Jennifer Pak

In Vietnam, people clamor to learn English

Some 37 years after the United States pulled the last of its forces from Vietnam, ending the Vietnam War, the people of Vietnam are clamoring for closer ties to American culture. To do that, though, they need to know English. So in Vietnam, English is king.

Conflict & Justice

Malaysia's anti-gay camp

A camp to 'correct the effeminate behavior' of Muslim schoolboys should be abolished, says Malaysia's women's minister. 66 boys identified as 'effeminate' were sent to 'discourage them from being gay'. Anchor Lisa Mullins talks to the BBC's Jennifer Pak.

Global Politics

Malaysia's maid shortage rooted in abuse

Malaysian families are facing a critical shortage of maids. Most of the maids come from Indonesia. But Indonesia banned its citizens from going to work as maids in Malaysia after a series of abuses against them. Jennifer Pak reports from Kuala Lumpur.

Global Politics

Wikileaks fuel sex scandal in Malaysia

A Wikileaks cable about Malaysia is generating controversy there. It involves the country's main opposition leader, who is currently on trial, charged with having sex with a male political aide. Jennifer Pak reports from Kuala Lumpur.

Global Politics

Geo answer

The answer to our Geo Quiz today is Malaysia. Government censors recently revised their rules regarding what subjects cannot be depicted in films. One movie maker is testing the new limits with a gay-themed film. Jennifer Pak reports.

Global Politics

Malaysia dropped from pop concert tours

There's speculation that protests from conservative Muslim groups in Malaysia prompted Beyonce to cancel her concert there. But as Jennifer Pak reports, it's one of many cases that women's rights activists say has damaged Malaysia's reputation.