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  • Coronavirus: world braces for condom shortage after Malaysia lockdown shuts top producer

    03/28/2020 10:45:34 AM PDT · by BobL · 77 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | March 28, 2020 | (Reuters)
    A global shortage of condoms is looming, the world’s biggest producer said, after a coronavirus lockdown forced it to shut down production. Malaysia’s Karex Bhd makes one in every five condoms globally. It has not produced a single condom from its three Malaysian factories for more than a week due to a lockdown imposed by the government to halt the spread of the virus.
  • Malaysia's Queen is cooking for frontline workers during the coronavirus outbreak..

    03/26/2020 9:12:44 PM PDT · by caww · 21 replies
    .standard.co.uk ^ | 3/25/2020 | Lollie King
    The Queen of Malaysia helping people in need by utilising her cooking skills....Malaysia has seen 1,796 cases and 16 deaths so far and Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah - who is the wife of Al-Sultan Abdullah Al-Haj of Pahang - has been supporting those helping to fight the virus by cooking them traditional Malaysian meals and treats. She sent the dishes to a number of hospitals in Malaysia including, Sungai Buloh Hospital, University Malaya Medical Center, and the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC). The Queen is already a cooking enthusiast, with an Instagram feed filled with a number of...
  • Malaysia’s anti-Semitic prime minister Mahathir Mohamad resigns

    02/24/2020 3:45:09 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    A7/JTA ^ | 24/2/20 | Marcy Oster
    Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who has described Jews as “hook-nosed” and blamed Israel for the unrest in the Middle East, has resigned. Mohamad, the world’s oldest leader at 94, submitted his resignation to the country’s king Monday, AFP reported. He had agreed to step down and hand power to his former rival, Anwar Ibrahim, after they joined their parties to form a coalition government following national elections in 2018. Mohamad was in his second stint as prime minister after serving previously from 1981 to 2003. He has said that he is proud to be called an anti-Semite. Mohamad wrote...
  • Is Pakistani intelligence radicalizing Rohingya refugees?

    02/14/2020 6:41:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.13.2020 | Zobaer Ahmed
    With violent confrontations on the rise, there is an increasing fear of the radicalization of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. A recent accusation from Indian intelligence points the finger at its Pakistani counterparts.Last Saturday, in the hilly jungles near the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district, police forces were involved in a gunfight with a criminal gang. Local news sources reported that the police rescued three Rohingya who were kidnapped and held for ransom. Earlier that week, a clash between two armed groups in the camps injured 14 Rohingya refugees. “There were two groups,” Mohammad Kashem, one of the...
  • Muslim nations exploring gold, barter system to beat sanctions

    12/23/2019 8:41:23 AM PST · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 21, 2019 | John Levine
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks at the Kuala Lumpur Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Muslim nations looking to fight back against future sanctions are exploring an age-old approach — using gold dinar and bartering. Leaders from Qatar, Iran, Malaysia and Turkey met during the Islamic summit in Kuala Lumpur to discuss the matter this week. “With the world witnessing nations making unilateral decisions to impose such punitive measures, Malaysia and other nations must always bear in mind that it can be imposed on any of us,” Malaysia’s 94-year-old Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told Reuters. “I have suggested that...
  • Michelle Obama in Malaysia: U.S. ‘Still Not Where We Need to Be’ on Race

    12/13/2019 8:40:55 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/13/2019 | Joshua Caplan
    Former first lady Michelle Obama criticized the United States while speaking abroad on Thursday, stating the country is “still not where we need to be” on the issue of racism and scoffed at the notion that former President Barack Obama’s election meant the end of bigotry. “We’re still not where we need to be in the United States of America when it comes to race. People thought electing Barack Obama would end racism. That’s 400 years of stuff that was going to be eliminated because of eight years of this kid from Hawaii? Are you kidding me?” Michelle Obama said...
  • Brits to continue MH370 search in Cambodian jungle despite near-fatal experience

