Posts tagged "malaysia"

Two Malaysian Women Arrested For Alleged “Same-Sex Relations”

Two female students in Malaysia were arrested this weekend by religious police for allegedly having “same-sex relations” in a hotel room. The young women, ages 20 and 21, had their room searched and a sex toy confiscated. Lesbian sex has been criminalized since 1997, where it carries a fine, three years in jail and…

Jessica Wakeman / September 3, 2014

Malaysian Jet Declared Lost, No Survivors

Flight #MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean, Malaysian PM tells reporters after giving new satellite information
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) March 24, 2014
Flight MH370 crashed in the southern Indian Ocean leaving no survivors, Prime Minister Najib Razak said today, citing new analysis of satellite data that pegged the plane’s last know…

Newser / March 24, 2014

Why Did Nobody Tell Me About The Unicorn Ride Groupon?

Well, this blows. It’s just come to my attention that a special GroupOn was offered last summer in Mongolia, advertising discounted unicorn rides. If this doesn’t make you squee with joy and sing the theme to “The Last Unicorn,” I don’t want to know you.

The ad reads:
Unlike bigfoot, Santa Clau…

Julie Gerstein / February 7, 2013

An Online Dating Offer You Can’t Refuse: Free Man With Every Shoe Purchase

Today I read about a merger that makes sense, but in a sorta creepy way: shoe-shopping and online dating. A Malaysian shoe store called Shoes Shoes Shoes has teamed up with a dating website to “give away” a man with every shoe purchase in an ingenious marketing stunt they call “Shoe Dating.” Here’s the lowdown, after…

Tiffanie Drayton / March 22, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Malaysian Women Say Caning Was Good For Them

This is terribly sad: Three Malaysian women, who were caned under the country’s Islamic laws, said the punishment was good for them. The 17-year-old who was caned for having sex out of wedlock has been quoted in a Malaysian newspaper saying, “I deeply regret my actions as I should have married before having sex.”…

Jessica Wakeman / February 19, 2010

The Daily Squeeze: All My Children Casting, A Celeb Fashion Line, And Avril’s Kuala Lumpur Concert

All My Children is looking for an Iraq war vet to play an Iraq war vet. How meta. [NPR]
David Arquette and Ben Harper are funding a new clothing line called Propr that will be unveiled at New York Fashion Week in September. [Showbiz Spy]
Malysia’s government has asked the promoters of Avril Lavigne concert…

Catherine Strawn / August 20, 2008

Graphic Lives Of Malaysian Politicians Can’t Be Censored Online

The majority of Malaysia’s population is Muslim, and government censors do quite a bit of cutting to keep overly sexual scenes out of movies and other forms of entertainment. These days, they’re having a much more difficult time keeping naughty information out of the news, as two of the country’s top politicians are involved i…

Catherine Strawn / August 4, 2008

Grannies Get Panties

While sexy paper underwear may seem impractical, they’ve been selling like hot cakes in Kuala Lampur! The Chinese population in Malaysia just celebrated their “day of the dead”, the Qingming Festival, this past Friday. The holiday is commemorated with burnt offerings made at the graves of deceased relatives. And apparently this is the only time…

Simcha / April 9, 2008