Najib comes out swinging at rally ahead of expected snap election

More than 85,000 people crammed into Malaysia’s Bukit Jalil stadium on Thursday to hear the embattled prime minister vow another electoral victory ahead of a widely expected snap election this year. Najib Razak told the crowd the ruling party would triumph despite allegations of corruption. He is holding on to power despite allegations he took ...

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Newspaper apologizes, meets with police after firestorm over front-page layout

Newspaper apologizes, meets with police after firestorm over front-page layout

With the potential suspension of their newspaper license hanging over their heads, a group of editors from Malaysia’s largest English-language daily, The Star, appeared at...

Disney shelves ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in Malaysia after cuts

Disney shelves ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in Malaysia after cuts

Disney has indefinitely postponed the opening of its film Beauty and the Beast in Malaysia after censors in the Muslim-majority nation reportedly cut out a “gay...

Malaysia censors ‘gay moment’ in Beauty and the Beast

Malaysia censors ‘gay moment’ in Beauty and the Beast

Malaysian censors have reportedly cut out a “gay moment” in the Disney film Beauty and the Beast before agreeing to its release in the Muslim-majority nation. The cuts...

Pig bristles in brush with Malaysian law

Pig bristles in brush with Malaysian law

Authorities in Muslim-majority Malaysia have seized some 2,000 paintbrushes labelled as “halal” but made with pig bristles.  Officials from the domestic trade...


 

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