Malaysia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19679/all en "Allah" banned for use by Christian publication in Malaysia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/131014/allah-banned-use-christian-publication-malaysia A court in Malaysia ruled on Monday that a Catholic newspaper could not refer to God as "Allah."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/131014/allah-banned-use-christian-publication-malaysia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malaysia Want to Know Asia-Pacific Mon, 14 Oct 2013 17:50:48 +0000 Alexander Besant 5960683 at http://www.globalpost.com Genting Highlands bus crashes in Malaysia’s worst-ever road disaster (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/130821/genting-highlands-bus-crashes-malaysia-s-worst-ever-road-a "The descent was very steep and if the bus was not controlled well it could have skidded and plunged into the ravine. This is the initial assessment of the rescue team," fire department assistant director Datuk Soiman Jahid told Malaysian media.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/130821/genting-highlands-bus-crashes-malaysia-s-worst-ever-road-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malaysia Want to Know Asia-Pacific Wed, 21 Aug 2013 15:26:00 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5914525 at http://www.globalpost.com Indonesia apologizes to Malaysia and Singapore for hazardous smog http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/indonesia/130625/indonesia-apologizes-malaysia-and-singapore-haza "For this incident, I, as President of Indonesia, would like to apologize to Singapore and Malaysia and ask for their understanding. Indonesia did not want this to happen, and we are trying to address this problem responsibly," Yudhoyono said.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/indonesia/130625/indonesia-apologizes-malaysia-and-singapore-haza" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malaysia Singapore Strange But True Indonesia Tue, 25 Jun 2013 16:10:09 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5867052 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar sectarian violence spills across Malaysian border http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/myanmar/130606/myanmar-malaysia-kuala-lumpur-muslim-buddhist-rakhine-BBC The deaths of four Myanmar nationals in Malaysia suggests that Myanmar's religious violence has once again gone international.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/myanmar/130606/myanmar-malaysia-kuala-lumpur-muslim-buddhist-rakhine-BBC" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malaysia Need to Know Myanmar Thu, 06 Jun 2013 11:18:00 +0000 Patrick Winn and Freya Petersen 5851798 at http://www.globalpost.com Malaysia: Najib Razak names new Cabinet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/130515/malaysia-najib-razak-names-new-cabinet “Now it is time for all of us, in government and beyond, to put the bitterness behind us, and work towards national reconciliation – and national unity," Najib said.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/130515/malaysia-najib-razak-names-new-cabinet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malaysia Elections Want to Know Asia-Pacific Wed, 15 May 2013 16:09:32 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5838326 at http://www.globalpost.com Malaysia's first-ever 'social media election' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/130503/malaysia-elections <p>KUALA LUMPUR &mdash; As Malaysia gears up for its most tenaciously fought election in more than five decades, the internet is emerging as a new political battleground. This week, a number of online news websites &mdash; often critical of the government &mdash; and several websites of opposition candidates, including that of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, were the subject of strategic cyber attacks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/130503/malaysia-elections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malaysia Elections Want to Know Asia-Pacific Culture & Lifestyle Technology Sat, 04 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Kate Lamb 5830481 at http://www.globalpost.com Malaysia: 31 Filipinos killed in Borneo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/130307/malaysia-31-filipinos-killed-borneo The clan is led by Jamalul Kiram III, who claims to be the sultan of the southern province of Sulu in the Philippines, which is predominantly Muslim.