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Police seized computers as part of the investigation into an Al Jazeera documentary about migrants in Malaysia.

Prosecutors said the case had "tarnished the country's image as a kleptocracy" and sought a deterrent sentence to remind those in public office that "no one is above the law."

Missing Rohingya migrants found alive in <em>Malaysia</em>

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Missing Rohingya migrants found alive in Malaysia

Authorities confirmed a group of Rohingya migrants that were feared to be dead were found alive on an island in Malaysia.

Dozens of Rohingya refugees feared dead off Malaysia's coast

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Dozens of Rohingya refugees feared dead off Malaysia's coast

Only one Rohingya refugee from a group of 25 made it ashore after an attempt to swim ashore from their boat.

Jordan to reopen to 'low risk' countries in August

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Jordan to reopen to 'low risk' countries in August

The move comes as the country is trying to revive its economy which has been badly hit since the outbreak of the pandemic.

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Malaysia in $3.9 bn settlement with Goldman over 1MDB

Goldman's role came under scrutiny over bond issues totalling $6.5 billion it helped arranged for the fund.

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Malaysia judge drops Rohingya caning after outcry: lawyer

The men arrived in Malaysia by boat in April after a treacherous voyage but were then jailed and sentenced to three strokes of the cane ...

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Malaysia freezes $340 million in 1MDB scandal-linked PetroSaudi funds

The Malaysian court granted a temporary freeze whilst it considers a hearing on the matter, set for the end of August.

Gregory A. Maniatis

Don't scapegoat migrants for the pandemic

Comment: Governments should take five urgent, essential steps to address the precarious situation of migrants during the pandemic, writes ...

Bangladesh says Rohingya refugees can't leave island

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Bangladesh says Rohingya refugees can't leave island

'Bangladesh authorities are using the pandemic as an excuse to detain refugees on a spit of land in the middle of a churning monsoon sea,' said ...

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Stranded Rohingya pulled to shore by sympathetic Indonesians

After officials refused to allow the group to land, locals took matters into their own hands by jumping into boats which they used to pull the ...

Anxious Muslims anticipate Hajj cancellation as Covid-19 spikes

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Anxious Muslims anticipate Hajj cancellation as Covid-19 spikes

Saudi Arabia is expected to either largely scale back or cancel the annual pilgrimage as coronavirus cases spike worldwide.

Malaysian minister, muftis defend 'no foreigner' in mosques rule

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Malaysian minister, muftis defend 'no foreigner' in mosques rule

A new coronavirus lockdown easing measure in Malaysia has been slammed as xenophobic.

Scores arrested in Bangladesh over Libya migrant massacre

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Scores arrested in Bangladesh over Libya migrant massacre

Twenty-two suspected human traffickers have been arrested in Bangladesh, suspected of links to the deaths of 30 migrants in Libya.

Hundreds of Rohingya come ashore in <em>Malaysia</em>

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Hundreds of Rohingya come ashore in Malaysia

More than 260 Rohingya arrived by boat in Malaysia on Monday, officials said, despite authorities' efforts to fight the coronavirus by ...

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Malaysian launches test case against Islamic gay sex law

A Malaysian man is mounting the first legal challenge to the country's law against gay sex, in a bid to combat the growing persecution of the LGBT community.

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In pictures: Muslims celebrate Eid amid lockdowns, coronavirus fears

Traditional celebrations marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan have been dampened by the coronavirus pandemic, forcing many to ...

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Coronavirus fallout dampens spirits as Muslims mark major holiday

For Muslims around the world, the Covid-19 pandemic has put a damper on Eid Al-Fitr festivities.

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Eid shopping rush across Asia despite coronavirus risk

Despite coronavirus guidelines, Muslims across Asia have spilled into markets to prepare for Eid Al-Fitr festivities.

Traumatised Rohingya fear impact of cyclone on prison island

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Traumatised Rohingya fear impact of cyclone on prison island

Tensions are rising on the remote prison island of Bhasan Char, where some 300 Rohingya refugees were shipped after being rescued from ...

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Race to prevent coronavirus 'nightmare' in Rohingya camps

Emergency teams are trying to prevent a coronavirus 'nightmare' amongst Rohingya Muslim refugees.

Massive India repatriation begins with flights from UAE

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Massive India repatriation begins with flights from UAE

India has planned to repatriate some 15,000 nationals stranded 12 countries due to the coronavirus pandemic, beginning with flights and ships ...

Rohingya refugees quarantined on island 'unfit for habitation'

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Rohingya refugees quarantined on island 'unfit for habitation'

Bangladesh has quarantined 29 Rohingya refugees on an unstable silt island where they have little access to aid, after being stranded at sea for ...

'Stranded' Rohingyas land on Bangladesh coast

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'Stranded' Rohingyas land on Bangladesh coast

Dozens of Rohingya refugees believed to have been on two boats stranded at sea for weeks landed on Bangladesh's coast.

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