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Pangolin traffickers opening up new routes: study

Kuala Lumpur - Pangolin smugglers are constantly opening up new routes to evade law enforcement agencies, a study showed Friday, highlighting the challenge of tackling the trade in the world's most heavily trafficked mammal.

Harsh Singapore laws stifling free speech: HRW

Kuala Lumpur - Singapore is increasingly using harsh laws to severely restrict freedom of speech and assembly, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday, urging authorities to let people publicly debate matters of national interest.

Malaysians protest against Trump Jerusalem move

Kuala Lumpur - Thousands of protesters in Muslim-majority Malaysia demonstrated Friday outside the US embassy over President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, denouncing it as a "slap in the face" for Muslims worldwide.

Kim Jong-Nam was carrying VX 'antidote': lawyer

Kuala Lumpur - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's half-brother was carrying a VX 'antidote' when he was assassinated with the deadly nerve agent in a stunning Cold War-style hit, a lawyer said Friday.

Brand paedophiles with hot irons: Malaysian MP

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian lawmaker called Wednesday for child sex attackers to be branded with hot irons, sparking criticism and mockery online for suggesting the introduction of the gruesome punishment.

On target: Prince Charles shoots blowpipe in Borneo

- Taking aim with a traditional Borneo blowpipe, Britain's Prince Charles gave a royal puff and shot a sharpened wooden dart into a target as he tried out the weapon during a visit to the island on Monday.

N. Korean suspects named in Kim Jong-Nam murder trial

Shah Alam - Four men suspected of plotting with two women to murder the North Korean leader's half-brother were Monday named by police as North Koreans who fled Malaysia after the assassination.

Malaysian royals call for Mahathir to face sedition probe

Kuala Lumpur - A powerful Malaysian royal family called Thursday for former prime minster Mahathir Mohamad to face a sedition probe for allegedly insulting an ethnic group from which they claim descent.

Malaysian man dies in bizarre 'human steaming' stunt

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian Taoist medium has died while performing a "human steaming" stunt which involved him sitting on top of a bubbling wok covered by a giant metal lid, police said Wednesday.

Kim Jong-Nam murder suspects visit airport amid chaotic scenes

Sepang - Two women on trial for murdering the North Korean leader's half-brother visited the Malaysian airport where he was poisoned under heavy police guard on Tuesday, with the exhausted suspects pushed around in wheelchairs and one bursting into tears.

Kim Jong-Nam murder suspects visit airport crime scene

Sepang - Two women on trial for murdering the North Korean leader's half-brother have visited the Malaysian airport where they allegedly poisoned him, escorted by huge numbers of heavily armed police on Tuesday.

Malaysia asks Interpol to trace financier in 1MDB scandal

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia has asked Interpol to help track down a financier at the centre of a massive financial scandal that has embroiled the country's leader, it was announced Monday.

11 dead in Malaysian construction site landslide

- Eleven people, mostly foreign workers, were killed in a landslide at a construction site on Malaysia's Penang Island, officials said Sunday, as anger mounted among residents at the accident.

Fourteen feared dead in Malaysian landslide

Penang - Two workers were found dead and 12 others were missing Saturday after a landslide at a construction site on the popular Malaysian tourist island of Penang, officials said.

Malaysia negotiating with US firm to resume MH370 hunt

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia is negotiating with a US firm to resume the hunt for missing flight MH370, a minister said Thursday, in news welcomed by the widow of one of those who had been on board.

IS a threat to SE Asia despite leader's death: analysts

Kuala Lumpur - The reported death of Islamic State's top leader in Southeast Asia is a major blow to the jihadists but analysts warn it remains a potent threat, with battle-hardened fighters set to return from the Middle East.

Trial sees video of Kim Jong-Nam on stretcher

Shah Alam - Footage of the North Korean leader's half-brother being wheeled out of a Malaysian airport on a stretcher after being poisoned was shown at the trial of his alleged killers on Wednesday.

Suspect practised before Kim Jong-Nam murder, court told

Shah Alam - One of the women on trial for murdering the North Korean leader's half-brother was filmed on CCTV apparently practising on another person two days before the assassination, a court heard Tuesday.

Kim Jong-Nam murder trial visits lab to view tainted clothes

Petaling Jaya - The trial of two women accused of murdering the North Korean leader's half-brother moved Monday to a high-security Malaysian laboratory to view clothing worn by the defendants and contaminated by a nerve agent.

VX found on clothes of women accused of Kim Jong-Nam murder: chemist

Shah Alam - Traces of a nerve agent used to murder the half-brother of North Korea's leader were found on the clothes of two women on trial for assassinating him, a chemist testified Thursday.
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