Malaysia reinstates detention without trial

Apr 7, 2015

Malaysia reinstates detention without trial

Malaysia’s lawmakers passed an anti-terrorism bill Tuesday after more than 10 hours of heated debate over a law that reintroduces detention without trial, three years after it was revoked. Opposition members of parliament proposed several amendments to the legislation, under which individuals can be ...

Alleged terror plot nets 17 arrests in Malaysia

Apr 7, 2015

Alleged terror plot nets 17 arrests in Malaysia

Malaysian authorities said Monday they have detained 17 suspected militants who were planning acts of terrorism in the country, while parliament began debating on tough anti-terrorism legislation that critics fear could be used to stifle dissent. Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi disclosed that those ...

Apr 6, 2015

Malaysia detains 17 people suspected of plotting terrorism

Malaysia’s police chief said Monday that 17 suspected militants have been detained for allegedly plotting to carry out terrorist acts in the country’s largest city, Kuala Lumpur. Inspector General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said the 17 were detained Sunday. Khalid tweeted that two ...

More jetliner deaths in 2014 from fewer accidents

Mar 9, 2015

More jetliner deaths in 2014 from fewer accidents

The number of deaths in jetliner disasters spiked last year despite there being fewer accidents in total, an international airline industry group said Monday. The International Air Transport Association said in its annual safety report that 641 people died in airline accidents in 2014. ...