    11/29/2019 11:40:02 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Daily Mirror ^ | November 3, 2019 | Dave Burke
    A tenacious Brit convinced that missing flight MH370 is in the Cambodian jungle says he will resume his search - even though a previous attempt nearly proved deadly. Ian Wilson believes he spotted the Malaysia Airlines plane when looking at Google Maps. He travelled to the area with brother Jack last year - and Jack was lucky to survive a sudden fall after ground gave way underneath him. Despite this Ian is keen to return to the mountainous terrain... However the Aviation Safety Network (ASN) is certain that the aircraft was captured mid-flight. Evidence is mounting that the crash, which...
  • What Really Happened to Malaysia’s Missing Airplane

    06/19/2019 3:43:44 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 36 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 17, 2019 | WILLIAM LANGEWIESCHE
    Mike Exner, a prominent member of the Independent Group, has studied the radar data extensively. He believes that during the turn, the airplane climbed up to 40,000 feet, which was close to its limit. Exner believes the reason for the climb was to accelerate the effects of depressurizing the airplane, causing the rapid incapacitation and death of everyone in the cabin. The cockpit, by contrast, was equipped with four pressurized-oxygen masks linked to hours of supply. Zaharie was often lonely and sad. His wife had moved out, and was living in the family’s second house. By his own admission to...
  • Malaysia rejects ‘less than $2bn’ compensation offer for 1MDB from Goldman Sachs

    11/01/2019 6:39:48 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 11 replies
    offer from Goldman Sachs over the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad fund (1MDB) scandal. The country’s prime minister ­Mahathir Mohamad, who is still demanding $7.5bn (£5.8bn) in compensation for losses incurred, told the Financial Times in an interview yesterday that he was not satisfied with the offer.
  • U.S. Probes Deutsche Bank's Dealings With Malaysia's 1MDB: WSJ

    07/11/2019 4:23:39 AM PDT · by csvset · 1 replies
    US News ^ | 11 July 2019 | Staff
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether Deutsche Bank AG violated foreign corruption or anti-money-laundering laws in its work for state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the Wall Street Journal said on Wednesday. The news comes after the bank announced plans to scrap its global equities unit, cut some fixed-income operations and slash 18,000 jobs globally in a 7.4-billion-euro ($8.34 billion) restructuring program. Deutsche Bank's work for 1MDB included helping to raise $1.2 billion in 2014 as concerns about the fund's management and financials had begun to circulate, the newspaper said, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter....
  • Briton Key Suspect In Nuclear Ring

    02/11/2004 7:19:48 PM PST · by blam · 272+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-12-2004 | Owen Bowcott/Ian Traynor/John Aaglionby/Suzanne Goldberg
    Briton key suspect in nuclear ring Man accused of smuggling parts tells Guardian: 'I was framed' Owen Bowcott, Ian Traynor in Zagreb, John Aglionby in Jakarta and Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington Thursday February 12, 2004 The Guardian (UK) A Middle East-based British businessman has emerged as a key suspect in a secret network supplying Libya, Iran and North Korea with equipment to build nuclear bombs. Speaking for the first time yesterday, Paul Griffin denied that his company played any part in shipping prohibited material from the Far East. He told the Guardian: "We have been framed." His comments came as...
  • Islam Among The Converted Peoples

    11/04/2019 3:09:48 PM PST · by OddLane · 4 replies
    Books and Music Review ^ | 10/4/19 | Gerard Perry
    I review V.S. Naipaul's travelogue/anthropological study of 4 separate non-Arab Muslim nations. The first, Among the Believers, published after a series of economic and political revolutions during the late 1970s, and the sequel published 2 decades later, Beyond Belief.
  • Greedy killer monkeys found eating large rats in Malaysia, leaving scientists ‘stunned’

    10/22/2019 3:36:28 PM PDT · by Boomer · 33 replies
    FNC ^ | 10/22/19 | Sean Keach
    Greedy killer monkeys were found to be catching and gobbling up large rats in Malaysia. Shocked scientists uncovered the rat-catching macaques on palm oil plantations – and say the hungry predators could be used as pest control. The southern pig-tailed macaques were typically thought to chow down on fruit. They would also hunt for meaty prey sometimes, but generally only small lizards and birds. Now scientists have confirmed that these monkeys are also regularly snatching and devouring large rats.
  • Briton Richard Huckle jailed for Malaysia sex abuse

