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  • Analysis
    6 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
    6 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
    6 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
    6 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.

  • Current Event
    4 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
    4 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
    4 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.

  • Current Event
    3 months ago
    by hxxp
    +7 +1

    French drop MH370 bombshell

    FRANCE has reopened its investigation into the fate of missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 after Malaysia’s long-awaited “final report” failed to provide an explanation for the aircraft’s disappearance. French newspaper Le Parisien reports that investigators are keen to verify data from Inmarsat — the British operator of a global satellite network — which tracked the aircraft’s pings to the southern Indian Ocean off Western Australia, where it is believed to have crashed.

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

    Thai child bride returns from Malaysia after outcry

    An 11-year-old child bride returned to Thailand this week after widespread outrage over her marriage to a Malaysian man 30 years her senior, an official said on Saturday. Malaysian Muslims below the age of 16 are allowed to wed with the permission of religious courts but the union between the girl and the 41-year-old trader went viral on social media and reignited calls to end child marriage.

  • Current Event
    3 months ago
    by baron778
    +14 +1

    Mueller Probe Looks at Trump Fundraiser Pay-to-Play With China, Malaysia

    The special counsel's team is looking into whether Elliott Broidy, former vice chair of the Trump Victory Committee, has been involved in using his connections in the Trump administration to engage in influence peddling and to seek kickbacks from abroad.

  • Current Event
    3 months ago
    by ubthejudge
    +2 +1

    Radioactive device missing in Malaysia

    Malaysia is hunting for a radioactive device which went missing from a pickup truck earlier this month. Authorities say the radioactive substance inside the radiography device could spread dangerous contamination if dismantled improperly. There are also fears it could be used as part of a weapon - a so-called dirty bomb - if it fell into the wrong hands. Authorities have confirmed the device is missing but have insisted that "everything is under control".