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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.
 

Dozens of journalists protested Saturday in Malaysia against the suspension of a weekly magazine, urging the Southeast Asian nation to allow greater press freedom.
Malaysia gov't magazine suspension sparks protests

 

Former political prisoner Than Htay walked into a small souvenir shop, hoping to catch a glimpse of the owner: a man once known in Myanmar as the Prince of Darkness.
From feared Myanmar spy to art gallery owner

 

Malaysian Islamic authorities on Thursday seized hundreds of Bibles from a Christian group and questioned two of its officers, one of them said, amid tensions over the use of the word “Allah.”
 

Myanmar's leader on Thursday lent his support to reform of the country's junta-era constitution, indicating he would back changes to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to become president.
 
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