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Transparency, ratings agency warn on Malaysia corruption 'crisis'

Kuala Lumpur - Transparency International warned Tuesday that Malaysia faces a "corruption crisis" over a financial scandal implicating the prime minister, as major credit ratings agencies cautioned that related turmoil threatens the country's economic outlook.

Malaysian police summon anti-PM protest organisers

Kuala Lumpur - Organisers of a huge weekend demonstration demanding the Malaysian prime minister's removal over graft allegations said Tuesday they had been summoned by police, as Transparency International spoke of a "corruption crisis" in the country.

Pressure rises on Malaysian PM as ex-leader backs protests

Kuala Lumpur - Pressure mounted Sunday on Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak as influential former leader Mahathir Mohamad threw his weight behind mass protests demanding the premier's ousting over a financial scandal.

Malaysians jam capital to demand reform, PM's ouster

Kuala Lumpur - Tens of thousands of Malaysians swarmed central Kuala Lumpur on Saturday to call for the prime minister's ouster over corruption allegations and demand broader reforms, defying warnings by police who had declared the rally illegal.

Malaysia to block websites 'promoting' rally against PM

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's government said Thursday it will block access this weekend to websites that disseminate information about a major demonstration that will demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak over graft allegations.

$700 mn question looms over Malaysia PM as 1MDB anger grows

Kuala Lumpur - It's Malaysia's $700 million question: who transferred massive amounts of cash into Prime Minister Najib Razak's personal bank accounts, and where is the money now?

Sumatran rhino declared extinct in Malaysia

The Sumatran rhino has been declared extinct by a recently published study and now their survival depends on fewer than 100 rhinos in Indonesia.

Malaysia finds more graves and human remains near Thai border

Kangar - Malaysian police said on Sunday they had found 24 human skeletons - all believed to be victims of trafficking - in newly discovered graves along the Thai border in the northern Malaysian state of Perlis.

Malaysian police arrest 10 suspected of IS links

Kuala Lumpur - Ten Malaysians have been arrested for fostering suspected links with the Islamic State group and planning attacks in the country, police said.

Malaysian family decimated by Bangkok bomb

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian tourist Neoh Hock Guan was just about to pray at Bangkok's Erawan shrine on Monday when he dropped the candle he wanted to light."When I bent to pick it up, I heard the explosion," he told the Malay Mail.

Two-headed slug found off the coast of Sabah

Sabah - Divers believe they have discovered the world's first two-headed sea slug. The discovery was made off the coast of Sabah in eastern Malaysian Borneo.

MH370 families reject Malaysia's conclusion on plane debris

Kuala Lumpur - An MH370 families organisation said Wednesday it would not accept the Malaysian government's declaration that wreckage found on an Indian Ocean island came from the ill-fated flight until more analysis is completed, and called for an impartial investig...

Malaysia will send team to inspect Maldives debris for MH370 link

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia will send a team to the Maldives to determine whether debris reportedly found there is further wreckage from flight MH370, the transport minister said Monday.

The agony goes on for MH370 relatives

Kuala Lumpur - Emotional relatives of those aboard doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Thursday said they hoped the first proof that it crashed would help finally solve the agonising mystery, but many also expressed anger and disbelief.

Plane debris appears to be from Flight 370, tests show

Kuala Lumpur - Initial tests show plane debris found on an Indian Ocean island last week appears to be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, officials said Wednesday.

U.S. says won't tolerate navigation curbs in tense South China Sea

Kuala Lumpur - The United States warned Thursday it would not tolerate efforts to control sea and air routes in the South China Sea, as Southeast Asian nations debated how hard to pressure Beijing on its island-building.

MH370 proof raises hopes of solving flight mystery

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia said Thursday plane wreckage found on a remote Indian Ocean island was from ill-fated flight MH370, raising hopes that one of aviation's great mysteries could be solved.

SE Asian nations wrangle over South China Sea statement

Kuala Lumpur - Southeast Asian nations were at loggerheads Thursday over how hard to press China on its contentious efforts to assert control over the flashpoint South China Sea, with the issue threatening to fray regional unity.

The agony goes on for MH370 relatives

Kuala Lumpur - Emotional relatives of those aboard doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Thursday said they hoped the first proof that it crashed will help finally solve the agonising mystery, but many also expressed anger and disbelief.

MH370: What we know and what we don't

Kuala Lumpur - Boeing 777 debris found on the island of Reunion, confirmed by Malaysia's leader Thursday to be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, proves it crashed in the Indian Ocean. The cause of the disaster however remains unknown.
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