Malaysia arrests 10 suspected Islamic militants

Malaysian police have arrested 10 suspects trying to build a stronghold on the island of Borneo

The suspects were arrested in a series of raids in January and early February, according to a statement issued by national police chief Mohamad Fuzi Harun.

Within the group of suspects is a 27-year-old Filipino man believed to be a senior Abu Sayyaf leader, a known terrorist group that often kidnaps and decapitates foreign tourists.

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Fuzi said the suspects were accused of helping ISIS militants travel from the state of Sabah, located in Borneo, to the southern Philippines, where Muslim rebels since the 1970s fighting against government troops in an effort to establish self-government. [ab/lt]

Articles on How to Identify LGBT Tuai Protests in Malaysia

An article on how to identify lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) published by a Malaysian newspaper reap anger in social media, amid growing clashes of militant groups, Reuters reported on Tuesday ( 13/2).

The LGBT community often suffered persecution in Malaysia. Sodomy includes criminal offenses in Malaysia and the government also supports campaigns to stop homosexuals and transgender.

The article was published by the best-selling Malay daily, Sinar Harian, containing a list of tips on how to identify gays or lesbians.

Gay masculine gay usually likes to "wear tight shirts to show his abdominal muscles" and bearded or mustache. The next sentence says gay men who are stylish like women, will be glaring whenever they see a handsome man.

Lesbians are portrayed as haters of men who are very jealous and cuddle and hand in hand.

"I know many pastors and ustaz. I know many religious people who like to keep a long beard. Do you mean they are gay? "Said Arwind Kumar, who uploaded a 4 minute video on his Facebook account, criticizing the theory.

Many incidents in Malaysia are often homophobic. In June, the Health Ministry launched a contest on how to "prevent" homosexuality and transgender. The contest was later canceled after pressure from various LGBT groups.

A "gay scene" in the Walt Disney cartoon movie "Beauty and the Best" almost resulted in the film being banned in cinemas in Malaysia last year. [fw/au]

Malaysia bans controversial Bollywood film 'Padmaavat'

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 The Malaysian government banned the controversial Bollywood film 'Padmaavat' in his country. The film, starring the famous actress Bollywood, Deepika Padukone, is considered to give a negative picture of a Muslim sultan.

As reported by Reuters Friday (2/2/2018), the Malaysian government rejected the depiction of the character of Sultan Alauddin Khilji in the film. The film itself tells the figure of Padmavati who is the figure of Hindu Queen of the 14th century and the Muslim Sultan who invaded Hindustan.

"He (Sultan Alauddin Khilji-red) is described as an arrogant, cruel, inhuman, sly Sultan with many trickery, unreliable, and non-practicing Islam, "the Malaysian Interior Ministry said in a statement.

The Malaysian Ministry of Home Affairs asserts, the Film Censorship Board has decided the film is 'not approved for airing' in all cinemas in Malaysia. An appeal from the film's distributor has been rejected by the Malaysian Film Censorship Board on Tuesday (30/1) this week.

Bollywood films are very popular in Malaysia, which is about 7 percent of India's 32 million people.

The film 'Padmaavat' itself has long reaped controversy and protests in his native India. Controversy even emerged since the film was still in the shooting stage. Radical groups in India who protested the film called the film 'Padmaavat' has mistakenly described intimate scenes between Padmavati and Khilji, the two main characters. Producers have asserted that the film portrays Padmavati's honorable figure.

Despite the controversy, the film 'Padmaavat' is still allowed to air in India. This is because on January 23 last, the Indian Supreme Court rejected the lawsuit of the Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh government that requested the film was banned. The Supreme Court emphasized the action of banning films clearly violating the freedom of creativity.

Later in early January, the Indian Film Certification Center Board (CBFC), which regulates censorship and film certification, allowed 'Padmaavat' to air in cinemas beginning January 25. CBFC allows the controversial film to air with a number of cuts in scenes. Not only that, CBFC also requested that the title of the film be changed from 'Padmavati' to 'Padmavat' and 'Padmaavat'.

To protest the decision, hundreds of people staged a massive rally in India, malls and vehicle burning. Despite the protests, India's 'Padmaavat' movie show has reportedly gained a profit of 1.43 billion or equivalent to Rp 299 billion within seven days.

(nvc / ita)

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Malaysia Approves US Companies Continue Searching for Lost Planes

The Malaysian government has signed a deal with a US exploration company to continue searching for a MH370 lost plane in the southern Indian Ocean.

Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai announced Wednesday in Kuala Lumpur , Houston-based Ocean Infinity will search for the missing plane on condition that it is not paid if it is not found.

The company will be paid $ 20 million if the Boeing 777 is found in exploration in an area of ​​5,000 kilometers, 30 million dollars if found in the area an area of ​​10,000 kilometers of persedi and 50 million dollars in an area of ​​25,000 square kilometers. Payments will increase to 70 million dollars if the missing plane is found in the exploration area of ​​more than 25,000 square kilometers.

Malaysian Airlines Airlines MH370 numbers disappeared March 8, 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, with 239 passengers and crew in it . [ab/uh]

Mahathir Becomes Prime Minister of Malaysia from the Opposition

Former Malaysian veteran leader Mahathir Mohamad has been named as the prime minister's candidate from the opposition on Sunday while fierce election rivalry threatens to take on the rampaging prime minister Najib Razak and his long-standing coalition. [19659002] The ruling allowed the 92-year-old controversial and criticized for ruling with an iron fist during his long reign, reigning as prime minister 15 years after dismissal

But he also agreed to pave the way for imprisoned opposition leaders, Anwar Ibrahim, his former enemy who turned into a political ally, to become prime minister after being released from prison if Anwar is granted a royal pardon.

The rise of Mahathir to the opposition prime minister is the latest sign of the shattering of Malaysia's political situation due to a massive financial scandal destabilize the pem Najib's government.

Mahathir came out of retirement to fight Najib while anger mounted on charges of billions of dollars looted from state investment fund, 1MDB, established by the current prime minister.

Both Najib, whose UMNO organization has led the state in the coalition since independence in 1957, and the investment fund denied wrongdoing.

Elections must be announced before August but rumors have been widely held in the coming months.

The decision to elect Mahathir as prime minister is supported by senior leaders of the 4-party Pact of Hope coalition at their convention in Shah Alam, not far outside Kuala Lumpur, with loud greetings of hundreds of supporters.

"Our main focus is saving our beloved country," said Mahathir, state for 22 years as the leader of UMNO, in his speech. [gp]