The death of a Malaysian Islamist in Syria has sparked an outpouring of eulogies on social media, including from his former political party, underlining sympathy for the militants` cause that is creating a security headache for the government.
The Australia-led search team for the missing Malaysian flight MH370 has discovered 58 hard objects inconsistent with the Indian Ocean seabed, raising hopes of solving the over six months-long aviation mystery.
A ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and independence-seeking insurgents would allow resuming an international recovery operation on the crash site of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH1, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said Tuesday.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his visiting Australian counterpart Tony Abbot Saturday said that the two countries would continue their cooperation in dealing with the tragedies of Malaysia Airlines flights MH370 and MH17.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says the government aims to send a search team to the crash site in Ukraine of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 before winter sets in to gather physical evidence to prove it was shot down.
A Malaysian court on Friday sentenced a student activist to 10 months in jail for sedition, with the government increasingly using tough colonial-era legislation to stifle dissent despite promises to repeal the law.
Malaysian attorney N Surendran appeared in court last week to defend a fellow opposition lawmaker accused of insulting the powerful ruling party -- then returned hours later to face a sedition charge of his own.
Malaysian prosecutors charged a high-profile law professor with sedition on Tuesday for an opinion he voiced on a political crisis that occurred five years ago, extending a recent crackdown on dissent from opposition politicians to academia.