Malaysia's opposition demands emergency debate on PM after graft allegations

Two of Malaysia`s main opposition parties on Sunday demanded an emergency sitting of parliament to discuss Prime Minister Najib Razak`s future as tensions mounted over a report that linked him to probes into alleged corruption involving state fund 1MDB.

UN `best option` for trying MH17 suspects: Dutch PM
UN `best option` for trying MH17 suspects: Dutch PM

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte called Friday for the creation of an international tribunal to try those responsible for downing a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine last year.

China angered by new US military strategy report
China angered by new US military strategy report

China`s Foreign Ministry expressed anger on Friday after the Pentagon`s updated National Military Strategy slammed Chinese claims in the South China Sea as aggressive and inconsistent with international law.

Malaysia likely to decide fate of Vivekananda ashram next week

Malaysia is likely to decide the fate of a century-old Vivekananda Ashram as a "national heritage" building next week, even as the ashram's board of trustees twice rejected the proposal.

Malaysia must seek justice for MH17 victims: Defence Minister

Malaysia must take a stand and seek justice for the victims of Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine last year, the country's defence minister on Friday said after Russia rejected its calls for setting up a UN tribunal to try those responsible for crashing the aircraft.

Malaysia PM slams corruption report; says part of political sabotage

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak slammed a report that said close to $700 million was wired to his personal account from banks, government agencies and companies linked to the debt-laden state fund 1MDB, claiming this was a "continuation of political sabotage."

Indian man held in largest drug bust in Malaysian capital

The Malaysian Police have arrested a 36-year-old Indian national near here and seized 19 tonnes of white powder, believed to be ketamine, worth USD 7.6 million in the largest drug bust in the Malaysian capital this year.

Malaysia wants a tribunal for Malaysia Airlines crash

Malaysia has told the UN Security Council that it plans to submit a resolution soon that would establish an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last year.

Almost $700 million went into Malaysia PM's Razak personal account: WSJ
Almost $700 million went into Malaysia PM's Razak personal account: WSJ

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak had close to $700 million in deposits from troubled state fund 1MDB wired into his personal account, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing documents from a government probe.

Malaysia moves ahead with proposed UN tribunal for MH17 culprits

Malaysia told the Security Council on Thursday that it plans to present a draft resolution soon on creating a UN tribunal to try those responsible for the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine.

Father, son get jail in Malaysia terrorism case

 A Malaysian who fought alongside the Islamic State group in Syria was jailed for 18 years Tuesday for planning terror attacks aimed at installing an Islamic regime in his home country, a prosecutor said.

Valuable lessons learnt ahead of QF: Paul van Ass
Valuable lessons learnt ahead of QF: Paul van Ass

 Indian coach Paul van Ass is imploring his wards to be fast learners and take the lessons from the preliminary round into the encounter against Malaysia in the Hockey World League Semifinals.

Malaysia's attempt to move Diwali holidays faces heat

A recent attempt by Malaysia`s Terengganu state education department to include Diwali holiday dates in the summer to extend the Hari Raya break has faced the ire of the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA).

Netherlands, Malaysia push for UN tribunal for MH17 culprits
Netherlands, Malaysia push for UN tribunal for MH17 culprits

 The Netherlands, Malaysia and three other countries want a UN tribunal to be set up to try those responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine last year, a senior diplomat said Wednesday.

Australia, Malaysia, Netherlands to mark MH17 anniversary next month
Australia, Malaysia, Netherlands to mark MH17 anniversary next month

Australia, Netherlands and Malaysia will hold memorial services next month to mark the first anniversary of the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine which claimed 298 lives, Australia's Prime Minister said on Monday.

Malaysia bids sombre farewell to nameless Rohingya dead
Malaysia bids sombre farewell to nameless Rohingya dead

 Malaysian authorities on Monday held a sombre mass funeral for 21 suspected ethnic Rohingya found in human-trafficking graves last month, with fellow Muslims praying for the unidentified victims to find a place in heaven.

Lee Chong Wei wins first title since doping ban
Lee Chong Wei wins first title since doping ban

Former world number one Lee Chong Wei won the U.S. Open on Sunday to claim his first title since returning from an eight-month doping ban.

World bends, stretches, twists to mark first International Yoga Day
World bends, stretches, twists to mark first International Yoga Day

Tens of thousands yoga enthusiasts around the world on Sunday took to mats and stretched, bent and twisted their bodies in complex postures in a symbol of universality of the ancient Indian spiritual practice as they marked the maiden International Day of Yoga.

MH17 crash: Malaysia to hold memorial service

 Malaysia is scheduled to hold a memorial service in Kuala Lumpur next month to remember the 298 people who were onboard the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed in eastern Ukraine last year.

Ritual conducted on Malaysian mountain to appease spirits

 A ritualistic animal sacrifice was conducted at the foothill of Malaysia`s sacred Mount Kinabalu on Saturday aimed to appease the mountain spirits, just two weeks after an earthquake killed 18 people there.