MALAYSIA

  • Giving up Flight 370 search would be bitter pill for many 4 hours 55 minutes ago

    Sydney: She wakes up every morning and reaches for the smartphone on her nightstand, searching for the same jumble of letters and numbers that have consumed her life for a year: MH370. She scrolls through the news results, hoping for something --anything -- that could explain what happened to her husband...
  • No plane, many discoveries in yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 4 days ago

    Wellington: The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn't mean it's been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discoveries that could benefit millions, including coastal Australians, air and sea travelers and scientists trying to understand ancient changes to the...
  • 48 killed as ferry with 150 people capsizes in Bangladesh February 22, 2015

    Dhaka: At least 48 people, including many women and children, were killed on Sunday when an overcrowded ferry with over 150 passengers sank in a river in northwestern Bangladesh after colliding with a trawler, the latest maritime tragedy to hit the country. The ferry, heading to Paturia from Daulatdia in Rajbari,...
  • Never equated kurta, pajama to religious attire, says Malaysain cleric February 9, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: A Malaysian Muslim cleric has said that he had never equated Indian clothing like 'kurta, pajama' to religious attire, retracting his earlier objection to the country's prime minister wearing "Hindu attire" while attending Thaipusam festival. Saying that his comments had been misquoted, Dr Mohd Asri, mufti of Perlis state,...
  • Jackie Chan gets 'Datuk' title February 2, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: Hong Kong superstar Jackie Chan was conferred the "Datuk" title at a ceremony in Malaysia. Chan, 60, was addressed by the name Chan Song Kang during the ceremony, which was held in conjunction with Federal Territory Day. His real name is Chan Kong Sang. Datuk is a traditional Malay...
  • 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,...
  • Malaysia Airlines website hacked by group claiming support for ISIS January 26, 2015

    Hong Kong: Malaysia Airlines officials were struggling on Monday to restore the embattled carrier's website after it was hacked by a group proclaiming support for the militant Islamic State group. The airline's site was changed, at first displaying a message saying "404 - Plane Not Found" and that it was "Hacked...
  • Badminton: PV Sindhu, Ajay Jayaram lose in Malaysia Masters January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Indian challenge came to an end as shuttlers PV Sindhu and Ajay Jayaram lost their respective semi-final matches at the season opening $120,000 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold here Saturday. Second seed Sindhu, a winner here two years ago, faced a marathon battle against Japanese fourth seed Nozomi...
  • Malaysian man faces jail for sexually abusing 31 boys January 17, 2015

    Singapore: A 31-year-old Malaysian has been sentenced to 30 years in jail and 24 cane strokes for sexually grooming and assaulting 31 boys over a three year period in Singapore, the worst case of such offences in the city state. Yap Weng Wah, Malaysian engineer of Chinese origin, on Friday...
  • Sindhu, Jayaram reach semifinals of Malaysia GPG January 16, 2015

    Kuching: Top Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Ajay Jayaram notched up contrasting victories in the women's and men's singles competition respectively to reach the semifinals of the USD 120,000 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold, here on Friday. Two-time World Championship bronze medallist, Sindhu defeated Thailand's Porntip Buranaprasertsuk, seeded fifth, 23-21 21-9...
  • Sindhu, Kashyap advance in Malaysia GP Gold January 15, 2015

    Kuching: Leading Indian shuttler PV Sindhu reached the women's singles quarter-finals of the $120,000 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold while Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap entered the men's singles pre-quarterfinals at the Stadium Perpaduan Kuching here on Thursday. Two-time World Championships bronze medallist Sindhu, who won the title here in...
  • AirAsia jet's black box pings detected, say Indonesia search teams January 9, 2015

    Jakarta: Indonesia search and rescue teams hunting for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet detected pings in their efforts to find the black box flight recorders on Friday, an official said, 12 days after the plane went missing with 162 people on board. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 vanished from radar...
  • Identifying bodies is a big challenge, say search officials: AirAsia flight QZ8501 January 1, 2015

    CNN's Paula Hancocks is at a hospital on the Island of Borneo where the bodies of the AirAsia victims are being taken. Heavy winds, strong currents and cloudy weather are hampering the search operations. ...
  • 21 killed, two lakh flee worst Malaysia floods in decades December 31, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: At least 21 people have been killed and nearly two lakh fled their homes in one of the worst floods in Malaysia's history with weather office indicating there will be no respite from strong winds in coming days. Fourteen people were reported dead in Kelantan, the worst affected state...
  • Search team pilot says he saw bodies of victims 'holding hands' at the AirAsia QZ8501 crash site December 31, 2014

    While the search operations continued, the scenes of bodies, life jackets, wreckage, etc being recovered from the site where AirAsia QZ8510 crashed, were disheartening. A pilot from the rescue team who discovered the flight's debris said that bodies that were recovered from the site were holding hands. Describing the scene, Lieutenant...
  • What's happening with the search for Flight 370? December 30, 2014

