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As the leader of Malaysia's reform -- or reformasi -- movement, Anwar Ibrahim has spent much of the past decade in court defending himself against sodomy charges.

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Malaysia's first openly gay pastor to marryupdated: Wed Aug 31 2011 22:41:00

Malaysia's first openly gay pastor has chosen Wednesday, coinciding with the country's Independence Day, to get married to his American partner in New York, barely a month after same-sex marriage became legalized there.

Children sang to help calm down Malaysian hostage-takerupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 07:11:00

Authorities rescued 30 children and four teachers from a man wielding a hammer and a machete in southern Malaysia on Thursday, the country's national news agency said.

Workers search for dozens of children buried in Malaysian landslideupdated: Sat May 21 2011 23:11:00

Search and rescue workers were looking for as many as two dozen children still missing Sunday after landslides a day earlier buried an orphanage in Malaysia, the national news agency said.

Australia, Malaysia reach deal on asylum-seekersupdated: Sat May 07 2011 13:00:00

The prime ministers of Australia and Malaysia on Saturday announced an agreement aimed at reducing human smuggling and illegal migration to Australia.

Her sons facing death, a mother pleads for helpupdated: Thu Mar 31 2011 22:04:00

The mother of three Mexicans jailed in Malaysia for allegedly manufacturing drugs is pleading for authorities to intervene in their case. They face death by hanging if convicted.

10 stunning underwater Asia sitesupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 08:16:00

It's been said that we know more about the moon than we know about our own oceans.

Agency: Man arrested in Malaysia for on-line insultsupdated: Fri Dec 24 2010 09:30:00

Malaysian law enforcement officials have detained a man for posting a Facebook page that allegedly included insults against the state monarch there, according to Bernama, Malaysia's official national news agency.

The tastes and pungent smells of Malaysia's street foodupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 23:05:00

I was told I'd either love it or hate it.

Tasting the flavors of Malaysiaupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 23:05:00

CNN's Zain Verjee takes us on a tour of the best street food in Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia's PM hopes to forge a united nationupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 04:35:00

Politics is in the blood of Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Equality at 38,000 feetupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 00:11:00

In Malaysia's patriarchal society, airline Air Asia wants more women pilots to cope with its expansion plans.

Equal opportunities at 38,000 feetupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 00:11:00

A worldwide shortage of airline pilots has given women in Malaysia a chance to break into a profession that is notoriously male dominated.

Preserving an island paradiseupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 01:29:00

Tioman island in Malaysia is caught in the battle between responsible tourism and rampant development.

Malaysia: Asia's cultural melting potupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 04:22:00

Bordered by Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei, and with a heritage of diverse influences including a long period of British colonial rule and an economically powerful Chinese community, Malaysia is one of the most multicultural nations in southeast Asia.

Malaysia seeks to spice up world cuisine's premier leagueupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 07:13:00

Can Malaysia's spicy fusion cooking take on the full English breakfast, or triumph over sushi?

Malaysian food, world's next top cuisine?updated: Mon Oct 25 2010 07:13:00

Malaysian cuisine, a mixture of Indian, Thai, Arab and Chinese influences, is gaining ground on the international markets.

On the road to new cinema in Malaysiaupdated: Sun Oct 24 2010 23:27:00

Can the internet get to the heart of the Malaysian film industry?

From astronauts to ABBAupdated: Mon Sep 20 2010 12:05:00

In the latest Global Connections, Connect the World viewers find some surprising links between Sweden and Malaysia.

Your connections between Sweden and Malaysiaupdated: Mon Sep 20 2010 12:05:00

Every week, Global Connections chooses two countries and asks you to find connections between them.

Muslim clerics star on TV reality showupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 22:56:00

It may look like "American Idol" or "The X Factor", but the contestants aren't vying for money or a record deal.

Lawyer: Malaysia commutes woman's caning sentenceupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 02:34:00

A Malaysian model who was sentenced last year to six strokes of a cane for drinking beer in public has had her sentence commuted, her lawyer said Thursday.

3 women caned in Malaysia for adulteryupdated: Wed Feb 17 2010 14:41:00

For the first time, Malaysian authorities have caned three Muslim women under Islamic law for acts of adultery, the Malaysian national news agency Bernama said.

