1 000s more evacuated in Malaysia floods

2014-12-21 08:27

Floods have worsened in north-east Malaysia due to heavy rains, local authorities say, as evacuees in other areas began to return home amid improving weather.

1 missing, 1000s flee after floods hit Malaysia

2014-12-18 10:46

An 11-year-old boy has gone missing and thousands of people have fled their homes as floods hit two north-eastern Malaysian states, a media report says.

MH370 search could be completed by May

2014-12-14 14:15

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 could be completed by May.

Malaysia arrests 20 over Myanmar murders

2014-12-11 12:04

Police in Malaysia have arrested 20 people in a widening investigation into the murder of at least 18 Myanmar nationals in the northern state of Penang since January.

Malaysia: 18 deaths may be linked to Myanmar unrest

2014-12-05 13:41

Police have detained 15 people from Myanmar over a string of gruesome murders in a popular Malaysian tourist destination, and believe the killings are linked to ethnic unrest in their country.

Six coffins of MH17 remains flown out of Ukraine

2014-11-28 16:08

Six more coffins holding remains of the victims from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 were flown out of east Ukraine for The Netherlands, officials say.

3 suspected supporters of ISIS held in Malaysia

2014-11-23 10:00

Two women and one men have been arrested on suspicion of supporting Islamic State militants in Malaysia, a report says.

Malaysian officer in New Zealand pleads not guilty

2014-11-21 14:57

A Malaysian military officer who was extradited to New Zealand has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault charges.

Pregnant woman dies due to faulty airbag

2014-11-17 08:37

A Malaysian woman and her unborn child died as a result of a Takata-made explosive air-bag inflator disintegrating and hitting the woman when it ignited in a crash.

MH370 to be declared 'lost'

2014-11-11 10:11

Relatives of MH370 passengers have criticised beleaguered Malaysia Airlines after an official reportedly said authorities would set a date to announce the plane "lost".

MH17 victims' remains flown to Netherlands

2014-11-08 19:08

Nearly four months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 plunged out of the sky over eastern Ukraine, recently discovered remains of some of those on board have been flown back to the Netherlands.

Anwar confident despite sodomy verdict delay

2014-11-07 14:12

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says he is confident the country’s top court would overturn a sodomy conviction that could see him jailed, as judges delayed giving a verdict.

Malaysia Airlines sued by 2 boys over MH370

2014-10-31 08:18

Two Malaysian teenage boys are suing Malaysia Airlines and the government over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed by the family of a passenger of the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared.

Malaysia's Anwar makes final appeal in sodomy case

2014-10-28 12:41

Malaysia’s top court has begun hearing a final appeal filed by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim against a sodomy conviction.

Malaysia opens final hearings in Anwar case

2014-10-28 09:31

A Malaysian court has opened two days of hearings expected to produce a final ruling on much-criticised sodomy charges against Anwar Ibrahim that could send the opposition leader to jail.

Pedrosa tops Malaysia first practice

2014-10-24 14:41

Honda's Dani Pedrosa was fastest in first practice ahead of the 2014 Malaysian MotoGP in Sepang today while title-winning team mate Marc Marquez tootled around in fourth.

Malaysian man crawls for 3 days after car smash

2014-10-24 09:25

A Malaysian man seriously injured in a car accident crawled through jungle for three days before showing up at an isolated village, authorities say.

2nd ship to join hunt for missing Malaysian plane

2014-10-22 14:48

Malaysia’s defence minister has expressed confidence Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will eventually be found as a second ship prepares to join the search.

Opposition leader Anwar expects to be jailed again

2014-10-22 09:31

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said he expects Malaysia's top court will dismiss his final appeal against a sodomy conviction and that he will be sent to prison for the second time in a decade.

Malaysia mechanisation draws mixed feelings

2014-10-17 12:15

With the cost of hiring workers soaring, Malaysia government is offering tax benefits to labour-intensive sectors going the automation route.

Malaysian police arrest 14 over ISIS

2014-10-16 10:32

Malaysian police have arrested 14 people, among them an engineer, for suspected links to the Islamic State group.

Dutch officials return to MH17 crash site

2014-10-14 11:39

Dutch officials have returned to the crash site of flight MH17 in Ukraine, where the search for remains and belongings resumed with the recovery of items from cuddly toys to photos.

1 dead, a dozen hurt in Malaysia grenade blast: police

2014-10-09 11:40

One man has been killed and a dozen other people wounded after a hand grenade exploded in a tourist section of Malaysia’s capital in what police suspect was related to a gangland turf battle.

Malaysian gunboat goes missing with 7 crew members

2014-10-06 17:30

The Malaysian navy has launched a search for seven crew members after their gunboat went missing off Borneo Island in rough seas, a top naval official says.

Malaysian court to scrutinise Sedition Act

2014-10-01 16:05

A Malaysian court has authorised an attempt to challenge the constitutionality of the Sedition Act, a lawyer says, amid a string of charges under the law against opposition politicians and other critics.


