Wife of Malaysia's jailed Anwar Ibrahim to run for his seat

The wife of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on Saturday entered the race for the parliamentary seat vacated by her husband's recent jailing over a much-criticised sodomy conviction, a party official said.

Wife of Malaysia's jailed Anwar to run for his seat

The wife of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on Saturday entered the race for the parliamentary seat vacated by her husband's recent jailing over a much-criticised sodomy conviction, a party official said.

China`s island-building to loom large at SE Asia summit

China`s creation of new island footholds in contested seas will hover over a Southeast Asian summit that has become an annual test of the region`s nerve in standing up to its massive neighbour.

Summit to urge 'self-restraint' in South China Sea: Draft

A Southeast Asian summit will urge "self-restraint" in the South China Sea but avoid directly criticising Chinese actions that have fanned tensions in the contested waters, a diplomatic source with knowledge of a draft statement said on Friday.

Host Malaysia avoids Chinese ire over disputed sea at ASEAN summit

  Malaysia is steering clear of criticising China`s actions in the South China Sea at a meeting of Southeast Asian leaders next week, a draft end-statement seen by Reuters shows, despite a push by the Philippines to denounce Beijing`s reclamation work.

Suspended shuttler Lee Chong Wei nominated for Malaysian award
Suspended shuttler Lee Chong Wei nominated for Malaysian award

Former badminton world number one Lee Chong Wei has been nominated for Malaysia`s 2014 sportsman of the year award despite being provisionally suspended for a doping offence.

Malaysia orders probe after protest forces church to take down cross

 Malaysia has ordered an investigation into a protest by Muslim demonstrators who forced a small church in the capital to take down its cross, the latest sign of growing religious tension in the multiracial Southeast Asian nation.

Philippines seeks more military aid from US to counter China

 The Philippines said Tuesday it would soon ask the United States for more military equipment and training to build its defences, as it faces Chinese "aggressiveness" in disputed waters.

Malaysia urged to punish Muslims over `cross` protest

Malaysia`s government faced calls Tuesday to take action against Muslim protesters who pressured a church to remove its cross, the latest example of rising Islamic intolerance that is fuelling religious tensions in the multi-faith country.

Malaysian gets death for 2010 murder of Indian national

Singapore, Apr 20 (PTI) A Malaysian man was sentenced to death today for the 2010 murder of an Indian national working in Singapore's construction sector.

Mumbai resident wins gold medal in WorldSkills Oceania contest

Mumbai resident Neha Chande has bagged a gold medal in the 'Beauty Therapy' segment of WorldSkills Oceania competition 2015 held in New Zealand.

Malaysian PM, wife sue opposition politician for slander

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife have sued an opposition parliamentarian for slander over comments suggesting they manipulated fuel subsidies for personal gain, the lawmaker said Friday.

Goalkeeper sacked in Malaysia for swearing at policeman
Goalkeeper sacked in Malaysia for swearing at policeman

Malaysian champions Johor Darul Ta`zim have sacked goalkeeper Mohd Anis Faron Ahmad for swearing at a policeman after a loss, local media reported.

Images show China building airstrip on contested reef: Report

Recent satellite images show China has begun building its first airstrip in contested territory in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea and may be working on another, a leading defense publication reported on Thursday.

Australia says additional search area for MH370 may take up to a year

 Government ministers from Australia, China and Malaysia on Thursday said that they would extend the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 by an additional 60,000 sq miles if the wreckage is not found in the current search area.

Islamic law debate puts more pressure on Malaysia PM
Islamic law debate puts more pressure on Malaysia PM

Feuding over an Islamic penal code that stipulates stoning for adultery and amputation for theft has put a spotlight on Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak`s struggle to secure the majority Muslim vote and fend off attacks on his leadership.

Indonesia, Malaysia win on the opening day of Fed Cup
Indonesia, Malaysia win on the opening day of Fed Cup

 Indonesia and Malaysia won their matches on the opening day of Asia/Oceania Group II in the Fed Cup at the L B Stadium here tonight.

Lee Chong Wei returns home from doping hearing hoping for mercy
Lee Chong Wei returns home from doping hearing hoping for mercy

Former badminton number one Lee Chong Wei returned home to Malaysia on Monday and said he faced a three-week wait for the verdict from his doping hearing.

NZ draw with Korea to set up title clash against Australia
NZ draw with Korea to set up title clash against Australia

New Zealand on Saturday eked out a hard-fought 3-3 draw against Korea to seal their place in the final of the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament, while hosts Malaysia beat a lowly Canada in an inconsequential league match here.

India stun world champions Australia in Azlan Shah Cup
India stun world champions Australia in Azlan Shah Cup

Young striker Nikkin Thimmaiah scored a hat-trick as India produced their best performance of the tournament to stun world champions and title holders Australia 4-2 on Saturday and secure a place in the third and fourth place play-off at the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here.