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Passenger Reconsiders Trip, Leaps From Moving Plane

Posted 08.07.2012 | Travel

An Air Asia passenger caused panic on a flight Saturday when he unexpectedly bolted for the emergency exit. After being delayed an hour, the passen...

Chopper Crashes In Malaysia, 3 Missing

AP | EILEEN NG | Posted 07.20.2012 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- A helicopter has crashed into a river in a Malaysian state on Borneo island, leaving three people missing. A Malaysian fire...

PHOTOS: Among The Orangutans Of Malaysian Borneo

Kip Patrick | Posted 09.08.2012 | Travel
Kip Patrick

Borneo is the only location, other than the Indonesian island of Sumatra, where the ginger apes live in the wild.

PHOTOS: 10 Foods Around The World To Try Before You Die

Viator | Posted 09.04.2012 | Travel
Viator

Food and travel go hand in hand, and there's no better way to delve deep into a destination than to try its most famous dishes.

Anti-Corruption Program in Malaysia -- A Comprehensive Approach

Michael J. Hershman | Posted 08.22.2012 | World
Michael J. Hershman

If the Arab Spring countries and other high-risk nations are serious about confronting their corruption culture, they should look to the innovative model instituted by an unlikely actor: Malaysia.

Borneo Is For Jazz Lovers

Kip Patrick | Posted 08.21.2012 | Travel
Kip Patrick

The island of Borneo is known for many things: virgin rainforests, exotic wildlife, world-class scuba diving. Jazz doesn't make the list

Singer Dedicates Heartwarming Song To Late Mother

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 05.13.2012 | Parents

Anirazanrun Firham, better known by her YouTube handle, The Shy Singing Doctor, recorded a special song, a cover of Muslim singer-songwriter Maher Zai...

MOM: A Mother's Day Gift for the Whole Family

Pamela Poole | Posted 07.10.2012 | Impact
Pamela Poole

To lift your spirits, celebrate Mother's Day, and give your kids the priceless, lasting gift of eco-consciousness and civic responsibility... Why not spend a day at the zoo celebrating motherhood?

The Sacrifices Of A Military Spouse: I Wouldn't Change A Thing

Megan Glynn | Posted 06.13.2012 | Impact
Megan Glynn

Many people wonder how military spouses endure the long deployments and frequent moves that go hand-in-hand with living the military life. With three ...

Women's Sexuality and Men's Fear

BJ Gallagher | Posted 04.23.2012 | Women
BJ Gallagher

Years ago, Mother Teresa was invited to attend an anti-war rally. She declined, reportedly saying something to the effect that: "Anti-war protestors a...

PHOTOS: The World's 11 Coolest Train Stations

BootsnAll | Posted 04.23.2012 | Travel
BootsnAll

No matter how many improvements are made to transportation methods, there's something undeniably appealing about old-school train travel.

The Bangkok Bombing Attributed to Iran: A Scene From a Keystone Kops Movie or a Clever or Rushed Maneuver by the Iranians?

Haggai Carmon | Posted 04.18.2012 | World
Haggai Carmon

Did the three suspected Iranians terrorists in Bangkok reenact a scene from the early 1920s silent film comedies -- the Keystone Kops featuring clumsy...

Malaysia: Don't Send Saudi Back -- Faces Likely Death Sentence for Twitter Post

Human Rights Watch | Posted 04.11.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

Hamza Kashgari fled Saudi Arabia to Malaysia on February 7, 2012, after a storm of outrage erupted over a fictitious conversation between him and the Prophet Muhammad that Kashgari published on his Twitter account.

PHOTOS: 8 Awesome Foodie Getaways Around The World

Zagat | Posted 04.11.2012 | Travel
Zagat

Have a thing for mussels? Jet off to Prince Edward Island, Canada. Obsessed with tracking your favorite roving food trucks? Grab a Jeep and chase the ones that dot the Puerto Rican island Vieques.

Malaysia Grants License To Rare Earth Plant Despite Fears Of Radioactive Contamination

AP | EILEEN NG | Posted 04.02.2012 | Green

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian group representing villagers and civil groups will file a legal challenge to the government's decision to ...

Malaysian Gay Activists Challenge 'Sexual Independence' Festival Ban

AP | By SEAN YOONG | Posted 01.10.2012 | Gay Voices

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Activists launched a rare legal case Tuesday aimed at fostering gay rights in Malaysia by challenging a police ban on an ant...

'Missing' Malaysian Student's Gay Wedding Sparks National Controversy

Posted 12.23.2011 | Gay Voices

The same-sex wedding of a medical student from Malaysia once thought to be missing has sparked the ire of Muslim groups in his native country. As ...

Gibbon Attacks Boy In Brief Zoo Escape

AP | Posted 02.13.2012 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A gibbon attacked two children, including one who was seriously injured, after escaping from an enclosure at a zoo in s...

Planning A Cruise On The SuperStar Virgo? Read Our Travel Guide

The Huffington Post | Joan Russell | Posted 12.08.2011 | Travel

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

Memorable Mosques

Atlas Obscura | Posted 01.30.2012 | Travel
Atlas Obscura

These magnificent structures praise God with their architectural elation: soaring towers, onion domes and brilliant coloring.

Bush And Blair On Trial

AP | SEAN YOONG | Posted 01.15.2012 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian-led activists will hold a symbolic trial this month for former President George W. Bush and British ex-leader...

Police Nix Gay Arts Festival In Muslim Nation

AP | By SEAN YOONG | Posted 01.03.2012 | Arts

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Police ordered gay rights activists in Muslim-majority Malaysia on Thursday to scrap an annual arts festival aimed at fighti...

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...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Zee Avi and Hindi Zahra Perform and Chat in NYC

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.04.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Zee Avi is a celebrated singer/songwriter from Malaysia who packs an emotional wallop with her retro cool indie-rock folkiness. Moroccan-born songstress Hindi Zahra has been called a modern day Billie Holiday thanks to her unique blues, jazz-infused gypsy sound.

This Economic War Began Long Ago

Vivian Norris | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

It did not begin with the subprime disaster in 2007, nor the crash and burn of Lehman in 2008, nor are we able to blame any bubbles, be they dot.com or other. This Economic War began with the Asian Financial Crisis back in 1997.