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Malaysia's Reckoning With the Islamic State - The Diplomat

In Malaysia's bustling capital Kuala Lumpur, with its towering steel and glass skyscrapers and sleek, modern rail and highway networks, the call to prayer rings out from a mosque on a quiet side street just several doors down from a Hindu temple. With ...and more »

The Plight of Rohingyas in Malaysia - The Diplomat

On August 30, 2017 a group of ethnic Rohingya protesters descended on the Myanmar embassy in Kuala Lumpur to deliver a memorandum protesting the recent spike in violence in the Rakhine state by Myanmar's forces. Since August 25, official data from ...and more »

IN PHOTOS: Filipino athletes in victory and defeat at SEA Games 2017 - Rappler

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The 2017 Southeast Asian Games ended with a resounding dud for the Philippines. But that doesn't mean Filipino athletes didn't compete to the best of their abilities. Regardless of the odds stacked against them, Filipinos ...and more »

Cojuangco has to step down -

The fireworks that lit up the night sky of Kuala Lumpur as Malaysians marked the close of the Southeast Asian Games will not hold a candle to the verbal pyrotechnics following another failed Philippine campaign in the biennial meet. Jose “Peping ...and more »

Five on Friday: 5 memorable SEA Games moments - Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: The 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games wrapped up on Wednesday (Aug 30) after more than two weeks of competition. Apart from the odd traffic accident, crowd trouble, cheating allegations and flag misprints, you could say – hosts Malaysia ...and more »

Pride and joy -

The Southeast Asian Games marathon distance—which uses the Olympic standard measure—is officially listed at 42.195 kilometers. Mary Joy Tabal, however, ran farther than that before she finally crossed the finish in Kuala Lumpur. Her starting line was ...and more »

What went wrong in PH's SEA Games campaign - The Manila Times

The just-concluded 29th Southeast Asian Games held in Kuala Lumpur showed how Malaysia exploited to the hilt the right given to a host country to choose the sports and events it wants to include or exclude in furtherance to its bid for the overall ...and more »

PH hockey team 'getting hungrier' with newfound support -

Ice hockey may not be a mainstream sport in tropical Philippines, but with the national team claiming golden glory in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games things may just turn around for the winter-based sport. National team captain Steven Füglister said ...and more »

SEA Games fiascos by Malaysia prove why sports and politics should not mix - The Independent

The curtain is being drawn on the SEA Games in Malaysia. The host has undisputedly won the most gold medals. The first runner-up is left far behind in the medal standing. source: more »

Malaysia named among best retirement havens in the world - Free Malaysia Today

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has been listed as one of the best retirement havens in the world, thanks to its affordability, ease of communication, and transport and healthcare infrastructure. Retirement magazine International Living praised Malaysia's ...and more »