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Malaysia Braces for Possible Cyberattack

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysia’s government says it is taking steps to prevent a threatened attack on its website by a global Internet hacker group upset over official censorship practices. The group, which has dubbed itself “Anonymous,” posted a video message on various websites saying the government’s efforts to block access to at least 10 file-sharing websites amounts to […]

Malaysia Braces for Possible Cyberattack

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysia’s government is taking steps to prevent a threatened attack on its website by a global Internet hacker group upset over official censorship practices. The group, which has dubbed itself “Anonymous,” posted a video message on various websites saying the government’s efforts to block access to at least 10 file-sharing websites amounts to a denial […]

Rights Group Slams Malaysia for Inviting Sudanese President

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International is urging Malaysia to withdraw an invitation for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to visit the country and to arrest him for crimes against humanity if he turns up. In a statement Tuesday, the London-based rights group said Malaysia should not turn itself into “a port of call for fugitives from international justice.” The […]

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Malaysia to Launch Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants on July 1

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysian officials say they are set to go ahead on July 1 with an amnesty program aimed at an estimated 2 million illegal immigrants in the country. Deputy Home Minister Lee Chee Leong announced the starting date Thursday, saying the government will impose a temporary freeze on the recruitment of new foreign workers at that […]

Malaysia to Offer Amnesty to Illegal Workers

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 9:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A senior Malaysian official says the government will offer amnesty to some of the country’s estimated two million illegal immigrants in an effort to reduce the illegal workforce and curb exploitation by traffickers. Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said Monday that the government would launch a program to grant illegal workers permits to stay in the […]

Malaysia Bans Smoking at World Heritage Site

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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The world heritage site of Malacca will become the first smoke-free city in Malaysia when a new smoking ban comes into effect on June 15. Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai said Monday that the move was being made to create fresh air and a clean environment for tourists and Malaysians to enjoy the historic city. […]

Foreign Maid Dies in Malaysia, Abuse Suspected

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysia’s state news agency is reporting the death of a foreign maid who is believed to have been abused by her employers. The Bernama news agency reported Monday that the maid, who was identified only as coming from a neighboring country, died in a Kuala Lumpur hospital Sunday. The death comes less than a week […]

Anwar Ibrahim’s Testimony Postponed in Malaysian Sodomy Trial

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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A judge on Monday postponed Anwar Ibrahim’s testimony in the Malaysian opposition leader’s long-running sodomy trial, amid legal arguments over whether the judge should be removed from the case. High Court judge Zabidin Mohamed Diah rejected arguments from Anwar’s lawyers that he should step down because he has demonstrated bias in the case. However, the […]

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