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Malaysia bans British author’s sex education book

By Wed, Feb 22, 2012 7:30AM UTC 0 Comment

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has banned a nearly 40-year-old sex education book written by a British author following complaints by Muslim activists that it is obscene. The Home Ministry says that Peter Mayle’s “Where Did I Come From?” contains “elements that undermine societal morals and public interests.” The book contains cartoons that narrate...

Doubt over historical warrior’s existence has Malaysia in a stir

By Tue, Jan 17, 2012 2:35PM UTC 1 Comment

From road names to coffee brands, the name Hang Tuah – a famous warrior of Malacca, Malaysia in the 16th century – has lived on for centuries in Malaysia and Indonesia and is as synonymous with the Malay history and culture as, say, Alexander the Great to the Greeks. Except that now the very existence...

Malaysian academia rocked by suspension of professor over comments

By Mon, Oct 24, 2011 10:00AM UTC 0 Comment

The academia of Malaysia was rocked last week by the suspension of an esteemed university lecturer, due to remarks that he made to a Sultan that were seen as “contrary to the interest of the university”. Aziz Bari, a law professor from International Islamic University, was issued a show cause letter by the university’s legal...