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Vietnamese air force planes on Saturday spotted two large oil slicks close to where a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 went missing earlier in the day, the first sign that the aircraft carrying 239 people had crashed.
Oil slicks found in hunt for Malaysia jet

 

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's acquittal on sodomy charges was overturned Friday, in a fresh threat to the career of a charismatic politician who helped turn around the country's once-hapless opposition.
Malaysia's Anwar decries sodomy ruling as 'travesty'

 

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 carrying 239 people lost contact over the South China Sea early Saturday morning on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and international aviation authorities still hadn't located the jetliner several hours later.
China-bound Malaysian jet vanishes with 239 aboard

 

A Malaysian couple was sentenced to hang for starving their Indonesian maid to death, a defense lawyer said Friday, in the latest shocking case to spotlight abuse of domestic helpers in the region.
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Malaysian couple to be hanged for starving maid

 

Malaysia has banned a translation of an Ultraman comic book after it referred to the popular Japanese superhero as “Allah,” authorities said Friday, during an ongoing row over use of the word by non-Muslims.
 

Hundreds of Muslims demonstrated outside Malaysia's highest court on Wednesday as it postponed a decision on whether to hear the Catholic Church's bid to be allowed to call God “Allah.”
Malaysia court mulls Catholic use of 'Allah'

 

Controversial Sarawak leader Taib Mahmud was sworn in Saturday as governor of the Malaysian state he has been repeatedly accused of pillaging during his 33 years as its chief minister.
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Eight schoolchildren drowned in the Muar river in Malaysia's southern Johor state, police said Sunday, in what officials described as a “shocking” and rare tragedy.
 

Malaysia took a “significant” step backwards in human rights in 2013, a year that appeared to mark the end of Prime Minister Najib Razak's promises of reform, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.
 

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Monday he was “puzzled and shocked” at being barred entry to Japan, as his party questioned whether Malaysia's ruling coalition was behind the move.
 
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