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Defence lawyer slams Malaysian police over Kim murder probe

Shah Alam - The Malaysian police's investigation into the murder of the North Korean leader's estranged half brother was "shoddy" and could lead to an unfair trial, a court heard Wednesday.

Top Malaysian activist to run as opposition bet in upcoming polls

Petaling Jaya - A prominent Malaysian rights activist Tuesday announced her candidacy in upcoming polls in what analysts see as a boost for the opposition's attempt to unseat Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Malaysian businessman hits out after scandal-linked yacht seized

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian businessman allegedly at the centre of a financial scandal has accused US justice officials of "global overreach" after a yacht linked to the controversy was seized off Bali.

Kim Jong Nam believed life in danger before hit, court told

Shah Alam - The half-brother of North Korea's leader expressed fears for his life months before he was assassinated in Malaysia in a Cold War-style hit, a court heard Tuesday.

Indonesian maid's death highlights failure to protect helpers

Kuala Lumpur - Trafficked to Malaysia, forced to sleep outside with a dog before dying from serious injuries -– the latest abuse case involving an Indonesian maid highlights a failure to protect domestic helpers despite repeated government pledges, critics say.

Malaysian rapper held over Lunar New Year dog video

Kuala Lumpur - A rapper in Muslim-majority Malaysia was arrested Thursday for allegedly insulting Islam with a Lunar New Year video that features dancers wearing dog masks and performing suggestive moves.

Kim Jong Nam murder suspect 'visited Cambodia for TV pranks'

Shah Alam - An Indonesian woman charged with murdering the North Korean leader's half-brother visited Cambodia to take part in what she believed were pranks for a TV show with suspected Pyongyang agents, a court heard Thursday.

Malaysia holds Filipinos seeking to set up extremist cell

Kuala Lumpur - Ten suspected Islamic militants who were trying to establish a Malaysian cell of a Philippine kidnap-for-ransom group have been arrested in Borneo island, police said Wednesday.

Malaysian artist jailed for clown caricature of PM

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian artist was jailed for a month Tuesday for publishing a caricature of scandal-plagued Prime Minister Najib Razak looking like a clown, the latest government critic to be imprisoned.

Malaysia's Mahathir in hospital for chest infection

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's veteran former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, who has been picked to lead an opposition bid for election victory, has been admitted to hospital with a chest infection, authorities said Saturday.

Kim Jong-Nam murder suspect 'hired for multiple pranks': lawyer

Shah Alam - An Indonesian woman charged with the killing of the North Korean leader's half-brother was paid by a suspected Pyongyang agent to take part in multiple "pranks" just weeks before the murder, a court heard Friday.

Malaysia says no mystery over 'missing' MH370 search ship

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia Thursday quashed rumours swirling after a ship searching for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared from tracking screens, saying it had simply made a refuelling stop in Australia and would resume the hunt.

Whistleblower Malaysian opposition MP jailed for 30 months

Shah Alam - A senior Malaysian opposition politician was jailed for 30 months on Wednesday after he was found guilty of leaking confidential banking details, disqualififying him from elections expected to be called within months.

Kim Jong-Nam murder suspect 'met with alleged N.Korean agent'

Shah Alam - One of two women on trial for the Cold War-style murder of the North Korean leader's estranged half-brother met with an alleged North Korean agent a month before the assassination, a court heard Tuesday.

Kim Jong-Nam met American days before his death: witness

Shah Alam - The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un met an unidentified American on a tourist island in Malaysia four days before he was assassinated in a Cold War-style hit, a court heard Monday.

Saudi football teams denied neutral venues for Qatar clashes

Kuala Lumpur - Saudi Arabian football teams will be required to play away matches in Qatar during the Asian Champions League despite the kingdom's travel ban on its Gulf neighbour, Asia's football governing body said Sunday.

On the stump at 92: Malaysia's Mahathir woos key rural voters

- He may be 92 but Malaysia's ex-strongman Mahathir Mohamad has brushed aside the constraints of age to hit the campaign trail for upcoming polls, as he takes on scandal-plagued premier Najib Razak.

New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way

Kuala Lumpur - A new hunt for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 using high-tech underwater drones has started, officials said Tuesday, in the latest bid to solve one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries.

Yabba dabba doo! Malaysian sultan gets Flintstones car

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian sultan has been given a life-size replica of Fred Flintstone's car from the classic cartoon, although the modern update has an engine so he won't tire out his regal feet.

Pirate attacks at two-decade low: maritime watchdog

Kuala Lumpur - Pirate attacks worldwide fell to their lowest level in over two decades last year, the International Maritime Bureau said, but more than doubled in the Philippines while African trouble spots remained dangerous.
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