Since 2013, police in Malaysia have detained more than 300 people believed to be linked to the Islamic State group.
Malaysia Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said some religious schools were reluctant to follow government regulations because they did not want interference in their administration.
The growing crisis threatens Myanmar’s diplomatic ties, particularly with Muslim-majority countries in Southeast Asia such as Malaysia and Indonesia where there is profound public anger over the treatment of the stateless Rohingya.
Malaysian Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin met his Indonesian counterpart Imam Nahrawi to personally apologize. After brief private meeting Sunday, the two ministers shook hands at news conference. Khairy said guidebooks will be corrected.
Mahathir has been spearheading calls for Najib to resign over a multibillion-dollar financial scandal in indebted state fund 1MDB, which is being investigated in several countries for money laundering. Najib has denied any wrongdoing.
The source did not want to identified as the discussions were private. It was not clear how many suspects were missing and when they entered Malaysia. But Malaysian Deputy PM Hamidi said last week that they were searching for at least 16 militants deported from Turkey.
Local media citing his friend, police and hospital doctors have reported that the assailants taunted Nhaveen while he and his friend were buying food after work. The reports allege they both were bashed with motorcycle helmets before the friend escaped.
Despite an explanation by Vaiko that he was an Indian citizen, the authorities reportedly paid no heed to his claims.
The contest had invited entries for sexual and reproductive health, cybersex or “gender identity disorder.” The guidelines said that the videos must include elements showing the “consequences” of being LGBT, as well as how to “prevent, control and ways to seek help” for them.
Indonesian Siti Aishah, 25, and Doan Thi Huong, 28, from Vietnam, face the death penalty if convicted of murdering Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur airport on February 13. The two women are accused of smearing Kim’s face with VX nerve agent.
Pyongyang and Kuala Lumpur had unusually strong links for years, but have been set at loggerheads by the killing of the half-brother of leader Kim Jong-Un by two women using VX nerve agent.
The ambassador also denounced South Korea saying its southern neighbour was putting Malaysia under pressure so as to tarnish the relationship between the two countries.
The Sri Dharma Munisverar temple was reported to have been damaged in an incident though the extent of the damage was yet to be ascertained, Deputy Chief Minister Dr P Ramasamy said.
Fahmi Reza, a Malasian cartoonist, faces a possible one-year prison sentence and 50,000 ringgit (USD 12,200) fine.
As the previous board dissolved following a parliamentary inquiry into the state fund, Malaysian Finance Ministry appointed a new board of directors for scandal-hit 1 Malaysia Development Berhad.