MALAYSIAN

  • Anirban Lahiri wins Malaysian Open from Wiesberger February 8, 2015

    Kuala Lampur: India's Anirban Lahiri won the Malaysian Open on Sunday after firing a final round 4-under 68 to beat Austria's Bernd Wiesberger by one shot at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. Starting the day five shots behind Wiesberger, Lahiri carded six birdies and two bogeys to finish on...
  • Anirban Lahiri moves into contention at Malaysian Open February 7, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri charged into contention at the $3 million Maybank Malaysian Open, shooting a stunning 10-under-par 62 on Saturday to trail third round leader Bernd Wiesberger of Austria by five shots. Lahiri, who finished second on the 2014 Asian Tour Order of Merit, fired 10 birdies which...
  • Golfer Chowrasia roars back, five Indians miss cut in Malaysia February 6, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: Indian golfer S.S.P Chowrasia sparkled with a five-under 67 to share the 29th position with compatriot Shiv Kapur, while Anirban Lahiri finished joint 21st after the second round of the Malaysian Open at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club on Friday. Chowrasia made amends for his four-over 76...
  • Bernd Wiesberger takes lead at Malaysian Open February 6, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: Austria's Bernd Wiesberger fired a 6-under 66 in Friday's second round of the Malaysian Open to take the clubhouse lead. Wiesberger picked up four shots on the inward nine to move to 8-under 136 at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. The two-time winner on the European Tour was...
  • Indian golfers struggle in Malaysian Open February 5, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: Indian golfers struggled on the first day of the Malaysian Open as Anirban Lahiri and Shiv Kapur finished joint 16th and tied 39th, respectively, at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club on Thursday. Lahiri hit five birdies against three bogeys to card two-under 70. The 27-year-old was the...
  • Lee Westwood, Graeme McDowell take early lead at Malaysian Open February 5, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: Defending champion Lee Westwood and major winner Graeme McDowell shared the clubhouse lead in Thursday's opening round of the Malaysian Open. Westwood, who romped to a seven-shot victory last year, again thrived at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club, mixing seven birdies with one bogey to record a...
  • Lahiri, Atwal to lead Indian challenge in Malaysian Open golf February 4, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: In-form Anirban Lahiri and Arjun Atwal will lead the Indian challenge at the $3 million Malaysian Open starting Thursday at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club here. Gaganjeet Bhullar, Jeev Milkha Singh, Jyoti Randhawa, Rashid Khan, S.S.P. Chowrasia and Shiv Kapur are the other Indians in the fray...
  • Golfer Anirban Lahiri ready for Malaysian Open February 3, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: Anirban Lahiri was "scared" when he made his Maybank Malaysian Open debut five years ago but the star Indian golfer tees up at the Asian Tour's season-opening $3 million showpiece on Thursday as one of the top contenders at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club's West course. Following...
  • Malaysia officially declares MH370 crash an accident, says all passengers, crew presumed dead January 29, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's Civil Aviation Authority has officially declared the MH370 crash an accident, fulfilling a legal obligation that will allow efforts to proceed with compensation claims. Malaysia civil aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman on Thursday said that the search for the Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared on March 8, 2014,...
  • Anirban Lahiri seeks world rankings boost at Maybank Malaysian Open January 21, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: Aiming to boost his position on the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR), India's star golfer Anirban Lahiri has set his eyes on the Maybank Malaysian Open crown next month. Currently ranked 68th in the world, Lahiri is pushing hard to break into top 50 a week prior to The...
  • Jules Bianchi crash could lead to Malaysia GP change January 15, 2015

    London: This year's Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix may start earlier as a safety precaution following Jules Bianchi's horrific crash in Japan last October, Sepang circuit boss Razlan Razali told Reuters on Wednesday. Razali, speaking after contract renewal talks in London with commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone, said they discussed returning the...
  • Indians fly safe in 2014 as 3 major air mishaps hog headlines December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian airspace remained free of any major mishap involving airlines and helicopters this year, which saw three major air accidents hogging the headlines globally. There were 20 air accidents across the world in 2014, which included the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH-370, shooting down of MH-17 of...
  • 160,000 Malaysians displaced by worst-ever floods December 28, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: The number of people evacuated due to Malaysia's worst-ever floods jumped to more than 160,000 on Saturday, as Prime Minister Najib Razak reached the worst-hit state after cutting short a vacation in the US. Najib arrived in Kelantan, which has the biggest problems among eight affected states, following his...
  • Russian TV channel says photos show MH17 shot down by fighter jet November 15, 2014

    Moscow: Russian state-controlled TV has broadcast what it called "sensational" photographs, which it said supported Moscow's theory that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Ukrainian fighter jet. Several commentators who have examined the photographs have described them as forgeries, however. The photographs, said to be taken by a Western...
  • Russian President Putin blames Ukraine for obstructing MH17 inquiry November 10, 2014

    Beijing: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday accused Ukraine's government of interfering with the investigation into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet in July that killed 298 people. Independent investigators have had little access to the wreckage of flight MH17 in territory in eastern Ukraine in the hands of pro-Russian...
  • MH17 crash investigators seek local help to reach wreckage in conflict zone November 6, 2014

