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Malaysian PM cleared of wrongdoing over $681m donation

Malaysia's Attorney General said on Tuesday that $681m transferred into Prime Minister Najib Razak's personal bank account was a gift from the royal family in Saudi Arabia and there were no criminal offences or corruption involved.<p>"I am satisfied with the findings that the funds were not a form of …

Asia

Malaysia Airlines sued by brother of American passenger who vanished with MH370 | Malay Mail

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 — The brother of an American man who was a passenger on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 when it disappeared while en route to …

Airplanes

A Stricter Islam Displaces Old Ways in Malaysia

Conservative Wahhabi doctrines are redefining the way Islam is practiced; some rituals have been banned<p>KUALA LUMPUR—Kelana Indra Sakti is one of Malaysia’s most successful shamans. Framed testimonials from his customers hang from his office walls. In the driveway of his house he keeps a stretch …

Religion

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Stock Markets

Malaysia's Bauxite Backlash

Bauxite Mining by guillaume @flickr<p>Push has finally come to shove in Malaysia's Pahang state, where the environmental crisis sparked by illegal bauxite mining in the state capital of Kuantan has prompted Najib Razak's government to announce a moratorium on the entire industry. The move -- currently …

Crude oil tumble hits Southeast Asia's biodiesel ambitions, including Malaysia

SINGAPORE: The world's top palm oil producers Indonesia and Malaysia may have to curb plans to channel more of the commodity into biodiesel as …

Mercy Malaysia aiding Syrian refugees in Lebanon - Nation

PETALING JAYA: Mercy Malaysia has sent a team to assist Syrian refugees in Lebanon as a harsh winter set in.<p>The volunteer relief organisation is …

Syrian Refugees

Malaysia minister warns tourist areas being targeted

Tourist areas of Malaysia's main city Kuala Lumpur are being targeted, a senior minister said on Sunday, following the arrest of a bombing suspect and a deadly attack in neighbouring Indonesia last week.<p>Federal Territories Minister Adnan Mansor said the upscale district of Bangsar and top tourist …

Extremism

Slowdown in Chinese economy to impact Malaysia ad market

Global advertising expenditure is expected to grow to US$579 billion, up 4.7% from 2015, according to Zenith Media. However on a regional basis the …

Chinese Economy

Joining TPP pact will enable Malaysia's automotive sector to compete against Thailand and Indonesia

Joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement will be a positive move for Malaysia’s automotive sector, according to consulting firm Frost & …

Globalization

Malaysia inflation rises slower than expected

Malaysia's inflation picked up less speed than expected in December partly due to government efforts to keep prices in check during the holiday …

Malaysia’s Petronas to Slash $11.4 Billion in Capital, Operating Expenses

The plan by Malaysia’s state-oil company comes as oil prices slide below $30 a barrel<p>KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Malaysia’s state oil firm, Petroliam Nasional Bhd., or Petronas, is planning to slash as much as 50 billion ringgit ($11.4 billion) in capital and operating expenditure over the next four …

Oil & Gas Industry

Malaysia Will Not Be Significantly Affected By Global Downturn

Details<p>Although many anticipate that the plunge in crude oil prices may cause a global economic downturn, economists and experts believe that …

Oil

‘Flawed democracy’ Malaysia slips down in The Economist unit’s ranking, behind Indonesia

Putrajaya initially pledged to provide Malaysians with greater civil liberties in order to transform Malaysia into a ‘world-class democracy’, but has …

Yavatmal youth stranded in Malaysia returns to Mumbai

25-year-old Yogesh Tiwari, a resident of Yavatmal in Vidarbha, who was stranded in Malaysia after being duped by an agent who promised him a job …

India

Protesters hit the streets to oppose Malaysia signing TPP | Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Thousands of Malaysians protested against plans to join the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Saturday, just days before parliament is due to open a debate on the free trade pact.<p>Many of the demonstrators congregated in central Kuala Lumpur were from the opposition Parti …

North Africa

Malaysia's forgotten indigenous children | Asia Pacific

Piercing wails slice through the stillness of the jungle, haunting cries that do not let up.<p>Grief-stricken mothers and fathers throw themselves over small coffins draped in white sheets.<p>Inside lie their children, their hopes for the future crushed and broken.<p>On a hot Sunday afternoon last August, …

Asia

Malaysia Busts Islamic State Cell That Was Plotting Attack With Orders From Syria | VICE News

Malaysian police say they have arrested seven alleged members of an Islamic State (IS) cell in a three-day operation, thwarting attacks in the Southeast Asian country that were being coordinated from Syria.<p>The operation was reportedly launched in four states on January 22, ahead of Monday's …

Malaysia detains 7 suspected Islamic State members plotting attacks

Malaysian police have detained seven men suspected of being an Islamic State militant cell that was plotting attacks, authorities said Sunday.<p>The seven Malaysians were detained over the past three days in a follow-up operation after the Jan. 15 detention of a man who was planning a suicide attack …

The depressing explanation why so many Americans don’t vote

Less than half of eligible voters punched their ballot in 2012. It’s time to make voting day a national holiday<p>Earlier this week, the <i>Nation</i> declared its support for an online petition urging President Obama to declare Election Day 2016 a national holiday. In doing so, they have joined forces with …

One of America's most notorious jails has finally closed after years of shocking corruption

"The final closure of this detention center removes a stain on the reputation of our state and Maryland's correctional system," Hogan said in a statement. "For years, corruption, criminal activity, and deplorable conditions have plagued this facility, but that ends today."<p>The state began …

Black Lives Matter activists release criminal justice reform plan

Black Lives Matter activists are getting serious about pushing issues of criminal justice reform and racial injustice into the public debate.<p>A group …

Cory Booker interview: The New Jersey senator on how to end mass incarceration.

Being in favor of criminal justice reform these days is fashionable in Washington. Politicians from the left and the right seem to agree that with …