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Malaysian mothers win battle over 'sexist' citizenship law

Sep. 09, 2021 06:16 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Several Malaysian mothers won a legal battle Thursday for the right to pass their nationality to their children born abroad, a landmark court decision hailed by activists as a giant step toward gender equality. Malaysia is one of 25...

"A childless father": MH-17 families speak of deep trauma

Sep. 06, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

SCHIPHOL, Netherlands (AP) — Since her father and stepmother died in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17, Ria van der Steen has been dealing with feelings of hate, revenge, anger and fear. She is not alone. Seven years later, Sander Essers still feels...

Malaysian PM postpones Parliament, avoids no-confidence vote

Jul. 31, 2021 10:29 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's embattled prime minister postponed a critical parliamentary session set for Monday, citing COVID-19 infections and allowing him to avoid a no-confidence vote amid growing calls for him to resign. A circular sent to lawmakers...

Malaysian contract doctors walk out to seek fairer treatment

Jul. 26, 2021 05:24 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Hundreds of contract doctors walked off their jobs in Malaysian government hospitals on Monday, demanding fairer treatment for more than 20,000 physicians who work without permanent positions and play a key role in the fight against the country's worsening...

The Latest: Virus on rise in eastern Chinese city of Nanjing

Jul. 25, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

BEIJING — New coronavirus cases continue to grow in the major eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, with another 38 reported on Monday, bringing the total to more than 60 over recent days. Tens of thousands of people are under lockdown and authorities are conducting mass...

Death rates soar in Southeast Asia as virus wave spreads

Jul. 22, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Indonesia has converted nearly its entire oxygen production to medical use just to meet the demand from COVID-19 patients struggling to breathe. Overflowing hospitals in Malaysia had to resort to treating patients on the floor. And in Myanmar’s largest city,...