`Pirates` held by Vietnam speak Indonesian
`Pirates` held by Vietnam speak Indonesian

Eight men detained by Vietnam on suspicion of hijacking a Malaysian-flagged tanker speak Indonesian and were carrying large amounts of cash when they were apprehended, state media reported Sunday.

Malaysian navy shadows tanker, urges hijackers to give up
Malaysian navy shadows tanker, urges hijackers to give up

Malaysia`s navy has located a tanker that disappeared a week ago in the South China Sea and was urging its hijackers to surrender, the country`s naval chief said on Thursday.

Malaysian police busts human trafficking ring

The Malaysian police have reportedly busted a human trafficking network, which was involved smuggling in of Bangladeshi migrants and Rohingyas across Malaysian-Thai border.A Malaysian police team from the Kuala Lumpur headquarters identified three businessmen as being the kingpins of the network after arresting more than 70 of their runners.

Naked backpacker `truly sorry` on return to UK

The British backpacker deported from Malaysia after pleading guilty to taking nude photos on a sacred mountain on Borneo island said she was "truly sorry" on her return home Sunday.

Malaysian-flagged tanker missing

A Malaysian-flagged tanker carrying petrol has gone missing off the south coast and is feared hijacked, the International Maritime Bureau said on Sunday.

Migrants returned to Bangladesh and an uncertain future

Some 150 migrants found adrift in a boat off Myanmar`s coast were transferred under armed guard to neighbouring Bangladesh Monday, returning them to a life of grinding poverty many tried to flee months ago.

Malaysia quake death toll at 16, search continues

Malaysian authorities said on Sunday 16 bodies had been recovered from the country`s highest peak Mount Kinabalu after a magnitude 6 earthquake caused landslides and aftershocks.

Japanese troops may use naval, air bases in Philippines

Philippines President Benigno Aquino said on Friday that Manila and Tokyo will begin talks to allow Japanese troops to use its military bases for refuelling and logistical needs.

Over 2,500 migrants still adrift, UN says ahead of SE Asia meeting

More than 2,500 migrants could still be stranded on boats in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, according to estimates by the United Nations, as Thailand prepares to host a regional meeting it said was focused on "immediate action" to tackle the crisis.

Thailand sets up naval task force to help Rohingya migrants

Thailand has set up a task force on a floating naval base equipped with medical facilities to help Rohingya Muslim migrants found adrift in Thai waters, Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-Ocha said today.

Myanmar state handed over more than 200 boat people

 Myanmar`s navy on Friday handed over to the country`s western Rakhine State government 208 Bangladeshi nationals who were found drifting at sea on a migrant boat.

FIH confirms Malaysia`s participation in World Cup

FIH on Monday confirmed that Malaysian men`s team has qualified for the 2014 Hockey World Cup, to be held in The Hague, Netherlands.