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Malaysian man crawls for 3 days after car smash

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

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 Comments Off

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....

Opposition leader Anwar expects to be jailed again

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014 11:14AM UTC Comments Off 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 aide after the appeals court...

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

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 11:15AM UTC Comments Off 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...

Ukrainians recover belongings of MH17 victims

By Tue, Oct 14, 2014 10:15AM UTC Comments Off A piece of a plane with the sign "Malaysia Airlines" lies in the grass as a group of Ukrainian coal miners search the site of a crashed Malaysian passenger plane near the village of Rozsypne, Ukraine, eastern Ukraine. Pic: AP.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government says Ukrainian searchers have recovered belongings including passports, luggage, jewelry and children's toys from the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17....

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