Allah: For Muslims only?

SINGAPORE, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Use of the term "Allah" has been ruled to be limited to Muslims but is that correct?
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Malaysian court rules Catholic church can't use 'Allah' in newspaper

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The Catholic church can't use the word "Allah" to refer to the Christian god, a Malaysian appeals court ruled Monday.

Malaysian opposition leader fights charge

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, July 1 (UPI) -- Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, accused in a sodomy complaint by his former aide, has been promised fair treatment by police.

Malaysia calls for talks in Myanmar

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The Malaysian government is calling on the military government of Myanmar to have unconditional talks with pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi.

Report: Myanmar protests worry ASEAN

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Widening protests against the military regime in Myanmar are causing concern among other southeast Asian nations, it was reported Wednesday.

Malaysians voice support for Thai Muslims

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Muslim leaders in Malaysia have called on Thailand to drop its hard-line tactics in its southern provinces, saying it could spark an exodus of Muslims.

Thai PM says militants fled to Malaysia

BANGKOK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has criticized 131 Thai Muslims for fleeing to Malaysia and making an international issue of southern Thailand's unrest. Malaysian police said the refugees, who included women and children, were trying to escape viol

Malaysia declares air pollution emergency

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Malaysia declared a state of emergency along its west coast Thursday as smoke from fires in Sumatra brought air pollution to hazardous levels.

UPI Energy Watch

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- A global roundup of news and developments in the energy industry.
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Singapore urges reconciliation in Myanmar

SINGAPORE, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Singapore urged Myanmar Friday to stay the course on "national reconciliation," echoing comments by neighbors Thailand and China.

Malaysia, Singapore ties set to improve

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Malaysia will be able to strengthen bilateral relations with Singapore under the leadership of Lee Hsien Loong, said Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi.

No oasis for Malaysia-Singapore row

SINGAPORE, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Officials from Singapore and Malaysia appeared farther apart than ever Wednesday over the thorny issue of a water deal as they began two days of negotiations on
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Malaysia, Singapore talk water deal again

SINGAPORE, July 1 (UPI) -- Foreign ministers from Malaysia and Singapore kicked off a two-day meeting Monday to discuss bilateral issues, including a water trade deal, but Singapore's prime minister has warned the conference would not be a cure-all.
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Datuk Seri Syed Hamid bin Syed Jaafar Albar (born January 15, 1944), is a Malaysian politician and the former Malaysian Home Minister. He is a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), part of the ruling Barisan Nasional. He recently lost his bid for a Vice-President's post in UMNO and was dropped as a minister in Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak's cabinet.

Syed Hamid was born in Kampung Melayu Air Hitam, Penang, Malaysia, to Tan Sri Syed Jaafar Albar, also a Malaysian politician and a former minister. Syed Hamid's father was of Hadhrami Arab descent, and migrated from Indonesia to Malaysia shortly before World War II.

He had his secondary education at Methodist Boys' School (Kuala Lumpur). As a student in London, he set up a club for Malaysian expatriates and students.

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