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Struggle on Borneo continues

MANILA, Malaysia, March 3 (UPI) -- Violence on the Malaysian island of Borneo continued Sunday between government forces and a group loyal to a Filipino sultan who once ruled the area.

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Filipinos' siege ends in shootout, 14 dead

LAHAD DATU, Malaysia, March 1 (UPI) -- Police said the Filipino rebels' three-week siege in Lahad Datu, Malaysia ended Friday in a shootout that killed 14 and wounded three.

Malaysian forces arrest Filipino militants

MANILA, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Malaysian authorities have taken into custody more than 100 armed Filipinos.

Petronas makes domestic oil find

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced state oil company Petronas found a substantial amount of oil for the first time in more than 30 years.

Defense Conseil in Malaysian training deal

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Defense Conseil International will work with the Malaysian navy to set up and run a submariner training center at Malaysia's Kota Kinabalu Naval base.

Malaysia police fire tear gas on protest

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 28 (UPI) -- Police in Malaysia fired tear gas and water cannons Saturday at thousands of protesters in Kuala Lumpur who rallied to demand electoral reform, officials said.

New bill would end indefinite detentions

KUALA LAMPUR, Malaysia, April 10 (UPI) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak introduced a bill in Parliament Tuesday that would put an end to indefinite detentions, officials say.

Anwar acquittal shifts focus to polls

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Races in Malaysia's next elections could get tighter with the acquittal of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on sodomy charges, analysts said.

Malaysian PM: verdict shows govt. just

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's acquittal on sodomy charges Monday proves the country's judiciary is independent, the prime minister said.

Malaysia bans street demonstrations

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Malaysia's Parliament passed a bill that bans street demonstrations despite a walk-out of by opposition party members and a protest rally outside by lawyers.

Lawyers oppose bill to ban street protests

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Lawyers in Malaysia opposed to a bill passed by the lower house of parliament to ban street protests have asked that the measure be further amended.

Clean energy bank for Muslim countries?

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 19 (UPI) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak proposed setting up a "Clean Energy Development Bank" for the benefit of Muslim countries to boost development of clean energy-related industries.

Anwar's sodomy trial resumes

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 10 (UPI) -- Lawyers for Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, accused of sodomy, cross-examined his accuser Monday as the trial resumed.

Indonesia president Yudhoyono inaugurated

JAKARTA, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was sworn in Tuesday for a second five-year term as president of Indonesia, officials said.
Malaysian PM to leave in March

Malaysian PM to leave in March

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi, under political pressure since his ruling party's poor election showing, says he will step down next March.

Malaysia to send warships to Somalia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Malaysian officials say they are sending naval vessels to the pirate-infested Somali coast.

Malaysian leaders weigh nuclear options

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, June 23 (UPI) -- Malaysia may consider nuclear power generation to meet its long-term energy needs.

Malaysian poll system defended

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 5 (UPI) -- Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak defended his government's record in multiracial Malaysia and rejected criticisms about the country's election system.

Toilets in Malaysia an embarassment

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The government of Malaysia is planning to introduce college courses in lavatory management in an effort to improve the awful state of the country's toilets. The courses are part of a continuing "toilet revolution" in the Southeast Asian nation known for i

Malaysia plans peacekeeping mission

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Malaysia plans to send a survey team to Lebanon soon to prepare for its peacekeepers' arrival, a top government official said Saturday.

Malaysia's first astronaut may be a woman

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 15 (UPI) -- Malaysia will select its first astronaut from among four finalists, chosen from 11,000 applicants, and one of them is a woman, an official revealed Wednesday.

Thailand, Malaysia resolve refugee issue

BANGKOK, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Thailand's deputy prime minister, following a one-day visit to Malaysia, says problems over Thai Muslims who fled across the border have been resolved.

Malaysia ready for talks on Thai refugees

SINGAPORE, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Malaysia says it is open to talks with Thailand on Muslim Thai refugees who fled across the border for safe haven, sparking a row between the two countries.
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