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  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by MePLUR
    +2 +1

    Malaysia finds mass graves of 24 suspected human trafficking victims

    The remains of two dozen people have been found near the border with Thailand, police said

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by belangermira
    +33 +1

    Singpost Is Developing A Futuristic Shopping Mall To House Online Retailers

    Weeks after revealing plans to use drones to deliver the mail, Singpost — Singapore’s postal service provider — has unveiled another futuristic e-commerce concept, a mall that combines online and offline shopping together under one roof. The mall (artist’s impressive above) will be located at Singapore Post Centre (SPC) and is scheduled to be completed by mid-2017. The company said it would feature 25,000 square meters of retail space spread across five levels.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by Chubros
    +36 +1

    Two Pilots Say They Can Find MH370. All They Need Is $5 Million

    Two years ago, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared somewhere over the Indian Ocean with 239 people on board. What then grew into humanity’s largest, most expensive search operation has also been among its most frustrating and beguiling. Investigators have found only one real bit of evidence, a wing flap that washed up on the shores of Réunion, near Madagascar. It was pretty useless. Because it spent nearly 500 days bobbing...

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by rexall
    +33 +1

    Australian goalkeeper dies after being struck by lightning in Malaysia

    A promising young Australian goalkeeper has died in hospital after he was struck by lightning during a training session in Malaysia last month. Stefan Petrovski, 18, had been in intensive care following the freak accident in Malacca on April 5. The Melaka United player was one of two players admitted to hospital when a lightning bolt struck the goal posts he was standing close to.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by Pfennig88
    +38 +1

    Russian Military Involved In Shooting Down Flight MH17, Researchers Say

    Russian officials are trying to discredit a new report that implicates the Russian military in the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines flight 17. Nearly two years ago, that attack in the skies over eastern Ukraine killed 298 people. The latest report comes from a U.K.-based organization called Bellingcat, which bills itself as a group of citizen investigative journalists. Much of their work is done by volunteers, who sift through open source information on the web, using social media...

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by canuck
    +32 +1

    Malaysia just established a one million hectare marine park

    Malaysia has just established the biggest marine protected area (MPA) in the country. The Tun Mustapha park (TMP) occupies 1m hectares (2.47m acres) of seascape off the northern tip of Sabah province in Borneo, a region containing the second largest concentration of coral reefs in Malaysia as well as other important habitats like mangroves, sea grass beds and productive fishing grounds.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by distant
    +33 +1

    MH370 Search to Be Suspended as New Evidence Hints the Flight Glided

    The official search is nearly over while amateurs comb beaches to look for more debris. Already their efforts have turned up pieces of wing that show the plane didn't nosedive into the ocean. Officials from Malaysia, Australia, and China have come as close as they could to saying that the greatest mystery in modern aviation, the disappearance of Malaysia Flight 370, will remain unsolved. Meeting in Kuala Lumpur they said, “In the absence of new evidence [the three countries] have collectively decided to suspend the search upon completion of the 120,000 square kilometer (46,332 square mile) search area.”

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by everlost
    +2 +1

    The pilot of doomed flight MH370 flew a 'suicide route' on his simulator closely matching his final flight

    The captain of missing flight MH370 practiced crashing into the Indian Ocean on a simulated “suicide route” less than a month before his plane disappeared, police documents have revealed. Pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah used an elaborate home-made flight simulator to trial run paths out into the remote southern Indian Ocean before his plane vanished under very similar circumstances.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by aj0690
    +3 +1

    Leonardo DiCaprio to return any funds linked to Malaysian 1MDB fraud

    Leonardo DiCaprio is aiding the investigation into a Malaysian embezzlement scam linked to his hit film The Wolf of Wall Street, according to his spokesperson on Tuesday. The Hollywood star contacted the US justice department in July just after it filed a lawsuit to seize more than US$1bn in allegedly ill-gotten assets tied to Malaysian state investment fund 1MDB, including rights to the film, DiCaprio’s spokesperson said.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by rawlings
    +12 +1

    N. Korean diplomats meet with ex-US officials in Malaysia

    A North Korean delegation led by its deputy foreign minister held talks with former government officials of the United States here for a second day on Saturday to discuss pending issues such as the North’s nuclear and missile tests. The US-North Korea contact, although it is informal or unofficial, came after North Korea conducted its fifth and most powerful nuclear test in September, just eight months after its previous nuke test.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +22 +1

    Lawyer: Maria Chin to be held for 28 days under Sosma

    Lawyer Eric Paulsen confirmed today that Bersih 2.0 chair Maria Chin Abdullah will be detained for 28 more days under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012, or Sosma, in addition to the initial 24 hours since Friday afternoon. Despite that, Paulsen said Maria — who had been denied contact with her lawyers and family until today — was in good cheer.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by yungching
    Expression
    +1 +1

