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Malaysian PM urges Muslim world to help oppressed Rohingya

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has urged the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to help end the persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority, as OIC foreign ministers open a special meeting to discuss the crisis.

Australia, China, Malaysia say underwater search for MH370 is suspended

Australia, China, Malaysia say underwater search for MH370 is suspended

Australia last month dismissed an investigators` recommendation to shift the search further north, saying that no new evidence had emerged to support that.

China shelved South China Sea dispute during Vietnam leader's visit: Media

China shelved South China Sea dispute during Vietnam leader's visit: Media

China sought to improve political and military ties with Vietnam, shelving the maritime dispute over the South China Sea, during Vietnamese Communist Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong's ongoing visit amid Hanoi's push for closer relations with India, state-run media here has said.

China to build research centre in South China Sea

China announced on Thursday a five-year plan to develop clean energy and open a research centre in the South China Sea - which could escalate tensions in the hotly-contested waters.

Malaysia to hold Organisation of Islamic Cooperation meeting on Rohingya crisis

Foreign ministers from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation will meet to discuss the Rohingya Muslim crisis next week in Kuala Lumpur, a Malaysian official said today, as thousands continue to flee Myanmar.

Indian-origin Kiranmeet Kaur to represent Malaysia at Miss Universe 2016

Indian-origin Kiranmeet Kaur to represent Malaysia at Miss Universe 2016

A 20-year-old Sikh girl will represent Malaysia at the Miss Universe 2016 finals at Manila.

Thai floods cause 200-km traffic tailback; death toll up to 25

Thailand`s rainy season usually ends in late November but this year heavy rain has fallen well into what should be the dry season.
 

Search for missing flight MH370 to end in two weeks: Malaysia

Search for missing flight MH370 to end in two weeks: Malaysia

The hunt for missing flight MH370 will end in two weeks, Malaysia's transport minister said on Friday, as relatives of passengers demanded authorities push on with the search.

Thousands still stranded in Malaysia floods

Thousands of people remained stranded in relief centres Thursday as northeast Malaysia struggled to recover from severe flooding and residents raised fears of looting.

Malaysia floods force 23,000 to leave homes

Floods in two northeast Malaysian states have now forced almost 23,000 people from their homes and extra relief centres have been opened, rescue officials said Wednesday.

Floods hit Malaysia, thousands evacuated

The Golok river, which lies on the border between Malaysia and Thailand, has flooded the busy Kelantan town of Rantau Panjang, news reports said.
 

India pulls out of regional conference in Pakistan: Report

India pulls out of regional conference in Pakistan: Report

India had earlier in November boycotted the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) that was to be held in Islamabad.

PM Modi a 'good reformist': Malaysia PM Razak

PM Modi a 'good reformist': Malaysia PM Razak

During a brief exchange between the two leaders through video conferencing at the 'Economic Times Asian Business Leaders Conclave 2016', Malaysian PM Razak praised PM Modi for the demonetisation move aimed at curbing black money.

Malaysia enthrones new king Sultan Muhammad V in lavish ceremony

Despite the merely ceremonial role, Malaysia`s Islamic royalty command great respect, especially from Muslim Malays.

MH370 search ship leaves Australia for perhaps final time

MH370 search ship leaves Australia for perhaps final time

A lone survey vessel has left an Australian port for perhaps the final time to search for the Malaysian airliner that mysteriously crashed into the southern Indian Ocean two years ago.

Beijing untypically quiet on Taiwan drills in South China Sea

Beijing untypically quiet on Taiwan drills in South China Sea

China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei claim parts or all of the energy-rich South China Sea, through which trillions of dollars in trade passes annually.

Malaysia PM to attend rally condemning Myanmar violence

The gathering, which will take place in an yet-to-be announced location on Sunday, will involve politicians, NGOs and "all concerned with the issue" the official told AFP, without giving further details.

Malaysia rejects reports on citizenship to Zakir Naik

Malaysia rejects reports on citizenship to Zakir Naik

Muslim majority Malaysia has a 25 per cent ethnic Chinese who are mostly Buddhists and Christians and eight per cent ethnic Indians, a majority of whom are Hindus.

Amnesty urges Malaysia to free cartoonist accused of sedition

Human rights NGO Amnesty International urged Malaysia on Sunday to free a popular political cartoonist who has been arrested over making offensive drawings of Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Thousands demonstrate against scandal-hit Malaysia PM

For the second time in 15 months, leading reformist group Bersih has organised a demonstration to demand Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak resign.