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Malaysia’s badminton shocked by doping news

Malaysia’s badminton shocked by doping news

By Sun, Oct 26, 2014 4:16PM UTC Comments Off Malaysia’s badminton shocked by doping news

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's badminton association says it is shocked that one of its country's players has failed a doping test but will not reveal the identity of the athlete until the result is confirmed by a second round of tests....

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...

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