    06/06/2016 10:37:18 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 6 June 2016
    A British man has been given 22 life sentences after admitting 71 charges of sex abuse against children in Malaysia aged from six months to 12 years old.
  • Pedophile who abused as many as 200 children found stabbed to death in British prison: reports

    10/14/2019 1:19:59 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 50 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | October 14, 2019 | NELSON OLIVEIRA
    A British pedophile who sexually abused nearly 200 Malaysian babies and children before he was given 22 life sentences three years ago was killed in prison Sunday, authorities said. Richard Huckle, 33, was fatally stabbed with a makeshift knife at Full Sutton Prison in York, England, according to multiple local news outlets. The U.K. Ministry of Justice confirmed his death in a statement, but wouldn’t say how he died because an investigation is underway. The freelance photographer and former schoolteacher used his position to gain access to numerous vulnerable children during trips to Malaysia. He was arrested in 2014 after investigators found 20,000...
  • Richard Huckle, one of Britain's worst paedophiles, is 'murdered' in his prison cell

    10/14/2019 6:02:59 AM PDT · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 47 replies
    Richard Huckle, one of Britain's worst paedophiles, has been killed in his prison cell in the north of England, sources have confirmed. The 33-year-old, who was serving 22 life sentences, at Full Sutton Prison in East Yorkshire, was found dead in his cell at the weekend. Huckle, from Ashford in Kent, was jailed in 2016, after being arrested on his return to the UK from Malaysia, where he had been living and abusing children. He pleaded guilty to 71 offences involving 22 children, but it is thought there were many more children across South East Asia. Huckle was found by...
  • Pregnant woman in Malaysia takes 20 abortion pills, lands in hospital

    09/11/2019 10:33:42 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    ASIAONE.COM ^ | SEPT. 11, 2019 | The Star/Asia News Network
    KOTA KINABALU - A woman who was six months pregnant was rushed to hospital after she allegedly took 20 abortion pills.It was believed the 20-something woman was in a hotel room in Kudat on Sunday when she swallowed the pills and inserted some into her private parts. The following afternoon, the foetus was expelled but the placenta was stuck inside her. She was forced to inform hotel staff, who alerted the authorities.
  • Taiping’s latest mural of aviator Amelia Earhart draws online criticism

    09/10/2019 7:06:34 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4 September 2019 | Sylvia Looi / Malay Mail
    While congratulating the council for the pretty drawing, Facebook user Hamir Habeed Mohd questioned the relevance of the drawing with Taiping. “Is the character a Taiping born? The plane landed in Taiping? The woman married a local or died there? Don’t tell me just because she refilled her petrol here it became a historical matter?” he asked. He further questioned why a local figure was not highlighted instead. “There are many other historical matters than could have been highlighted.” Sharing the same sentiment, another user by the name of Simon Chin questioned the reasoning behind the mural of Earhart when...
  • Malaysia files criminal charges against 17 Goldman Sachs executives

    08/09/2019 4:36:57 AM PDT · by csvset · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9 Aug 2019 | A. Ananthalakshmi
    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia filed criminal charges on Friday against 17 current and former directors at subsidiaries of Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) following an investigation into a multi-billion-dollar corruption scandal that led to the demise of state fund 1MDB.Those charged on Friday include Richard Gnodde, chief executive of Goldman Sachs International, Michael Evans, president of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) and a former director at Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC, and Michael Sherwood, former vice chairman of Goldman Sachs Group.The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the bank for its role as underwriter and arranger of the bond offer....
  • Navy admiral who oversaw SEAL prosecution implicated in ‘Fat Leonard’, documents indicate

    08/06/2019 10:05:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    www.stripes.com ^ | Published: August 5, 2019 | By ANDREW DYER
    SAN DIEGO (Tribune Content Agency) — Redacted Navy documents and the command history of Navy Region Southwest Commander Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar indicate she was investigated in connection with the so-called “Fat Leonard” scandal and had received gifts from the contractor in 1998. A female officer on-board the salvage ship Salvor accepted gifts in the form of a hotel room, dinner, drinks, entertainment and a golf outing in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, in August 1998, according to a memo signed by Adm. Philip S. Davidson in July 2017. Although her name was redacted from the documents, Bolivar, a Navy deep sea...