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SEA Games: Malaysia promises to iron out 'glitches'

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's sports minister admitted Wednesday there were "glitches" with preparations for the Southeast Asian Games after a report said a key venue was not ready and fans had trouble getting into a football game.

Families demand Malaysia accept MH370 hunt offer

Kuala Lumpur - Relatives of passengers aboard missing flight MH370 Friday demanded Malaysia accept a US exploration firm's offer to take up the hunt for the aircraft, which was suspended earlier this year.

Malaysia probe targets resurgent ex-PM Mahathir: opposition

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia on Tuesday opened an inquiry into huge losses by the central bank more than two decades ago, a move the opposition says is aimed at derailing ex-premier Mahathir Mohamad's efforts to oust the government.

Seabed exploration firm offers to hunt for MH370

Kuala Lumpur - A US exploration company has offered to take on the search for flight MH370 which was suspended earlier this year, the firm and a Malaysian minister said Thursday, offering new hope to families of the missing.

Malaysia seizes rare animal parts worth almost $1 mn

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia has seized elephant tusks and pangolin scales from Africa worth almost a million dollars, an official said Wednesday, highlighting the country's role as a hub for smuggling rare animal parts.

Malaysia sparks anger with ban on moderate Islam book

Kuala Lumpur - Activists and authors in Muslim-majority Malaysia reacted with outrage Tuesday after authorities banned a book aimed at promoting moderate Islam, as concerns mount about growing conservatism.

Malaysia's 1MDB misses Abu Dhabi payment

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's scandal-hit state investment fund 1MDB has missed a payment to Abu Dhabi of over $600 million that it was supposed to make by the end of July to settle debts, the emirate's sovereign wealth fund said Tuesday.

Kim Jong-Nam murder trial to start in October

Shah Alam - Two women accused of the Cold War-style assassination of the half-brother of North Korea's leader in Malaysia will go on trial in October, a judge said Friday.

Women accused of Kim Jong-Nam murder to go on trial in October

Shah Alam - Two women accused of the Cold War-style assassination of the half-brother of North Korea's leader in Malaysia will go on trial in October, a judge said Friday.

Malaysia pulls plug on 'Despacito' song over sexual lyrics

Kuala Lumpur - Muslim-majority Malaysia has stopped playing the sexually charged song "Despacito" on public broadcast stations, a senior minister said Thursday after critics labelled it un-Islamic.

Malaysia arrests Vietnamese man for 'ivory smuggling'

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian authorities have arrested a Vietnamese man and seized a stash of elephant ivory worth almost $70,000, an official said Monday, highlighting the country's role as a hub for the wildlife-smuggling trade.

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.
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