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Malaysian health officials to amend gay 'prevention' contest: activists

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian officials who launched a controversial video contest offering $1,000 cash prizes to explain how to "prevent" homosexuality have agreed to remove offending wording after widespread opposition, a LGBT activist said Friday.

Malaysia offers up to $1,000 for best 'gay prevention' video

Kuala Lumpur - The Malaysian government is offering cash prizes of up to $1,000 for the best videos explaining how to "prevent" homosexuality, according to a competition launched on the health ministry's website.

Women accused of Kim Jong-Nam murder appear in court

Kuala Lumpur - An Indonesian and a Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the half-brother of North Korea's leader with a deadly nerve agent, appeared in a Malaysian court Tuesday, wearing bullet-proof vests and under heavy security.

Gilas Pilipinas soars with 55-point lead to trash Malaysia 106-51

Philippine National Basketball Team Gilas Pilipinas continues to dominate the ongoing 2017 SEABA games as they ended Game 3 with 55 points lead over the Malaysian National Team 106-51 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines.

Devotees mark Buddha's birthday in Malaysia

Ipoh - Thousands of devotees gathered in Malaysian temples Wednesday to celebrate Buddha's birth, death and enlightenment -- a festival marked on different days across the region, which is also known as Wesak day.

Wife seeks release of Turkish businessman held in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - The wife of a Turkish businessman detained in Malaysia for alleged terrorism offences made a tearful appeal to the government Monday to release him, saying he is innocent.

Malaysia-bound AirAsia X flight hit by severe turbulence

Kuala Lumpur - Five passengers were injured after a Malaysia-bound AirAsia X flight was hit by "severe turbulence", the budget carrier said Friday.

Girl barred from Malaysia chess competition over 'seductive' dress

Kuala Lumpur - A 12-year-old girl was barred from a Malaysian chess tournament over her "seductive" dress, her coach has claimed, igniting public outrage against the organisers of the competition in the Muslim-majority nation.

Kim assassination suspects should not be ambushed: lawyer

Kuala Lumpur - Two women accused of assassinating the half-brother of North Korea's leader risk being subjected to a "trial by ambush", a defence lawyer said Thursday, accusing the police of failing to share key evidence.

Kim murder suspects appear in Malaysian court

Kuala Lumpur - Two women accused of assassinating the half-brother of North Korea's leader appeared in a Malaysian court on Thursday ahead of a murder trial that could see them hanged.

Malaysia seizes big shipment of rhino horns at airport

Sepang - Enforcement officials in Malaysia have seized 18 rhinoceros horns imported from Mozambique, weighing 51.4 kg and worth 13.7 million ringgit ($3.1 million), a senior customs official said Monday.

Kim Jong-Nam's body returned to North Korea

Kuala Lumpur - The body of the assassinated half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un arrived in Pyongyang Friday, apparently accompanied by three men initially named by Malaysian police as suspects in his murder.

Malaysians' emotional return from Pyongyang in Kim body swap

Kuala Lumpur - Nine Malaysians freed by Pyongyang made an emotional return home Friday, after Kuala Lumpur sent back the body of the assassinated half-brother of North Korea's leader to end a bitter diplomatic feud.

Freed Malaysians arrive home from Pyongyang after Kim row

Kuala Lumpur - Nine Malaysians freed by Pyongyang arrived home early Friday, after Kuala Lumpur agreed to send back the body of the assassinated half-brother of North Korea's leader, ending a bitter feud between the two countries.

Malaysia in 'sensitive' talks with North Korea after Kim murder

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said Wednesday his government was engaged in "very sensitive" talks with North Korea over nine Malaysians being prevented from leaving Pyongyang after the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam.

Malaysia says Kim Jong-Nam's body still in KL morgue

Kuala Lumpur - Six weeks after the airport assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, Malaysia on Tuesday said it was still waiting for family to claim the body, denying rumours it had been sent back to Pyongyang.

Badminton gets prize money boost as new tour unveiled

Kuala Lumpur - The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Sunday announced a new tournament structure, with increased prize money, as it looks to raise the sport's profile and ramp up revenues.

Malaysia got DNA from Kim's son overseas: deputy PM

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian investigators used a DNA sample from a son of Kim Jong-Nam to confirm the identity of the murdered half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un, the deputy prime minister said Thursday.

Interpol warrant issued for four N. Koreans: Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - Interpol has issued an international arrest warrant for four North Koreans wanted by Malaysian investigators in connection with the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, the country's police chief said Thursday.

Kim's identity confirmed using child's DNA: Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia used a DNA sample from one of Kim Jong-Nam's children to confirm the identity of the assassinated half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un, the deputy prime minister said Wednesday.
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