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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

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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Malaysia to scrap security laws

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 17:48

Malaysia's prime minister says he will repeal security laws that allow the government to detain people indefinitely without trial.
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Cigarette ban for Malaysian ape

Monday, September 12th 2011, 10:50

An orangutan in Malaysia called Shirley is being weaned off cigarettes that have been thrown to her by zoo visitors, officials say.
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Australia to pursue migrant swaps

Monday, September 12th 2011, 6:10
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard says her government wants to amend the law and revive an asylum-seeker swap deal with Malaysia.
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Cameraman killed in Somali attack

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 22:12
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

A Malaysian journalist is killed and another wounded after a convoy of aid workers they were travelling with was attacked in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, security officials say.
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Gillard hits out at asylum ruling

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 7:23

Prime Minister Julia Gillard describes as "deeply disappointing" a court ruling that declared her "Malaysia Solution" asylum policy unlawful.
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VIDEO: Australia refugee deal 'illegal'

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 15:37
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's High Court has ruled that a government plan for a refugee "swap" with Malaysia is unlawful.
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Australia refugee deal 'illegal'

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 8:22
related countries: Australia Australia

In a major setback for Australia's government, the high court rules a deal to "swap" refugees with Malaysia to try to deter people-smuggling is unlawful.
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Malaysia's Anwar in angry denial

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 6:58

Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim calls sodomy charges against him "a vile attempt at character assassination", as he addresses court for the first time.
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Fernandes completes QPR takeover

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 12:31

Malaysian entrepreneur Tony Fernandes secures a 66% stake in QPR, buying out Flavio Briatore and Bernie Ecclestone.
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BBC suspends Malaysia film-maker

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 12:00

The BBC launches an investigation into one of its independent film-makers said to be in receipt of payments from the Malaysian government.
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Man arrested over riot mugging

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 18:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Police arrest a man after a Malaysian student was mugged by apparent Good Samaritans soon after being attacked by rioters in London.
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