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Mar 6, 2013

Malaysia troops find 13 bodies, hunt gunmen after Sabah assault

FELDA SAHABAT, Malaysia (Reuters) – Malaysian security forces found 13 bodies of suspected Philippine militants as they expanded their hunt for an elusive armed group on the island of Borneo on Wednesday, a day after an assault with fighter jets, mortars and hundreds of troops.

The nearly month-long confrontation in Sabah state, in Malaysia’s part of Borneo, was sparked when the armed group of about 200 sailed from the nearby southern Philippines to press an ancient claim to the resource-rich region.

Mar 6, 2013

Malaysia troops kill 13, hunt gunmen after Sabah assault

FELDA SAHABAT, Malaysia, March 6 (Reuters) – Malaysian
security forces said they had killed 13 suspected Philippine
militants as they expanded their hunt for an elusive armed group
on Borneo island on Wednesday, a day after an assault with
fighter jets, mortars and hundreds of troops.

The nearly month-long confrontation in Sabah state, in
Malaysia’s part of Borneo, was sparked when the armed group of
about 200 sailed from the nearby southern Philippines to press
an ancient claim to the resource-rich region.

Mar 6, 2013

Malaysian troops still hunting gunmen after Sabah assault

FELDA SAHABAT, Malaysia, March 6 (Reuters) – Malaysian
soldiers expanded their hunt for elusive Philippine militants on
Borneo island on Wednesday, a day after an all-out assault with
fighter jets, mortars and hundreds of troops failed to end the
security crisis.

The nearly month-long confrontation in Sabah state was
sparked when gunmen sailed from the nearby southern Philippines
to press an ancient claim to the resource-rich region.

May 8, 2012

Malaysian farmers get election year windfall from IPO

JERANTUT, Malaysia May 8 (Reuters) – Malaysia’s oil palm
farmers will be getting a $553 million election-year windfall
from an initial share sale of a giant state-controlled palm oil
plantation company, Prime Minister Najib Razak announced on
Tuesday.

Najib has been trying to regain political momentum with a
slew of government handouts after his ruling National Front
suffered an unprecedented setback in 2008 elections.

Jul 7, 2011

Malaysia police storm preschool, free 30 children

MUAR, Malaysia (Reuters) – Malaysian police stormed a preschool on Thursday to free 30 children and four teachers held hostage by a man armed with a hammer and a machete.

Police commandos armed with assault rifles fired teargas into the school in a two-storey house in Muar, a town in southern Johor state about two hours drive from Singapore, before breaking down the doors and storming into the building to rescue the children.

May 18, 2011
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In the hunt for Malaysia’s endangered wild elephants

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Trekking deep in Malaysia’s dense rainforest, a group of wildlife rangers went on a risky mission to locate and capture wild elephants in a bid to preserve the endangered species that are fast dwindling due to the loss of their natural habitat.

I recently joined in the mission of official “elephant hunters” — a 10-day ordeal that took us to the forested land in the southern part of Peninsular Malaysia — and ended up with a wild elephant after missing another.

Feb 7, 2011
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Chasing the floods in Malaysia

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As I pondered whether to cover the floods that hit southern Malaysia, the first question that came to my mind was “will the floods still be there?”

Nonetheless, I decided to take the risk by driving more than 4 hours to get to the area. I was proven wrong. A villager said “You should have come yesterday.”

Aug 31, 2010
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Religious Imam, reality TV star and dream son-in-law?

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When a friend told me about the “Young Imam” reality TV show, I thought it must be just another ‘preaching and nagging’ religious program.

But when another friend of mine jokingly said “the young imams are dream son-in-laws”, I decided I should take a peek into this phenomenon. While I could understand why Mawi became a heartthrob of teenage girls after he won the Malaysian version of American Idol but, a religious TV program doesn’t usually catch on in Malaysia.

    • About Bazuki

      "Bazuki Muhammad is a Reuters photographer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He discovered his passion for photography while studying architecture at Louisiana State University and covers the New Orleans areas and in Tennessee in the 80s. He left his architecture practice in 1998 because he could not resist "seeing creatively with his best lens, his eyes." Bazuki covered cyclone Nargis in Myanmar, the war in Afghanistan, tsunami in Thailand, Hajj sacred journey in Mecca, the life of sea gypsies in the Sulawesi Sea and troubles in southern Thailand, to name a few."
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