Malaysian Muslims http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26588/all en Run up to tense election puts Malaysia, investors on edge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/run-tense-election-puts-malaysia-investors-edge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Stuart Grudgings</p> <p>KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Malaysian economist Azrul Azwar gave a presentation in Singapore last week that cost him his job.</p> <p>His analysis, outlining risks for investors from a narrow election victory for Malaysia's opposition, was reported by a Malaysian online news site as a prediction the long-ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition government would fall this year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/run-tense-election-puts-malaysia-investors-edge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law Malaysia Malaysian Muslims Politics of Malaysia Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:15:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735831 at http://www.globalpost.com Psy to perform at Malaysia ruling coalition party http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/psy-perform-at-malaysia-ruling-coalition-party <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Korea's Psy will perform his famous "Gangnam Style" dance at an event organised by Malaysia's ruling coalition, an official said Sunday as the bloc tries to attract young voters ahead of polls.</p> <p>Psy will perform the hit, which made history as the most-watched video on YouTube, at a Chinese New Year party on the northern island of Penang on February 11, said Loh Hock Hun from the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/psy-perform-at-malaysia-ruling-coalition-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malaysia Malaysian Muslims Politics of Malaysia Technology AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 07:15:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744304 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Key political risks to watch in Malaysia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/factbox-key-political-risks-watch-malaysia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Siva Sithraputhran and Stuart Grudgings</p> <p>KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak could call national elections anytime between now and April.</p> <p>The ruling coalition, in power since the country became independent from Britain in 1957, is expected to win a tight race but the opposition is well placed to build on its gains in 2008 and undermine Najib's standing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/factbox-key-political-risks-watch-malaysia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Malaysia Malaysian Muslims Najib Razak Politics of Malaysia Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 09:30:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747290 at http://www.globalpost.com Malaysia detains Australian lawmaker at airport http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/malaysia-detains-australian-lawmaker-at-airport <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Malaysia detained an Australian lawmaker at Kuala Lumpur airport Saturday and is expected to deport him, an activist said, in a move Canberra described as "disappointing and surprising".</p> <p>Nick Xenophon, an outspoken independent Senator, was detained at the international airport near the capital Kuala Lumpur upon his arrival from Melbourne.</p> <p>"He informed me that he is being deported," Ambiga Sreenevasan, a lawyer and co-chair of electoral reform group Bersih, told AFP after she spoke to Xenophon early Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/malaysia-detains-australian-lawmaker-at-airport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Malaysia Malaysian Muslims AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 04:45:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757350 at http://www.globalpost.com Australian senator to be deported from Malaysia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130216/australian-senator-be-deported-malaysia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Malaysian authorities are preparing to deport an Australian senator who said on Saturday he had been refused entry because he was considered a "security risk" ahead of a visit to discuss an election with government and opposition officials.</p> <p>Independent Australian Senator Nick Xenophon said he was detained when he arrived early on Saturday at a Kuala Lumpur airport.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130216/australian-senator-be-deported-malaysia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malaysia Malaysian Muslims Politics of Malaysia Thomson Reuters Sat, 16 Feb 2013 07:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5757369 at http://www.globalpost.com Malaysia detains Australian politician at airport http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/malaysia-detains-australian-politician-at-airport <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Malaysia detained an Australian politician at Kuala Lumpur airport Saturday and is expected to deport him, an activist said, in a move Canberra described as "disappointing and surprising".</p> <p>Nick Xenophon, an outspoken independent Senator who has been critical of Malaysia's electoral system, was detained at the international airport near the capital Kuala Lumpur upon his arrival from Melbourne.</p> <p>"He informed me that he is being deported," Ambiga Sreenevasan, a lawyer and co-chair of electoral reform group Bersih, told AFP after she spoke to Xenophon early Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/malaysia-detains-australian-politician-at-airport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Hospitality Malaysia Malaysian Muslims AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 07:30:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757373 at http://www.globalpost.com Malaysia detains Australian politician at airport http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/malaysia-detains-australian-politician-at-airport-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Malaysia detained an Australian politician at Kuala Lumpur airport Saturday, branding him a "prohibited immigrant" ahead of his expected deportation, in a move Canberra described as "disappointing".</p> <p>Nick Xenophon, an outspoken independent senator who has been critical of Malaysia's electoral system, was held at the international airport near the capital Kuala Lumpur upon his arrival from Melbourne.</p> <p>He is expected to be deported back to Melbourne later Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/malaysia-detains-australian-politician-at-airport-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hospitality Malaysia Malaysian Muslims Politics of Malaysia AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 10:00:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757397 at http://www.globalpost.com Malaysia detains Australian politician at airport http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/malaysia-detains-australian-politician-at-airport-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Malaysia detained an Australian politician at Kuala Lumpur airport Saturday, branding him a "prohibited immigrant" ahead of his expected deportation, in a move Canberra described as "disappointing".</p> <p>Nick Xenophon, an outspoken independent Senator who has been critical of Malaysia's electoral system, was held at the international airport near the capital Kuala Lumpur upon his arrival from Melbourne.