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VIDEO: Asian states search for missing jet

Sunday, March 9th 2014, 2:37
related countries: China China, Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Beijing

Planes and ships from South East Asian states have joined forces to search the South China Sea for a Malaysia Airlines jet, missing with 239 people on board.
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Search continues for missing plane

Sunday, March 9th 2014, 1:47

Officials say there is still no sign of wreckage as the search continues for a Malaysia Airlines flight missing for more than 24 hours with 239 people on board.
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'Oil slick seen' in missing jet hunt

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 19:19

A Vietnamese plane spots possible oil slicks as the US joins Asian nations to search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 239 people.
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Malaysia Airlines plane vanishes

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 11:50
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing, Kuala Lumpur

South-east Asian states join forces to search waters between Malaysia and Vietnam after a Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 239 people vanishes.
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Anwar gets jail term for sodomy

Friday, March 7th 2014, 12:35

A Malaysian court sentences opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to five years in jail after overturning his acquittal on sodomy charges.
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Photo raises Malaysia religious tensions

Friday, March 7th 2014, 12:03

How an innocent photograph caused 'shame and distress'
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Penang church attacked in Allah row

Monday, January 27th 2014, 12:05

Malaysian police increase security around churches in Penang state after one was hit by petrol bombs in a deepening row over the word "Allah".
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VIDEO: Raids target illegal Malaysia workers

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 11:53

A major operation to deport hundreds of thousands of illegal workers has begun in Malaysia.
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VIDEO: How spinach was blocked in Malaysia

Friday, January 17th 2014, 13:33

How a #BBCtrending spinach piece was blocked in Malaysia
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#BBCtrending blocked in Malaysia

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 13:08

How our blog about spinach jokes and the Malaysian prime minister was blocked in Malaysia for several hours.
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Malaysia police arrest 'fake sultan'

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 15:18

Police in Malaysia have arrested a man who says he is the sultan of Malacca on suspicion that he has been using the position to sell fake titles.
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Malaysia rights group ban criticised

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 9:39

Amnesty International criticises Malaysia's decision to ban a coalition of human rights groups as a "disturbing assault on freedom of expression".
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VIDEO: Bibles seized over 'Allah' row

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 23:55

More than 300 Bibles from the Bible Society have been seized by Islamic authorities in Malaysia because they use the word Allah to refer to God.
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Scores of Bibles seized in Malaysia

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 17:36

Islamic authorities in Malaysia seize more than 300 Bibles from the Bible Society because they use the word Allah to refer to God, officials say.
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English players guilty of match fixing

Friday, December 6th 2013, 7:49
related countries: Australia Australia

Two English footballers and a Malaysian ringleader are convicted for match fixing in Australia.
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Singapore in Malaysia spy claim row

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 5:24
related countries: Singapore Singapore, United States United States
related places: Kuala Lumpur, Asia

Kuala Lumpur summons Singapore's high commissioner over reports that Singapore assisted in US spying across Asia, including Malaysia.
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Drug mule spared Singapore execution

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 12:05
related countries: Singapore Singapore

A Malaysian man convicted of drug trafficking has his death sentence commuted in Singapore - the first such case after recent legal reforms.
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Malaysia protests in spying row

Saturday, November 2nd 2013, 10:55
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States
related places: Asia

Malaysia summons US and Australian diplomats in a protest over an alleged American-led spying network in Asia.
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Kesha concert banned in Malaysia

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 12:10
related countries: United States United States

Authorities in Malaysia ban a planned concert by US pop star Kesha, saying it would hurt cultural and religious sensitivities.
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Malaysia PM clarifies 'Allah' stance

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 10:04

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks out about a controversial court ruling that says non-Muslims cannot use the word Allah to refer to their God.
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VIDEO: Walks to heal Malaysia divisions

Monday, October 21st 2013, 23:30
related countries: China China, India India

Malaysia prides itself on being a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country, more than 50% of its people are Malay-Muslims, while the Chinese, Indian and indigenous groups are mainly Buddhists, Christians or Hindus.
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Malaysia court rules on 'Allah' use

Monday, October 14th 2013, 14:16

A Malaysian court has ruled that non-Muslims cannot use the word Allah to refer to God, overturning a 2009 lower court ruling that sparked religious tensions.
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VIDEO: Is the word Allah for Muslims only?

Monday, October 14th 2013, 12:38

A Malaysian court has ruled that non-Muslims cannot use the word Allah to refer to God, even in their own faiths, overturning a 2009 ruling by a lower court.
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Marquez extends lead as Pedrosa wins

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 11:17

Marc Marquez extends his MotoGP lead to 43 points by finishing second to Dani Pedrosa in the Malaysian Grand Prix.
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Marquez takes pole for Malaysian GP

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 8:29

Championship leader Marc Marquez takes pole for Sunday's Malaysian MotoGP, ahead of Valentino Rossi and Cal Crutchlow.
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Pedrosa quickest in Malaysia practice

Friday, October 11th 2013, 10:21

Honda's Dani Pedrosa fails to break the lap record but still leads the standings after practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix.
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Obama cuts Asia trip over shutdown

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 14:50
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama has postponed two stops on his four-nation Asia tour to tackle the shutdown of the US government, the White House says.
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Malaysia communist guerrilla dies

Monday, September 16th 2013, 9:12
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chin Peng, a Malaysian Communist guerrilla who led an insurgency against British forces after World War Two, dies in Thailand, officials say.
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Malaysia bars US band Lamb of God

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 8:25
related countries: United States United States

US metal band Lamb of God are barred from performing in Malaysia after officials said the group could infringe religious sensitivities.
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Malaysia cuts subsidies on fuel

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 6:17

Malaysia cuts fuel subsidies for the first time in more than two years as it tries to cut its budget deficit.
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Malaysia detains foreign migrants

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 12:31

The authorities in Malaysia detain 2,500 migrants in a campaign to deport some half a million illegal immigrants.
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VIDEO: Malaysian minorities missing out

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 3:30
related countries: China China, India India

Some students from Malaysia's ethnic Chinese and Indian communities have missed out on university places, despite achieving top grades in their exams.
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