    Amsterdam: Accident investigators looking into the July crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine said on Thursday they would probably hire local contractors to collect wreckage still beyond their reach because of a continuing pro-Russian insurrection. The crash of flight MH17 as it flew over the conflict zone stirred...
  • Malaysian Indians celebrate Diwali October 22, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Indians and people of the Hindu faith on Wednesday celebrated Diwali with a great fervour, media reported. A Diwali open house was hosted by the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) at Dewan Merdeka, Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur, which was attended by Prime Minister Najib Razak...
  • Dutch experts help recover MH17 crash items despite nearby clashes October 14, 2014

    Hrabove: Four Dutch experts visited the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in east Ukraine on Monday to help recover personal belongings of victims despite fighting between government troops and separatist rebels nearby. The experts said they were on hand to advise a local Emergencies Ministry team combing the wreckage...
  • MH17 victim found with oxygen mask, says Dutch Foreign Minister October 9, 2014

    The Hague (Netherlands): One of the people on the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 shot down in Ukraine in July was found wearing an oxygen mask, the Dutch foreign minister and prosecutors said, raising the possibility that some passengers might have known their plane was doomed. "You know that somebody was discovered...
  • Underwater search for missing MH370 enters new phase October 6, 2014

    Melbourne: A new phase of the multimillion dollar search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 began today in a refined zone in the remote Indian Ocean after a long pause, in a last ditch-effort to solve the greatest aviation mystery. The underwater search for the Boeing 777 which vanished...
  • Woman doctor among 22 Malaysians with Islamic State in Syria October 5, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: A 26-year-old woman doctor was among the 22 Malaysians in Syria reportedly involved in the activities of terrorist group Islamic State (IS), police confirmed. The doctor was married to a Malaysian, who was a member of the IS group, police counter-terrorism official Ayub Khan Mydin Pitchay said. "We...
  • Leander Paes-Marcin Matkowski win Malaysian Open title September 28, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Veteran Indian star Leander Paes, who skipped Asian Games to get some valuable ranking points, vindicated his decision by lifting the ATP Malaysian Open with new partner Marcin Matkowski on Sunday. The fourth seeded Indo-Polish pair rallied to beat the second seeded Briton-Australian combo of Jamie Murray and John...
  • Kei Nishikori beats Julien Benneteau to win Malaysian Open September 28, 2014

    Japan's Kei Nishikori picked up his third title of a breakout year by downing France's Julien Benneteau 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the Malaysian Open final on Sunday. The world number eight, who reached the final of the US Open last time out, fought through a tricky tiebreak before sealing a pivotal...
  • Kei Nishikori, Julien Benneteau reach Malaysian Open final September 27, 2014

    Top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 to reach the final of the Malaysian Open on Saturday. Playing in his first tournament since reaching the US Open final, Nishikori converted six of his 13 break points and fired eight aces to defeat Nieminen in 1...
  • Nishikori crushes Matosevic to reach Malaysian Open semis September 27, 2014

    Kei Nishikori outclassed Australia's Marinko Matosevic 6-3, 6-0 in little more than an hour to reach the semifinals of the Malaysian Open on Friday. The US Open runner-up sprayed winners past the big-serving Matosevic to book a last four clash with Finnish veteran Jarkko Nieminen who eased past seventh seed Pablo...
  • Kei Nishikori, Ernest Gulbis roll into Malaysian Open semis September 26, 2014

    Top-seeded Kei Nishikori rubbed out Marinko Matosevic of Australia 6-3, 6-0 for the third time this year in the Malaysian Open quarter-finals on Friday. Nishikori fended off the only break point he faced, and broke Matosevic five times. The US Open finalist will play Jarkko Nieminen of Finland for the first time...
  • Julien Benneteau reaches semi-finals at Malaysian Open September 26, 2014

    Fourth-seeded Julien Benneteau of France beat fifth-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-4 to reach the semi-finals of the Malaysian Open on Friday. Benneteau is bidding to reach the final for a third straight year. He has yet to win an ATP singles title. He broke Cuevas four times, and...
  • Jarkko Nieminen beats Leonardo Mayer to advance at Malaysian Open September 25, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Jarkko Nieminen of Finland upset third-seeded Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 7-6 (5), 6-4 to advance to the quarter-finals of the Malaysian Open on Thursday. The 33-year-old Nieminen won without facing a break point and will next face seventh-seeded Pablo Andujar of Spain, who beat Michal Przysiezny of Poland 6-4,...
  • Kei Nishikori reaches quarter-finals of Malaysian Open September 24, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Rajeev Ram of the United States 6-2, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the Malaysian Open on Wednesday. Nishikori, in his first match since reaching the final of the US Open, broke the unseeded Ram four times to set up a quarter-final clash...
  • German families to sue Ukraine over MH17 crash September 21, 2014

    Berlin: German relatives of three people killed in the downing of Malaysia Airline Flight 17 plan to sue Ukraine for negligence, a lawyer for the families said on Sunday. Weekly Bild am Sonntag reported that lawyer Elmar M Giemulla intends to file a suit at the European Court of Human Rights...