    Confession of a 'Teach for Malaysia' Teacher

    A teacher's plea for more educated Malaysians to try teaching at least once.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by Appaloosa
    +45 +1

    North Korean leader's half brother killed in Malaysia:

    Somebody doesn't like competition.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +2 +1

    Half-brother of N. Korean leader assassinated in Malaysia: media

    North Korean female agents using poisoned needles have assassinated the half-brother of the North's leader Kim Jong-Un in Malaysia, South Korean media reported Tuesday. Officials in Seoul and Kuala Lumpur could not confirm the death of Kim Jong-Nam, once seen as heir apparent in the North. Malaysian police said an unidentified Korean had been taken sick at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and since died.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +1 +1

    Kim Jong-nam killed by VX nerve agent, say Malaysian police

    Kim Jong-nam was killed using the highly toxic liquid nerve agent VX, Malaysian police have said. One of the two women suspected of involvement in the poisoning vomited in police custody and was also suffering the effects of VX, which is only usually used in chemical warfare, the inspector general, Khalid Abu Bakar, said. The findings followed a preliminary analysis of swabs taken from the face and eyes of Kim, the half-brother of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. More items linked to the attack at Kuala Lumpur airport were still being analysed, police said.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by aj0690
    +1 +1

    Two women charged with murder in mysterious death of Kim Jong Nam

    Two women accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader, were charged with murder Wednesday after arriving in court under heavy protection. Kim Jong Nam was attacked at a busy Kuala Lumpur airport terminal on Feb. 13 and died shortly after two women went up behind him and wiped something onto his face.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by spacepopper
    +6 +1

    North Korea Has Banned Malaysians From Leaving The Country After The Death Of Kim Jong Nam

    North Korea announced Tuesday it had temporarily banned Malaysian citizens from leaving the country amid a dispute between the formerly friendly nations that stemmed from the death of the half-brother of North Korea’s leader. “All Malaysian nationals in the DPRK will be temporarily prohibited from leaving the country until the incident that happened in Malaysia is properly solved,” the official Korea Central News Agency said, citing North Korea’s foreign ministry.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by socialiguana
    +11 +1

    Malaysia rights panel disturbed over more than 600 deaths in prisons and detention centers

    Malaysia's national human rights panel on Tuesday said it was disturbed by more than 600 deaths at immigration detention centers and prisons over the last two years, and called for immediate reform. In its 2016 annual report, the panel, known by its Malay acronym, Suhakam, said there were more than 100 deaths in immigration detention centers and 521 deaths in prisons in 2015 and 2016. Twelve people died in police lock-ups in 2015.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by rexall
    +30 +1

    Malaysia Air Is First Airline to Track Fleet With Satellites

    Malaysia Airlines, which lost a wide-body jet with 239 people aboard three years ago in one of history’s most enduring aviation mysteries, has become the first airline to sign an agreement for space-based flight tracking of its aircraft. Malaysia Airlines Bhd. reached a deal with Aireon LLC, SITAONAIR and FlightAware LLC to enable it to monitor the flight paths of its aircraft anywhere in the world including over the polar regions and the most remote oceans, according to an emailed press release from Aireon.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by 66bnats
    +15 +1

    Malaysia joins Indonesia in attempted Starbucks boycott

    Malaysia has joined Indonesia in an attempted boycott on giant coffee chain Starbucks over its support for LGBT rights. Last week Indonesia’s second-largest Muslim organisation in Indonesia, Muhammadiyah, urged followers to boycott Starbucks. Anwar Abbas, who made the calls for the boycott, also leads the semi-governmental Indonesian Ulema Council which is responsible for Halal certification in the country.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by ppp
    +13 +1

    Atheists in Malaysia should be hunted down, minister says

    Atheists in Malaysia should be “hunted down” by authorities as there is no place for groups like this under the Federal Constitution, a minister said today. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim said the public should aid authorities in locating groups like the Kuala Lumpur chapter of Atheist Republic so that action could be taken.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by hxxp
    +15 +1

    Trial to begin in assassination of N. Korea leader’s brother

    Two women accused of fatally poisoning the estranged half brother of North Korea’s ruler pleaded not guilty as their trial began Monday in Malaysia’s High Court, nearly eight months after the brazen airport assassination that sparked a diplomatic standoff. Siti Aisyah of Indonesia and Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam are suspected of smearing Kim Jong Nam’s face with the banned VX nerve agent on Feb. 13 at a crowded airport terminal in Kuala Lumpur, killing him within about 20 minutes. The women say they thought they were playing a harmless prank for a hidden-camera show.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by mariogi
    +1 +1

    Two women deny murdering North Korean leader's half-brother

    Two women accused of murdering the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with a banned nerve agent pleaded not guilty at the start of a high-profile murder trial in a Malaysian court on Monday. Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, and Doan Thi Huong, 28, a Vietnamese, are charged with killing Kim Jong Nam by smearing his face with VX, a chemical poison banned by the United Nations, at Kuala Lumpur airport on Feb. 13.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by geoleo
    +19 +1

