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  • Malaysian Air Force Equips Russian Fighters With American Bombs

    06/15/2017 8:15:15 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 16.06.2017
    The Malaysian Air Force has announced that they have modified their Russian-made Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets to be able to drop GBU-12 laser-guided bombs, having successfully tested the new platform in late 2016. The Royal Malaysian Air Force put out a video showing their Su-30MKMs, supermaneuverable fighters specifically designed for use by Malaysian forces, dropping 500-pound GBU-12s made by Lockheed-Martin and Raytheon. The video's accompanying caption said that the test occurred in November 2016 at the Air Force's weapons testing range. However, the segment has since been deleted from the video. The GBU-12s are laser-guided, using a passive heat-seeking homing...
  • Malaysian Air Force Plane Missing; Search and Rescue Mission Launched

    06/14/2017 11:06:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 15 Jun 2017
    A Malaysian air force plane is missing, the Royal Malaysia Air Force said on Thursday (Jun 15). The aircraft departed from the Kuantan air base at 11am and lost contact at 11.30am near the Pahang-Terengganu border, the air force said in a media statement. A search and rescue mission has been launched. This story is developing. Please refresh this page for updates.
  • [N. Korea] Kim Jong Nam had $120,000 in cash on him at time of slaying

    06/13/2017 6:35:02 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Asahi Shimbun ^ | June 12, 2017 | MASATOMO NORIKYO
    Kim Jong Nam had $120,000 in cash on him at time of slaying By MASATOMO NORIKYO/ Correspondent June 12, 2017 at 15:25 JST KUALA LUMPUR--The estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had $120,000 (13 million yen) in cash in his possession when he was killed at Kuala Lumpur's international airport in February, triggering speculation the money was a payoff from a U.S. intelligence contact. Malaysian investigative authorities also speculated that Kim Jong Nam's meetings with an American male believed to have links with a U.S. intelligence agency may have been behind North Korea's decision to silence him....
  • Girl, 12, forced to withdraw from chess tournament for wearing ‘seductive’ dress

    05/01/2017 3:04:39 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 36 replies
    Women in the World ^ | 05.01.17 | WITW STAFF
    A chess coach in Malaysia demanded an apology after organizers humiliated one of his players, a 12-year-old girl, over the dress she was wearing, ultimately leading the young girl to back out of the tournament voluntarily
  • A 12-year-old chess champion was kicked out of a tournament for her ‘seductive’ dress

    04/30/2017 6:58:37 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 30, 2017 | Marissa Payne
    A 12-year-old chess champion in Malaysia was forced to withdraw from a youth tournament in the country after tournament organizers deemed her knee-length dress too "seductive," the girl's coach said. The tournament director of the National Scholastic Chess Championship held April 14-16 made the call personally, the coach noted, after finding the dress to be "temptation."
  • Pastor Raymond Koh's Abduction Highlights Anti-Christian Fears in Malaysia

    04/16/2017 8:21:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    APRIL 17 2017 | Lindsay Murdoch
    Pastor Raymond Koh's Abduction Highlights Anti-Christian Fears in Malaysia
  • Questions as 176 North Koreans go AWOL in Sarawak, abandon belongings

    03/29/2017 8:30:54 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies
    Malay Mail ^ | March 30, 2017
    Questions as 176 North Koreans go AWOL in Sarawak, abandon belongings Sarawak Immigration director Ken Leben is quoted as saying the North Koreans should technically still be in the state. ― Picture by Sulok Tawie KUALA LUMPUR, March 30 — Sarawak authorities are mystified by the lengthy absence without leave of 176 North Koreans hired to work at construction sites for the past half month. The Borneo Post reported today that it had visited a construction site in Tabuan Dayak on March 17 where the North Korean workers were supposed to work, but found none of them were around. The...
  • ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to Open in Malaysia With ‘Gay Moment’ Intact

    03/21/2017 6:42:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 03/21/2017 | Tony Maglio
    Disney’s massive box office hit “Beauty and the Beast” will open in Malaysia after all, and “with no cuts.” Yes, that means the film’s highly publicized “gay moment” will remain intact over there.“We are pleased to announce that Disney’s ‘Beauty And The Beast’ has now been approved to be released in Malaysia with no cuts, with a PG-13 rating,” the Walt Disney Company of Malaysia told the New Straits Times. “Be our guest when the film opens in Malaysian cinemas on March 30, 2017.”Malaysian theater giant Golden Screen Cinemas confirmed the news on Twitter this morning: BEAUTY AND THE...
  • [N. Korea] EXPOSE: More suspects involved in plot to kill Jong-nam?

    03/18/2017 4:17:58 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    New Straits Times ^ | March 18, 2017 | Farrah Naz Karim And Aliza Shah
    EXPOSE: More suspects involved in plot to kill Jong-nam? By Farrah Naz Karim And Aliza Shah - March 18, 2017 @ 11:59am KUALA LUMPUR: A frame-by-frame analysis of the video footage captured by klia2’s closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in the minutes before and after the attack on Kim Jong-nam on the morning of Feb 13 have unearthed startling new revelations. The seven wanted North Koreans — masterminds behind the assassination of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un — had technically “surrounded” their target to ensure that the mission to liquidate him was followed through. This damning analysis of...
  • [N. Korea] DPM: Officials travelled to meet Jong Nam’s son to get DNA sample

    03/17/2017 3:29:26 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Free Malaysia Today ^ | March 17, 2017
    DPM: Officials travelled to meet Jong Nam’s son to get DNA sample FMT Reporters | March 17, 2017 Jong Nam’s wife and children go into hiding after giving consent to Malaysian authorities to take care of his body. KUALA LUMPUR: The DNA sample used to identify Kim Jong Nam’s body was from his son, Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said. Malaysian officials, he revealed, had gone to meet the son at a certain place to collect the DNA sample. He declined to give details, according to a report in The Star. Jong Nam had two sons and a daughter....
  • The man who seduced the 7th fleet: Fat Leonard's trail of corruption

