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