malaysia

wildlife trafficking

30 Tons of Pangolin Parts Seized in Historic Trafficking Bust

Malaysian authorities found two warehouses full of the most trafficked mammal in the world.
Sarah Emerson
2.12.19
climate change

Climate Change Is Making It Harder to Grow Rice

Malaysian farmers are watching changing weather patterns threaten their staple crops, and switching to other crops might be the only answer.
Sawsan Morrar
10.11.17
culture of fear

Malaysia Is Threatening to Jail WhatsApp Group Admins Over Spread of Fake News

Message apps are the latest technology to fall under the control of Malaysia's controversial Communications and Multimedia Act.
Jonathan Vit
5.3.17
Food

Malaysian Authorities Have Been Raiding Vape Shops

The industry has exploded in the country in recent years, but the government has been cracking down.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.16.16
News

A Teen Hacker Is Targeting Russian Sites as Revenge for the MH17 Crash

A teenage hacker is trying to avenge the death of 298 people by breaching totally random Russian websites.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.4.16
vaping

Malaysia Issued a Fatwa on Vaping

Malaysia’s National Fatwa Council found e-cigarettes to be haram for Muslims
Daniel Oberhaus
1.2.16
malaysia

An Algorithm for Escaping a Burning Building

The algorithmic way to find the nearest exit.
Michael Byrne
4.29.15
Health

Deforestation Is Clearing the Way for a Rare Monkey-Borne Malaria

A formerly-rare form of malaria, which is capable of jumping from macaques to humans, is now the leading cause of malaria hospitalizations in the country.
Derek Mead
11.3.14
machines

To Keep Track of Airplanes, Think of Them Like Bitcoins

A protocol to verify cryptocurrency transactions could be used to protect air traffic data from tampering by terrorists.
Yijun Yu, the Open University
3.19.14