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37 Rohingyas found on beach in Malaysia

37 Rohingyas found on beach in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur: Thirty-seven Rohingya Muslims were discovered on the Kuala Perlis beach in Malaysia on Monday, authorities said, sparking fears of a fresh exodus of the minority community in Myanmar. This is the second group of Rohingyas found in northwest Peninsular Malaysia, near the border with Thailand, after 35 members[Read More…]

Wife, stepsons charged with murder of Malaysia startup fund CEO

Wife, stepsons charged with murder of Malaysia startup fund CEO

Kuala Lumpur: The wife and two teenage stepsons of a chief executive officer of a prominent Malaysian government-linked startup fund were charged with his murder on Monday. Nazrin Hassan was the chief executive of Cradle Fund, a Malaysian Finance Ministry company that oversees the development of tech entrepreneurs and the[Read More…]

Malaysia defends contest on how to ‘prevent’ homosexuality

On Saturday, Malaysia’s health ministry kept its decision to host a contest on how to “prevent” homosexuality and transgenderism by saying that the competition was directed at assisting teens to make better health decisions. Activists had criticised this competition by saying that it could evoke hatred and violence against lesbian,[Read More…]

Malaysia refuses to criminalise child marriage

In Malaysia, which is Muslim-majority country, a law on sexual offences against children has been passed. However, to our surprise, it doesn’t criminalise child marriage. A Malaysian MP said girls as young as nine were “physically and spiritually” ready for marriage. Shabudin Yahaya, a member of the Barisan Nasional coalition,[Read More…]

Kim Jong-un’s half brother assassinated in Malaysia

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s half brother has been assassinated in Malaysia, South Korean media reported. According to media reports, Kim Jong-nam was killed at Kuala Lumpur airport by two women with “poisoned needles”. The women are believed to be North Korean spies and they escaped in a taxi, TV[Read More…]

Malaysia: Thousands march in yellow clad calling for PM to step down

Thousands of anti-government protesters marched in Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur on Saturday demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak over his involvement in a billion dollar misappropriation scandal. Clothed in yellow, the protesters marched from various spots towards Kuala Lumpur amidst the high security. The festive mood gathering witnessed[Read More…]

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