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    Mahathir, 95, to set up new political party

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 01:35am on August 08, 2020

    Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad, 95, said Friday he was setting up a new political party as he seeks to take on the government, months after he...

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    Al Jazeera says Malaysian office raided over documentary

    Agence France-Presse. Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 06:11pm on August 04, 2020

    Malaysian police Tuesday raided Al Jazeera's Kuala Lumpur office and seized computers as part of an investigation into a documentary about migrants that has angered...

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    Raihan wants to return home from Malaysia

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:04am on July 30, 2020

    Detained Bangladeshi worker Md Raihan Kabir expressed his intent to be deported from Malaysia to return home, according to his lawyers. The Malaysian authorities took...

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    Free Bangladeshi migrant Rayhan Kabir: HRW

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:47am on July 29, 2020

    The Malaysian authorities’ arrest of a Bangladeshi migrant worker who was featured in an Al Jazeera documentary was clear retaliation for his criticism of government...

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    Malaysian ex-PM Najib sentenced to 12 years

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:33pm on July 28, 2020

    Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in jail on corruption charges linked to the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal that led to...

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    Missing Rohingya migrants found alive in Malaysia

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 01:14am on July 28, 2020

    Twenty-six Rohingya migrants feared to have drowned off Malaysia after a treacherous boat crossing have been found alive, hiding in bushes on an island, an...

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    Dhaka seeks consular access to Raihan in KL

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:54am on July 28, 2020

    The Bangladesh government has sought consular access to Raihan Kabir, a Bangladeshi worker who was arrested by the Malaysian government for reportedly criticising its discriminatory...

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    Rayhan’s statement doesn’t go against law: Lawyers for Liberty

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 02:29pm on July 27, 2020

    Expressing grave concern over the arrest of Bangladeshi national Md Rayhan Kabir by the Immigration Department, Malaysian rights group Lawyers for Liberty said that the...

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    24 Rohingya migrants feared drowned off Malaysia

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 05:29pm on July 26, 2020

    A Rohingya migrant is feared to be the only survivor from a boat carrying at least two dozen asylum seekers that is believed to have...

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    Malaysia remanded Bangladeshi worker for 14 days

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 10:12am on July 26, 2020

    The Malaysian authorities on Saturday placed a Bangladeshi worker on a 14-day remand in a case against criticising the handling of the foreign workers by...

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