The first person charged under Malaysia’s Anti-Fake News Act has been found guilty after posting a YouTube video in which he said police took nearly an hour to respond to the shooting of a Palestinian lecturer—a claim the police refute.
CNN reports that a piece of plane wreckage found off Mozambique in southeastern Africa likely belongs to lost plane Malaysia Airlines 370.
Aspiring science fiction author Kushairi Zuradi got tired of publishers telling him that there was no market for science fiction in Malaysia. So the medical-school grad started his own publishing company, Simptomatik Press.
In 2011, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak promised that Malaysia would never censor the Internet. Speaking at the first Malaysian—ASEAN Regional Bloggers Conference, Najib said: “I have no doubts whatsoever that Malaysia has one of the liveliest blogospheres in the world. And definitely one of the freest if not…
Happy Year of the Sheep! Here's something you don't see every day: divers performing a Chinese lion dance ... underwater. With a big ol' reptilian buddy providing some verrrry slow backup moves.
America's got pretty good at using drones to hunt and kill big tangible things, but Hellfire missiles and Reapers aren't all that good at tracking little insects. But that hasn't stopped researchers from using (smaller, less deadly) drones to help fight the spread of infectious disease.
The internet keeps a close eye on what companies like Apple, Samsung, and Sony import out of Southeast Asia, since those components hint at products coming down the pipeline. The Department of Labor keeps a close watch too, but for a very different reason: Uncovering "modern-day slavery" by the factories that make…
Ever been to Legoland, man? Ever been to Legoland on waterslides? Visitors to Legoland Malaysia will soon be able to, once the largest such waterpark on Earth opens in mid-October.
Here's a fish story that's almost as bad as tales of the legendary candirú. The climbing perch (Anabas testudineus) is a small fish that possesses an organ that allows it to breathe atmospheric oxygen for several hours at a time. Its musculature also allows the fish to move terrestrially. (Watch a tidbit of the above…
In the Malaysian town of Kampung Laksamana, reports of a supernatural creature known as the orang minyak (or "oily man") have caused residents to form neighborhood watches.
When you've discovered a 20-kilogram frog with the legs the length of a seven-year-old child's, do you A.) keep it for posterity; B.) donate it to science; or C.) eat the sonofagun before it eats you?
This is one of the first-ever photos of the Bornean rainbow toad, which hasn't been seen since 1924.
In the modern-day equivalent (I guess?) of scrawling your apologies on a chalkboard, a Malaysian court has ordered social activist Fahmi Fadzil to say he's sorry 100 times on Twitter. Hope no one told him how to copy and paste.
Some Taoist and Buddhist funerary traditions involve the bereaved burning facsimiles of household items so the dead can enjoy their use in the afterlife. Consequently, there are shops in Asia devoted to the sale of flammable, fake consumer products.
I'd heard that certain cultures like to furnish their deceased loved ones with paper tokens for the afterlife—think Monopoly money, paper Viagra, that sort of thing. But those iPad-lovers need their tablets for the afterlife too, according to the Malaysian families who have bought up paper iPads in bulk.
Dengue fever. It causes pain, nausea, and can be deadly. Worst of all, there's no known cure or vaccine. Which is why 6,000 genetically modified mosquitoes are being deployed in Malaysia to kill of dengue at the root.
As soon as the team took to the pitch, they were bombarded with lasers to the point where they literally walked off in the 54th minute. No, this wasn't Tron, dear readers, it was a soccer match. With laser pens!
Mutilated, tied up, and brought low, these action figures are the tattered remains of superheroes who tangled with supervillains and lost. Malaysian artist Olan Ventura has captured the true spirit of well-used action figures.
The new trailer for Malaysian superhero action-comedy Cicakman 2 is online, and it's pretty great. The film-makers downplayed the film's comedy elements in favor of more action and better special effects this time around, and I'm cautiously excited. As we mentioned a while back, Cicakman 2 played at the Pusan…
Gizmodo's resident dogspert, Jones, will be wearing a black legband today to honor Manny—he's the blond in the raver's jacket, above—who was found dead at his kennel last week. The dog, who had arrived from Northern Ireland with his chum Paddy, both of them a gift from the Motion Picture Association of America, was…