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July 20, 1991 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Almost 26 years ago, the young nation of Malaysia was gravely shaken when the tiny state of Singapore left a fledgling federation and went out to survive on its own. Singapore, of course, went on to become one of the great success stories of Asia, leaving Malaysia in its economic wake. But the idea of secession has left a bitter taste in the mouths of many Malaysian political leaders.
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July 20, 1991 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Almost 26 years ago, the young nation of Malaysia was gravely shaken when the tiny state of Singapore left a fledgling federation and went out to survive on its own. Singapore, of course, went on to become one of the great success stories of Asia, leaving Malaysia in its economic wake. But the idea of secession has left a bitter taste in the mouths of many Malaysian political leaders.
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August 30, 1986 | Associated Press
Former Gen. Fabian C. Ver, the most trusted aide of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos, visited neighboring Malaysia and came within 15 miles of the Philippines, Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile said Friday. The former armed forces chief of staff, who fled with Marcos to Hawaii after a civilian-military revolt in February, traveled to Sabah, Malaysia, on a fake Lebanese passport, Enrile told a community group. Ver's Philippine passport was revoked after the revolt.
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May 3, 1987 | ANNE M. WHITE-CLERGERIE, White-Clergerie is a La Jolla free-lance writer. and
Poetic as well as mysterious, the name "Ki-na-ba-lu" dances in the ear like a band of pixies reveling to welcome the sun. But as the local Kadazan legend goes, this Borneo mountain really serves as a final refuge for the erring souls of the tribe's departed spirits who couldn't find more congenial quarters even in heaven. As to its being mysterious, it has a long way to go before becoming a common household name.
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February 16, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Norman Parkinson, who specialized in photographing women as stylish as himself and won fame for his pictures of his friends, the British royals, died Thursday in Singapore at age 76. The 6-foot, 5-inch sophisticate with an engaging sense of humor collapsed on Feb. 2 with a brain hemorrhage in his hotel room in Sabah, Malaysia. He had been working in the Malaysian jungle with American model Debra Harris for the U.S. magazine Town and Country. He was flown to Singapore's Mt.
WORLD
March 5, 2013 | By Mark Magnier
NEW DELHI, India - Malaysian fighter jets and ground forces attacked an estimated 200 Filipino gunmen who are claiming a remote part of the island of Borneo after 27 died in earlier, unsuccessful efforts to dislodge them. The Filipinos arrived in mid-February on the east coast of the Malaysian state of Sabah, which is on Borneo, demanding recognition for a sultanate that once ruled the area. They are believed to be hiding near a coastal palm-oil plantation. "Our security forces were attacked and killed,” Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said in a statement announcing Tuesday's offensive.
BUSINESS
August 4, 1992 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A New England utility and a Malaysian logging firm have embarked on a venture to reduce carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere, not by planting more rain forest trees, but by cutting them down more efficiently. The three-year pilot project, announced Monday by New England Electric System Cos. and Innoprise Corp., a major Malaysian forest products company--and brokered through a small Los Angeles firm--could help change the destructive economics of Third World rain forests.
TRAVEL
December 5, 2010 | Michael Robinson, Los Angeles Times
Hostels can be boring, cheap, safe places to stay for a night. Of course, in Eli Roth's "Hostel" horror flicks, they can lead to torture and malice. This list leaps beyond the bare white walls and hard mattresses, while stopping short of chainsaws and blowtorches. But prisons and castles (moat included) make the cut of 22 cool and usual hostels, listed in no particular order. There's even a jumbo jet. 1 . Kadir's Tree House, Olympos, Turkey Built as an actual tree house, Kadir's offers treehouse rooms, dormitories and private bungalows for two or three people.
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