    05/27/2016 10:01:41 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2016 | Craig Whitlock
    For months, a small team of U.S. Navy investigators and federal prosecutors secretly devised options for a high-stakes international manhunt. Could the target be snatched from his home base in Asia and rendered to the United States? Or held captive aboard an American warship? Making the challenge even tougher was the fact that the man was a master of espionage. His moles had burrowed deep into the Navy hierarchy to leak him a stream of military secrets, thwarting previous efforts to bring him to justice. The target was not a terrorist, nor a spy for a foreign power, nor the...
  • Disney Says It Won’t Edit ‘Beauty and the Beast’ for Malaysian Censors

    03/15/2017 8:18:51 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 15, 2017 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK
    BANGKOK — Walt Disney Studios has refused to cut a brief, gay-themed scene from “Beauty and the Beast” as demanded by government censors in Malaysia, meaning the film will not open there Thursday as scheduled. The Film Censorship Board of Malaysia recently ruled that a shot involving two male characters dancing in a ballroom must be cut from the movie, on the grounds that it promotes homosexuality. The sequence is said to be three seconds long. “The film has not been and will not be cut for Malaysia,” Disney said in a statement Tuesday without elaborating. The film’s director, Bill...
  • ‘Beauty and the Beast’ shelved in Malaysia (62% Muslim Population)

    03/14/2017 11:01:49 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 49 replies
    Page Six ^ | 3-14-2017 | Staff
    Walt Disney has shelved the release of its new movie “Beauty and the Beast” in mainly Muslim Malaysia, even though film censors said Tuesday it had been approved with a minor cut involving a “gay moment.” The country’s two main cinema chains said the movie, due to begin screening Thursday, has been postponed indefinitely. No reason was given.
  • [N.Korea]Malaysia embalms Kim Jong-nam and will deport about 50 North Koreans

    03/14/2017 6:18:21 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    The Australian ^ | March 15, 2017
    Malaysia embalms Kim Jong-nam and will deport about 50 North Koreans KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has embalmed the body of the assassinated half-brother of North Korea dictator Kim Jong-il to ­better preserve it and will deport about 50 North Koreans whose work permits have expired. News of the deportations was a surprise as the countries have barred each other’s citizens from leaving amid a diplomatic standoff over Kim Jong-nam’s death.
  • Malaysia arrests immigration officer and six others with ISIS links

    03/13/2017 12:28:49 PM PDT · by csvset · 1 replies
    Straights Times ^ | 13 march 2017 | Star news
    Malaysia arrests immigration officer and six others with ISIS links KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - An immigration officer was among seven Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) suspects who were arrested in Sabah and at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) from last Wednesday to Sunday (March 8-12). The woman officer is alleged to have arranged for militants to travel without valid documents to Sabah before heading to southern Philippines. The other suspects include three Filipinos with permanent resident (PR) status. Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the first arrest was made on...
  • Malaysia will count on allies if N. Korea wants war, says defence minister

    03/13/2017 3:36:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Malay Mail Online ^ | March 13, 2017 | KAMLES KUMAR
    Malaysia will count on allies if N. Korea wants war, says defence minister BY KAMLES KUMAR KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 — Malaysia will count on its international allies if the diplomatic situation with North Korea goes south, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said today. The defence minister said Malaysia may not have enough military assets compared to Pyongyang if the two countries went to war, but it has other ways to counter the reclusive state which has nuclear weapons in its arsenal. “We will deal with it when the time comes, but don’t think we are only dependent on our own...
  • [N. Korea]Pyongyang’s intelligence operations network active in Malaysia, says source

    03/09/2017 6:16:22 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    Malay Mail Online ^ | MARCH 09, 2017
    Pyongyang’s intelligence operations network active in Malaysia, says source KUALA LUMPUR, March 9 ― While Malaysia and North Korea are doing their best to solve the diplomatic spat between the two governments, attention is now focused on the presence of more than 1,000 North Korean citizens in Malaysia. The assassination of North Korean Kim Chol, who was widely reported to be Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) three weeks ago, has sparked the interest of many quarters over Pyongyang's intelligence operations in Malaysia. Masquerading behind careers of...
  • N. Korea Temporarily Bans Malaysian Citizens inside the Country from Leaving

    03/06/2017 7:00:59 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 54 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/03/07
    N. Korea Temporarily Bans Malaysian Citizens inside the Country from Leaving Translated Headline Only. No Details Yet.
  • North Korea orders expulsion of Malaysian ambassador

    03/06/2017 4:12:54 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Malay Mail Online ^ | March 6, 2017
    North Korea orders expulsion of Malaysian ambassador SEOUL, March 6 — North Korea said today it has designated the Malaysian ambassador to the country as “persona non grata” and demanded the envoy leave the country within 48 hours from 10am on Sunday, its official KCNA news agency said.
  • Malaysia expels North Korean ambassador

    03/04/2017 8:14:55 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Malay Mail Online ^ | MARCH 04, 201
    Malaysia expels North Korean ambassador KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 — Wisma Putra has declared North Korea’s ambassador to Malaysia Kang Chol a “persona non grata” and has given him 48 hours from 6pm today to leave the country. Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said Kang failed to show or send a representative when summoned to attend a meeting with Raja Nushirwan Zainal Abidin, his ministry’s deputy secretary-general for bilateral affairs at 6pm today. “For this reason, the Ministry has via a Diplomatic Note sent to the Embassy this evening, informing the DPRK government that His Excellency Mr. Kang Chol...