- Malaysian leader faces risk of criminal charges over fund Updated: Jul-05-15 5:14 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is facing the risk of criminal charges over allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were funneled from an indebted state fund to his personal bank accounts, the first time a Malaysian leader has faced criminal allegations.
- Could searchers' sonars have missed wreckage of Flight 370? Updated: Jul-03-15 11:14 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Amid rising frustrations over the expensive, so-far fruitless search for vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, experts are questioning the competence of the company in charge, including whether crews may have passed over the sunken wreckage without even noticing.
- Russia dissatisfied with MH17 report by Dutch Safety Board Updated: Jul-02-15 10:46 am
MOSCOW - A draft Dutch report into last year's crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine fails to offer a comprehensive picture, a Russian aviation official said Thursday.
- Southeast Asia to set up fund to help boat people Updated: Jul-02-15 6:11 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Southeast Asian countries will establish a humanitarian fund to help boatloads of Rohingya Muslim and Bangladeshi immigrants who have recently landed in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand, a Malaysian minister said Thursday.
- Dutch Safety Board has draft report into MH17 crash Updated: Jul-01-15 10:47 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The team investigating last year's crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine has prepared a draft final report and given it to countries involved in the probe for their comments.
- Key countries call for tribunal for Malaysia Airlines crash Updated: Jun-25-15 5:58 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The five countries investigating last year's shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine are calling for an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible.
- Beijing says snow is no problem for 2022 Winter Olympic bid Updated: Jun-23-15 8:59 am
BEIJING - Beijing is driving home assurances that providing plenty of good quality snow for the skiing events won't be a problem if it wins the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.
- Malaysia buries Rohingya human-trafficking victims Updated: Jun-22-15 3:56 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian authorities Monday gave a Muslim burial to 21 human trafficking victims, believed to be Rohingya Muslim refugees, found in shallow graves in jungles bordering Thailand.
- Australia, Malaysia and Netherlands to mark MH17 anniversary Updated: Jun-22-15 1:47 am
CANBERRA, Australia - The Australian, Malaysian and Dutch governments will hold services on July 17 to mark the first anniversary of the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine with the loss of 298 lives, Australia's prime minister said Monday.
- Rights group slams Malaysia for prosecuting transgenders Updated: Jun-22-15 1:40 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Human Rights Watch on Monday criticized a Malaysian Islamic court for fining nine Muslim transgender women for cross-dressing and jailing two of them for a month.
- Malaysian hijacked oil tanker rescued, pirates flee Updated: Jun-19-15 12:07 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Pirates who hijacked a Malaysian oil tanker last week have fled on the ship's lifeboat after being pursued by a Malaysian navy ship, officials said Friday.
- Malaysia's opposition alliance collapses over policy clash Updated: Jun-17-15 9:40 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's three-party opposition alliance, once touted as an alternative to the country's long-ruling coalition, has collapsed over policy differences.
- Asian confederation general secretary quits amid probe Updated: Jun-17-15 8:56 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Asian Football Confederation general secretary Alex Soosay has quit amid a probe into allegations that he ordered a cover-up during an audit of the organization in 2012.
- Asian powers unconvincing in World Cup qualifying Updated: Jun-17-15 1:24 am
SEOUL, South Korea - The four power teams of Asian football avoided defeat in their opening World Cup qualifiers, yet none put in performances that will dispel the doubts about the strength of the region's teams following their combined winless record at the 2014 World Cup.
- Malaysia Proton in tie-up with Japan's Suzuki to boost sales Updated: Jun-15-15 6:44 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's struggling national carmaker Proton on Monday joined forces with Japan's Suzuki Motor Corp. in its latest bid to boost sales by targeting the compact car market.
- 'Topless tourist' returns to Britain, apologizes for posing Updated: Jun-14-15 6:46 am
LONDON - Eleanor Hawkins has returned to England and apologized to the people of Malaysia for having posed topless on a sacred mountain.
- 4 Westerners jailed 3 days for posing naked on Malaysia peak Updated: Jun-12-15 10:32 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Four Westerners who posed naked on Malaysia's highest peak were sentenced Friday to three days in jail and fined for obscene behavior in a public place, their lawyer said.
- The Yoong ones; ex-F1 driver's siblings skiing at SEA Games Updated: Jun-12-15 5:48 am
SINGAPORE - There's young, and then there's the Yoongs. When it comes to competition, Hanifah Yoong believes that if you're good enough, you're old enough.
- Malaysia Airlines jet makes emergency landing in Australia Updated: Jun-12-15 2:57 am
CANBERRA, Australia - A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet made an emergency landing at Melbourne airport on Friday after instruments indicated an engine fire, officials said.
- Malaysia detains 4 accused of posing naked at quake-hit peak Updated: Jun-10-15 9:52 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Police have detained four Westerners accused of posing naked to take photos on a Malaysian mountain - an act that has been blamed for causing the earthquake that killed 18 climbers last week.
- Death toll rises to 16 from earthquake on Malaysia mountain Updated: Jun-07-15 9:52 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The death toll from an earthquake that trapped scores of climbers on Malaysia's highest peak rose to 16 Monday as rescuers searched for two Singaporean climbers still missing.
- Thailand scrambles to boost image on human trafficking Updated: Jun-07-15 2:01 am
BANGKOK - Thailand is eager to show its newfound toughness on human trafficking, taking reporters on patrols and tours of former camps, cooperating with neighboring countries and the U.S., and arresting dozens of officials - including a high-ranking officer in the military that now controls the country. The junta even had a "National Anti-Human Trafficking Day."