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Controversy flares over use of the word ‘Allah’ in Malaysia

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Controversy flares over use of the word ‘Allah’ in Malaysia

Worldfocus producer Gizem Yarbil writes about the controversy in Malaysia over the word "Allah." Nine churches have been attacked or vandalized since last Friday, following a New Year’s Eve court ruling which overturned a government ban on the use “Allah” by non-Muslims.

Posted: January 12, 2010 16:34   Comments: 11
Churches set ablaze as religious strife rages in Malaysia

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Churches set ablaze as religious strife rages in Malaysia

Since Friday, tensions between Malaysian Muslims and Christians have escalated, with attacks on nine Christan churches in retaliation for use of the word "Allah." Jamie Metzl of the Asia Society discusses rising religious tensions and how the conflict might be resolved.

Posted: January 12, 2010 15:24   Comments: 5
Top 10 Worldfocus Blogwatch Features of 2009

Worldfocus Best of 2009

Top 10 Worldfocus Blogwatch Features of 2009

Worldfocus presents highlights from our Blogwatch section, as well as other web feature articles. This year saw many significant events -- ranging from great recession to the post-presidential election protests in Iran. Read our top 10 web articles from 2009, about Dubai, cartoon porn and Ogadeni militants.

Posted: December 31, 2009 14:42   Comments: 0
Is polygamy good for women?

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Is polygamy good for women?

Worldfocus producer Gizem Yarbil writes about the debate over polygamous marriages in some Muslim countries. Explore a map of polygamy across the globe.

Posted: November 2, 2009 11:04   Comments: 10
Deforestation in Malaysia threatens glow of fireflies

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Deforestation in Malaysia threatens glow of fireflies

Tourists flock to Malaysia to take in the spectacle of the country's millions of fireflies. But their glow is fading, as deforestation threatens the environment that sustains the insects.

Posted: September 30, 2009 08:16   Comments: 2
Deforestation threatens the environment in Borneo

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Deforestation threatens the environment in Borneo

Environmental concerns are in conflict with the Malaysian government's economic interests on the island of Borneo. Large swaths of tropical forest are being cleared for the timber and palm oil industries.

Posted: September 3, 2009 14:52   Comments: 1
Q&A: Detainee tells of squalor, beatings in Malaysian camp

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Q&A: Detainee tells of squalor, beatings in Malaysian camp

Worldfocus speaks with "David," a Burmese refugee who was recently released from a Malaysian detention camp. The camps are severely overcrowded, and conditions are reportedly wretched, with limited or no access to clean water, medical treatment and food.

Posted: August 25, 2009 14:13   Comments: 4
Burmese refugee in Malaysia loses job, girlfriend and hope

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Burmese refugee in Malaysia loses job, girlfriend and hope

Karen Zusman recently returned from Malaysia, where she reported on the plight of Burmese refugees. In this audio interview, she speaks with one of the refugees about recent developments.

Posted: July 29, 2009 12:29   Comments: 4
A Burmese family’s story of multiple arrests, weekly bribes

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A Burmese family’s story of multiple arrests, weekly bribes

Karen Zusman, an independent journalist, writes about one family caught up in the human trafficking of Burmese refugees on the Thai-Malaysian border.

Posted: July 14, 2009 09:33   Comments: 6
Malaysia refuses to recognize Burmese as refugees

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Malaysia refuses to recognize Burmese as refugees

Karen Zusman, an independent journalist, recently returned from Malaysia, where she reported on the plight of Burmese refugees trapped inside that country. Listen to the full audio documentary and view images from her travels.

Posted: July 13, 2009 12:22   Comments: 8
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