July 7, 1986 |
Two Australians convicted of drug trafficking were hanged at dawn today despite pleas from foreign governments to spare them. Brian Geoffrey Chambers Jr., 29, and John Kevin Barlow, 28, were the first Westerners executed under Malaysia's tough anti-drug laws. Karpal Singh, the attorney for the two, told reporters at the massive steel gates of Pudu Prison that prison authorities told him the pair had been executed. He said the two were led handcuffed to the wooden gallows of the century- old prison.
November 6, 1988 |
Psst. Here's a hot tip. Put $1,699 on Horse Racing Abroad in February. It's guaranteed. You get 15 days in Malaysia, including round-trip air fare from Los Angeles, and reserved seats at those hotbeds of horse racing, Selangor in Kuala Lumpur and the Turf Club in Penang. (At Selangor, you'll even get to sit in the track chairman's special box.) It won't be all touts and trifectas in Malaysia. The shopping there is super, the beach in Penang is famous, the hotel Shangri-La in Kuala Lumpur shows up on lots of "world's best" lists.
August 11, 2006 |
TATTLE HAS no idea why censorship-loving Malaysia allowed the Pussycat Dolls to perform there. But now they're outraged. A city council in Kuala Lumpur fined organizers for allowing the chart-topping singers to wear skimpy costumes and perform "sexually suggestive" routines at a concert last month. Of course, if the Pussycats don't wear skimpy costumes and perform "sexually suggestive" routines, it's a short show. But just like a few evildoers ruining it for everyone else who needs hair gel when flying, the Dolls have made it rough on future foreign artists visiting Malaysia, who will now have to follow strict guidelines in their onstage acts.
October 26, 1991 |
Two shipping lines will begin monthly deliveries of plywood from Malaysia to the Beckett Street terminal in Camden, the South Jersey Port Corp. said yesterday. The Hoegh and East Indies shipping lines will be delivering about 4,000 tons of plywood a month, said Paul McGovern, a port spokesman. The first ship to call at the South Jersey port was the Hoegh Dene, which last week delivered 1,500 tons of plywood. McGovern said the shipment of plywood from Malaysia was a new line of business for the two shipping lines.
October 19, 2013 |
Nicol David of Malaysia defeated New Zealand's Joelle King, 14-12, 11-4, 11-6, Thursday to reach the women's final of the U.S. Open squash championships at Drexel's Daskalakis Athletic Center. Fellow Malaysian Low Wee Wern lost in the other semifinal to England's Laura Massaro, 11-6, 9-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-7. In men's action, France's Gregory Gaultier defeated Egypt's Karim Darwish, while Nick Matthew bested James Willstrop in an all-England semifinal. The Results Seedings in parentheses.
August 15, 1991 |
The warning on the wall of Pudu Prison, clearly visible at a major downtown intersection, is undeniably attention-grabbing. "Death!" it proclaims. "That's the mandatory sentence for any dadah (drug) trafficker in Malaysia. So be forewarned. " All visitors are put on notice before they even enter the country, asked to fill out immigration cards that bear a similar admonition. And it is generally agreed that foreigners figured out long ago that Malaysia was best avoided by those using or dealing in drugs.
March 13, 1988 |
As the largest city on the west coast of the Malay Peninsula, Kuala Lumpur - or K.L., as it is known - attracts a large share of the nation's visitors. But, having resided here for 11 years, I can assure one and all that, while it may be a nice place to live, I wouldn't necessarily want to visit. K.L.'s only real attraction is its architecture, which today resembles the product of a practical joke played by some mad architect who gathered a selection of Moorish, Chinese, colonial, Malay and ultramodern-skyscraper architecture, threw them all up in the air and laughed when they landed.
February 21, 2012 |
KAMPALA, UGANDA - Advertisements pinned on the walls of shopping malls in Uganda's capital promise young women a free ticket to a well-paying job in Malaysia as a nanny, maid or bartender. Instead many are forced to become "sex slaves" to pay off travel fees and other costs, totaling as much as $7,000. The traffickers brainwash their victims into believing they may die if they quit. Authorities say that nearly all of the prostituted girls have college degrees but have failed to find jobs in Uganda, where unemployment is high.
July 18, 2011 |
Malaysia is a winsome 13-year-old with sparkling brown eyes. A typical teenager, she takes great pride in her hairstyles and appearance and is always looking for the latest fashionable attire. It's no surprise that shopping is one of her favorite pastimes. She also loves field hockey and lacrosse and has played both sports. Malaysia gets along well with adults and her peers. Although she is somewhat shy and quiet when meeting new people, she soon opens up when the conversation turns to topics that interest her. Enrolled in the seventh grade, Malaysia attends regular classes and earns good grades.