Over 132,000 affected by Malaysia floods

The total number of people affected by the floods in Malaysia Saturday escalated to over 132,000, officials said.

Rescuers struggle to reach flood victims in Malaysia as anger mounts

Rescue teams struggled Saturday to reach inundated areas of northeast Malaysia as victims accused the government of being slow to provide assistance after the country`s worst flooding in decades.

Five killed in Malaysia floods, Razak cuts short holiday in US

Five people, including a toddler, have been killed and over 100,000 people evacuated in Malaysia after one of the country's worst floods hit four states, forcing Prime Minister Najib Razak to cut short his holiday in the US.

Obama, Malaysian PM hit the links in Hawaii

US President Barack Obama, on vacation in Hawaii, tends to golf with buddies and aides, but on Wednesday mixed things up, hitting the links with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Tourists stranded as monsoon floods hit Malaysian jungle

Malaysian authorities launched a major rescue operation Wednesday to evacuate tourists stranded at a resort by heavy monsoon flooding that has forced tens of thousands of residents to abandon their homes.

Dozens of tourists stranded by floods in Malaysian national park

Nearly 60 foreign tourists are among almost 100 people stranded at a resort in a Malaysian national park lashed by its heaviest rainfall in more than four decades, staff said on Wednesday, and authorities are sending boats and a helicopter to rescue them.

Malaysia deports Indonesian illegal migrants

 Malaysia on Tuesday deported nearly 500 undocumented Indonesian workers, in what analysts said was part of a push to clamp down on illegal labour as the economy starts to slow.

Malaysian Islamic State militants taking bank loans to fund journey: Report

Malaysians heading for Syria and Iraq to fight for the dreaded Islamic State have been taking out bank loans to fund their journey and lifestyle there, according to police.

Malaysian IS fighters taking bank loans to fund journey: Report

Malaysians heading for Syria and Iraq to fight for the dreaded Islamic State have been taking out bank loans to fund their journey and lifestyle there, according to police.

Malaysia charges Australian mum with drug trafficking

An Australian mother-of-four was charged in Malaysia with the capital crime of drug trafficking on Friday, but her lawyers insisted she was innocently duped into carrying a bag that appeared to contain only clothing.

Nicol David given good workout before making last eight
Nicol David given good workout before making last eight

Malaysia`s seven-time world champion Nicol David`s bid to regain her crown progressed on Tuesday as she became the first player to reach the quarter-finals but she was forced to battle surprisingly hard in both the first two games of her match in Cairo.

Nicol David happy with win over Egyptian teenager
Nicol David happy with win over Egyptian teenager

Malaysia`s seven-time women`s world squash champion Nicol David overcame a tough early challenge before seeing off plucky Egyptian teenager Yathreb Adel 11-9, 11-6, 11-3 in their world championships first round clash in Cairo on Monday.

Indian arrested for drug possession at Kuala Lumpur airport

Kuala Lumpur: The Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Customs Department has detained a 27-year-old Indian national in connection with the seizure of 5.34 kg of drugs worth 1.01 million Malaysian ringgits ($288,155), media reported Monday.

Australian woman `duped` in Malaysia drug case: lawyer

An Australian woman who was arrested entering Malaysia with crystal methamphetamine is innocent and was only carrying a bag for a stranger, a lawyer seeking to spare her the death penalty said Monday.

Malaysia deports Lankan national to Colombo, ignores India's plea

A Sri Lankan national wanted in India for allegedly plotting terror strikes at American and Israeli consulates in the country has been deported by Malaysia to the island nation notwithstanding India's plea for his extradition to unravel key aspects of the conspiracy.

Man chops off wife`s hands and feet in Malaysia

A mother-of-three is being treated in a Malaysian hospital after her husband hacked off her hands and feet with a meat cleaver before hanging himself.

MH17 wreckage should return to Malaysia: Mahathir Mohamad

Former prime minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad said that the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 should be brought back to the country "as a matter of right", media reported on Friday.

Women's safety in focus as Uber rivals race across Southeast Asia

A co-founder of GrabTaxi, Uber`s biggest competitor in Southeast Asia, remarked earlier this year that safety is so central to the online taxi booking business that some of his drivers feel like they are tracked at every moment - even when they go to the bathroom.

Malaysian hostage released by Philippine kidnappers: Reports

Philippines-based Abu Sayyaf militants have released a Malaysian man who was abducted in June, following lengthy negotiations involving mediators from both countries, Malaysian media reported on Thursday.

Malaysia arrests 20 as probe widens into murders of Myanmar nationals

Police in Malaysia have arrested 20 people in a widening investigation into the murder of at least 18 Myanmar nationals in the northern state of Penang since January.