    Sydney: As hundreds of search crews frantically scour the waters off Indonesia where AirAsia Flight 8501 went down, a couple of ships a few thousand kilometres to the south are quietly combing another patch of ocean for perhaps the most infamous missing plane of all time - Malaysia Airlines Flight...
  • Dozens die as Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines battered by storms December 30, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia, southern Thailand and parts of the Philippines have been battered by heavy rain and flash floods in recent days, killing dozens, officials said on Tuesday. Malaysia's worst flooding in a decade forced nearly a quarter of a million people from their homes, officials said, with the government coming...
  • Reports of crash not true, search ongoing: Malaysia December 28, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Amid reports that the missing AirAsia plane has crashed, the Malaysian Transport Minister on Sunday dismissed the claims that wreckage of the aircraft, carrying 162 people, had been found. Asked about reports that the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 has crashed in Belintung, Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai confirmed...
  • Malaysia to help in search of AirAsia flight QZ 8501: Najib Razak December 28, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia on Sunday offered help in the search of missing AirAsia flight which lost contact with air traffic controllers between Singapore and Indonesia in the morning. Prime Minister Datuk Najib Razak said he had not been fully briefed on the aircraft's disappearance, but acknowledged that the country may be...
  • 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...
  • Indian arrested in Malaysia for allegedly carrying drugs worth USD 288,155 December 15, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: An Indian has been arrested at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport for allegedly carrying 5.34 kg of illegal drugs worth USD 288,155. The man's identity was not disclosed. The 27-year-old, who arrived here from Chennai by a Malaysia Airlines flight, landed in Customs Department's net upon his arrival at the...
  • Malaysia: Man chops off wife's hands, feet suspecting infidelity, commits suicide December 15, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: In a gruesome incident, a jobless man has chopped off his Indian-origin wife's hand and feet with a meat cleaver on suspicion of having an extra-marital affair before committing suicide in southern Malaysia. K Menaga, 44-year-old mother of three, is fighting for her life in the intensive care unit...
  • Four months after MH17 plane crash, victims' remains arrive in Netherlands November 29, 2014

    The Hague: A Dutch military plane carrying the remains of victims onboard the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived at the Eindhoven Air Base in Netherlands on Friday. After a ceremonial tribute attended by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and relatives of the victims, six coffins onboard the plane were transferred to...
  • Kidambi Srikanth 'gifts' title to coach Pullela Gopichand November 16, 2014

    Fuzhou: Newly crowned China Open champion Kidambi Srikanth on Sunday "gifted" his Super Series Premier title to India's chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on his 41st birthday. Sunday turned out to be a watershed moment in Indian badminton's history as for the first time two titles are coming home from...
  • Malaysia Airlines steward fired over sex assault on passenger November 13, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Airlines has sacked a steward for allegedly sexually assaulting a passenger who was scared of flying with the disaster-prone airline before any hearing into the incident had taken place, a union body said. The crew member has been stuck in a detention centerer at Paris' Charles de...
  • Lot of good investment opportunities in India, Modi assures Mayalsian PM November 12, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met his Malaysian counterpart Najib Tun Razak on the second day of his engagements in the Myanmar capital. Modi invited the Malaysia to explore possibilities in India, set up companies while talking about his pet project- the Make in India campaign. The...
  • Over 1,600 relatives remember victims of downed flight MH17 in Ukraine November 11, 2014

    Amsterdam: More than 1,600 family members of the 298 mainly Dutch victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, which was downed in Ukraine, gathered Monday for a memorial ceremony here. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima presided over the ceremony at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Center in Amsterdam. Photos of the dead...
  • India warns Malaysian employers not to ill-treat Indians October 24, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: India on Friday warned Malaysian employers that it will withdraw their privileges if there is evidence of abuse and ill-treatment of Indian employees. Following complaints of ill-treatment of Indian workers, the Indian Mission asked employers to cooperate in ensuring the safety, security and well-being of their labourers. "In...
  • Ethnic Indian crawls for 3 days after car crash in Malaysia October 24, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: A 33-year-old Indian man, who was seriously injured in a car crash that killed another ethnic Indian, crawled for three days in a Malaysian jungle before he finally found an isolated settlement to seek help. In the accident that occurred last Sunday near Bidor in Central Malaysia, the...
  • India beat Malaysia 4-2 in Sultan of Johor Cup October 16, 2014

    The Indian men's Under-21 hockey team defeated hosts Malaysia 4-2 in their fourth pool match of the fourth at Taman Daya Hockey Stadium on Thursday. Defending champions India rode on drag-flick specialist Harmanpreet Singh's hat-trick and Varun Kumar's penalty stroke conversion to register their third victory in four matches and put...