MALAYSIA

  • Indian arrested in Malaysia for allegedly carrying drugs worth USD 288,155 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • Malaysia Sikhs lodge report against offensive online comment October 4, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Police are investigating reports lodged by members of Malaysia`s Sikh community against a Facebook user for posting an offensive comment against the founder of the faith, Guru Nanak, a media report said on Saturday. Lawyer Gurmukh Singh, who lodged the report in Dang Wangi area, said the comment was...
  • 36 people on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 yet to be identified October 4, 2014

    The Hague: The Dutch security ministry said that 36 victims of the total of 298 passengers and crew members on board the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine are yet to be identified. Among the 11 identified victims this week, eight people were Dutch nationals, Xinhua reported. At the request...
  • Drama and controversy reign at Asian Games October 1, 2014

    Incheon: Cries of foul play took over the Asian Games on Wednesday when an Indian female boxer refused to accept her medal and Malaysia lodged a formal complaint after one of their competitors failed a drugs test. An Iraqi runner was also awarded a gold after a bizarre end to one...
  • Malaysia's Tai Cheau Xuen loses Asian Games gold medal over doping September 30, 2014

    Incheon: The banning of a Malaysian martial arts gold medallist for a doping offence overshadowed rare victories for Saudi Arabia and Singapore at the Asian Games on Tuesday. Tai Cheau Xuen was stripped of the gold she won in wushu and kicked out of the Games after testing positive for sibutramine,...
  • Asiad Squash: Men's team gets historic gold, women grab silver September 27, 2014

    Incheon: The Indian squash players wrapped up a historic performance in the Asian Games, clinching an unprecedented men's team gold after the women's side settled for their first ever silver on Saturday. With a silver and a bronze, Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal respectively in the individual events, the squash players...
  • China's gold imports more for holiday; Indian demand set to climb September 26, 2014

    Singapore: Top bullion consumer China has been importing more gold in September than in the previous month due to demand from retailers stocking up for the upcoming National Day holiday, market sources said. Demand in India - the second biggest buyer of the metal - is also set to pick up...
  • 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...
  • Indian women lose to China in Asiad hockey September 24, 2014

    Incheon: The Indian women's hockey team went down fighting to defending champions China 1-2 in their second group match of the 17th Asian Games at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium on Wednesday. After starting their campaign with a 3-0 victory over Thailand, India failed to replicate the result and ended as the...
  • 225 victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 identified September 20, 2014

    The Hague: The thirty additional researchers, who were sent to Kharkiv last week to investigate MH17 crash, returned to the Netherlands due to unstable security situation in eastern Ukraine, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday. "At the moment it is simply not safe enough to send our people in...
  • Anirban Lahiri stays ahead in Malaysia September 19, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri continued his flying form by firing a fourunderpar 68 to maintain a twoshot lead at the halfway stage of the Asian Tour's Selangor Masters on Friday. The 27yearold, who fired 10 birdies in his impressive opening round, dropped just one shot for a 10under 132...
  • Asian Games hockey: Nothing less than gold should be acceptable to India September 17, 2014

    An Asian Games gold in hockey is worth its weight because with it comes an automatic qualification for the Olympics, and that's a burden India will want off its shoulder at Incheon before shifting focus to Rio 2016. The days of India's dominance in world hockey have long been over, and...
  • Pilot turns Malaysia Airlines flight around after defect September 14, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to turn around due to an autopilot defect, landing safely early on Sunday, said the carrier already reeling from the loss of two planes this year. Flight MH198 from Kuala Lumpur to Hyderabad in India departed late on Saturday, but the Boeing 737800...
  • India begin preparation for Sultan of Johor Cup title defence September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the 4th Sultan of Johor Cup hockey tournament in Malaysia, a preparatory camp for the India junior men's core probables will commence on Saturday at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here. The Sultan of Johor Cup in Johor Bahru is scheduled to be held from October...
  • India, Malaysia agree to cooperate on environment, climate September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: India and Malaysia on Monday agreed to strengthen their bilateral strategic partnership in the area of environment and climate change. During their meeting here, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar and Malaysia's Minister for Natural Resources and Environment Datuk Seri G Palanivel emphasised the need to work closely in the domain...
  • Australia, Malaysia contribute $60 million each for MH370 search September 6, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: An escalated underwater search operation for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 will begin in two weeks' time, with both Malaysia and Australia committing 60 million dollars each towards the effort. The announcement came at the joint press conference of visiting Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott with his...
  • Malaysia Airlines renames bucket list promotion September 4, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Airlines has renamed a promotional competition asking people what activities and destinations are on their "bucket list" after acknowledging it was inappropriate given the two deadly disasters it has suffered this year. A bucket list is a term used by some Englishspeakers to describe a list of adventures...
  • China secure two golds in badminton worlds, Lee Chong Wei in final August 31, 2014

    Copenhagen: China have secured the women's and mixed doubles gold medals at the World Badminton Championships while their Chen Long has set up a men's title clash with topseeded Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia. Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang downed Reika Kakiiwa and Miyuki Maeda from Japan 218, 2113 in the...
  • Malaysia seeks trade in investment, services with India August 30, 2014

    Kolkata: Malaysia has expressed keen interest in trade in both investment and services getting started as part of the IndoMalaysia Free Trade Agreement (FTA), an official of the Malaysian High Commission in India said. "Both India and Malaysia have agreed in principle that trade in investment and services will commence between...
  • Malaysia expresses interest to invest in West Bengal August 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Malaysia on Friday expressed keen interest for investing in West Bengal under various sectors to strengthen its bilateral ties with India. After meeting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, a 10member highlevel official delegation led by Malaysian High Commissioner to India Datuk Naimun Ashakli Bin Mohammad told reporters that their...