Malaysia http://kunc.org en Colorado Farmers Told To Sit Tight For Final Trade Deal http://kunc.org/post/colorado-farmers-told-sit-tight-final-trade-deal <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif;">U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is telling farmers to be patient while his office hammers out a major trade deal with a group of Asian countries, called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).</p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 54475 at http://kunc.org Colorado Farmers Told To Sit Tight For Final Trade Deal Malaysia Declares Emergency From Cross-Border Blanket Of Smoke http://kunc.org/post/malaysia-declares-emergency-cross-border-blanket-smoke Malaysia has declared a state of emergency in the country's south after choking smog from slash-and-burn agriculture in neighboring Indonesia enveloped the region.<p>Residents in Muar and Ledang districts of Johor state have been told to stay indoors. Sun, 23 Jun 2013 18:47:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 46205 at http://kunc.org Malaysia Declares Emergency From Cross-Border Blanket Of Smoke Malaysia: Entrenched Coalition Wins 13th Straight Election http://kunc.org/post/malaysia-entrenched-coalition-wins-13th-straight-election The National Front coalition that has governed Malaysia for 56 consecutive years won a majority of parliamentary seats in a general election Sunday, extending its streak of victories that began in 1957.<p>Malaysian election officials reported a record voter turnout in Sunday's national election, as more than 10 million voters — or 80 percent of the electorate — cast ballots.<p>"The Election Commission reported that Prime Minister Najib Razak's National Front coalition captured 127 of Malaysia's 222 parliamentary seats to win a majority Sunday," <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story Sun, 05 May 2013 19:37:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 43875 at http://kunc.org Malaysia: Entrenched Coalition Wins 13th Straight Election 'Obedient Wives Club' Irks Some Muslims In Malaysia http://kunc.org/post/obedient-wives-club-irks-some-muslims-malaysia Last June, some employees at the Global Ikhwan Café, in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, established the Obedient Wives Club. Global Ikhwan (Ikhwan is Arabic for "brotherhood") owns businesses in several countries.<p>Since then, it has been castigated for what Muslim and non-Muslim critics call a "medieval and oppressive interpretation of Islam."<p>The controversy surprised club organizer Dr. Azlina Jamaluddin. Mon, 30 Jan 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 21602 at http://kunc.org