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In Muslim speed dating, Malaysians seek matches made in heaven

Kuala Lumpur - Looking out nervously from her pink headscarf, Malaysian single Siti Aisha chats with a man she has never met, but who could become her husband following their Islamic speed-dating session.

Op-Ed: China wrecking environmental havoc in Southeast Asia

The South China Sea has often become a focal point for geopolitical conflict due to its shared importance to some of the world's most powerful nations.

Malaysia again shuts schools as Indonesian smoke thickens

Kuala Lumpur - Air pollution in Malaysia's capital spiked to "very unhealthy" levels on Sunday as acrid smoke billowing from Indonesian agricultural fires intensified, in an environmental crisis that is fraying regional tempers.

Malaysian woman charged over PM 'balloongate' incident

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian woman was charged on Wednesday with insulting scandal-tainted Prime Minister Najib Razak by dropping balloons bearing pro-democracy messages near him during a public event, her lawyer said.

Malays denounce Chinese in racially tinged Malaysia rally

Kuala Lumpur - Thousands of demonstrators marched through Malaysia's capital Wednesday to declare support for the embattled government and assert the political dominance of the Malay majority, in a demonstration whose racial overtones sparked concern.

At least 14 dead after migrant boat sinks off Malaysia: Official

Kuala Lumpur - At least 14 migrants drowned Thursday after an overcrowded boat carrying up to 100 people sank off the coast of Malaysia.

Malaysian police to question ex-PM Mahathir over rally comments

Kuala Lumpur - Former Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad will be questioned over statements he made at massive weekend demonstrations held to demand current Prime Minister Najib Razak's ouster over corruption allegations, police said Wednesday.

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.
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