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/130307/malaysia-31-filipinos-killed-borneo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malaysia Want to Know Asia-Pacific Thu, 07 Mar 2013 20:42:14 +0000 Priyanka Boghani 5776458 at http://www.globalpost.com Standoff between Filipino and Malaysian forces ends in violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/philippines/130301/standoff-between-filipino-and-malaysian-forces A standoff between over 200 armed Filipinos and Malaysian police in the state of Sabah ended in violence on March 1, as the Filipinos continue to demand that Malaysia return portions of the state to them — against the wishes of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/philippines/130301/standoff-between-filipino-and-malaysian-forces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malaysia Need to Know Asia-Pacific Philippines Fri, 01 Mar 2013 10:32:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5770687 at http://www.globalpost.com Nick Xenophon, Australian senator, detained and deported from Malaysia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/130216/nick-xenophon-australian-senator-detained-and-deported-mal Nick Xenophon, an Australian senator, has been detained and is awaiting deportation from Malaysia after being deemed a "security risk." <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/130216/nick-xenophon-australian-senator-detained-and-deported-mal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malaysia Need to Know Elections Asia-Pacific Diplomacy Politics Sat, 16 Feb 2013 17:30:26 +0000 Talia Ralph 5757638 at http://www.globalpost.com Ten endangered pygmy elephants found poisoned in Malaysia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/130129/ten-endangered-pygmy-elephants-found-poisoned-malaysia Ten critically endangered Malaysian pygmy elephants were found dead from what appears to be poison in Borneo in the past three weeks — and the mysterious deaths don't appear to be due to ivory poaching.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/130129/ten-endangered-pygmy-elephants-found-poisoned-malaysia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malaysia Asia-Pacific Wildlife News Tue, 29 Jan 2013 18:37:46 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5741138 at http://www.globalpost.com Malaysia's eastern coast floods, forcing thousands to flee their homes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/121226/malaysias-eastern-coast-floods-forcing-thousands-flee-thei Northeastern Malaysia is being pummeled by torrential rains this week, forcing thousands of locals to flee towards government relief centers to escape the deluge—and more rains are anticipated over the next few days. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/121226/malaysias-eastern-coast-floods-forcing-thousands-flee-thei" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malaysia Asia-Pacific Wed, 26 Dec 2012 19:08:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5730308 at http://www.globalpost.com Kuala Lumpur: 10,000 protest rare earth plant over health concerns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/121125/kuala-lumpur-protest-lynas-rare-earth-plant Nearly 10,000 people took to the streets in Kuala Lumpur Sunday to protest the opening of Australia-based mining company Lynas' new rare earth plant.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/121125/kuala-lumpur-protest-lynas-rare-earth-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malaysia Asia-Pacific Energy Science Health Sun, 25 Nov 2012 20:34:18 +0000 Talia Ralph 5727103 at http://www.globalpost.com Vietnam says China's South China Sea oil bid "illegal" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120627/vietnam-says-chinas-south-china-sea-oil-bid-illegal Vietnam’s foreign ministry said in a statement Wednesday that the blocks on offer lay “deep inside Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone,” while its state-owned oil firm, PetroVietnam, called on foreign companies to boycott the invitation to tender.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120627/vietnam-says-chinas-south-china-sea-oil-bid-illegal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brunei Malaysia Asia-Pacific China Philippines Vietnam Wed, 27 Jun 2012 19:44:50 +0000 Luke Browne 5709703 at http://www.globalpost.com Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to be charged over rally http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120521/malaysian-opposition-leader-anwar-ibrahim-be-charged-over-rally The move comes just four months after the one-time deputy prime minister was acquitted of a second round of sodomy charges after spending six years in jail.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120521/malaysian-opposition-leader-anwar-ibrahim-be-charged-over-rally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malaysia Asia-Pacific Politics Mon, 21 May 2012 14:48:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5704983 at http://www.globalpost.com Malaysia’s Arab Spring? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120427/malaysia-protests-bersih-3.0-arab-spring In the Arab Spring’s wake, pundits and politicians have toyed with predicting where a Tahrir Square-style street upheaval might catch on next. Candidates, however implausible, have included Russia, China, North Korea and, of course, Wall Street. Add Malaysia to the list, with a massive rally this weekend. The parallels with Egypt are compelling. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120427/malaysia-protests-bersih-3.0-arab-spring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malaysia Asia-Pacific Emerging Markets Politics Political Risk Fri, 27 Apr 2012 15:01:00 +0000 Patrick Winn 5702136 at http://www.globalpost.com