MH370 families protest for information

2014-12-19 17:56

Grieving family members of Chinese passengers from a missing Malaysia Airlines flight have protested outside the foreign ministry in Beijing, accusing the government of failing to provide them with regular updates.

Man hacks off wife's hands and feet in Malaysia

2014-12-14 16:10

A mother-of-three is being treated in a Malaysian hospital after her husband hacked off her hands and feet with a meat cleaver before hanging himself.

Australian arrested in Malaysia for drug smuggling

2014-12-14 08:18

An Australian woman has been arrested in Malaysia after she was caught with 1.5kg of methamphetamine, a news report says.

Police identify Malaysian suicide bomber

2014-12-09 13:27

Police have identified a Malaysian ISIS jihadist who carried out a suicide attack on a Syrian government military base, a news report says.

Malaysia detains 3 suspected ISIS members

2014-12-02 17:46

Malaysian police say that they have detained another three men, including two civil servants, suspected of being linked to ISIS.

Malaysia backtracks on sedition law

2014-11-27 11:34

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says he would keep a colonial-era sedition law that he had promised to scrap.

UNHCR probes allegations of fraud in processing refugees

2014-11-21 22:11

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees says it is investigating allegations of fraud in the processing of asylum seekers in Malaysia.

Malaysian police detain 5 suspected human traffickers

2014-11-18 12:35

Police in Malaysia have detained five Myanmar nationals suspected of being members of a trafficking syndicate, state-run Bernama news agency reports.

British PM gets laughs at Aussie's PM expense

2014-11-14 08:47

British Prime Minister David Cameron has taken a playful dig at his Australian counterpart over an obscure threat to assault the Russian president at a weekend summit in Brisbane.

Netherlands marks MH17 victims with ceremony

2014-11-10 11:49

The Netherlands will hold a national memorial ceremony for the 298 people who died when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot out of the sky over war-torn east Ukraine in July.

Remains of MH17 victims 'may never be fully recovered'

2014-11-08 16:07

All the remains of the victims from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 might never be fully recovered, the Dutch foreign minister says, as five more coffins were flown out of Ukraine.

Malaysia, Netherlands press for access to MH17 site

2014-11-05 14:42

The leaders of Malaysia and the Netherlands have vowed to keep pressing for access to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and bring to justice those responsible for downing the plane in the Ukraine.

Malaysia's Anwar claims sodomy case as 'fabrication'

2014-10-30 18:53

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has insisted he was the victim of a Malaysian government 'fabrication and conspiracy' as the country's top court continued to hear his appeal against a sodomy conviction.

Sepang '14 quali: Two records for Marquez

2014-10-25 10:10

Honda's Marc Marquez set another two MotoGP records as he qualified, once again, on pole - this time at the Sepang track in Malaysia. It's a Honda 1-2 line-up again, too...

Australia: Missing plane hunt will take months

2014-10-24 14:17

The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but will likely take many months because of the huge area involved, an official says.

Touching dogs 'is against Malaysian Islamic practice'

2014-10-23 15:25

Malaysian Islamic authorities have ruled that touching dogs is against the country’s Islamic doctrine, a report says.

Malaysia confident flight MH370 will be found

2014-10-22 14:48

Malaysia's defence minister says he is confident the search for the Malaysia Airlines passenger flight MH370 would be a success, Australian media report.

Malaysia Islamic authorities probe 'dog patting' event

2014-10-21 09:42

Islamic authorities in Malaysia are conducting a probe into a controversial 'dog patting' event aimed at removing the stigma regarding men's best friend in the multi-ethnic Muslim-majority country.

Malaysia arrest ISIS recruiters

2014-10-16 13:19

ISIS main recruiters in Malaysia, who funded trips to Syria for converts are among the 14 suspected militants arrested earlier this week, Malaysian authorities say.

No sign yet of MH370 in 1st update of underwater search

2014-10-15 10:44

Australian authorities have released their first update on the latest underwater probe for missing flight MH370, saying more than 670 square kilometres had been searched without success.

Online sellers of rare species arrested

2014-10-13 17:30

Two brothers accused of planning to sell several protected species online, including a Malayan sun bear, have been arrested in Malaysia, a senior wildlife official says.

Malaysia urged not to deport 155 migrants to China

2014-10-07 18:04

Human rights groups have urged Malaysia not to deport 155 ethnic Uighur migrants back to China,, fearing they could face persecution.

MH370 hunt resuming after 4-month hiatus

2014-10-04 08:35

After a four-month hiatus, the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is about to resume in a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean, with searchers lowering new equipment deep beneath the waves.

Baby girl mauled by monitor lizard

2014-09-23 16:26

A baby girl has suffered head injuries after being attacked by a monitor lizard on a resort island in southern Malaysia.

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