#Malaysia

  • Article: Malaysia Just Elected Its First Female Top Judge
    Girls & Women

    Malaysia Just Elected Its First Female Top Judge

    May 3, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Women rights groups hope to tackle low conviction rates in domestic violence and rape cases. Read more

  • Article: Imported Plastic Waste Is Destroying Asia's Crops and Health
    Health

    Imported Plastic Waste Is Destroying Asia's Crops and Health

    April 23, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Much of the world's plastic waste is shipped to Asia and illegally dumped. Read more

  • Article: Malaysia Is on Track to Eliminate Malaria 10 Years Ahead of Schedule
    Health

    Malaysia Is on Track to Eliminate Malaria 10 Years Ahead of Schedule

    By Madeleine Keck|April 8, 2019

    “Malaysia’s success serves as a beacon for the region.” Read more

  • Article: Illegal Plastic-Burning Factories Fill Town With Toxic Fumes, Forcing Malaysia to Act
    Environment

    Illegal Plastic-Burning Factories Fill Town With Toxic Fumes, Forcing Malaysia to Act

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 13, 2019

    "I couldn't sleep at night because it was so smelly. I became like a zombie, I was so tired.” Read more

  • Article: Yet Another Malaysian Teen Married Off to Man Nearly Three Times Her Age
    Girls & Women

    Yet Another Malaysian Teen Married Off to Man Nearly Three Times Her Age

    By Daniele Selby|Sept. 20, 2018

    Her father said he was driven by poverty to marry the 15-year-old off. Read more

  • Article: Two Malaysian Women Publicly Whipped With Canes for Same-Sex Relationship
    Citizenship

    Two Malaysian Women Publicly Whipped With Canes for Same-Sex Relationship

    By Leah Rodriguez|Sept. 4, 2018

    Politicians and advocates won’t tolerate the country’s strict homosexuality laws. Read more

  • Article: 11-Year-Old Child Bride, Forced to Marry 41-Year-OId Malaysian Man, Returns to Thailand
    Girls & Women

    11-Year-Old Child Bride, Forced to Marry 41-Year-OId Malaysian Man, Returns to Thailand

    By Joanna Prisco|Aug. 16, 2018

    The 41-year-old husband was fined, but authorities have yet to press charges. Read more

  • Article: Rights Groups Criticize Malaysia's 'Fashion Policing' of Muslim Women's Clothing
    Girls & Women

    Rights Groups Criticize Malaysia's 'Fashion Policing' of Muslim Women's Clothing

    Aug. 8, 2018|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    The government is finalizing dress code guidelines for Muslim women in the private sector. Read more