Malaysia's anti-graft panel clears Najib of any wrongdoing

Malaysia's anti-corruption commission today cleared embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak of any wrongdoing, saying that USD 700 million deposited into his personal bank account came from donors and not from a debt-ridden government investment fund.

No plane link to new debris in island hunt for MH370 clues

A fevered hunt for more wreckage from missing flight MH370 on La Reunion island turned up no new clues Sunday as authorities said metallic debris found by locals did not come from an airplane.

Malaysia says airplane debris found on Reunion Island part of Boeing 777
Malaysia says airplane debris found on Reunion Island part of Boeing 777

 Malaysia said on Sunday that airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion has been identified as being from a Boeing 777, the same model as Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 which vanished early last year.

Wing part arrives in France for probe into MH370 link

A piece of Boeing 777 wreckage that washed up on an Indian Ocean island arrived for analysis in France early today, after Malaysian authorities said the part almost certainly came from missing flight MH370.

Malaysia awaiting debris verification results found on Reunion island

 Malaysia is awaiting a verification as to whether the debris found on Reunion island is from the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight, Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said on Saturday.

Malaysia to look for other mechanisms after Russia veto: MH17

Unfazed by Russia's veto of a UN resolution for a tribunal, Malaysia on Friday said it will look for other mechanisms to prosecute those responsible for downing the Malaysian Airliner flight MH17 over Ukraine that killed 298 people.

Part number 'confirms' debris is from Boeing 777: Malaysia

A part number on a piece of aircraft wreckage found in the Indian Ocean confirms the object is from a Boeing 777, a Malaysian transport official said on Friday.

Ocean currents may trace origins of MH370 debris

There are two main Indian Ocean currents which may have caused debris from missing flight MH370 to wash up on the French island of La Reunion, experts said Thursday.

Malaysia says almost certain debris discovered is from a Boeing 777

Malaysia`s deputy transport minister said on Thursday that it was "almost certain" that the debris that washed up on La Reunion island in the southern Indian Ocean belongs to a Boeing 777 aircraft.

Malaysian Parliament investigation of state fund on hold

A Malaysian parliamentary investigation into a graft scandal at debt-laden state investment fund 1MDB has been put on hold as cracks in the long-ruling party appeared to widen on Wednesday.

Malaysia`s new airport "sinking": says AirAsia

Discount carrier AirAsia on Monday (Jul 27) called for urgent repairs at Malaysia's new budget airline terminal, claiming the tarmac was "sinking".

UK's Cameron in southeast Asia visit to talk trade, Islamist extremism

British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday he wanted to use a four-day trade mission to southeast Asia to spur lucrative business deals and to forge new political alliances to counter Islamist extremism.

I want Kim to maximise qualification for Rio Olympics: Pullela Gopichand
I want Kim to maximise qualification for Rio Olympics: Pullela Gopichand

With BAI roping in top doubles coach Tan Kim Her, India's chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand today said the Malaysian will bring in a lot of experience and knowledge and he wants him to ensure maximum qualification for the Olympics Games next year.

Asian cricket body invites bids for T20 Championship
Asian cricket body invites bids for T20 Championship

Asian Cricket Council, which now functions under the umbrella of the ICC, has invited bids from some of its member countries to host the Asian T20 Championship early next year.

Indonesian jailed for match-fixing attempt in Singapore
Indonesian jailed for match-fixing attempt in Singapore

An Indonesian man was jailed for 30 months on Tuesday for attempting to fix a soccer match at the recent Southeast Asian Games in Singapore.

Malaysian activists question role of Muslim "fashion police"

Women in Malaysia, long seen as a moderate Islamic nation, have been denied entry to government buildings on the grounds their skirts were too revealing, fanning fears of growing conservatism in a country with large non-Muslim minorities.

China concerned over US planes over SCS

 Chinese military has expressed its opposition to frequent surveillance by US military ships and aircraft over the disputed South China Sea, saying it is harming bilateral mutual trust and the country's security interests.

Malaysia blocks UK-based whistle-blower website

Malaysian authorities said they had blocked a UK-based website that had published corruption allegations against Prime Minister Najib Razak, but the portal vowed Monday to press on with its exposes.

US Admiral says his South China Sea surveillance flight ''routine''

A top US Navy admiral said he joined a routine surveillance flight over the disputed South China Sea on Saturday and that the US was committed to freedom of navigation in the region.

Ukrainians mark 1 year since MH17 downing
Ukrainians mark 1 year since MH17 downing

Residents of the Ukrainian village where a Malaysian airliner was shot down with 298 people aboard a year ago began a procession to the crash site today.