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August 11, 2000
FEW PEOPLE in Malaysia believe that Anwar Ibrahim committed the crime for which he was sentenced to nine years in prison. Few people outside the country believe it, either. More folks credit Mr. Anwar's accusation that Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad had him framed and ordered a sentence that, with additional ineligibility for office, takes Mr. Anwar out of politics for life. Unless, of course, the verdict is overturned, presumably after the quirky and autocratic Mr. Mahathir, 74 and in unchallenged power for 19 years, has departed.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2014
Nearly a month after Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 vanished, a team of Maryland engineers detected the pings from a flight data recorder that narrowed the search area to a more manageable yet still vast swath of the Indian Ocean. Working from an Australian warship involved in the search, a crew of nine from Phoenix International in Prince George's County deployed a U.S. Navy listening device to the depths of the ocean in the hunt for a signal from the doomed jetliner's black box. Tapped by the Navy to assist Malaysian, Chinese and Australian officials in the search, the team and their equipment had flown from an office and warehouse in Largo nearly two weeks earlier.
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By SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER | October 11, 1998
SINGAPORE -- There has always been an element of fear -- some would say paranoia -- in Singapore's 30-year effort to become one of the world's most prosperous nations.Few expected the predominantly Chinese island state to survive after it was cut loose from Malaysia in 1965. With few resources and occasionally hostile neighbors, the fear of failure became a major motivator for Singapore's hard-working population.That fear also helps explain why the tiny country of 3.2 million people maintains a 300,000-strong military, including 250,000 reservists, and a paternalistic government that discourages political opposition and public criticism.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | April 13, 2014
Enough, already. Please, for the love of Cronkite: Give us a break from the missing plane. Yes, we all wonder what happened to it. Yes, our hearts go out to the families seeking resolution. But really, CNN ... enough. Put your hands up and step away from the story. I'm in the doctor's office the other day, right? I'm waiting for my missus and the TV is on and I'm half watching, half reading and you're covering the plane. And time passes. And you're covering the plane. And commercials intervene and you come back and you're covering the plane.
FEATURES
By Robert Benjamin and Robert Benjamin,Sun Staff Correspondent | May 21, 1995
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia -- loating with my older daughter in the warm, clear waters of the Sulu Sea, I noticed that my wife had come down to the shoreline of our little island and was motioning that we ought to come ashore -- now. Shark? Nah, she'd be motioning really frantically. Still, she can be a study in understatement. Better get in, quickly.And so we came to be squinting at what appeared to be a 3-foot-long dark log floating at beach's edge -- a log, that is, until it took on the fierce shape of a small crocodile with four webbed feet, powerful tail and a reptilian tongue flicking the air to assess our scent.
NEWS
November 9, 1997
UNLIKE CURRENCY crises in other countries, those in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia do not concern grandiose government expenditure or budget deficits. These are private-sector implosions, rather like the Maryland savings and loan scandal of the 1980s. But underneath lie political realities and uncertainties.Suharto of Indonesia is a military strong man and president since 1968 who has given the world's fourth-most populous country the stability it needed for capitalism to grow. But he is 76, with no successor in sight or opposition tolerated.
NEWS
July 7, 1994
WE print the following with no editorial comment other than an admonition to let sleeping spirits sleep.KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (Reuter) -- Malaysia has approved a new national research center to study the supernatural, the New Straits Times reported, amid complaints that agitated spirits are increasingly wrecking people's lives."
NEWS
March 21, 2001
LOVE TO LEARN WITH THE LEARNING SITE If you like games, you'll love The Learning Site by Harcourt School Publishers at www.harcourtschool.com. This fun, colorful site features all your favorite subjects, from reading to social science. Each section's activities are categorized by grade level. The site map has links to games and activities. The art section is filled with activities about architecture, cave paintings and relief sculptures such as Mount Rushmore. The health section has info about your brain, teeth, skeleton and the food pyramid.
NEWS
November 13, 1999
PRIME Minister Mahathir Mohamad has ruled Malaysia so idiosyncratically for 18 years that it is easy to forget he is democratically elected. He remembers.Dr. Mahathir called a snap election for next month to capitalize on the apparent economic recovery brought by his policy of internal debt in defiance of the International Monetary Fund.It also comes when his popular opponent and former heir apparent, Anwar Ibrahim, remains a defendant in the longest-running sodomy trial in the history of scandal, and has been sentenced to six years for corruption based on efforts to beat the first rap. Few people in or out of Malaysia believe the proceedings honest.
