Malaysia has refused to grant a print license to a news portal often critical of the government despite a landmark court ruling in the site`s favour, its editor said Thursday, in a case spotlighting the regime`s curbs on press freedom.
For long, India and Pakistan have been the power-houses of hockey. But the sub-continental domination has ceased to exist since the advent of fast-past and somehow physical hockey. Now, the world is witnessing teams from Australia, and European countries ruling the charts.
A Malaysian court on Wednesday authorised an attempt to challenge the constitutionality of the Sedition Act, a lawyer said, amid a string of charges under the law against opposition politicians and other critics.
A threat by Philippine militants to kill a German hostage in a show of solidarity with Islamic State is the latest sign that the Middle East group`s brand of radicalism is winning recruits in Asia and posing a growing security risk in the region.
Malaysia`s transgender population faces systematic repression, harassment and mistreatment, and the government must immediately repeal laws that criminalise their lifestyles, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.
Crews will resume the underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at the end of the month, and will begin the search in an area farther south than initially planned, a senior search official said on Friday.