</p> <p>He is expected to be deported later Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/malaysia-detains-australian-politician-at-airport-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hospitality Malaysia Malaysian Muslims Nick Xenophon Politics of Malaysia AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 10:00:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757398 at http://www.globalpost.com Malaysia to deport Australian politician http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/malaysia-deport-australian-politician <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Malaysia detained an Australian politician at Kuala Lumpur airport Saturday, branding him a "prohibited immigrant" ahead of his expected deportation, in a move Canberra described as "disappointing".</p> <p>Nick Xenophon, an outspoken independent senator who has been critical of Malaysia's electoral system, was held at the international airport near the capital Kuala Lumpur upon his arrival from Melbourne.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/malaysia-deport-australian-politician" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hospitality Malaysia Malaysian Muslims Nick Xenophon Politics of Malaysia AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 11:15:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757431 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Australian senator to be deported from Malaysia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130216/update-1-australian-senator-be-deported-malaysia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Recasts with government statement)</p> <p>KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Malaysian authorities will deport an Australian senator after refusing him entry on Saturday over what it said was his participation in an illegal street rally for electoral reform in the Southeast Asian country last year.</p> <p>The deportation of Senator Nick Xenophon is a sign of growing political sensitivity in Malaysia as the government braces for elections within months that are expected to be the closest in the former British colony's history.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130216/update-1-australian-senator-be-deported-malaysia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Malaysia Malaysian Muslims Politics of Malaysia Thomson Reuters Sat, 16 Feb 2013 12:00:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5757448 at http://www.globalpost.com Australia pursues Malaysian explanation for senator's deportation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/australia-pursues-malaysian-explanation-senators-deportation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PERTH, Australia, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Australia is seeking further explanation from Malaysia about why an Australian senator, who went to politically sensitive Malaysia to discuss electoral reform, was denied entry and deported, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said on Sunday.</p> <p>Malaysia refused entry on Saturday to independent Senator Nick Xenophon, with an immigration official saying the decision was made because he had participated in an illegal street rally for electoral reform in the Southeast Asian country last year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/australia-pursues-malaysian-explanation-senators-deportation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malaysia Malaysian Muslims Politics Politics of Malaysia Thomson Reuters Sun, 17 Feb 2013 09:15:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5757992 at http://www.globalpost.com Whistle-blower at centre of Malaysia graft fight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/whistle-blower-at-centre-malaysia-graft-fight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Malaysians head to the polls in the coming months with the country's persistent corruption high on the list of public concerns, and few have done more to put it there than baby-faced Rafizi Ramli.</p> <p>Officially the strategist for the political party of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, Rafizi is best-known to his enemies in the ruling coalition as Malaysia's foremost whistle-blower on official graft.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/whistle-blower-at-centre-malaysia-graft-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malaysia Malaysian Muslims Politics Politics of Malaysia Rafizi Ramli AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 03:15:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5759507 at http://www.globalpost.com Whistle-blower at centre of Malaysia graft fight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/whistle-blower-at-centre-malaysia-graft-fight-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Malaysians head to the polls in the coming months with the country's persistent corruption high on the list of public concerns, and few have done more to put it there than baby-faced Rafizi Ramli.</p> <p>Officially the strategist for the political party of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, Rafizi is best-known to his enemies in the ruling coalition as Malaysia's foremost whistle-blower on official graft.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/whistle-blower-at-centre-malaysia-graft-fight-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malaysia Malaysian Muslims Politics Politics of Malaysia Rafizi Ramli AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 03:30:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5759518 at http://www.globalpost.com Malaysia opposition vows reform, higher incomes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/malaysia-opposition-vows-reform-higher-incomes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Malaysia's opposition unveiled a sweeping election manifesto Monday that pledges to end authoritarian rule and corruption while promising higher wages and other populist sweeteners.</p> <p>Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim vowed a new era for the racially diverse and economically vibrant country, which has been governed since independence in 1957 by essentially the same coalition.</p> <p>"This is about the rise of the people. We, as leaders, are only the catalyst," Anwar said in a speech after the manifesto's release.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/malaysia-opposition-vows-reform-higher-incomes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malaysia Malaysian Muslims Politics of Malaysia AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 10:33:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765797 at http://www.globalpost.com Support for Malaysia's Najib slips as election looms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/support-malaysias-najib-slips-election-looms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Voter approval of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his ruling coalition is falling ahead of an election he must call within weeks, according to an opinion poll released on Tuesday, highlighting the tough task he faces despite a robust economy.</p> <p>Support for Najib slipped to 61 percent in February from 63 percent in December and 65 percent in October, according to the poll by the respected Merdeka Center, one of the last surveys before the election that must be called by the end of April.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/support-malaysias-najib-slips-election-looms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malaysia Malaysian Muslims Najib Razak Politics of Malaysia Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:30:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5766787 at http://www.globalpost.com