(RNS) — For one Malaysian family descended from Indians who migrated from the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the rituals of Diwali have been renewed every year for four generations.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (RNS) — Several hundred people marched in Malaysia's capital on Saturday (March 9) to mark International Women's Day in an event organized by activist groups and local NGOs and criticized by politicians and religious groups for its inclusion of LGBT activists.
PANANG, Malaysia (RNS) — For ethnic Chinese Malaysians, Lunar New year celebrations can be both raucous street festivals and private, family affairs, a time to clean the house, pay debts and start fresh.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (RNS) — In Malaysia, as it is across the Buddhist world, a holiday celebrating the Buddha's birth, death and enlightenment is celebrated with floats, burning joss sticks and lotus-shaped candles. The national holiday, also known as Buddha Day or Buddha's birthday, bring together Buddhist communities from many of the country's widely diverse ethnic and social groups.
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CAREY ISLAND, Malaysia (RNS) — The ceremony takes place over four days, in which shamans and villagers visit different points on the rivers and seashores where boats have sunk in the past.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The pre-dawn blaze Thursday at a three-story 'tahfiz' school, where Muslim boys study and memorize the Quran, blocked the lone exit from the dormitory, trapping students behind barred windows.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (Reuters) Walt Disney blockbuster 'Beauty and the Beast' will be released in Malaysia this month without any cuts, the company said on Tuesday, after censors had earlier asked for the removal of a 'gay moment' in the movie.
(REUTERS) The flotilla has yet to receive permission to enter Myanmar, sparking fears of a confrontation with security forces that could worsen Myanmar's already-frayed ties with predominantly Muslim Malaysia.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Malaysian authorities remanded a rapper in custody for four days on Monday over a music video he produced that allegedly insulted Islam.
(RNS) In keeping with tradition, Muslims of Kuala Lumpur break the Ramadan fast with a community meal, known as "iftar," and evening prayers known as Tarawih.
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) The move shocked some of Prime Minister Najib Razak's allies and stoked fears of further strains in the multiethnic country.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (RNS) The festival is thought to bring peace, good health and blessings to devotees. For tourists, Thaipusam offers a window on the concept of “mind over matter.”
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (RNS) Christians have praise music. Muslims have nasyid -- a form of singing in which a phrase or word of praise is repeated, is super popular among Muslims -- especially young Muslims -- with concerts and festivals all around the world.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (RNS) See this book? It was in my hotel room here in Malaysia. It’s in hotel rooms around the world. But here, this book is banned if it is written in Malay, the official language of the country’s 30 million people.
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