Malaysia portal denied press permit in free-speech test

 Malaysia has refused to grant a print license to a news portal often critical of the government despite a landmark court ruling in the site`s favour, its editor said Thursday, in a case spotlighting the regime`s curbs on press freedom.

Asian Games, Hockey final: India vs Pakistan - Preview
Asian Games, Hockey final: India vs Pakistan - Preview

For long, India and Pakistan have been the power-houses of hockey. But the sub-continental domination has ceased to exist since the advent of fast-past and somehow physical hockey. Now, the world is witnessing teams from Australia, and European countries ruling the charts.

Asian Games: Singapore swim star rapped over night out
Asian Games: Singapore swim star rapped over night out

Singapore swimming star Joseph Schooling is facing an investigation over an allegedly boozy night out at the Asian Games which ended in the early hours.

Asian Games: Malaysia refuses to give back `doping` gold
Asian Games: Malaysia refuses to give back `doping` gold

Malaysia on Wednesday refused to hand back the Asian Games gold medal won by a wushu athlete who failed a doping test, as a fifth athlete became snared in the hunt for banned drugs at the giant event.

Malaysian court to scrutinise Sedition Act

A Malaysian court on Wednesday authorised an attempt to challenge the constitutionality of the Sedition Act, a lawyer said, amid a string of charges under the law against opposition politicians and other critics.

Wushu gold medalist caught doping at Asian Games
Wushu gold medalist caught doping at Asian Games

The Olympic Council of Asia says a wushu gold medalist from Malaysia has been kicked out of the Asian Games for doping and stripped of her medals.

Asian Games: Malaysian wushu winner fails dope test
Asian Games: Malaysian wushu winner fails dope test

Asian Games organisers on Tuesday expelled Malaysia`s wushu gold medal-winner Tai Cheau Xuen after she failed a drug test, becoming the tournament`s third doping case.

Search for MH370 to enter new phase with two specialist ships

 The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 enters a new underwater phase this week almost seven months after the jet went missing, with two specialist ships to join the hunt.

Asiad Squash: Men's team gets historic gold, women grab silver
Asiad Squash: Men's team gets historic gold, women grab silver

The Indian squash players wrapped up a historic performance in the Asian Games, clinching an unprecedented men's team gold after the women's side settled for its first ever silver here on Saturday.

Asian Games: Baseball comes to the rescue for Korean cricket
Asian Games: Baseball comes to the rescue for Korean cricket

Cricket novices South Korea are banking on professional baseball stars to convert home runs into sixes and boundaries at the Twenty20 competition in the Asian Games.

Asian Games: Indian women's squash team settles for silver
Asian Games: Indian women's squash team settles for silver

Gold proved elusive but it was nonetheless a historic silver for the Indian women's squash team after it went down to Malaysia in the final of the 17th Asian Games here Saturday.

Three suspected jihadists detained in Malaysia

Three suspected jihadists, including an architect, have been detained in Malaysia when they were leaving the country for Turkey to join the terrorist outfit Islamic State (IS), police said on Friday.

Malaysia detains 3 militants heading to Syria

Malaysian police have detained three Muslim men suspected of wanting to go to Syria to join the militant Islamic State group, a senior police official said Friday.

Islamic State ''brand'' gains ground among Asian militants
Islamic State ''brand'' gains ground among Asian militants

A threat by Philippine militants to kill a German hostage in a show of solidarity with Islamic State is the latest sign that the Middle East group`s brand of radicalism is winning recruits in Asia and posing a growing security risk in the region.

Malaysia must stop abuse of transgenders: Rights group

Malaysia`s transgender population faces systematic repression, harassment and mistreatment, and the government must immediately repeal laws that criminalise their lifestyles, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.

Asian Games: Nicol David claims women`s squash gold
Asian Games: Nicol David claims women`s squash gold

Malaysia`s world number one Nicol David fought back from a game down to overcome compatriot Low Wee Wern and take the Asian Games women`s squash gold on Tuesday.

Asian Games: Hong Kong`s Sarah Lee Wai-sze takes keirin gold

Hong Kong`s Olympic medal-winning track cyclist Sarah Lee Wai-sze took gold in the women`s keirin at the Asian Games on Sunday.

Asian Games: Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei ease through team matches
Asian Games: Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei ease through team matches

Badminton giants Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei eased through their first matches in Incheon on Sunday, helping set up a China v Malaysia men`s team showdown.

Asian Games: Badminton legend Lee Chong-Wei sails through first match
Asian Games: Badminton legend Lee Chong-Wei sails through first match

Malaysia`s world badminton number one Lee Chong-Wei breezed through his first match in Incheon Sunday at the start of his Asian Games swansong.

Hunt for missing Malaysia plane to resume

Crews will resume the underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at the end of the month, and will begin the search in an area farther south than initially planned, a senior search official said on Friday.