Govt in attempt to save SA man from death sentence in Malaysia

2015-10-06 19:37

The South African government has requested a meeting with the Malaysian government in an effort save the life of a South African man who has been sentenced to death for possession of drugs.

Malaysia shuts schools as choking smog worsens

2015-10-04 16:51

Malaysian authorities have ordered most of the country's schools shut for two days because of possible health risks posed by the thick haze from Indonesian forest fires.

HEADLINES: Madonsela, SA citizen faces death in Malaysia & Oregon shooting

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela called to probe Eskom, Chancellor House and the ANC; a Joburg father faces death in Malaysia for drug smuggling; 15 killed in US college shooting.

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Razak: No gain from golf with Obama

2015-09-29 18:59

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says his golf game with US President Barack Obama during a visit to Washington last year, did not yield the expected political benefits.

US, Australia embassies warn of terror attack in Malaysia

2015-09-25 09:28

The US and Australian embassies in Malaysia have warned of a potential terrorist attack at a popular hawker street in Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia arrests 6, says they may have aided Bangkok bomber

2015-09-23 14:00

Malaysia has arrested six people suspected of being part of a human trafficking network and who may have helped a bomber who killed 20 people at a Bangkok shrine escape from Thailand, police say.

Malaysian police detain whistleblower

2015-09-20 21:46

A Malaysian court has approved the detention of a whistleblower who provided evidence of alleged corruption in a state-owned development fund involving Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Malaysia to begin cloud-seeding to clear air

2015-09-15 19:07

Malaysia is trying cloud-seeding to induce rain to clear the haze, as Indonesia fights wildfires.

3 Bangkok bombing suspects arrested in Malaysia

2015-09-14 08:29

Three suspects have been arrested in Malaysia for possible involvement in a terrorist bombing that killed 20 people in Bangkok, the police chief says.

Malaysia on alert as smog cancels flights

2015-09-13 22:07

Malaysia's maritime and aviation departments have issued warnings over poor visibility caused by the worsening haze in the capital and elsewhere, as the thick smog also prompts flight cancellations.


Indonesia doing best it can to combat haze - disaster chief

2015-10-06 13:14

Indonesia’s disaster chief has rejected criticism his country is not doing enough to combat the haze crisis, saying every possible resource is being deployed to fight the forest fires blanketing Southeast Asia in smog.

Family of SA drug mule on death row in Malaysia tell of anguish

2015-10-02 22:08

The family of a South African man sentenced to death for drug trafficking in Malaysia have expressed their anguish at not being able to visit him.

SA drug mule loses appeal, faces death penalty in Malaysia

2015-10-01 22:04

A Johannesburg father who was caught smuggling drugs into Malaysia is now facing the death penalty after losing his appeal against the sentence.

Malaysia air pollution unhealthy

2015-09-27 17:17

Air pollution in Malaysia's capital has spiked to very unhealthy levels as acrid smoke billowing from Indonesian agricultural fires intensified.

'Balloongate' blown out of proportion - lawyer

2015-09-23 21:16

A Malaysian woman has been charged with insulting scandal-tainted Prime Minister Najib Razak by dropping balloons bearing pro-democracy messages near him during a public event, her lawyer says.

Malaysia PM involved in US corruption inquiry – report

2015-09-22 11:50

A US federal grand jury is examining allegations of corruption involving Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and individuals close to him, a report says.

Police use water cannon on pro-Malay demonstrators

2015-09-16 14:06

At least three people have been injured after police fired cannon at demonstrators trying to enter a predominantly Chinese business district in Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia closes schools as Indonesia smoke haze worsens

2015-09-15 08:58

Malaysian authorities have ordered school closures in Kuala Lumpur and neighbouring states, as worsening haze from Indonesian forest and agricultural fires enveloped the capital in a smoky grey shroud.

Malaysia says 3 detained in connection with Bangkok blast

2015-09-14 07:53

Malaysia's police chief says a Pakistani and two Malaysians have been detained in connection with last month’s bombing of a shrine in Bangkok that killed at least 20 people.

Malaysian cargo ship broke down, not hijacked

2015-09-10 17:54

A Malaysian cargo ship that went missing and was feared hijacked had actually only experienced engine trouble and has been found with all its crew safe, the coast guard says.

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