#Malaysia

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

  • Article: The Very Important Reason Malaysians Are Saying #StudentNotSpouse

    The Very Important Reason Malaysians Are Saying #StudentNotSpouse

    By Daniele Selby|July 24, 2018

    People are calling for an end to child marriage in the country. Read more

  • Article: 41-Year-Old Man Fined Just $450 Over Marriage to 11-Year-Old Girl

    41-Year-Old Man Fined Just $450 Over Marriage to 11-Year-Old Girl

    By Daniele Selby|July 2, 2018

    Under Malaysian civil law, the marriage is still unrecognized, but is valid under Islamic law. Read more

  • Article: Why This Beetle Was Named After Leonardo DiCaprio

    Why This Beetle Was Named After Leonardo DiCaprio

    By Joe McCarthy|May 2, 2018

    “We didn’t name the beetle because it looks like Leonardo DiCaprio.” Read more