Would you marry the same person again?updated: Thu Feb 11 2010 12:21:00

"Would you marry the same person again?" could be a dangerous question.

Hindus pierce bodies at religious festival in Malaysiaupdated: Sun Feb 07 2010 21:41:00

Beating drums accompany hundreds of thousands of Hindu worshippers as they inch their way toward the entrance of the Batu caves just north of Malaysia's capital for the festival of Thaipusam.

2 more churches in Malaysia firebombed in 'Allah' rowupdated: Sun Jan 10 2010 08:37:00

Two more churches in Malaysia were firebombed Sunday, bringing the total to six since a court ruled that non-Muslims can use the word "Allah" as a term for God.

Protests over 'Allah' rulingupdated: Sun Jan 10 2010 08:37:00

Muslim activists protest court verdict ruling allowing non-Muslims to use Allah as a translation for God.

Malaysia: Churches firebombed amid Allah disputeupdated: Fri Jan 08 2010 21:46:00

Attackers firebombed three churches in the southeast Asian nation of Malaysia overnight, assaults that come amid widespread Muslim ire over a court ruling that allowed Christians to use the word Allah as a term for God.

Bibles seized as Malaysia minorities fear fundamentalismupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 08:54:00

Authorities in Malaysia have seized more than 20,000 Bibles in recent months because they refer to God as "Allah," Christian leaders said Thursday.

Kids missing after Malaysia bridge collapseupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 00:30:00

One child is dead and two others are missing in Malaysia, after a suspension bridge they were crossing collapsed, the Bernama national news agency said Tuesday.

Caning postponedupdated: Mon Aug 24 2009 22:12:00

CNN's Anna Coren reports on the surprising turn of events in Malaysia, where authorities have postponed the caning of a woman.

Malaysia postpones woman's caningupdated: Mon Aug 24 2009 22:12:00

A Malaysian model, who was set to become the first woman to be caned in the southeast Asian country for drinking beer in public, had her sentence postponed Monday until the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Malaysian model, mother to be caned for drinking beer in publicupdated: Thu Aug 20 2009 10:37:00

A Malaysian model, who is set to become the first woman in the Southeast Asian country to be caned for drinking alcohol in public, wants her punishment carried out in public.

Malaysia swears in new prime ministerupdated: Fri Apr 03 2009 01:48:00

Malaysia swore in a new prime minister on Friday, the country's state news agency reported.

New Malaysian P.M. takes overupdated: Fri Apr 03 2009 01:48:00

Najib Razak takes over as Malaysian prime minister. Can he reunite his fractured party? CNN's Anjali Rao reports.

Malaysia PM resigns; deputy to assume postupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 20:23:00

Malaysia will swear in a new prime minister Friday -- one tasked with reuniting a multi-racial nation and shoring up an economy in dire straits.

Malaysia leader poised to resignupdated: Sat Mar 28 2009 04:01:00

Malaysia's prime minister wants to step down and has scheduled a meeting with the supreme ruler of the country to hand in his letter of resignation, Malaysia's national news agency reported Saturday.

Time.com: Malaysia Ex-King Must Pay Debt in Landmark Trialupdated: Wed Oct 15 2008 04:25:00

A Malaysian court ordered the country's former king Wednesday to settle a $1 million debt to a bank in a landmark verdict.

Time.com: Malaysia's Political Waiting Roomupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 09:00:00

As a long-running political standoff heightens, Malaysians can only sit and hope that someone will get around to tackling the nation's problems sooner rather than later

Time.com: Malaysia: Cancel Lavigne Concertupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 05:00:00

Malaysia's Islamic opposition party has urged the government to cancel a concert by Avril Lavigne, saying the Canadian singer's on-stage moves are "too sexy," an official said Monday

Time.com: A Lurid Sex Scandal For Malaysiaupdated: Sun Aug 17 2008 18:30:00

The country is transfixed by a drama whose second act unfolded in June when the top opposition leader, 61-year-old Anwar Ibrahim, was accused of having sex with a 23-year-old male aide. It sounded very much like a case from 10 years ago

Time.com: New Twist in Malaysia Sex Scandals updated: Mon Jul 07 2008 05:00:00

After accusing the country's Deputy PM of having an affair with a woman who was later murdered, a private investigator and his family suddenly disappear

