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Malaysia arrests suspects in deadly school fire

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian police have arrested seven suspects accused of intentionally starting a fire that killed 23 children and teachers at an Islamic school, an official said Saturday.

Malaysia buries victims of deadly school fire

Kuala Lumpur - Victims of a fire at an Islamic school in the Malaysian capital that killed 23 boys and teachers were buried Friday, as hundreds of mourners looked on in stunned silence.

Malaysia school fire kills 23 children and teachers

Kuala Lumpur - Twenty-three people, mostly children, were killed Thursday by a blaze that tore through a Malaysian religious school, trapping them in a dormitory with metal grilles barring its windows.

25 people, mostly students, killed in Malaysia school fire

Kuala Lumpur - Twenty-five people, most of them students, were killed when a fire tore through a religious school in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, an official said.

Malaysia PM says Rohingya face systematic atrocities

Wilayah Persekutuan - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Saturday said Rohingya Muslims face systematic violence including torture, rape and murder in Myanmar.

Malaysia summons Myanmar envoy as Rohingya crisis worsens

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia on Tuesday summoned the Myanmar ambassador in a rare diplomatic rebuke in Southeast Asia to voice its "deep concern" over the spiralling violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Malaysia says foiled plot to disrupt SEA Games, 19 arrested

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian police said Tuesday they had foiled a "terror plot" to disrupt last month's Southeast Asian Games and the country's independence day celebrations and arrested 19 suspects including 11 foreigners.

US won't pull back from South China Sea ops: general

Kuala Lumpur - An American general insisted Friday the United States would not pull back from operations in the disputed South China Sea to combat Beijing’s territorial claims despite a series of accidents involving US warships.

Elephant hit by tourist bus in Malaysia dies

Kuala Lumpur - A wild elephant in Malaysia has died after being hit by a tourist bus on a busy highway, an official said Friday, the second pachyderm to meet its end in the area in two months.

'Needle in a haystack search' for missing US sailors

- Off the coast of southern Malaysia, rescuers peered through binoculars at vast expanses of ocean Thursday as they zipped along in a speedboat, in a desperate search for US sailors missing after a warship accident.

Scandal-hit Malaysian PM to visit White House

Kuala Lumpur - US President Donald Trump has invited Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to Washington, officials said Thursday, despite a Justice Department investigation into a major corruption scandal that has ensnared the leader.

SEA Games: Brunei's 'hot royal' sparks selfie stampede

Kuala Lumpur - A polo-playing prince from Brunei set off frenzied scenes when he was mobbed by fans at the Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia, where a group of athletic royals has been in the limelight.

SEA Games: Oops! Malaysia upsets Indonesia with flag blunder

Kuala Lumpur - Indonesia's president expressed concern on Sunday after Malaysia's Southeast Asian Games organisers mistakenly published the Indonesian flag upside-down in a commemorative magazine, prompting anger amongst fans.

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.
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