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Malaysia's Prime Minister In Netherlands To Discuss Flight MH17

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 09.30.2014 | World

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister on Thursday called on Ukrainian and pro-Russian separatists to agree to a cease-fire in the area surround...

Malaysian Prime Minister Not Ready To Declare MH370 Passengers Dead

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.24.2014 | World

It's been more than six weeks since Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared, but Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says he's still not ready to...

What MH370 Says About Malaysia's Challenge

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.26.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Malaysia sits at a crossroads. The government has been widely criticized for a lack of perceived transparency, and although the legacy of semi-authoritarian rule remains strong, it's slowly changing in some fundamental ways.

Investigation Turns To Pilots In Plane Disappearance

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2014 | World

* Police investigating backgrounds of pilots and crew * Homes of the two pilots have been searched * Mal...

3 Pieces Of Evidence Suggest Missing Flight's Takeover

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 05.15.2014 | World

There are three pieces of evidence that aviation safety experts say make it clear the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was taken over by someone who was ...

Prime Minister: Missing Plane Was Diverted Deliberately

Reuters | Anshuman Daga and Siva Govindasamy | Posted 03.15.2014 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, March 15 (Reuters) - A missing Malaysian airliner appears to have been deliberately steered off course after someone on board shut down ...

Deteriorating Democracy in Malaysia

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Azeem Ibrahim

Malaysia's self-described "best democracy in the world" is looking increasingly tarnished these days, following the recent election and return to power of its long-ruling Barisan National party.

Malaysia -- Slaying the Tiger Economy

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

Malaysia's rapid economic growth may well be coming to an end, as natural resources are being depleted and the workforce has reached a limit of productivity.

Election Fraud in Malaysia

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 07.07.2013 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

Malaysians cast their ballots in the most important election in the nation's history on Sunday. On Election Day, as had been predicted by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, reports of electoral fraud were widespread.

Malaysia's Ruling Coalition Leads In Early Poll Results

AP | SEAN YOONG and EILEEN NG | Posted 07.05.2013 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia's long-governing coalition won national elections with a weakened majority to extend its unbroken, 56-year rul...

Malaysia's Ruling Party Gets Desperate

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 06.28.2013 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

Malaysia has in reality been a one party state for over 55 years with the ruling UMNO party winning a string of elections without much opposition. However, with the stellar rise of Anwar Ibrahim, the ruling party is facing its most tightly contested election in its history.

Shameless Malaysian Government Fraud Goes Global

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

Prime Minister Najib Razak's government professes to be taking a lead in weeding out graft but the perception is growing that corruption under the Najib administration is flourishing.

Malaise in Malaysia: Corruption in High Places

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

Malaysia may not be in big trouble yet. While it still has a robust free press and whistleblowers are protected, the current issues have a chance to be addressed fairly. But the media is under pressure to conform and whistleblowers have been arrested instead of the corrupt officials.

Philippines Signs Landmark Peace Deal With Muslim Rebels

Reuters | Manuel Mogato | Posted 12.14.2012 | World

MANILA, Oct 15 (Reuters) - The Philippine government and the country's largest Muslim rebel group signed a peace deal on Monday that serves as a roa...

What Does "Moderate" Mean in Malaysia?

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

Najib Razak presents himself as a reformer on a mission to modernize Malaysia. But the reality is that Malaysians want more than window dressing as the time gets closer to the next election.

Kate Middleton Visit Sick Kids At Malaysian Hospice

AP | Posted 11.13.2012 | Impact

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Prince William's wife, Kate, stressed the importance of specialized medical care for seriously ill children Thursday in her ...

Malaysian Opposition Leader Confident of 2012 Win

AP | EILEEN NG | Posted 09.19.2011 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim told The Associated Press on Wednesday that his three-party alliance could wi...

Malaysia And The Vatican Establish Diplomatic Relations

AP | Posted 09.16.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican and Malaysia established diplomatic relations Monday in the wake of tensions between Muslims and religious minorities in t...

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...

Drop the Charges Against Anwar Ibrahim

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

It is clear that the Anwar Ibrahim trial has been unfair from the start. Every day that it continues is a further blot on the Malaysian judiciary and, in turn, on that democracy.

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...

Malaysia Bans Opposition Newspapers As Clampdown Looms

Telegraph | Thomas Bell, South East Asia Correspondent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Two newspapers linked to Malaysia's leading opposition parties have been banned for three months - days before the country appoints a new prime minist...