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Malaysian prime minister sworn in

Monday, March 10th 2008, 4:11

Malaysian PM Abdullah Badawi is sworn in, two days after his coalition's worst election result in over 50 years.
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Malaysia PM rejects calls to quit

Sunday, March 9th 2008, 9:08

Malaysia's Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi says he will not step down, despite a poor election result.
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Election setback for Malaysia PM

Saturday, March 8th 2008, 22:08

Malaysia's ruling coalition suffers its worst poll results in decades, winning only a small majority, officials say.
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Malaysia set for general election

Friday, March 7th 2008, 14:41

Campaigning draws to a close on the eve of Malaysia's election, which the ruling coalition is expected to win.
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Golf: Dougherty leads in Malaysia

Thursday, March 6th 2008, 8:03

Nick Dougherty cards a 62 in the opening round of the Malaysian Open after having the chance of the first 59 in European Tour history.
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Deputy PM hits out at critics

Tuesday, March 4th 2008, 19:11

Malaysia's deputy PM hits out at critics who say his country is undemocratic, ahead of a general election on Saturday.
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Malaysian police break up protest

Saturday, February 16th 2008, 16:31

Malaysian police make several arrests after using tear gas and water cannon to break up a protest by ethnic Indians.
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Malaysia sets date for early poll

Thursday, February 14th 2008, 5:38

Malaysia calls a general election for 8 March, more than a year ahead of schedule.
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Malaysia to hold early elections

Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 9:24

Malaysian Premier Abdullah Badawi dissolves parliament, paving the way for an early general election.
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Malaysia visa policy 'tightened'

Wednesday, January 9th 2008, 15:39
related countries: India India

Malaysia says there is no ban on workers from India, but officials say a more stringent policy is in place.
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Confusion over Malaysia jobs ban

Tuesday, January 8th 2008, 17:11
related countries: India India

Reports that Malaysia had banned Indian migrant workers are denied by a cabinet minister.
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Malaysia MP quits over sex DVDs

Wednesday, January 2nd 2008, 8:39

Malaysian Health Minister Chua Soi Lek announces his resignation after admitting being featured in a sex video.
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Sex DVDs show Malaysian minister

Tuesday, January 1st 2008, 16:15

Malaysian Health Minister Chua Soi Lek admits he is the man in two widely circulated DVDs of a couple having sex.
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Malaysia reverses Allah ruling

Sunday, December 30th 2007, 12:27

The Malaysian government reverses its decision to ban a Christian newspaper for using the word Allah to mean God.
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Malaysian row over word for 'God'

Friday, December 28th 2007, 17:51

Two Malaysia Christian groups sue the government after it banned non-Muslims from using 'Allah' to mean God.
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Malaysia court rejects Hindu bid

Thursday, December 27th 2007, 11:37

A court in Malaysia rejects an attempt by a Hindu woman to stop her husband divorcing her in an Islamic court.
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Malaysia drops Indians' charges

Monday, December 17th 2007, 16:38

Malaysian authorities drop attempted murder charges against 31 ethnic Indians arrested at a rally.
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Malaysia arrests ethnic Indians

Thursday, December 13th 2007, 14:15
related countries: India India

Five ethnic Indian rights activists are arrested in Malaysia, under a rarely used security law.
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China 'forced Miss Tibet to quit'

Wednesday, December 5th 2007, 16:51

Tibet's entry in a Malaysian beauty pageant quits after refusing to compete as 'Miss Tibet-China'.
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Cameroon gorillas arrive home

Friday, November 30th 2007, 17:43
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, South Africa South Africa

Four rare gorillas arrive back in Cameroon, five years after they were smuggled to Malaysia.
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Scores charged over Hindu rally

Wednesday, November 28th 2007, 14:32

At least 80 ethnic Indians are charged with illegal assembly for taking part in street protests in Malaysia.
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Malaysia PM issues demo warning

Tuesday, November 27th 2007, 12:30

The authorities in Malaysia may use strict security laws to quell street protests, the prime minister says.
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Malaysia Hindu activists released

Monday, November 26th 2007, 16:13

Three Hindu activists who were charged with sedition before a rally in Malaysia's capital are freed.
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Malaysian police break up rally

Sunday, November 25th 2007, 4:47
related countries: India India

Malaysian police use tear gas and water cannon to disperse a group of ethnic Indian protesters in the capital.
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Malaysia police break up protest

Saturday, November 10th 2007, 16:12

Malaysian police use water cannon and tear gas to disperse protesters demanding electoral reform.
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Malaysia spaceman touches down

Sunday, October 21st 2007, 13:17

The first Malaysian astronaut in space returns safely to Earth from the International Space Station.
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Soyuz spacecraft docks with ISS

Friday, October 12th 2007, 16:53

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying the first Malaysian astronaut docks with the International Space Station.
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Malaysia's first astronaut takes off

Wednesday, October 10th 2007, 14:13
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian spacecraft lifts off, carrying the first Malaysian into space, alongside two other astronauts.
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Crew set for space station

Wednesday, October 10th 2007, 11:48

A US, Russian and Malaysian astronauts are set to blast off from Baikonur to the International Space Station.
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Malaysia witness offered surgery

Monday, October 8th 2007, 15:29

Malaysia offers a new identity - including surgery - to persuade a potential witness to testify in a corruption inquiry.
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Malaysia presses for Burma talks

Sunday, October 7th 2007, 10:26
related countries: Burma Burma

Malaysia calls on Burma's generals to drop conditions for talks with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Malaysia marks 50th anniversary

Friday, August 31st 2007, 10:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Thousands of people attended celebrations in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, to mark 50 years of nationhood.
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Malaysia closes Jesus row paper

Saturday, August 25th 2007, 7:22

Malaysia closes a newspaper for a month after it runs a picture of Jesus with a cigarette.
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