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Sail Away On The Sun Princess Cruise Ship

The Huffington Post | Sandy Mitchell | Posted 12.21.2011 | Travel

The Sun Princess is a popular floating resort. The waters are crowded with sea-worthy vessels, so to make planning easier, we've done all the prep wor...

Don't Fall For This Travel Scam!

Amy Chavez | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel
Amy Chavez

There once was a millionaire from Brunei...

Somali Pirates Face Death Penalty In Malaysia

AP | JULIA ZAPPEI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian prosecutors filed charges carrying the death penalty Friday against seven suspected Somali pirates accused of...

Malaysia Valentine's Day Crackdown Targets 'Immoral' Acts Like Casual Sex

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Malaysian lovebirds, take note: as part of nationwide campaign to encourage a sin-free lifestyle, the government is planning a crackdown on "immoral a...

PHOTOS: Painful Hindi Festival Kicks Off

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Thousands of Hindus in both Malaysia and Singapore subjected themselves to painful rituals such as piercing themselves with hooks, skewers and small l...

Gorgeous Pictures of Malaysia's Christmas Preparations

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

With a mere 9.1 percent of its population adhering to a Christian-based faith, Malaysia may not seem the most likely place to be getting into the holi...

Malaysia Considers Introducing Sex Ed To Combat 'Baby-Dumping'

Yahoo! News | – | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) -- Malaysia said Friday it is considering introducing sex education in schools across the Muslim-majority nation as part of a campa...

Malaysia Prince Takes Over Throne Amid Bitter Feud

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A prince took over a northern Malaysian state's throne Monday, allegedly against his bedridden father's wishes in a bit...

Malaysia's Bridge is Falling Down

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thor Halvorssen

The modern splendor of Kuala Lumpur help disguise one of the world's most insidious authoritarian governments. Sadly, this country's appalling human rights record remains buried

CIA Sought Ahmad Hikmat Shakir, Alleged 'Gay Terrorist,' To Penetrate Al-Qaida

New York Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

... A new story about the run-up to 9/11 has emerged--a previously undisclosed, covert C.I.A. effort to recruit a spy to penetrate Al Qaeda a year and...

3 Muslim Women Caned For Extramarital Sex In Malaysia

AP | JULIA ZAPPEI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Authorities in Malaysia caned three Muslim women for having extramarital sex, making them the first women in the countr...

Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysian Opposition, Faces Fresh Sodomy Charges

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Today Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, a little more than a decade after he was arrested, beaten and jailed on sodomy charges, walked into a...

Choy Khin Ming Faces Trial For Seducing Another Mans Wife Because Of "Archaic" Malaysian Law

AP | JULIA ZAPPEI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A Malaysian man is facing trial for allegedly seducing another man's wife – a charge under a rarely used law that...

Getting to Saudi Arabia

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Chris Guillebeau

During the day in Saudi Arabia I worked out in the fitness center and went to shopping malls. That's pretty much all that a non-Muslim, Western visitor can do in Riyadh, so that's what I did.

Malaysian Prince Sues Estranged Wife, Mother-In-Law For $30M Over Rape Allegations

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Malaysian prince is seeking $30 million in damages from his estranged wife and mother-in-law over accusations that he raped and tortured his wife. A...

Malaysia Bans Conversion Of Children Without Both Parents' Consent

Times of India | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KUALA LUMPUR: In an attempt to ease interfaith conflicts that have strained race relations, Malaysia on Thursday banned the conversion of children wit...

Singapore: Man Jailed For Throwing Wife Out Window

Times Of India | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An Australian executive who threw his Thai wife out of their fourth-floor window after an altercation, was jailed for 25 months today by a Singapore c...

Malaysia's New Trafficking Law Leads To First Conviction Over Prostitution Case | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An Indian woman has been sentenced to eight years in jail by a Malaysian court in Kuala Lumpur for forcing her 33-year-old compatriot into prostitutio...

Irene Fernandez: The Best or Worst of Malaysia?

Suzette Standring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suzette Standring

It is a textbook case of laws being used to crush critics of governmental operations. Malaysia may be 9,296 miles from the US, but authorities seeking to silence protest is universal.