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Malaysia's furniture industry -- one of the world's largest -- says that monthly shipments are down more than 28 percent in its busiest region, thanks to a shortage of more than 27...(full article)

This willful closed-mindedness is not an inherent feature of Islam. A thousand years ago, Muslim societies were open and curious, while Christian Europe was insular and fearful of ...(full article)

It is hard to speak collectively about a region of so many different languages, ethnicities, religions and political traditions. But as I start a new assignment in a part of the wo...(full article)

Issues of maritime security and the territorial dispute in the South China Sea are expected to be discussed during the U.S.-ASEAN summit in California....(full article)

On Feb. 15, at a summit in California, U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with the leaders of the 10 countries of Asia's most important regional grouping: the Association of Sou...(full article)

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How Malaysia Became a Hotbed of Anti-Semitism - Jon Emont, Tablet

Malaysian leaders’ anti-Semitism has trickled down. A 2014 ADL survey found that more than 60 percent of Malaysians exhibited anti-Semitic beliefs, making Malaysia the most a...

Malaysia's Utterly Bonkers Corruption Scandal - Zach Beauchamp, Vox

If your neighbor told you that the Saudi royal family had wired $681 million to his personal bank account and that they expected nothing in return, you'd probably conclude that was...

Saudi Payment Proves It's Fighting Extremism - Con Coughlin, Telegraph

What the Najib investigation demonstrates is that the opposite is the case, and that, rather than funding extremists, the Saudi government has been quietly supporting moderate Musl...

What Sunk the Asia Pivot - Joshua Kurlantzick, Democracy Journal

The Obama Administration’s “pivot” to Asia was supposed to be a transformative shift. Why has it led to such underwhelming results?...

Malaysia: A Hotbed of Anti-Semitism - Robert Fulford, National Post

The usual explanation was that Malaysian governments hoped to create ties with Arab countries and to please the Muslims who make up half the population. It was political but it a...

The Money Network of Malaysian Politics - T. Wright and B. Hope, WSJ

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was fighting for his political life this summer after revelations that almost $700 million from an undisclosed source ...

A Bad Year for Asian Democracy - William Pesek, Barron's

Malaysia and Thailand are just two reasons to doubt Asia’s commitment to openness and accountability....

Najib Doubles Down in Malaysia - Kirsten Han, The Diplomat

“Najib the bold,” The Economist declared in 2011 when Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced that his government would repeal the Internal Security Act, a draco...

US, Malaysia and the War Against the Islamic State - The Diplomat

It has happened quickly and quietly. But over the past few months, Malaysia has cemented itself as one of the key American partners in the ongoing war on the Islamic State. This is...

Malaysia's PM: A Questionable Ally - Washington Post

THE OBAMA administration has made a heavy bet on the Malaysian government of Najib Razak, whose majority Muslim nation collaborates on several key U.S. national security initiative...

Malaysia and the Cynical Politics of Free Trade - Los Angeles Times

When Congress granted President Obama fast-track authority in June to negotiate trade deals, it included an amendment by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) barring any nation on the bot...

Malaysia Must Face Its Troubled Past - Bloomberg View

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak may very well be, as he insists, innocent of charges that nearly $700 million in government-linked funds ended up in his personal accounts. But...

Malaysia Wakes up to China - Wall Street Journal

Kuala Lumpur shows new backbone against Beijing’s incursions....

ISIS Grows by Leaps and Bounds in SE Asia - Josh Rogin, Bloomberg View

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has ramped up its activities in Southeast Asia so effectively that there is now an entire military unit of terrorists recruited from Indonesia, ...

Malaysia's Duty to Rohingyas - Tash Aw, New York Times

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The figures are hard to keep up with: 575 on May 10; 800 on May 13; 300 on May 14; over 700 on May 15. These are the numbers of refugees from Myanmar and...

Criminalizing Malaysia's Opposition - Nurul Izzah Anwar, New York Times

The opposition’s showing at the polls two years ago was a political near-death experience for Prime Minister Najib Razak and the ruling party. It was answered with investigat...

Does Malaysia Have an ISIS Problem? - J. Chinyong Liow, Brookings

The recent emergence of an ISIS recruitment video featuring young Malay (possibly also Indonesian) speaking boys attending religious classes and engaging in weapons training in ISI...

The Gloom over Malaysia's Future - Prashanth Parameswaran, The Diplomat

As the opposition leader sits in prison, a shadow looms overs Malaysian politics both at home and abroad....

Creating Singapore - Devjyot Ghoshal, Quartz

The forthright and farsighted Cambridge-trained lawyer who transformed Singapore from a colonial entrepot in Southeast Asia to one of the world’s most important financial centers...

A Pivotal Year for Malaysia - Center for American Progress

Last month, President Barack Obama engaged in an unexpected exercise in bilateral relationship building when Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak joined him for a round of golf at ...

