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Malaysian man crawls for 3 days after car smash

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 10:56AM UTC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Authorities in Malaysia say a man seriously injured in a car accident crawled through jungle for three days before happening upon an isolated village.

Malaysia returning officer to NZ for assault trial

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 9:38AM UTC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s foreign ministry says a military official accused of assaulting a woman in New Zealand will be returned there Friday to face trial.

Second ship to join search for missing Malaysian plane

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014 5:24PM UTC Second ship to join search for missing Malaysian plane

SYDNEY (AP) — Malaysia’s defence minister has expressed confidence Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will eventually be found as a second ship prepares to join the search. The Fugro Discovery is scheduled to arrive in the search area about 1,800 kilometers (1,100) miles west of Australia on Wednesday. The GO Phoenix, a Malaysian ship that has been combing the area since early October, has returned to port in Australia to resupply.

Opposition leader Anwar expects to be jailed again

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014 11:14AM UTC Anwar Ibrahim. Pic: AP.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says he expects Malaysia’s top court will dismiss his final appeal against a sodomy conviction next week and that he will be sent to prison. Anwar was sentenced to five years in prison in March on charges of sodomizing a male

Human rights institutions in Southeast Asia: Are the “paper tigers” coming to life?

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 11:15AM UTC Cambodian and Thai villagers presenting their case at SUHAKAM. Pic: EarthRights International.

National human rights institutions in Southeast Asia have often been described as “paper tigers” or “toothless agencies” — accused of sitting idle in the face of serious human rights concerns — but there is some cause to believe that may be changing

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