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    Malaysian Christians can use 'Allah' in publications

    Agence France-Presse. Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 06:22pm on March 10, 2021

    Christians in Muslim-majority Malaysia can use the word ‘Allah’ in publications, a court ruled Wednesday, overturning a decades-old ban after a lengthy legal battle that...

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    Malaysian man wins challenge against Islamic law banning gay sex

    Agence France-Presse. Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:56pm on February 25, 2021

    A Malaysian man Thursday won the country's first legal challenge against Islamic laws banning gay sex, a victory hailed as ‘monumental progress’ in combating persecution...

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    Malaysia court halts deportation of 1200 Myanmar migrants

    Agence France-Presse . Lumut | Updated at 02:19pm on February 23, 2021

    A Malaysian court ordered a temporary halt to a controversial plan to deport 1,200 Myanmar detainees to their homeland on Tuesday weeks after a coup,...

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    Malaysian news site hit with massive fine 

    Agence France-Presse . Putrajaya | Updated at 10:59am on February 19, 2021

    A leading Malaysian news site was fined $120,000 on Friday over readers’ comments that criticised the judiciary, in a case that has sparked alarm about...

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    Malaysian police arrest boss of 'sugar daddy' website

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 06:18pm on February 18, 2021

    Malaysian police have arrested the founder of a controversial ‘sugar daddy’ dating website under anti-prostitution laws after it boasted thousands of young students were using...

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    Malaysia defends plan to deport Myanmar people

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 01:04am on February 16, 2021

    Malaysia on Monday defended a plan to deport 1,200 Myanmar nationals on navy ships sent from their homeland just weeks after a coup, following criticism...

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    Malaysian PM first recipient of COVID-19 vaccine

    UNB/Bernama . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:17pm on February 12, 2021

    Prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will be the first person to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when the national vaccination programme is implemented in the...

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    Body of Bangladesh national recovered at Malaysia factory

    Online Desk | Updated at 10:50am on February 06, 2021

    The body of a Bangladeshi worker was recovered from a drain of a garment factory in Taman Perindustrian Beringin area in Malaysia on Thursday, February...

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    Dozens of Rohingya refugees caught arriving in Malaysia

    Agence France-Presse. Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 07:03pm on February 05, 2021

    Dozens of Rohingya, mostly women and children, were caught as they arrived by boat in Malaysia last month after fleeing a refugee camp in neighbouring...

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    Bangladesh workers forced to bribe Malaysian police: NGO

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:35pm on February 05, 2021

    Non-governmental Bangladeshi organisation BRAC has said that the incident of a Malaysian police forced a returning Bangladeshi worker to pay a bribe in spite of...

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