Asia's 'Undisputed Loser' from Oil Price Drop - Sharon Chen, Bloomberg

The plunge in oil prices that spurred a currency crisis in Russia and endangered Venezuela’s leadership is also roiling markets in Malaysia, a net oil exporter in Southeast A...

A Catastrophic Year for Malaysia in Flight - Adam Minter, Bloomberg View

Many Malaysians are now trying to reckon with the fact that Malaysian-owned carriers will have been involved in the three worst air tragedies of the past year, including Malaysia A...

Asia's Economic Miracle Has Peaked - William Wilson, National Interest

Demographic trends, faltering exports, slowing growth in China and a credit bubble all suggest a new reality for Asia....

Framing Real Iranian Life - Molly Mirhashem, New Republic

Motlaq has devoted much of her work to promoting an accurate portrayal of Iranian people....

Malaysia's Monarchs Turn Down Free Speech - Julia Zappei, AFP

A Malaysian government crackdown under its Sedition Act is creating a climate of fear in the country, according to rising numbers of critics who say it could stunt a recent floweri...

The Flashpoint in the South China Sea - Dan Drollette Jr, BAS

China has been extending the size of its claims significantly, far beyond its shores, in some cases right up to the coasts of neighboring countries. In a new twist, the country&rsq...

Malaysia's Sedition Debate - Kirsten Han, The Diplomat

It came as a surprise when Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced in 2012 that he was intending to repeal the Sedition Act, a piece of legislation left over from British ...

Can Malaysia Airlines Rebrand and Move On? - Annette Ekin, Quartz

In its 41 years of flying, Malaysia Airlines had only two fatal accidents prior to 2014. With the airlines’ twin tragedies of flight MH17, being shot down in eastern Ukraine ...

An Indelible Blot on History - Japan Times

The downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 has gone from accident to tragedy to catastrophe to horror. The shooting down of a civilian airliner by, according to virtually all acco...

Crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 Is a Game Changer - Julia Ioffe, TNR

Malaysian Airlines just can't catch a break. Just four months after flight 380 disappeared somewhere over the Indian Ocean, today brings news that Malaysian Airlines flight 17, tra...

Asia to Obama: So Long, and Thanks for All the Bases - The Economist

Barack Obama is winding down his four-country tour of Asia this evening with a banquet in Manila. Time to assess the latest chapter in America’s vaunted “pivot” t...

Asia's Two Very Different Futures - Zachary Keck, The National Interest

It’s well established that we are living in the Asian Century. Just what the Asian Century will look like is open to debate....

Why Are Americans Obsessed with the Missing Plane? - Margie Mason, AP

From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perh...

Pilot Suicide for Flight MH370? - A. Ranganathan, The Hindu

It may be as simple, and horrific, as that....

The Story of the Century - Roger Cohen, New York Times

Good morning, this is Brian Bowman of CNN on Day X with breaking news on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: The zombie plane theory still has legs! Some aviation experts say it is gaini...

Search for MH370 Unites Globe - The Australian

Compared to Malaysia’s maladroit handling of the mystery surrounding flight MH370, the way many countries have rushed to help, particularly in the search in the remote southern I...

Could MH370 Damage China-Malaysia Ties? - Shannon Tiezzi, Diplomat

Frustrations in China towards Malaysia’s handling of the search and rescue mission could spill over to affect ties....

MH370: The Titanic of Our Time - Lindy McDowell, Belfast Telegraph

We've fallen (again) into the trap of over-reliance on the infallibility of all our technology....

10 Theories About Flight 370 - Tom de Castella, BBC Magazine

As the search for Malaysia Airlines missing Boeing 777 moves into its 11th day, a multitude of theories about the plane's fate are circulating on forums and social media. Here, for...

Flight MH370: The Plot Thickens - The Economist

It was always going to be significant that the Malaysian prime minister himself, Najib Razak, took the daily press conference on March 15th that is usually given by his underlings....

Did Terrorists Take Control of Flight 370? - Peter Bergen, CNN

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak told reporters over the weekend that "deliberate" action by somebody on board accounted for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 veering off course. Co...

A Plane Disappears, Malaysia's Flaws Emerge - William Pesek, Bloomberg

Confusion doesn't normally make for a great economic indicator. But the chaos that's marred the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is revealing quite a bit about Malaysi...

How Does a Plane Vanish in This Day and Age? - Dallas Morning News

In a world where rental car companies can track the location of their cars at any given moment, where we can turn a home alarm on or off from the seat of an airliner cruising at an...

Malaysia Delivers Confusion While Loved Ones Need Closure - SMH

The Herald hopes that by the time you read this editorial the mystery has been solved. We need the conspiracy theories and misinformation surrounding Malaysia Airlines flight MH370...

Mystery of the Missing Plane Gets Murkier - Deccan Chronicle

The greatest aviation mystery of the modern era has thrown up several questions about contemporary problems, ranging from the most obvious, the threat of terrorism and laxity in de...

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