Malaysia to block websites promoting anti-government rally

Malaysia will block websites attempting to spread information about a two-day rally due to be staged in three cities this weekend by a pro-democracy group demanding Prime Minister Najib Razak`s resignation.

Malaysia's attorney general denies new task force is to investigate 1MDB

Malaysia`s attorney general has denied reports that a new task force would be investigating troubled state fund 1MDB, saying the new body was just a "rebranding" of an existing team that focuses on crimes such as tax evasion and illegal fund flows.

Malaysia finds new 'migrant' graves

New mass graves with 24 bodies thought to be those of migrants have been found in Malaysia, media reported on Sunday citing the police.

Malaysia finds more graves and human remains near Thai border

 Malaysian police said on Sunday they had found 24 human skeletons - all believed to be victims of trafficking - in newly discovered graves along the Thai border in the northern Malaysian state of Perlis.

Malaysia's Mahathir calls for no-confidence vote against PM Najib

Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad has called for an immediate vote of no-confidence against Prime Minister Najib Razak, saying Najib has made members of parliament beholden to him by giving them lucrative government posts. 

8,000 Indians given identity papers in Malaysia

At least 8,000 Indian-origin people have been issued identity documents in Malaysia through a government programme launched more than four years ago, Malaysia's Health Minister S. Subramaniam said on Thursday.

Malaysia arrests 10 people for suspected Islamic State links

Malaysian police have arrested 10 people, including six security forces personnel, suspected of having links to Islamic State terror group after conducting raids in the capital and five other states, preempting their plans to launch attacks in the country.

Wild Sumatran rhino extinct in Malaysia

Driven by poaching, the Sumatran rhinoceros is now extinct in the wild in Malaysia, says a study by leading scientists and experts in the field of rhino conservation.

Malaysia`s scandal-hit PM draws ire with transparency call

 Malaysia`s premier called Friday for greater transparency in political funding, drawing immediate ridicule from critics who attacked his failure to explain massive transfers to his own bank accounts.

Gold valued at Rs 36.41 lakh seized from 6 passengers in TN

About 1.40 kg of gold valued at Rs 36.41 lakh has been seized from six passengers who arrived here by different flights from Singapore and Malaysia, airport officials said.

New arrests in Thai human trafficking probe

 Twenty-two people have been arrested in Thailand for profiting from human trafficking, police said Thursday, part of an ongoing crackdown that sparked a regional migrant crisis earlier this year.

MH370 families reject Malaysia`s conclusion on plane debris
MH370 families reject Malaysia`s conclusion on plane debris

An MH370 families organisation said Wednesday it would not accept the Malaysian government`s declaration that wreckage found on an Indian Ocean island came from the ill-fated flight until more analysis is completed, and called for an impartial investigation.

Cooking oil that can be used 80 times over

Using palm oil and a natural herb extract, researchers have produced a cooking oil that can be used repeatedly for at least 80 times, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

Search for more MH370 debris continues off Reunion
Search for more MH370 debris continues off Reunion

France has said the hunt for more MH370 debris will continue for at least a week off Reunion after a wing section was spotted near the island.

'Obama administration politicised trafficking report on India'

US lawmakers have alleged that the Barack Obama administration has "politicised" its annual human trafficking report by improving the status of India, Malaysia and Cuba, despite "minimal progress" by their governments.

MH370: Chinese families hold protest against Malaysian Govt

Relatives of 153 Chinese passengers aboard missing flight MH370 held a demonstration before the Malaysian Embassy here for the second day on Friday, accusing the Malaysian government of trying to close the case by claiming that wreckage found on a French Indian Ocean island was from the plane.

India calls for deeper global cooperation to tackle extremism

Alarmed over growing cyber crimes and violent extremism the world is grappling with, India Friday said it is imperative for the global community to ensure deeper cooperation to tackle the menace.

France to step up air, sea search for MH370 wreckage

France will from Friday deploy new air and maritime resources off the remote Indian Ocean island of Reunion in the search for more wreckage from the ill-fated MH370 flight, government officials said.

 

Senators concerned US `politicised` trafficking report

US lawmakers voiced concern Thursday that the State Department upgraded several countries` rankings in its annual human trafficking report for political reasons, particularly Malaysia which is negotiating a sweeping Pacific trade accord.

Hopeful of finding MH370: Malaysian PM Najib Razak
Hopeful of finding MH370: Malaysian PM Najib Razak

Prime Minister Najib Razak today said he is optimistic that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will be found as new evidence and clues emerge, a day after he confirmed that the plane debris washed up on an Indian Ocean island last week is from the ill-fated plane.