Malaysia: A Rohingya safe haven?

1. Myanmar’s government has deprived the Rohingya of citizenship since 1982.

2. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Inside a television studio a small team of four prepare the daily news bulletin featuring horrendous stories of rape, murder, forced exile, and the lack of an international response to these crimes.

3. “Even after getting the card you’re liable to be harassed on the road [by authorities].

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Everstone acquires Malaysia-based Chemopharm

1. Mumbai: Private equity firm Everstone Group, through its platform Everlife, has acquired Malaysia’s Chemopharm Sdn Bhd, a provider of products and services to laboratory, research and medical facilities in South-East Asia, the firm said in a statement.

2. Other Everstone investments in healthcare include Rubicon, a drug delivery technology company, and OmniActive, a major supplier of naturally sourced ingredients for eye health, weight management and heart health.

3. This is what Everlife will address,” said Amit Manocha, managing director at Everstone Group, and Everlife board member.

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Drumming up a storm in Malaysia

1. The recent urumee melam performance was part of a festival in Bukit Sentosa, central Malaysia, celebrating the folk music that brought together several bands, which played in front of an audience of hundreds of spectators.

2. However a push by community leaders and a growing interest in Tamil history and culture among the younger generation of Malaysian Indians means the beat of the urumee drums is now being increasingly heard across the country.

3. Malaysian Indian musicians bang drums on a stage shrouded in smoke, singing in Tamil, as dancers wearing shimmering gold outfits adorned with peacock feathers gyrate to the pounding rhythm.

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Malaysia’s October inflation rate eases to 3.7 pct y/y, below forecast

1. KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Malaysia’s annual inflation rate in October was 3.

2. Malaysia’s central bank expects 2017 inflation to fall within the higher end of its projected range of 3 to 4 percent.

3. MALAYSIA CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (base 2010) PERCENTAGE CHANGE Oct Sept Aug July June May Apr Mar Feb yr/yr 3.

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English schools will make Malaysia competitive: Sin Chew Daily, SE Asia News & Top Stories

1. Due to the inadequacy of English curriculum at national schools, many parents have to send their children to international schools, including many middle-income parents who have to tighten their belts just to save enough to afford the exorbitant tuition fees of these schools.

2. Unfortunately, due to elevated Malay nationalism and a shift in political climate, the government had to substitute English with Bahasa Malaysia as the medium of teaching at all government schools.

3. While parents and children have an additional option, the government needs to set its sights on the global stage and map out a workable strategy to bring back English-medium schools to meet the requirement of Malaysians.

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15 Beautiful Photos of Malaysia That Will Make You Want to Visit

1. This level of natural beauty, in addition to cutting-edge cities and culture, makes Malaysia one of the world’s best places to visit (and one of the best places to live).

2. Split by the South China Sea, Malaysia is like two countries in one—Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo—with islands thrown in as an added bonus.

3. Throughout the Southeast Asian nation you’ll find towering mountains, pristine beaches, limestone caves, and some of the most beautiful tea plantations in the world.

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Huge Malaysia-bound drug haul

1. Officers inspect some of the 200,000 speed pills and 81 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine seized from five drug suspects in Hat Yai during a media briefing held by the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) and other agencies on Saturday.

2. SONGKHLA: Five members of a suspected transnational drug trafficking gang have been arrested in Hat Yai, with 200,000 speed pills and 81 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine destined for Malaysia seized.

3. The arrests took place on Wednesday following a raid on a house in Hat Yai and were announced at a media briefing held by the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) on Saturday.

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Malaysia rescues 140 pangolins from suspected smugglers

1. Pangolins — also known as scaly anteaters — fetch a high price on the black market as their meat is prized as a delicacy and their body parts as ingredients in traditional medicine in some areas of Asia and Africa.

2. In the first incident on Tuesday, a Malaysian man was caught with 85 pangolins in the town of Changlun near the border with Thailand, Kedah wildlife chief Muhammad Ali Che Aman told AFP.

3. Pangolins, also known as scaly anteaters, are endangered, but fetch a high price on the black market as their meat is prized as a delicacy and their body parts as ingredients in traditional medicine.

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North Korea vs Malaysia: Will either team finally break their 2017 drought?

1. Darren Lok and Baddrol Bakhtiar have pulled out due to injury after the Malaysia Cup final on Saturday, prompting Vingada to include youngsters Hadin Azman and Ahmad Khairil Anuar Zambri in the traveling squad.

2. Instead of playing one Asian Cup qualifier in Pyongyang and the return group match in Kuala Lumpur, Thailand will host both matches, with the second game taking place on November 13. .

3. There are still some notable absentees such as Syazwan Zainon, Natxo Insa and Junior Eldstal, but Vingada has named arguably the strongest Malaysian side in 2017 with the inclusion of several Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) first-teamers such as Fazly Mazlan, Fadhli Shas, S. Kunanlan and Izham Tarmizi – all of whom are expected to beef up the defence.

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