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1 August 2015
"At a time when there are more questions than answers available regarding the financial scandal, the Ministry’s action appears to be a self-serving draconian attempt at shutting up inquisitive Malaysians."
13 July 2015
The hashtag #1MDBMovies appeared after a Wall Street Journal report alleged that 700 million US dollars was transferred into the bank accounts of Prime Minister Najib Razak.
19 May 2015
Despite Protests, Malaysia Still Plans to Build a Mega Dam That Could Displace 20,000 Indigenous People
"It is built for the benefit of others rather than those who live in Baram and for the long term good of the Baram."
3 May 2015
Tens of thousands of workers across the region trooped to the streets to demand higher wages, benefits, and other improvements amid rising living costs.
27 April 2015
More than 1,000 activists and leaders from various civil society organizations across Southeast Asia declared their position on human rights and growing economic inequality.
18 April 2015
11 April 2015
"This latest curtailment of freedom of expression further restricts public discourse and will create a void in Malaysian social media and a deafening silence in news forums."
8 March 2015
GV interviews MP Nurul Izzah Anwar, daughter of jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, and captures reactions to a massive protest against his incarceration.
26 February 2015
6 February 2015
One Malaysian TV channel posted a YouTube video of a fan meeting with band B1A4 under a title that accused the musicians of having "molested Muslim girls".
9 January 2015
After Malaysia was hit by the worst flooding in decades, young volunteers organized relief efforts in several communities. Global Voices spoke with two women who helped a soup kitchen program.
28 December 2014
Indonesian authorities are focusing on the Bangka Belitung islands off the east coast of South Sumatra to find the missing plane.
27 December 2014
Heavy rainfall caused flooding in Malaysia's eastern states. Netizens used social media to monitor impact of the flood disaster and to coordinate relief efforts.
22 December 2014
Twenty-five retired senior officials, who came to be known as the "prominent 25", urged the Malaysian government in a widely supported open letter to review the country's Islamic laws
10 December 2014
1 December 2014
Speaking to Al Jazeera, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Malaysia representative Richard Towle exposed the poor conditions of refugees and asylum seekers, but some politicians disagreed with the portrayal.
29 October 2014
Global Voices looks at 19 infographics that help explain the promising future ahead for Southeast Asia, as well as the obstacles to greater regional prosperity.
16 September 2014
15 August 2014
The campaign was organized to pressure companies accused of supporting Israel. But McDonald's in Malaysia says it is hurting their workers and their families.
13 August 2014
Other legislators want to create a government registry of Facebook accounts or amend the country's Sedition Act to address online hate speech -- moves that would still threaten free speech.