    US company says it will find MH370 in new search, or cost is free

    The Malaysian Government confirms it has chosen a company to begin a new search for MH370 and is now negotiating the terms of the deal.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by takai
    +19 +1

    In Asia’s Fattest Country, Nutritionists Take Money From Food Giants

    Over the past three decades this increasingly prosperous nation has become the fattest country in Asia, with nearly half the adult population now overweight or obese. Several years ago, Dr. Tee E Siong, Malaysia’s leading nutrition expert, decided to act, organizing a far-reaching study of local diets and lifestyle habits. The research, conducted by scientists from the Nutrition Society of Malaysia, which Dr. Tee heads, has produced several articles for peer-reviewed academic journals.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by rawlings
    +18 +1

    Where is MH370? New hunt begins for missing Malaysian airliner

    Malaysia's government said Saturday that it has approved a new attempt to find the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, nearly four years after the plane's disappearance sparked one of aviation's biggest mysteries. The U.S.-based company Ocean Infinity dispatched a search vessel this past week to look in the southern Indian Ocean for debris from the plane, which disappeared March 8, 2014, on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 227 passengers and 12 crew members.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by rawlings
    +8 +1

    Man who slapped woman not wearing a hijab in viral video arrested

    The 30-year-old was arrested by police at Bukit Tengah, Penang in Malaysia, Malaysiakini reported. He is believed to be the man who was caught on video slapping a female Indonesian worker at a bus stop as she had not been wearing a headscarf. The video, which quickly went viral, shows a man asking some women at the bus stop what their religion was.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by ilyas
    +19 +1

    Malaysia government proposes 10 years in jail for fake news

    Malaysia’s government proposed new legislation Monday to outlaw fake news and punish offenders with a 10-year jail sentence, a move slammed as an attempt to silence dissent ahead of a general election. Prime Minister Najib Razak has been dogged by a multibillion-dollar corruption scandal involving an indebted state fund, and rights activists fear the new law could be used to criminalize news reports and critical opinions on government misconduct.

  • Analysis
    1 year ago
    by ubthejudge
    +29 +1

    Cities from the sea: the true cost of reclaimed land

    Asia is growing. Literally. From Malaysia to Dubai, luxury developments are rising on artificial islands and coastlines. Everybody wins – except the local sea life and the fishermen who depend on it

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by rawlings
    +2 +1

    Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad to become world's oldest elected leader

    Mahathir Mohamad is on course to become the world's oldest elected leader at 92, after a shock victory in Malaysia's bitterly fought election. The former PM came out of retirement and defected to the opposition to take on his one-time protégé Najib Razak, beset by corruption allegations. His historic win has ousted the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, which has been in power since independence in 1957.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by messi
    +8 +1

    MH370 investigators reveal startling murder-suicide theory over missing plane

    Leading air safety experts have concluded that the captain of flight MH370 deliberately crashed the plane. They include the man who spent two years heading the search, who now says Captain Zaharie Amad Shah carefully planned a murder-suicide mission. The Malaysia Airlines jet was on a routine flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on 8 March 2014 with 239 people on board when it disappeared.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by darvinhg
    +10 +1

    MH370 Malaysia Airlines Captain ‘Deliberately Evaded Radar,’ Crashed Plane in Murder-Suicide, Investigators Say

    The captain of the MH370 Malaysia Airlines flight “deliberately evaded radar” and crashed the plane in a murder-suicide that killed 239 passengers more than four years ago, according to aviation experts. The mysterious disappearance of the Boeing 777 flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing has puzzled the world, but a panel of investigators claim they have worked out what happened on board the flight in 2014.

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by wildcard
    +14 +1

    Forced Labor Is the Backbone of the World’s Electronics Industry

    Malaysia bills itself as “heaven for foreign companies.” Since the 1970s, the Southeast Asian nation has drawn 5,000 foreign firms from more than 40 countries to set up facilities in parts of the country specially set aside for business development. The electronics industry—the country’s largest manufacturing sector, which makes everything from semiconductors to TVs to computer keyboards—accounts for over 36 percent of the country’s exports and a quarter of its employment, according to the country’s manufacturing-development agency. United States electronics companies have invested billions in their Malaysian operations to date.

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by messi
    +16 +1

    This Syrian man has been stuck in an airport for months

    Syrian refugee Hassan al-Kontar has been stranded in Kuala Lumpur International Airport since March. With little hope of getting into Malaysia - or being let into another country - he's pleading his case to the world via Twitter.

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by Mai
    +3 +1

    MH370 Didn’t Just Disappear, It Was Caught in a Swamp of Corruption

    From the beginning, the crash investigation fell victim to a regime in Malaysia now revealed to have been one of the most corrupt in the world. There are other scandals, too.