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Malaysia detains 3 militants heading to fight in Syria

By Fri, Sep 26, 2014 1:37PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police say they have detained three Muslim men suspected of wanting to go to Syria to join the militant Islamic State group. ...

Malaysia tightens the sedition screws again

By Tue, Sep 23, 2014 11:36AM UTC Comments Off Activist Adam Adli, left, smiles before being released on bail at a court house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last year. Pic: AP.

Malaysia is continuing its drastic crackdown on dissent, sentencing student activist Adam Adli Halim to a year in jail for statements he made at a forum in Kuala Lumpur in May last year accusing the government of voter fraud....

Russia says flight MH17 blame part of ‘an information war’

By Sat, Sep 20, 2014 3:52PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia's U.N. ambassador says Ukrainian rebels and the Russian government were blamed for involvement in the crash of a Malaysian Airlines jet in July without any proof as part of "an information war."...

Malaysian activist Adam Adli sentenced to 1 year in jail for sedition

By Fri, Sep 19, 2014 2:40PM UTC Comments Off Activist Adam Adli, left, smiles before being released on bail at a court house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last year. Pic: AP.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court has sentenced an activist to a year in jail for remarks made at a forum last year that the court said could have incited the public to overthrow the government through street protests. ...

US waives human trafficking sanctions on Malaysia and Thailand

By Fri, Sep 19, 2014 10:27AM UTC Comments Off Thai and Burmese workers sort fish at Mahachai port in Samut Sakhon, Thailand. Pic: AP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has decided not to impose sanctions against Malaysia and Thailand for failing to meet minimum standards in combating human trafficking....

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