malaysia

January 16, 2018
January 16, 2018

Malaysia plans special court on human trafficking as cases soar

Malaysia is setting up a special court to tackle rising numbers of human trafficking cases, in a move welcomed by campaigners who says it would help deliver justice to victims.

December 17, 2017
December 17, 2017

Trafficking: 600 KL airport staff transferred

Authorities transfer some 600 immigration staff out of the Kuala Lumpur Inter­national Airport (KLIA) station after some of them were suspected of being involved in the smuggling in of Bangladeshis.

November 1, 2017
November 1, 2017

Malaysia probing ‘leak’ of 46m mobile users’ data

Malaysia is investigating an alleged attempt to sell the data of more than 46 million mobile phone subscribers online after a major data breach, Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak says.

October 24, 2017
October 24, 2017

Moderation, a wilting hallmark of Malaysia

Throughout the months of September and October, the uproar in Malaysian society in the run-up to the 14th general elections that could be called anytime now, has been energised by controversies such as one over a proposed beer...

October 16, 2017
October 16, 2017

‘Malaysia to create pressure for Rohingya repatriation’

Malaysia and other Asean countries will jointly create pressure on Myanmar government to speed repatriation of Rohingya people who fled persecution in Myanmar and took refuge in Bangladesh, the deputy prime minister of Malaysia says.

September 28, 2017
September 28, 2017

Malaysia bans travel to North Korea

Malaysia has banned its citizens from traveling to North Korea as the country faces increasing diplomatic pressure over its weapons programs.

September 14, 2017
September 14, 2017

24 killed in Malaysia school fire

Twenty-four people, mostly teenage boys, were killed Thursday when a blaze tore through a Malaysian religious school, in what officials said was one of the country's worst fire disasters for years.

August 15, 2017
August 15, 2017

From Bangladesh to Malaysia: Student trafficking nexus exposed

They are sold a dream, of a ticket to study and work in a foreign country, but after spending their family's entire savings they are caught in the harsh reality of being trafficked and trapped in a constant cycle of exploitation and extortion.

August 9, 2017
August 9, 2017

Anti-Terror Drive: Bangladeshis among 400 held in KL

Ahead of Southeast Asia's biggest sporting event in mid-August, Malaysian authorities in a counter-terrorism operation have detained

July 20, 2017
July 20, 2017

Undocumented Bangladeshis to be ‘rehired’

Malaysia has given assurance to allow all the Bangladeshi workers staying illegally in the country to legalise their status under the