriano

The small east Italian town of Coriano swells with mourners for the funeral of MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli, killed at the Malaysian Grand Prix.
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Simoncelli dies in Sepang crash

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 10:17
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Sepang

Italian MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli dies after crashing in the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang.
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Malaysia raids human traffickers

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 9:27
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Malaysian police say they have broken up a ring of human traffickers who forced Ugandan women into prostitution.
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