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.

Eight suspects held after pirates flee hijacked Malaysian tanker

Eight suspected Indonesians pirates believed to have hijacked a Malaysian oil tanker with 22 crew members last week in the South China Sea were on Friday detained in waters near the Tho Chu Island in Vietnam.

Myanmar returns rescued migrants to Bangladesh

Thirty-seven Bangladeshi migrants rescued from a boat at sea by Myanmar authorities were handed over to Bangladesh authorities on Friday.

Hijackers of Malaysian tanker escape, crew safe

Pirates who commandeered a Malaysian-flagged tanker in the South China Sea have escaped from the vessel in a lifeboat, giving warships the slip under cover of night, the country`s naval commander said Friday.

Malaysian Navy says missing tanker found in Cambodian waters

A Malaysian-registered tanker that disappeared a week ago in a suspected hijacking has been detected in Cambodian waters with a new name and fresh coat of paint, Malaysia`s navy chief was quoted saying Thursday.

Indian Navy ships reach Malaysia

 As part of an operational deployment to South Indian Ocean and South China Sea, ships of the Indian Navy`s Eastern Fleet reached Kuantan in Malaysia on Wednesday on a four-day visit.

SEA Games: Singapore put stamp on colourful Games
SEA Games: Singapore put stamp on colourful Games

Singapore passed the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games baton to 2017 hosts Malaysia as the competition wrapped up with a colourful closing ceremony on Tuesday.

Malaysian Indian Congress suspends deputy, 11 others

 President of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) political party, G. Palanivel, on Tuesday suspended his deputy, S. Subramaniam, and 11 others for not abiding by his instructions not to hold any Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting.

Malaysia opposition splits, offers some respite for Najib govt

 Malaysia`s three-party opposition alliance has split over a series of policy disputes, including calls for the introduction of an Islamic penal code, a party official said on Tuesday, in a move that will bring some relief to the embattled ruling party.

Historic Malaysian opposition alliance falls apart

The Malaysian opposition political alliance that had threatened to unseat the country`s long-ruling regime is no more, one of its three component parties declared Tuesday, following bitter disputes over policy.

China says about to finish some land reclamation in South China Sea
China says about to finish some land reclamation in South China Sea

China is about to complete some of its land reclamation work on the Spratly Islands in the disputed South China Sea, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday, shedding light on a controversial project that has inflamed regional tension.

Second small oil tanker goes missing in Malaysia this month

  A small-sized oil tanker went missing off the southeast coast of Malaysia close to Singapore over the weekend in what could be the second hijacking of such a vessel this month, maritime officials said on Monday.