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  • Current Event
    8 months 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
    8 months 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
    7 months 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
    5 months 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
    4 months 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
    4 months 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
    4 months 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
    4 months 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.