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Malaysia revives massive China-backed project

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia will revive a $34 billion Chinese-backed transport and property development that was abandoned in 2017, the prime minister said Friday, adding the project would contribute to Beijing’s global infrastructure drive.

Malaysia probes talk on Muslim women giving up headscarves

Kuala Lumpur - Islamic officials in Malaysia have launched an investigation into a public event that discussed women who stop wearing the hijab, according to a group of female activists who spoke at the forum.

Malaysia arrests Vietnam poachers, seizes tiger, bear parts

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian authorities have arrested two suspected poachers from Vietnam and seized body parts from tigers and bears, a minister said Tuesday, as the country clamps down on rampant wildlife trafficking.

Malaysia ex-PM Najib's 1MDB graft trial resumes

Kuala Lumpur - Toppled Malaysian leader Najib Razak returned to court for the second day of his high-profile corruption trial Monday, with the former premier accused of plundering large sums from scandal-hit state fund 1MDB.

Indonesia probes vote-rigging claims in Malaysia ahead of polls

Jakarta - Indonesia is probing vote-rigging claims after the discovery of thousands of stray election ballots in neighbouring Malaysia, officials said, as the opposition threatens to challenge next week's poll results over separate voter list irregularities.

Singapore PM defends 'fake news' law after storm of criticism

Putrajaya - Singapore's leader insisted Tuesday his government's proposed fake news laws were a "step forward" in fighting online falsehoods after they sparked criticism from press freedom groups and tech giants.

Families of missing Malaysian activist, pastor urge new probe

Kuala Lumpur - Families of a missing Malaysian Shiite Muslim activist and Christian pastor called Thursday for a new investigation into their disappearances after a bombshell inquiry concluded they were abducted by police.

Malaysia ex-PM Najib goes on trial over 1MDB mega-scandal

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's disgraced ex-leader Najib Razak pleaded not guilty to all charges against him as he went on trial Wednesday over a multi-billion-dollar fraud, almost a year after his shock election loss.

Malaysia ex-PM Najib to go on trial for corruption

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's disgraced former leader Najib Razak will go on trial Wednesday over a multi-billion-dollar financial scandal that contributed to his long-ruling coalition's downfall last year and sent shockwaves around the world.

Vietnam stepmother of accused Kim assassin 'happy' over new sentence

Nam Dinh - The stepmother of a Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half brother of North Korea's leader said Monday she was delighted her stepdaughter escaped the death sentence, urging her to "hang on" until her expected release in May.

Kim assassination suspect to be freed as murder charge dropped

Shah Alam - A Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother is to walk free after Malaysia dropped murder charges against her Monday, weeks after her Indonesian co-accused was also released.

Vietnam woman in Kim assassination accepts new charge, likely to go free

Shah Alam - A Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother accepted a lesser charge Monday and may be freed soon, after her Indonesian co-accused was released last month.

Vietnam woman in N. Korea murder case accepts new charge, likely to walk free

Shah Alam - A Vietnamese woman suspected of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother accepted a lesser charge Monday and looks set to be freed soon, after her Indonesian co-accused was released last month.

Malaysia ex-PM to face trial next week on 1MDB charges

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's ousted prime minister is scheduled to go on trial next week over a massive financial scandal that helped topple his government, a prosecutor said Thursday.

Malaysia threatens EU fighter jet boycott over palm oil

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia may retaliate against an EU plan to curb palm oil use by purchasing new fighter jets from China instead of European arms companies, its leader said Sunday.

Malaysia plants hope for palm oil's future in dwarf trees

Wilayah Persekutuan - Test tubes holding plants line shelves in a Malaysian laboratory, the heart of a breeding programme for dwarf palm oil trees which scientists hope will cut costs and limit the environmental damage caused by the controversial industry.

Vietnam family of Kim murder suspect urge her not to lose hope

Nam Dinh - The father of a Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korea's leader had washed bed sheets in anticipation of her homecoming after her Indonesian co-accused was suddenly freed earlier this week.

Vietnamese woman in N. Korea murder case loses bid for release

Shah Alam - A Vietnamese woman suspected of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother lost her bid for immediate release Thursday as Malaysian authorities refused to drop a murder charge, days after her Indonesian co-accused was freed.