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By Richard Reeves | March 3, 1997
GEORGE TOWN, Malaysia -- ''Clan houses'' are a symbol of the Chinese who have immigrated to the state of Penang in Malaysia over the past 200 years. Established by and for extended families and tribal groupings, the houses are combination temples and community centers, something like the settlement houses that served immigrants a hundred years ago on New York's Lower East Side.Inside the house of the Khoo clan, the walls speak, telling a visitor what these people are about. Flanking Buddhist altars, the walls are covered from floor to ceiling with gold-painted plaques resembling oversized license plates.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | November 2, 2010
Johns Hopkins Medicine has signed an agreement to open the first private, four-year medical school and teaching hospital in Malaysia in the Baltimore-based health system's latest effort to expand its reach overseas. Executives from Hopkins signed an agreement with a Malaysian partner Tuesday during a ceremony attended by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the capital, Kuala Lumpur. Hopkins will act largely in a consultative and advisory role to the Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine and Perdana University Hospital, but will have "significant control over the content and quality of the education delivered," Mohan Chellappa, president of global ventures for Johns Hopkins Medicine International, said in an e-mail.
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By Sports on TV | October 31, 2010
TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS NASCAR Sprint Cup: Amp Energy 500 ESPN1 MLB W. Series Game 4: San Fran.@Texas 45, 58 NBA Utah@Oklahoma City NBA7 PBA All-Star Shootout (T) ESPN210:30 a.m. Skating 2010 ISU Grand Prix: NHK Trophy (T) 11, 44 C. foot. Duke@Navy (T) CBSCS12:30 NFL Washington@Detroit 45, 51 Miami@Cincinnati 131 Minnesota@New England 45, 54 Tennessee@San Diego 94 Pittsburgh@New Orleans 11, 48:15 Euro.
SPORTS
March 18, 2010
Eric Chun took a break from studying for two finals and writing papers for his Public Speaking and Team Leadership classes by winning a spot in the British Open. Not a bad extracurricular activity for the Northwestern sophomore. Chun flew to Malaysia to compete in an International Final Qualifying event and to defy the math. Seventy-one players would fight for four spots. Chun was one of two amateurs in the field. He laid up to 75 yards on the par-5 18th, knowing he needed to make birdie to avoid a four-man playoff.
TRAVEL
By Carol Pucci and Carol Pucci,McClatchy-Tribune | June 14, 2009
Question: : What destinations are you seeing as the emerging "new Prague" as we come into a new economic climate for travel? Any new cities in Eastern Europe, or perhaps Southeast Asia that are on your radar as the "next place to be"? Answer: : Prague, as beautiful and interesting a city as it is, has become crowded and expensive compared to other Central and Eastern European cities. I wouldn't skip it, but I'd also spend time visiting some other cities in the Czech Republic, such as Cesky Krumlov and Budejovice.
NEWS
By Emily Haile and Emily Haile,Capital News Service | November 26, 2006
Washington -- It started with a face-lift, in Malaysia. That was four years ago, when Kathy Bogardus, 63, called her well-traveled, international businessman son at home in Odenton. Bogardus had a hunch that the $16,000 to $20,000 price tag she had been quoted for cosmetic surgery could be reduced if she had it done overseas. That hunch paid off for both her and her son Judson Anglin, 36. He investigated prices and surgeries in Malaysia and Thailand, where his wife, Patty, is from. Eventually, Bogardus had the surgery in Malaysia for $5,000.
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By TOM HAMBURGER AND PETER WALLSTEN and TOM HAMBURGER AND PETER WALLSTEN,LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 15, 2006
WASHINGTON -- When the government of Malaysia sought to repair its tarnished image in the United States by arranging a meeting between President Bush and its controversial prime minister in 2002, it followed the same strategy as many other well-heeled interests in Washington: It called on well-connected lobbyist Jack Abramoff for help. It was a tall order. The prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, had been chastised by the Clinton administration for repeated anti-Semitic statements and for jailing his political opponents.
NEWS
March 27, 1994
It was really no surprise when Malaysia forbade distribution of the Oscar-winning film about the Holocaust, "Schindler's List," as being Jewish and anti-German propaganda. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has a long history of expression that he calls anti-Zionist but others find anti-Semitic.This is the same Mahathir Mohamad who, alone of Asian leaders, boycotted the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Seattle last November, hosted by President Clinton. He was protesting U.S. involvement in Asian matters.
NEWS
By Lisa Kawata and Lisa Kawata,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 26, 2004
Shanti's Restaurant in North Laurel might look inconsequential on the outside, but inside, this tiny Indian/Malaysian restaurant has big taste. Its appeal could be because of its menu, which has more than 100 items. Shanti's has more than variety. It has an owner with grand ideas and infectious charm. Ramu Arumugam has vision. On one level, his goal is to offer good Malaysian food - a rarity in the area, Arumugam said. However, for the busy entrepreneur who also owns and operates an assisted-living facility in Laurel, being in the restaurant business is about hospitality.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | February 5, 2004
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A publicly traded Malaysian oil and gas conglomerate that supplied high-quality nuclear components to Libya is the latest link to emerge in a rogue nuclear trading network stretching back to Abdul Qadeer Khan, the creator of the Pakistani nuclear bomb. The components were made by Scomi Precision Engineering, based in Selangor, Malaysia, a subsidiary of Scomi Group Berhad, Malaysian and Western investigators and the company said yesterday. The parts were shipped to a company in Dubai in four consignments between December 2002 and August, Scomi Group said in a statement.
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