Malaysia`s new airport "sinking": says AirAsia

Discount carrier AirAsia on Monday (Jul 27) called for urgent repairs at Malaysia's new budget airline terminal, claiming the tarmac was "sinking".

UK's Cameron in southeast Asia visit to talk trade, Islamist extremism

British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday he wanted to use a four-day trade mission to southeast Asia to spur lucrative business deals and to forge new political alliances to counter Islamist extremism.

I want Kim to maximise qualification for Rio Olympics: Pullela Gopichand
I want Kim to maximise qualification for Rio Olympics: Pullela Gopichand

With BAI roping in top doubles coach Tan Kim Her, India's chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand today said the Malaysian will bring in a lot of experience and knowledge and he wants him to ensure maximum qualification for the Olympics Games next year.

Asian cricket body invites bids for T20 Championship
Asian cricket body invites bids for T20 Championship

Asian Cricket Council, which now functions under the umbrella of the ICC, has invited bids from some of its member countries to host the Asian T20 Championship early next year.

Indonesian jailed for match-fixing attempt in Singapore
Indonesian jailed for match-fixing attempt in Singapore

An Indonesian man was jailed for 30 months on Tuesday for attempting to fix a soccer match at the recent Southeast Asian Games in Singapore.

Malaysian activists question role of Muslim "fashion police"

Women in Malaysia, long seen as a moderate Islamic nation, have been denied entry to government buildings on the grounds their skirts were too revealing, fanning fears of growing conservatism in a country with large non-Muslim minorities.

China concerned over US planes over SCS

 Chinese military has expressed its opposition to frequent surveillance by US military ships and aircraft over the disputed South China Sea, saying it is harming bilateral mutual trust and the country's security interests.

Malaysia blocks UK-based whistle-blower website

Malaysian authorities said they had blocked a UK-based website that had published corruption allegations against Prime Minister Najib Razak, but the portal vowed Monday to press on with its exposes.

US Admiral says his South China Sea surveillance flight ''routine''

A top US Navy admiral said he joined a routine surveillance flight over the disputed South China Sea on Saturday and that the US was committed to freedom of navigation in the region.

Ukrainians mark 1 year since MH17 downing
Ukrainians mark 1 year since MH17 downing

Residents of the Ukrainian village where a Malaysian airliner was shot down with 298 people aboard a year ago began a procession to the crash site today.

New footage of crashed Malaysia Airlines flight emerges

 A new footage emerged on Friday reportedly showing pro-Russian rebels at the scene of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash last year in eastern Ukraine after they realised they had shot down a commercial airliner.

US senators concerned over Malaysia human-trafficking rating

 Nineteen US senators, including Democrats and Republicans, sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday expressing "grave concern" that Malaysia may be upgraded in this year`s U.S. list of human trafficking offenders.

No evidence of any dissent note by Chief Secretary: Kerala govt

The Kerala Government on Wednesday dismissed the stand of Chief Secretary Jiji Thomson, an accused in the palmolein graft case, that he had expressed dissent on the import of about 15,000 tonnes of palmolein from Malaysia in 1991-92 by the then Congress-led UDF government.

No evidence of any dissent note by Chief Secretary: Kerala govt

The Kerala Government on Wednesday dismissed the stand of Chief Secretary Jiji Thomson, an accused in the palmolein graft case, that he had expressed dissent on the import of about 15,000 tonnes of palmolein from Malaysia in 1991-92 by the then Congress-led UDF government.

Malaysian police looking for those behind leaked documents

Malaysian police said on Monday a special task force set up to probe reported transfers involving a state investment fund to Prime Minister Najib Razak is now itself under investigation to see if its members leaked classified information.

MH17 crash: Investigations to continue till 2016

Prime Minister Najib Razak on Saturday said that the investigations into the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine last year will continue till the end of 2016.

Seven dead, dozen injured as attacks rock Thai south

 Three people were killed and a dozen injured in four separate bomb blasts in Thailand`s war-torn deep south, police said Saturday, while another four died from shooting and arson attacks.

Malaysia PM's wife's bank account being probed

 Intensifying its probe into the graft charges against Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, a special task force probing the money trail of a state-run fund today said they were looking into the bank account of his wife.

Russia confirms it opposes UN tribunal for MH17 culprits

Russia said Thursday it will oppose a draft UN resolution circulated by Malaysia on establishing an international tribunal to prosecute those behind the downing of Flight MH17 over Ukraine.

Malaysia asks UN to set up MH17 tribunal

Malaysia on Wednesday circulated a draft UN resolution on establishing an international tribunal that it said would guarantee an independent trial for those behind the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine.