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Rohingya deaths: String of mass graves stretches from Burma to Thailand

By Fri, May 01, 2015 6:57PM UTC 0 Comment

The discovery of dozens of Rohingya bodies at a human trafficking camp in southern Thailand serves as a reminder that along the nearly 1,000-kilometer refugee passage from western Burma to southern Thailand lies a string of mass graves, both onshore and offshore, occupied by a single ethnic group....

Najib’s taxing problem: The politics of Malaysia’s GST

By Fri, May 01, 2015 3:32PM UTC 0 Comment

As Malaysians rally in protest in Kuala Lumpur, it is clear that the April 1 introduction of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) has changed Malaysia’s political landscape. In the last few months the Najib administration has significantly redefined the rights of citizens, reducing freedoms while simultaneously adding to their responsibilities. ...

Malaysia PM says ASEAN will avoid confrontation on South China Sea

By Mon, Apr 27, 2015 5:59PM UTC 1 Comment

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's leader says Southeast Asian countries will avoid direct confrontation with China but will push for a quick conclusion to a binding code of conduct to govern behavior in the disputed waters of the South China Sea....

Malaysia detains 12 men over suspected Islamic State links

By Sun, Apr 26, 2015 8:55PM UTC 1 Comment

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police have detained 12 men suspected of being linked to the Islamic State group and who are believed to be plotting attacks on strategic government targets in the country....

ASEAN leaders to push for South China Sea code of conduct

By Fri, Apr 24, 2015 8:52PM UTC 3 Comments

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's foreign minister says Southeast Asian leaders will seek next week to speed up plans for a binding code of conduct with China that would govern behavior in the disputed South China Sea....