Lion dance tradition thrives in Malaysia

2016-02-04 13:38

As Lunar New Year approaches, the traditional Chinese art of the lion dance is thriving in Muslim-majority Malaysia.

Detained Malaysian was hours away from suicide attack

2016-01-17 08:26

An official says a Malaysian man was detained just hours before planning to blow himself up at an entertainment venue in Kuala Lumpur, after authorities raised the alert level following bombings in neighboring Indonesia

Malaysia caps key food prices for Xmas

2015-12-14 22:09

The prices of some key goods in Malaysia will be capped during the Christmas season to prevent profiteering.

2 Malaysians arrested on charges of wildlife smuggling in US

2015-12-08 10:28

Federal agents have arrested two Malaysian nationals on accusations they smuggled orangutan skulls and parts of other wildlife into the US.

Dutch policeman held for online sale of MH17 'souvenirs'

2015-11-30 13:44

Dutch police have suspended an officer who tried to sell online souvenirs said to have come from the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 shot down over war-torn Ukraine last year.

MH370 hunt moves to where British pilot believes it crashed

2015-11-23 12:29

The deep sea hunt for a missing Malaysian airliner has shifted to a remote part of the Indian Ocean where a British pilot has calculated that the Boeing 777 made a controlled ditching last year with 239 people aboard, officials say.

Obama calls on young people to reject extremism

2015-11-20 13:33

President Barack Obama is asking young people in Southeast Asia to reject violent extremism and embrace tolerance.

Troops deployed around ASEAN summit venue

2015-11-19 19:48

Soldiers are being deployed in the Malaysian capital ahead of a gathering of South-East Asian and world leaders.

Indonesian police seize 91 pangolins

2015-11-11 17:51

Police in Indonesia's North Sumatra province have seized 91 pangolins set to be smuggled to Malaysia.

UN body calls detention of Malaysia's Anwar 'arbitrary'

2015-11-02 11:04

A UN body has determined that former Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been jailed illegally and called for his immediate release, according to a copy of the opinion released by his family.


Malaysian PM cleared in $700m scandal

2016-01-26 19:18

Malaysia's attorney general says nearly $700m channelled into Prime Minister Najib Razak's private accounts was a personal donation from Saudi Arabia's royal family, and has cleared him of any criminal wrongdoing.

Malaysia's first Islamic-compliant airline takes off

2015-12-21 17:45

Malaysia's first Islamic-compliant airline Rayani Air has begun operations with its maiden flight taking off from the capital to the resort island of Langkawi.

WANTED: Owners of abandoned Boeings

2015-12-08 17:03

An advertisement has been placed in local newspapers in Malaysia seeking the owners of three Boeing jets left unclaimed at the country's main airport.

New analysis backs search area for Flight MH370

2015-12-03 13:49

Australian authorities say new analysis confirms they've likely been searching in the right place for a missing Malaysian airliner.

SA Halaal products showcased in Malaysia

2015-11-26 12:25

The Department of Trade and Industry is inviting South African exporters of Halaal-approved items and services to apply to participate at an exhibition in the Malaysia.

Obama vows US will welcome refugees

2015-11-21 12:08

Pushing back against efforts to bar Syrian refugees from resettling in the US, President Barack Obama has vowed that his country will be a welcoming place for those fleeing violence "as long as I'm president".

Obama to meet Malaysia PM with relations under scrutiny

2015-11-20 10:00

US President Barack Obama is set to meet Malaysia’s leader and is expected to strike a delicate balance between criticising alleged abuses while maintaining a relationship Washington considers strategically important.

Deal on using satellites to track flights

2015-11-11 19:54

World nations have struck a landmark deal on using satellites to track flights, which could prove key to preventing a repeat of the mysterious disappearance of flight MH370 in March last year.

Philippine militants free Malaysian hostage - police

2015-11-09 14:44

Muslim militants in the Philippines have released a Malaysian woman they had been holding for nearly six months, authorities say.

Suffocating Asia haze to last

2015-10-19 17:19

The haze suffocating Southeast Asia could last for another month, Malaysia's environment minister has warned.

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