Vietnam woman in N. Korea murder case has release bid rejected

Shah Alam - A Vietnamese woman charged with assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother lost her bid for immediate release Thursday as Malaysian authorities refused to drop a murder charge, days after her Indonesian co-accused was freed.

Vietnamese woman in N. Korea murder case seeks freedom

Shah Alam - A Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother is expected to learn Thursday whether she will be freed, days after the shock release of her Indonesian co-accused.

Malaysia PM says release of Indonesian in N. Korea case within rules

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's prime minister said Tuesday the surprise release of an Indonesian woman who was on trial for assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother followed the "rule of law", after suspicions of meddling amid an intense lobbying effort by Jak...

Vietnam asks Malaysia to free Kim assassin suspect

Hanoi - Vietnam on Tuesday asked Malaysia to free the Vietnamese woman charged with assassinating the North Korean leader's half brother in Kuala Lumpur, a day after her Indonesian co-accused was suddenly released.

Malaysia PM says release of Indonesian in N. Korea case within rules

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's prime minister said Tuesday the surprise release of an Indonesian woman who was on trial for assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother followed the "rule of law", after suspicions of meddling amid an intense lobbying effort by Jak...

Malaysia court frees woman in North Korea murder case

Shah Alam - An Indonesian woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother was freed Monday after Malaysian prosecutors dropped a murder charge against her, in a shock decision that delighted her friends and family.

Malaysia court frees Indonesian in Kim Jong Nam murder case

Shah Alam - A Malaysian court Monday freed an Indonesian woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother after prosecutors withdrew the murder charge against her.

Emotional MH370 families demand answers, five years on

Kuala Lumpur - Emotional relatives of those aboard Flight MH370 Friday demanded answers to one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries and called for the hunt to resume, five years on from the plane's disappearance.

Five years on, five theories about MH370's disappearance

Kuala Lumpur - On March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 vanished while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, triggering the biggest hunt in aviation history.

Malaysian PM warns Philippines against foreigner influx

Manila - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday warned the Philippines against letting in foreigners who could "disturb the political equations" as President Rodrigo Duterte's Beijing pivot sparks an influx of Chinese workers.

Malaysia open to proposals to revive MH370 hunt

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia is open to restarting the hunt for Flight MH370 if firms come forward with credible leads and concrete proposals, the transport minister said Sunday, five years on from the plane's disappearance.

Dozens of Rohingya found in Malaysia after perilous sea journey

Kuala Lumpur - Thirty-four Rohingya were found on a beach in Malaysia Friday, police said, the first of the Muslim minority group thought to have arrived in the country by sea for almost a year.
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Lizard Squad attacked the Malaysia Airlines website  replacing the homepage.
Lizard Squad attacked the Malaysia Airlines website, replacing the homepage.
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Citrawarna Malaysia parade in Kuala Lumpur
Citrawarna Malaysia parade in Kuala Lumpur
Citrawarna Malaysia parade in Kuala Lumpur
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (right) meets with Malaysia's prime minister, Najib Razak, in 2013.
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Two Malaysia Airlines jets are shown at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, where Flight 370 took off from on March 8.
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Honda recalling tens of thousands of cars in Malaysia amid the airbag scandal.
Honda recalling tens of thousands of cars in Malaysia amid the airbag scandal.
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STILL LOOKING: An Australian Navy helicopter leaves the HMAS Toowoomba in the southern Indian Ocean to rejoin the search for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.
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Citrawarna Malaysia parade in Kuala Lumpur
Citrawarna Malaysia parade in Kuala Lumpur
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Three U.S. Navy Poseidon aircraft wait to join the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at the airport in Perth, Australia.
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Lizard Squad attacked the Malaysia Airlines website  replacing the homepage.
Lizard Squad attacked the Malaysia Airlines website, replacing the homepage.
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Young Malaysian girls at a parade in Kuala Lumpur
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Seksualiti Merdeka, Malaysia
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Palm oil companies have started to establish plantations on Penan land. © Survival
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A US Navy Towed Pinger Locator, similar to the one being used in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, is seen on a ship near Washington, D.C., in 2011.
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Rare pygmy elephants poisoned to keep them away from palm oil plantations.
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Orchid. Penang island, Malaysia.
Sign posted at Mount Silam last month reads  Pray for MH370  at  Tower of Heaven on Mount Silam.
Sign posted at Mount Silam last month reads "Pray for MH370" at "Tower of Heaven"on Mount Silam.
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