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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.

Firm to receive up to $70 mn if MH370 found in new hunt

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia signed a deal with an American firm on Wednesday to resume the search for MH370 almost four years after the plane disappeared, with the company to receive up to $70 million if successful.

Malaysia's Mahathir, 92, eyes comeback in opposition he once crushed

Kuala Lumpur - At the age of 92, Malaysia's one-time strongman Mahathir Mohamad is again seeking the leadership, but this time at the helm of the opposition that he crushed while in power.

Malaysia's Mahathir named opposition PM candidate

Shah Alam - Malaysia's veteran ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad was named as the opposition's prime ministerial candidate Sunday as a bruising election battle looms against scandal-plagued premier Najib Razak and his long-ruling coalition.

US firm seals deal to resume MH370 hunt: Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia has agreed to allow a US exploration firm to resume the hunt for flight MH370, the transport minister said Friday, a year after the search was suspended.

High-tech ship en route to resume hunt for MH370

Kuala Lumpur - A US exploration firm said Wednesday it has sent a high-tech vessel in hopes of soon resuming the hunt for flight MH370, whose disappearance is one of aviation's greatest mysteries.

Malaysian transgender conversion plan sparks alarm

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian state plans to run a conversion therapy course aimed at transgender women, officials said Saturday, sparking alarm among LGBT activists in the conservative Muslim-majority country.

Australian gran escapes death in Malaysia drugs case

Shah Alam - An Australian grandmother who said she was tricked into carrying drugs into Malaysia after falling for an online romance scam was Wednesday cleared of trafficking, a crime punishable by death.

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.
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