Thirty-seven people were arrested without cause on the fiftieth anniversary of Malaysia's Internal Security Act--an Act that, like the Patriot Act here in the US, allows for arrest and detention without trial.
The Pakatan Rakyat government of Selangor, Malaysia created history earlier this month by tabling the nation's first piece of Right to Information legislation in the State Assembly. But the bill has its flaws.
Right now, in the Malaysian state of Sabah on the island of Borneo, locals are in a David vs. Goliath fight against a 300 MW coal fired power plant. The proposed site for the plant? One of the world's most bio-diverse marine environments.
Today, Joe Biden may have helped push a new "global social contract" on international security and safety a bit further by hosting personally at his private residence a unique lunch with the non-aligned state leaders.
Malaysia's king urged authorities Monday to take stern action against religious hatemongers amid government efforts to rebuild trust following a dispute over the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims.