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Malaysia bolsters affirmative action for Malays

09/14/2013 5:54am
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Saturday announced cash aid and a raft of measures to bolster the economic status of ethnic Malay majority, deepening a decades-old controversial affirmative action program.

US official urges dialogues over China sea dispute

09/14/2013 6:11am
A senior U.S. diplomat said Saturday that Washington hopes quiet diplomatic engagements between Japan and China can help keep peace and stability in the East China Sea, where the two Asian countries have a bitter dispute over the sovereignty of a group of islands.

Indonesian Muslims resume anti-Miss World protests

09/14/2013 6:33pm
Indonesia Muslim hard-liners have resumed protests in the country's capital and two other cities against the Miss World pageant being held in the resort island of Bali.