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July 7, 1986 | By Hari S. Maniam, Associated Press (Inquirer wire services contributed to this article.)
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.
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November 6, 1988 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 2006 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
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.
BUSINESS
October 26, 1991 | By Jennifer Lin, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
October 19, 2013 | By the Inquirer Staff
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.
NEWS
August 15, 1991 | By Vernon Loeb, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
March 13, 1988 | By Mark Jenkins, Special to The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
July 18, 2011 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
February 21, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
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.
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BUSINESS
August 30, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bad times keep coming for Malaysia Airlines, the majority-government-owned carrier that lost airplanes in two tragedies this year. With a heavy financial hit expected in the second half of the year, the airline said Thursday that it lost $95 million in the second quarter, ended June 30, compared with a loss of $58 million in the same period last year. After the mysterious disappearance of Flight 370 in March with 239 passengers and crew members on board, the carrier's revenues decreased by 5 percent, to $1.1 billion.
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July 21, 2014
The gall of Russian President Vladimir Putin can be unnerving. For example, take his response to the missile attack that destroyed a Malaysian jetliner flying over war-torn Ukraine: "This tragedy would not have happened if there was peace in this land. " He's right. But who is responsible for the absence of peace? Vladimir Putin. Putin's manufacture of Ukraine's civil war was as precise as a watchmaker's careful placement of intricate parts to ensure a timepiece's operation. If the missile was fired by Ukrainian rebels, as is believed, they likely were trained by Russians.
BUSINESS
July 19, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
It couldn't get any worse for Malaysia Airlines, still reeling from the disappearance of Flight 370 in March, when reports came Thursday that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed in Ukraine as it was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. At the very least, it's a marketing nightmare - two catastrophes for an airline in 41/2 months. What passenger, going forward, will book a flight on the government-run carrier, which until this year had a reputation for high levels of service and safety?
SPORTS
October 19, 2013 | By the Inquirer Staff
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.
NEWS
August 13, 2013 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
IT WASN'T a particular love of bicycling that prompted Izzat Rahman to start his business, Kayuh Bicycles, even before he graduated from Temple University. "I'd say that biking is an interest, but entrepreneurship is my passion," Rahman, 24, recently said. In 2009, Rahman, then 21, came from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to study at Temple as a transfer student. "Kayuh" means "pedal" in the Malay language. Initially, Rahman started his business in the basement of the house where he was living as an undergraduate.
SPORTS
October 29, 2012
Nick Watney fired a course-record 10-under-par 61 to overtake Bo Van Pelt and win the $6.1 million CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Sunday after a run by Tiger Woods again fell short on the back nine. Watney started the day 4 strokes behind overnight leaders Van Pelt (66) and Robert Garrigus (66) but, after flirting with golf's magical number of 59, ended 1 stroke ahead with a 22-under 262 to win the Asian and PGA Tour co-sanctioned event. Sweden's Peter Hanson won the BMW Masters on for his second European Tour victory of the year, shooting a 5-under 67 to hold off Ryder Cup teammate Rory McIlroy by a stroke in Shanghai.
SPORTS
August 7, 2012
Former Philadelphia Eagles running back Reno Mahe accepted a plea deal to avoid jail time after being accused of stealing thousands of dollars in gasoline from a construction company. Mahe and four others were charged last year after authorities say they stole more than $15,000 in gasoline in 2010 from a suburban Salt Lake City company. Mahe agreed on Monday to plead no contest to a third-degree felony theft charge and pay about $2,900 in restitution. Authorities said if he stays out of trouble for 18 months, the charge will be dismissed.
NEWS
April 2, 2012 | By Eileen Ng, Associated Press
SANDAKAN, Malaysia - Smiling passengers voiced relief and gratitude after safely leaving a fire-damaged luxury cruise ship that was stranded at sea for 24 hours and limped without air-conditioning into a Malaysian port Sunday. The Azamara Quest drifted off the southern Philippines with 1,000 people aboard after flames engulfed one of its engine rooms Friday, injuring five crew members. It restored propulsion the next night and reached the harbor of Sandakan city in Malaysia's eastern state of Sabah on Borneo island late Sunday.
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