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Ramadan in Malaysia

Malaysia is filled with people of many races and several religions, including Muslim Malaysians, and Muslim and non-Muslim Chinese and Indians. These different races and religions all live in peace in Malaysia, and there is a spirit they share during feasts and celebrations, so Malaysia is seen as a multi-ethnic country, with a Muslim majority …

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Mideast consortium agrees $500m National Petroleum Services buy

Reuters – A consortium of Gulf-based investors including Fajr Capital and Arab Petroleum Investment Corp (APICORP) have agreed on a deal to acquire Dubai-based oilfield services firm National Petroleum Services, Fajr said on Tuesday. The transaction, which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014, is valued “in excess of $500m”, it said …

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Horror films rise from the dead in Malaysia

By Julia Zappei / AFP Haunted highways, an oil-smeared ghoul prowling villages for virgins, vampiress spirits thirsting for blood: Malaysia has an obsession with the supernatural rooted in age-old legends. Now that obsession is being increasingly projected upon the nation’s cinema screens, as horror movies have quickly emerged as a force in a booming domestic film …


US singer Badu saddened by Malaysia concert ban

By AFP American singer Erykah Badu expressed sadness this week at Malaysia’s decision to ban her show after a photo of her with body art including the Arabic word for “Allah” caused anger. Authorities in Muslim-majority Malaysia scrapped the concert Tuesday, a day before it was scheduled to take place in Kuala Lumpur after Badu’s …


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