malaysia

Culture

19-Year-Old Malaysian Hip-Hop Artist Goes Viral for Rapping in a Hijab

She joins a small but growing number of hijab-wearing female rappers.
Meera Navlakha
7.5.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Malaysia Plans to Decriminalise Drug Possession for Personal Use

However, this does not mean that the country that carries the death penalty for drug trafficking is legalising drugs.
Dhvani Solani
7.3.19
Culture

This Artist Blames His Own Mural for Turning Penang’s Heritage Area Into a “Circus”

According to him, the area has become “culturally fragile."
Meera Navlakha
7.3.19
News

Thousands Of Baby Turtles Were Smuggled Through Kuala Lumpur Airport

Not all of them survived the trip.
Lex Celera
6.26.19
WTF

Malaysian Singer Arrested for Keeping a Bear in Her Home Says She Thought it Was a Dog

Authorities raided Zarith Sofia Yasin's condo after local residents filmed the bear roaring out of the window.
Gavin Butler
6.12.19
environment

We're Buying Into a Giant Lie About Plastic

All in all, only 9 percent of the world’s plastic scrap gets recycled.
Alex Lubben
5.30.19
animal abuse

Malaysian Authorities Massacre Dogs Amid Public Outcry

Authorities have responded to a recent rabies outbreak by performing a widespread killing of stray dogs – an operation tagged by activists as the ‘stray holocaust’.
Edoardo Liotta
4.26.19
environment

Everything We Know About the Toxic Chemical Spill in Malaysia So Far

Over 3,000 people have been hospitalised from exposure to hazardous fumes since early this month, and more dumping sites were discovered today.
Mustika Hapsoro
3.19.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Saudi Plane Forced to Turn Back after Mom Leaves Baby at the Airport

“May God be with us. Can we come back?,” the pilot asked traffic control
Edoardo Liotta
3.13.19
NORTH KOREA

Malaysia Frees Indonesian Woman Charged with the Murder of Kim Jong Nam

Authorities are still looking for answers behind Kim Jong-un's estranged brother's murder two years ago.
Adi Renaldi
3.11.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Why Blocking Gay Muslim Comics on Instagram Is Pointless

An Instagram account in Indonesia raised LGBTQ issues, pissing off the government. The good news is blocking these accounts does not mean they won’t pop right back up.
Adi Renaldi
2.22.19
marriage

A Groom is Now Facing 20 Years For Trying to Fund His Wedding With Counterfeit Bills

No news on whether the wedding is still on.
Mustika Hapsoro
2.18.19
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