State.ie (formerly State Magazine) is an Irish website and formerly a monthly music magazine, which launched in April 2008 and ceased to print in January 2009 having published a total of ten issues. The magazine continues online and was voted Best Music Site in 2008 and Best Web Publication in 2010 in the Irish Web Awards. Originally the concept of the magazine involved a hard copy of which there was a charge to purchase, however after six issues it was decided to make the magazine's content free both online and in print. The first issue, April 2008, appeared on Irish shelves on 6 March 2008 and featured Michael Stipe of R.E.M. on the cover. This immediately garnered comparisons between the new magazine's similarities with Hot Press who featured Stipe on their cover at the same time, a move widely thought to be an attempt by Hot Press to stifle State's status as a serious 'alternative' to the more established local magazine. At a price of €5.50, State charged €2 more than Hot Press.
The Malaysian language (Malay: Bahasa Malaysia), or Standard Malay is the name regularly applied to the Malay language used in Malaysia. Constitutionally, however, the official language of Malaysia is Malay, but the government from time to time refers to it as Malaysian. Malaysian is a standardisedregister of the Johore-Riau dialect of Malay. It is over 80% cognate with Indonesian. It is spoken by most of the Malaysian population as a second language. It is a compulsory subject in primary and secondary school.
The Malaysian name for the language is Bahasa Malaysia (literally "the language of Malaysia"). This term is occasionally found in English.
Article 152 of the Federation designates Malay as the official language. Between 1986 and 2007, the official term Bahasa Malaysia was replaced by "Bahasa Melayu". Today, to recognise that Malaysia is composed of many ethnic groups (and not only the ethnic Malays), the term Bahasa Malaysia has once again become the government's preferred designation for the "Bahasa Kebangsaan" (National Language) and the "Bahasa Persatuan/Pemersatu" (unifying language/lingua franca). The language is sometimes simply referred to as Bahasa or BM.
27 -- The UnitedStates (US) Ambassador-designate to MalaysiaBrian McFeeters is aiming to work in building a stronger relation between the US and Malaysia ... “Our overall goal is stronger relations with the Malaysian people and government ... talented and dedicated Malaysians.
Another law punishes any sexual act involving “introduction of any object or any part of the body, except the penis into the vagina or anus of the other person.” The federal laws, however, are rarely enforced, and federal police tend not to share state religious officials’ zeal for invading the privacy of Malaysian bedrooms.
A Malaysian man has won a landmark court challenge against an Islamic ban on sex “against the order of nature”, raising hopes for greater acceptance of gay rights in the mostly Muslim country...The country, which has 13 states, has a dual-track legal system, with Islamic criminal and family laws applicable to Muslims running alongside civil laws.
KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson ReutersFoundation) - A Malaysian man on Thursday won a landmark court challenge against an Islamic ban on sex "against the order of nature", raising hopes for greater acceptance of gay rights in the mostly Muslim country... Numan hoped Selangor would immediately repeal the Islamic ban, with other states following suit.
Over the past two decades, orangutan researcher Marc Ancrenaz watched as a tidal wave of oil palm has engulfed his once-forested research sites in northern Borneo ... Ancrenaz, a biologist and director of the conservation organization HUTAN, works along the Kinabatangan River in northeastern Sabah, a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo.
(FMT) – Warisan, which ruled Sabah as an opposition state after the last general election, may swing to other parties and coalitions instead of working with Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s Pejuang in the coming general election (GE15), say analysts ... relevant to Malaysian politics.
On Sunday, a group of 27 Malaysian legislators and senators sent a joint letter to Malaysian Prime MinisterMuhyiddin Yassin, asking him to postpone the deportation. Refugee groups have stated that among those being deported are refugees from minority groups Chin, Kachin and non-Rohingya Muslim communities fleeing war and oppression at home.
The Malaysian LGTBQ+ network welcomed the ruling of the country’s highest court in the case of the man, prosecuted under Islamic laws in the state of Selangor... Some states have Islamic laws running alongside civil laws ... Several Malaysian states continue to have laws that penalize same-sex relationships.