Time.com: Sex and the Malaysian Politicianupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 09:00:00

For the second time, the country's leading opposition politician is facing sex charges. In an interview with TIME, he calls it a "desperate" attempt by the government to keep him from power

Time.com: Anwar Against Sodomy Claimupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 02:00:00

Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim filed a defamation lawsuit Monday against a male aide who accused him of sodomy, vowing to clear his name in the second sex scandal of his life to thrown the country's politics into turmoil

Time.com: Malaysia's Anwar Accused of Sodomyupdated: Sat Jun 28 2008 20:00:00

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was accused Saturday of sodomizing a man, police said, sparking speculation that he might be arrested

Muslims threaten Malaysia Chelsea boycottupdated: Sun Apr 27 2008 11:13:00

Muslim leaders have urged Malaysians to boycott a planned visit from English Premier League club Chelsea after their government decided to allow the London side's Israeli manager Avram Grant and defender Tal Ben Haim to enter the country.

Malaysia's PM rejects calls to resignupdated: Mon Mar 10 2008 14:10:00

Malaysia's prime minister took the oath of office for a new five-year term Monday, rejecting calls to resign after an unprecedented electoral setback that has shaken the country's political landscape, the Associated Press reported.

Time.com: Malaysia's Leaders Suffer Setbackupdated: Sun Mar 09 2008 00:00:00

The ruling National Front still holds a majority, but opposition candidates scored stunning upsets in parliamentary elections

Malaysia's Indians angryupdated: Sat Mar 08 2008 11:05:00

Ethnic tensions boil ahead of Malaysia's elections. CNN's Rosalind Chin reports

Time.com: Malaysia's Election May Be Done Dealupdated: Mon Feb 18 2008 04:00:00

Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi seems sure to remain in office, but opposition to the government is growing

Man jailed for burying baby aliveupdated: Tue Jan 22 2008 01:16:00

A judge in Malaysia sentenced an Indonesian man to five years in prison for burying his day-old baby alive in a jungle, a local newspaper reported Tuesday.

Report: Malaysia to cut foreign workersupdated: Sun Jan 20 2008 03:08:00

Malaysia expects to send home at least 200,000 foreign workers by next year to open up more jobs for its citizens, a local newspaper reported Sunday.

Malaysian news site strives for dialogueupdated: Mon Dec 03 2007 18:50:00

Inside a nondescript building in the gritty Bangsar district of south Kuala Lumpur rests Malaysiakini.com (Malay for "Malaysia Now"), a newspaper covering Malaysia that exists solely in cyberspace.

Time.com: Facing Malaysia's Racial Issues updated: Mon Nov 26 2007 22:00:00

A massive protest turns violent as underprivileged ethnic Indians demonstrate against the country's longstanding pro-Malay affirmative action policy

Malaysia protestsupdated: Sun Nov 25 2007 22:59:00

Malaysian riot police disperse angry crowds in Kuala Lumpor. CNN's David Ariosto reports

Hindus, police clash in Malaysiaupdated: Sun Nov 25 2007 22:59:00

Thousands of Hindu protesters met water cannons and tear gas in Malaysia's capital on Sunday while demanding equal rights and consideration from the government.

Malaysian demonstrationupdated: Sat Nov 10 2007 23:18:00

Police use water cannon and teargas to disperse protesters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Teargas used on rare Malaysia demoupdated: Sat Nov 10 2007 23:18:00

The largest political protest in nearly a decade erupted in Malaysia's capital city, Kuala Lumpur, Saturday with riot police aiming water hoses and tear gas at thousands of protesters gathered to demand electoral reform.

Soyuz rocket lifts offupdated: Mon Oct 22 2007 04:24:00

A Malaysian and American astronaut blast off from Kazakhstan to relieve the international space station crew.

Malaysia turns 50 amid tensionsupdated: Fri Aug 31 2007 04:50:00

Malaysia marked 50 years of independence Friday with dances and parades in a colorful show of ethnic unity that belied worsening race relations and growing fears about eroding minority rights.

