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Celebrities boycott Brunei-owned hotels over sharia law

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 13:26

Celebrities including Virgin group founder Richard Branson have vowed to boycott a hotel chain linked to Brunei`s sultan after he introduced a controversial Islamic penal code in his country.

New Malaysian budget airport opens amid MH370 mystery

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 10:07

Malaysia on Friday officially opened a new airport built specifically for the fast-growing budget-travel sector, but with the country`s aviation industry under deep scrutiny over the loss of missing flight MH370.

Malaysia identifies suspects involved in terror activities

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 18:20

Days after arresting 10 terror suspects, Malaysian police today said more persons have been identified nation-wide for being involved in militant activities and they would be arrested soon.

Pirates kidnap 3 on Japanese tanker off Malaysia

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 13:05

Armed pirates attacked a Japanese oil tanker in the Straits of Malacca stealing three million litres of diesel and abducted three Indonesian crew members, fuelling piracy concerns in one of the world`s busiest waterways.

Malaysian Airlines flight: Passengers recount mid air scare

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 21:13

A Bangalore-bound Malaysian Airlines plane with 166 people on board, which turned back shortly after take-off last night due to problem in its landing gear, flew into the international airport here on Monday with the passengers recounting the harrowing mid-air scare.

UK man killed, Indian injured in bus accident in Malaysia

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 15:47

A double-decker express bus - carrying mostly foreign tourists, including from India - plunged into a 10-metre-deep ravine in Malaysia`s east coast state of Pahang, killing one British national and injuring 40 others.

India-headed Malaysian Flight MH192 turns back after technical glitch

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 00:21

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH192, which was bound to make landing at Bangalore with 166 people on board, turned back to Kuala Lumpur on Sunday due to a technical fault.

Missing MH370 plane search at `critical juncture`: Malaysia

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 13:00

The effort to find missing flight MH370 is at a "very critical juncture", Malaysia`s transport minister said Saturday as authorities mull whether to reassess a challenging search of the Indian Ocean seabed that has so far found nothing.

Malaysia, Australia to ink deal over handling of debris: Report

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 19:33

Malaysia and Australia will sign a deal over who handles the wreckage of the crashed Malaysian jet - including the black box and any human remains - to avoid "legal pitfalls" in future.

Malaysia warns of `huge` cost in MH370 search

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 16:17

Malaysia warned on Thursday that the cost of the search for flight MH370`s wreckage in the vast depths of the Indian Ocean will be "huge", the latest sobering assessment by authorities involved in the challenging effort.

Malaysia forms panel to look into Muslim conversion cases

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 12:44

Muslim majority Malaysia will form a committee to look into issues pertaining to conflicts between the civil and Islamic Sharia courts in cases involving Muslim converts and their non-Muslim former spouses.

Malaysian lawmaker who defended Anwar killed in car crash

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:07

A leading Malaysian politician who gained fame defending opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim in his sensational sodomy trials was killed in a road accident on Thursday, police said.