Malaysia boasts one of south-east Asia’s most vibrant economies, the fruit of decades of industrial growth and political stability.
Consisting of two regions separated by some 640 miles of the South China Sea, Malaysia is a multi-ethnic, multi-religious federation of 13 states and three federal territories.
The majority Muslim ethnic Malay are dominant politically, and benefit from positive discrimination in business, education and the civil service, but a large ethnic Chinese minority holds economic power. The communities coexist in relative harmony, although racial and religious divides persist.
The country is benefiting from a growth in manufacturing, and is a major tourist destination, but there are fears that development could harm the environment, particularly the rainforests of northern Borneo, which are under pressure from palm oil plantations and illegal logging.
Romanian military expert, pilot and former deputy commander of Otopeni military airport, Valentin Vasilescu, presented his version of the tragedy of the Malaysian Boeing in the sky over Ukraine
. According to the expert, the plane was shot down by a Ukrainian
MiG-29, possibly piloted by Polish pilot. Valentin Vasilescu refutes the theory, according to which the plane had been shot down by surface-to-air missile, which, according ...Read More
International passenger flight 370 of Malaysia Airlines disappeared while flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia, to Beijing International Airport in China
. The aircraft last made voice contact with air traffic control at 01:19 MYT, 8 March (17:19 UTC, 7 March) when it was over the South China
Sea, less than an hour after takeoff. It disappeared from air traffic controllers' radar screens at 01:22 MYT. It ...Read More
Former President George Bush
and several members of his administration were successfully convicted in absentia of war
crimes by a Malaysian Tribunal. A five panel tribunal delivered a unanimous guilty verdict after a week long trial that, unsurprisingly, was not covered by American media. The witnesses included several ex-Guantanamo detainees that gave testimony on the conditions and human rights violations that were systematically carried out under orders of the ...Read More
In October of 1941, before Pearl Harbor, Philadelphia clock-maker Maurice Gomberg completed a communist
world map of future regional unions, including a continental North American Union. The name Canada
is not on that map. However, the former provinces are depicted as states, re-federated into a vast "United States of America
" stretching to Greenland. Maurice Gomberg sympathized with the Communist
Party of America (CPA). Interestingly, Canada
's recent ...Read More