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.

Malaysia to send team to jet crash site in Ukraine

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says the government aims to send a search team to the crash site in Ukraine of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 before winter sets in to gather physical evidence to prove it was shot down.

Australia PM in Malaysia ahead of intensified MH370 search

 Australian premier Tony Abbott will visit Malaysia on Saturday ahead of an intensified search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which went missing six months ago and is believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean.

Malaysian opposition in crosshairs of `sedition blitz`

Malaysian attorney N Surendran appeared in court last week to defend a fellow opposition lawmaker accused of insulting the powerful ruling party -- then returned hours later to face a sedition charge of his own.

Malaysian law professor charged in crackdown on dissent

Malaysian prosecutors charged a high-profile law professor with sedition on Tuesday for an opinion he voiced on a political crisis that occurred five years ago, extending a recent crackdown on dissent from opposition politicians to academia.

ISIS actions against Islamic law: Malaysian PM

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has strongly condemned the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), saying the group's actions are against the teachings of the Prophet and run counter to the Islamic law.

MH17 crash: Malaysian PM arrives in Netherlands

Malaysia`s prime minister has arrived in the Netherlands ahead of a meeting with his Dutch counterpart to discuss plans for repatriating remains of Malaysian victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Malaysian prime minister to travel to Netherlands

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will travel to the Netherlands Wednesday to discuss the downed Malaysia Airlines jet with his Dutch counterpart.

Malaysia PM says to discuss access to MH-17 crash site with Dutch PM

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Saturday he would meet Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte next week to discuss how to secure full access for investigators to the site in Ukraine where a Malaysian airliner was downed.

Malaysian foes close ranks, denounce `cruel` MH17 attack

Malaysia`s bitterly divided political forces put aside their differences on Wednesday to denounce the attack on flight MH17 as a heinous international crime and call jointly for swift justice for those responsible.

Malaysia PM`s step-grandmother was on MH17

Prime Minister Najib Razak`s step-grandmother was on board the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet that crashed in violence-wracked Ukraine, the country`s defence minister confirmed.

No distress call from crashed plane: Malaysian PM

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has said that the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 which went down in eastern Ukraine did not give a distress call before it crashed, media reported.

Malaysia PM chides lawmaker for saluting Hitler

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak chided a ruling party lawmaker for tweeting a salute to Adolf Hitler while praising Germany for making it to the World Cup final.

Malaysia sets up task force to fight dengue as deaths rise

Malaysia has set up a task force to combat dengue fever as deaths from the mosquito-borne tropical disease have soared, Prime Minister Najib Razak said Tuesday.

Malaysia gets new Transport Minister amid MH370 crisis

Malaysia on Wednesday appointed a new Transport Minister to replace Hishammuddin Hussein amid criticism over the government`s failure to trace Flight MH370 missing for over three months.

Malaysia PM launches legal action against news portal

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak Tuesday launched legal action against a leading independent news website known for its often harsh criticism of the long-ruling government, the portal said.

Kidnapped Chinese, Filippino rescued in Malaysia

A Chinese tourist and a Filippino worker have been rescued nearly two months after they were abducted from a Malaysian dive resort, Prime Minister Najib Razak said. 

Malaysian PM admits missteps in MH370 search; scouring resumes

Prime Minister Najib Razak has admitted that Malaysia "did not get everything right" in the first few days of MH370`s disappearance and called for implementing real-time tracking of airliners.

Malaysia comes out with reports on missing MH370, mystery continues

Malaysia on Thursday made public a report on Flight MH370 and other data in its most extensive release of information on the airliner yet, but which contained no new clues on what happened to the missing plane.

Obama voices solidarity on missing plane on Malaysia visit

Barack Obama on Saturday became the first sitting US president in nearly 50 years to visit moderate-Muslim Malaysia, where he quickly expressed solidarity with his hosts over the mystery of missing flight MH370.