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Hamilton on pole ahead of Button

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 9:29

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton is on pole for the Malaysian GP, with Jenson Button second and Michael Schumacher third.
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In-form Hamilton sets Sepang pace

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 8:03
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Sepang

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton is fastest in both practice sessions ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix in Kuala Lumpur.
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Bomb suspect fights extradition

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 10:48
related countries: Iran Iran, Thailand Thailand

An Iranian man suspected of involvement in a bomb attempt in Thailand appears in a Malaysian court to fight extradition.
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Malaysia women's minister to quit

Monday, March 12th 2012, 2:04

A Malaysian minister embroiled in a corruption scandal over millions of government funds meant for a cattle project says she will resign next month.
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Man jailed for attack during riot

Friday, March 9th 2012, 17:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

An 18-year-old man who broke the jaw of a Malaysian student during the London riots is jailed for seven years.
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Talks on Qantas Asian airline end

Friday, March 9th 2012, 3:52
related countries: Australia Australia

Talks between Australia's Qantas and Malaysia Airlines about establishing a joint venture premium airline in Asia break down.
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Jail for teacher who killed pupil

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 16:20

A Malaysian teacher is jailed for 18 years for killing a seven-year-old pupil at his boarding school by beating and strangling him.
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Student's riot robbers convicted

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 16:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Two men are found guilty of robbing a Malaysian student as they pretended to help him during last summer's riots in London.
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Student recalls riots 'robbery'

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 15:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A Malaysian student tells a court how he was "robbed" by bogus Good Samaritans during London's riots last summer
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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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