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Malaysian PM axes deputy, attorney general in fund scandal purge

By Tue, Jul 28, 2015 4:06PM UTC 3 Comments

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has axed his deputy in a Cabinet reshuffle and sacked the attorney general, who heads a task force investigating allegations that Najib received some $700 million in government money....

Why Kuala Lumpur could be on its way to becoming the sex capital of Asia

By Tue, Jul 28, 2015 12:52PM UTC 73 Comments

When people think of the sex industry, Thailand and the Philippines will most likely come up in the minds of many. However, one of the ironic things about Malaysia, with its conservative Islamic leaning, is that the flesh trade is thriving, as is the casual sex scene....

Malaysia taken off US human trafficking blacklist; no upgrade for Thailand

By Tue, Jul 28, 2015 8:34AM UTC 3 Comments

The U.S. State Department has followed up on its controversial proposal to take Malaysia off its blacklist of countries failing to combat modern-day slavery, leaving it open to criticism that politics is swaying the often-contentious rankings in its annual human trafficking report....

Malaysia suspends permit of ‘The Edge’ paper over fraud report

By Fri, Jul 24, 2015 6:12PM UTC 1 Comment

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's The Edge media group says the government has suspended its publishing permits for three months over reports alleging fraud by controversial state investment fund 1MDB....

Documentary exposes plight of indigenous people displaced by Malaysia’s mega-dams

By Thu, Jul 23, 2015 9:54AM UTC 0 Comment

A new documentary shows how developmental projects like mega-dams have decimated the lives of indigenous people in Malaysia who have been displaced without proper resettlement or compensation....