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Malaysia bids sombre farewell to nameless Rohingya dead

Alor Setar - Malaysian authorities on Monday held a sombre mass funeral for 21 suspected ethnic Rohingya found in human-trafficking graves last month, with fellow Muslims praying for the unidentified victims to find a place in heaven.

Hijackers of Malaysian tanker escape, one crewman shot

Kuala Lumpur - Pirates who commandeered a Malaysian-flagged tanker in the South China Sea for a week have escaped from the vessel in a lifeboat, giving warships the slip under cover of night, the country's naval commander said Friday.

Malaysia to deport four Westerners over nude photos on sacred peak

Kota Kinabalu - Four Western tourists were ordered deported from Malaysia on Friday after pleading guilty to obscenity charges for taking nude photos on a popular climbing peak, an act some in the country blamed for causing a deadly earthquake.

Malaysia detains Western tourists over nude pix on quake-hit peak

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian authorities have detained four tourists -- two Canadians, a Briton and one Dutch national -- for allegedly stripping naked on Mount Kinabalu, an act some locals say angered tribal spirits and caused a deadly earthquake, officials said.

16 dead after Malaysia quake loosed 'rocks as big as cars'

Kota Kinabalu - Boulders "the size of cars" roared down the crowded slopes of Malaysia's Mount Kinabalu after its earthquake, a witness said, as authorities on Sunday raised the death toll in the disaster to 16.

Hopes fade as crews search 'river of stones' on Malaysia peak

Kota Kinabalu - Hopes dimmed Sunday for six people still missing after an earthquake at Malaysia's Mount Kinabalu triggered a "river of stones" that killed 13 climbers, with several Singaporean schoolchildren feared to be among the victims.

Malaysian quake toll hits 13 dead, 6 missing

Kota Kinabalu - A strong earthquake that jolted Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia has left 13 people dead and another six missing on Southeast Asia's highest peak, an official said Saturday.The 6.

Malaysia quake-stranded climbers rescued, more feared missing

Kota Kinabalu - Malaysian rescuers brought 137 hikers down to safety Saturday after an earthquake had stranded them atop Mount Kinabalu, but reports said at least two people were killed and 16 remained missing.The 6.

Quake strands 137 climbers on Malaysian peak

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian authorities raced on Friday to try to reach 137 people, some of them injured, who were stranded atop the popular climbing peak of Mount Kinabalu after a strong earthquake triggered dangerous rockfalls.The 6.

MH370 disappearance suit settled out-of-court in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - The Malaysian government and Malaysia Airlines have reached an out-of-court settlement with the family of a man who was on Flight MH370, a lawyer said Tuesday, in the first legal claim linked with the plane's mysterious disappearance.

Malaysia's Anwar in hospital with 'serious' health problems: Wife

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's jailed ex-opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was hospitalised Tuesday for a host of health problems including "erratic" blood pressure, his wife said.

Rohingya migrants raped at Thai-Malaysia border camps: Report

Kuala Lumpur - Muslim Rohingya women who were held at human-trafficking camps in Thailand and Malaysia were subjected to gang rapes by their captors, assaults that left at least two of them pregnant, a Malaysian media report said.

Review: Indie Artist Karen Stever shares new Blackguard video and vision Special

Independent Artist Karen Stever releases her third video "Blackguard" from the Idiot Savant collection. Stever shares her ever growing creative vision with the Digital Journal.

Malaysia believes 139 bodies in people smuggling graves

- Malaysia said Thursday it believes 139 bodies are buried in marked graves at remote camps used by people-smugglers on the Thai border, wrapped in white cloth after Muslim rites.

Malaysia missed clues on trafficking, villagers say

Wilayah Persekutuan - Malaysia's government has expressed shock at finding human-trafficking camps and graves near the Thai border, but for local villagers like Sani Hashim the human clues were right there in plain sight.

Malaysia clears grave sites as Thais seek stranded migrant boats

Wilayah Persekutuan - Malaysian police Tuesday began the grisly task of clearing dozens of grave sites in suspected people-smuggling camps Tuesday, as Thai aircraft searched for thousands of migrants still believed stranded in the Andaman Sea.

Malaysia finds 139 graves in extensive migrant 'detention' camps

Wilayah Persekutuan - Malaysian police said on Monday they had found 139 grave sites and 28 abandoned "detention" camps capable of housing hundreds of people, laying bare the grim extent of the region's migrant crisis.

Malaysia PM 'deeply concerned' by mass graves

Kaki Bukit - Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Monday he was "deeply concerned" by the first discovery of mass graves of suspected illegal migrants in northern Malaysia and vowed to find those responsible.

Mass graves and human-trafficking camps found in Malaysia

Malaysian authorities have found mass graves thought to contain the bodies of Bangladeshi and Rohingya migrants near suspected human-trafficking camps. The camps are in the far north of Malaysia near its border with Thailand.

Op-Ed: Luxury hotels linked to palm oil plantations, forest destruction

If you remember those quaint drawings of big fish eating progressively smaller fish, until there's only one big fish at the end, you have the general gist of how palm oil companies often destroy rain forests.
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