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Stories with place: Malaysia
  • Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines agree to boost sea security 
    Updated: May-05-16 5:15 am

    YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines agreed Thursday to run coordinated patrols to boost maritime security following the kidnappings at sea of Indonesians by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants.

  • Takata air bags may have caused 2 more deaths in Malaysia story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 10:19 am

    DETROIT - Two people in Malaysia have died in recent traffic crashes in which Takata air bag inflators exploded with too much force, but authorities have yet to determine the exact cause of either death.

  • North Korea says waitresses tricked into going to South 
    Updated: May-03-16 2:12 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea stepped up its calls Tuesday for South Korea to return 12 waitresses whom Pyongyang says Seoul abducted from a restaurant in China.

  • Malaysia deports 32 Taiwanese to China, draws protest 
    Updated: May-01-16 12:27 am

    BEIJING - Taiwanese officials have protested Malaysia's deportation of 32 of the self-ruled island's nationals to China to face wire fraud charges.

  • Navy commander sentenced to 78 months in bribery scandal 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 5:48 pm

    SAN DIEGO - A Navy commander who fled Cambodia's killing fields as a boy to grow up to become a decorated U.S. military officer was sentenced Friday to 78 months in prison for providing classified ship schedules in exchange for the services of prostitutes, theater tickets and other gifts from a Malaysian defense contractor.

  • After hostage beheading, is Philippines facing IS threat? story has photos
    Updated: Apr-28-16 9:11 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Months before Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded retired Canadian mining executive John Ridsdel in the tropical jungles of the southern Philippines, they showed him pleading for life in a video with three other hostages that demanded a record-high ransom.

  • Malaysia Airlines CEO to leave job long before contract ends 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 11:26 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia Airlines said Tuesday its CEO, Christoph Mueller, will leave his job in September, way ahead of the end of his three-year contract, due to "changing personal circumstances."

  • UAE fund says Malaysian fund, ministry default on over $1.1B 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 9:49 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A government-backed investment fund in the United Arab Emirates said Monday that heavily indebted Malaysian investment fund 1MDB and the southeast Asian country's finance ministry have defaulted on more than $1.1 billion they owe.

  • China criticizes Taiwan for releasing fraud suspects story has photos
    Updated: Apr-17-16 9:14 am

    BEIJING - A Chinese spokesman criticized Taiwan after the self-ruled island released 20 fraud suspects just one day after they were deported from Malaysia, citing a lack of evidence.

  • 4 Indonesians kidnapped by pirates; vessels safe in Malaysia 
    Updated: Apr-15-16 10:38 pm

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Four Indonesians have been kidnapped and another shot in an attempt to hijack a tugboat and barge in the border waters of Malaysia and the Philippines, the Indonesian Foreign Ministry said Saturday.

  • Malaysia decides not to send Taiwanese suspects to China story has photos
    Updated: Apr-15-16 10:12 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia deported 20 Taiwanese criminal suspects to Taiwan on Friday despite Beijing's request that they be sent to China, amid an ongoing battle over jurisdiction involving the self-ruled island. A Malaysia official said another 32 Taiwanese suspects sought by China also will be sent to Taiwan.

  • Saudi confirms 'genuine' $681M donation to Malaysian PM 
    Updated: Apr-15-16 8:17 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Saudi Arabia has for the first time publicly confirmed Malaysia's claim that $681 million in Prime Minister Najib Razak's bank accounts was a donation from the Saudi royal family, countering accusations that the money was siphoned from heavily indebted state investment fund 1MDB.

  • Swiss expand probe of suspected Malaysia fund embezzlement 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 8:08 am

    GENEVA - The Swiss attorney general's office says it has expanded a probe into suspected embezzlement of a Malaysian state investment fund to investigate two former Emirati officials.

  • Australia, Japan in Group B for Asian World Cup qualifying 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 6:51 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Asian Cup champion Australia and Japan have been grouped together in the last round of Asian qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

  • Indonesia among 4 countries hoping to host 2023 Asian Cup 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 4:36 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Indonesia is bidding to host the 2023 Asian Cup despite being under a FIFA-imposed ban from international competition because of government interference in the running of the national football federation.

  • Board of troubled Malaysia fund offers to resign 
    Updated: Apr-07-16 8:28 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Heavily indebted Malaysian state investment fund 1MDB said Thursday its entire board of directors has offered to resign after a parliamentary inquiry found a massive unexplained payment and called for a police probe of the fund's former head.

  • CEO says Malaysia Airlines has first monthly profit in years story has photos
    Updated: Apr-06-16 6:39 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The chief executive of Malaysia Airlines said Wednesday that the carrier recorded a profit in February, its first positive monthly result in years, and is on track to return to the black by 2018.