Time.com: Malaysia's Trial of the Centuryupdated: Wed Jun 27 2007 16:00:00

A gruesome murder and an influential defendant make for a riveting courtroom drama

Time.com: Malaysia's Crisis of Faithupdated: Fri Jun 01 2007 13:25:00

A court's denial of a conversion to Christianity from Islam highlights a clash between religious and secular forces

United Malaysia game gets go-aheadupdated: Mon May 14 2007 07:27:00

Manchester United's controversial pre-season match in Malaysia is set to go ahead in defiance of world governing body FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

Fortune: Saying no to corruptionupdated: Mon Oct 23 2006 09:54:00

Anwar Ibrahim was a rising star in Asian politics during the 1990s as Finance Minister and then Deputy Prime Minister under Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. But in 1998, after leading a c...

The foreign junketupdated: Mon Apr 18 2005 12:31:00

On August 30, 2001, then majority whip Tom DeLay, his wife, his staff and two Florida Republican House members arrived in Malaysia on what was billed as an educational trip.

Australia, Malaysia eye trade pactupdated: Wed Apr 06 2005 00:08:00

Negotiations to secure a free-trade agreement between Australia and Malaysia have begun in Canberra as the two countries mark a new step in their often troubled relationship.

E-mail appeals: Malaysiaupdated: Tue Dec 28 2004 18:07:00

We received thousands of e-mails in the days after December's tsunamis from people seeking news of friends and relatives in areas affected by the disaster.

Malaysia supports Thai crackdownupdated: Mon Apr 12 2004 19:34:00

Malaysia has pledged full support for Thailand's crackdown on Islamic separatists along their border at a meeting between the leaders of the two countries.

Landslide for Malaysia's moderatesupdated: Sat Mar 20 2004 23:40:00

Malaysia's ruling moderates have won an unexpected landslide victory over the fundamentalist Islamic opposition in Sunday's elections.

Singapore buys into Malaysia telcoupdated: Sun Feb 29 2004 22:05:00

Malaysia says it has sold a nine percent stake in dominant telephone firm Telekom Malaysia for $766 million to a group of offshore investors that includes Singapore's Temasek.

Official: CIA chief 'wrong' about Malaysia plantupdated: Fri Feb 06 2004 22:32:00

CIA Director George Tenet was wrong when he said this week that Malaysia had closed a plant that made a critical component for Libya's nuclear weapons program, a U.S. official has said.

Fortune: A Letter to Malaysia's Prime Ministerupdated: Mon Sep 28 1998 00:01:00

Dear Dr. Mahathir Mohamad:

Fortune: MORE MALAISE IN MALAYSIA DESPITE GROWING WARNING SIGNS, THE MAN WHO BUILT UP MODERN MALAYSIA IS STICKING TO A RISKY POLICY PATH updated: Mon Nov 24 1997 00:01:00

It's no secret that international investors, whom Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has derided as "criminals" and "morons" for making a run on his currency, would draw deep satisfaction fr...

Fortune: PORTFOLIO TALK LOOK TO THE FAR EAST AND LATIN AMERICAupdated: Mon Nov 15 1993 00:01:00

As befits a man born in Holland, the first foreign stock Maurits E. Edersheim bought when he was a young investor on Wall Street was Royal Dutch/Shell. That was in the late 1940s, when only the int...

Fortune: ASIA'S HOT NEW GROWTH TRIANGLE Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia are racing feverishly to become major exporters in the 21st ceupdated: Mon Oct 05 1992 00:01:00

I TELL American friends to stop worrying about layoffs at home and come to this region,'' says Laksamana Sukardi, 37, managing director of the Lippo Group, a financial services company in Indonesia...

Fortune: WHY INVESTORS SHOULD GO GLOBAL HAVING PART OF YOUR STAKE INVESTED ABROAD LESSENS RISK AND MAY INCREASE RETURNS TOO.updated: Mon Oct 29 1990 00:01:00

PREVALENT among U.S. investors not so very long ago was the illusion that putting money into foreign securities was only for daring risk takers. But in recent years more and more Americans have com...

Fortune: ASIA'S RELUCTANT GROWTH CHAMPS Thailand and Malaysia are coming up fast. But don't call them NICs. They think it's a bad three-lupdated: Mon Apr 24 1989 00:01:00

IF THERE WERE OSCARS for nations, the ceremonies for newly industrializing countries might go like this: A corporate type from Singapore makes a formal speech about what an honor it is. Taiwan's ma...

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