MALAYSIA

  • Malaysia's ethnic-Indian men say no to marrying rape victims 14 hours 22 minutes ago

    Kuala Lumpur: In a short film shot as a social experiment, two out of three ethnic-Indian men in Malaysia have said that they would not marry rape victims as it would tarnish their family's "honour". The social experiment film made by Malaysian television channel Astro Ulagam (Astro world) has been titled...
  • Marussia driver Will Stevens out of Malaysia race with fuel issue 21 hours 30 minutes ago

    Sepang: Manor Marussia withdrew British driver Will Stevens from the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix just an hour before the start on Sunday due to a fuel system problem. "Sadly Will is unable to start today's race as we have not been able to get on top of the fuel system...
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar receives threat letter from ISIS Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Malaysian chapter of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living has received threatening letters from the Islamic State (IS) terror group, a close aide of the spiritual leader claimed on Saturday. "Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is touring some countries in the far east and he landed in...
  • Hockey: Malaysia top Pool A, Kazakhstan finish second March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Malaysia spanked Singapore 5-0 to maintain a clean slate and top Pool B while Kazakhstan eked out a 3-2 win over Russia to finish second in the group at the Hero FIH Women's Hockey World League Round 2, on Tuesday. With an all-win record, Malaysia finished their pool engagements...
  • Air travel 'safer' in 2014 despite Malaysian disasters: IATA March 9, 2015

    Singapore: Last year was by some measures the safest in the history of commercial aviation, despite two high-profile crashes involving Malaysia Airlines aircraft in which hundreds of people were killed, a leading industry body said on Monday. While more people died in air accidents in 2014 than the average in recent...
  • Malaysia beat Russia 3-0 in Women's HWL Round 2 March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Malaysia defeated Russia 3-0 to register their second consecutive victory at the Hero FIH Women's World League Round 2 here today. Malaysia scored all their goals after halftime as both the teams matched each other in the opening 30 minutes of the Pool B game. After a barren first half,...
  • Malaysian PM vows to keep up search for MH370, report offers no new clue March 8, 2015

    Malaysia: Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Sunday in Malaysia remained committed to the search for the missing MH370 jetliner a year after it vanished without trace, and a report by international investigators offered no new clues as to its fate. A 584-page interim report into the disappearance of the Boeing...
  • Families mark MH370 anniversary with vow to never give up March 8, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: Families of the 239 people on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Sunday were marking the anniversary of the plane's disappearance with a vow to never give up on the desperate search for wreckage and answers to the world's biggest aviation mystery. Voice 370, a support group for the...
  • It has been a frustating wait for answers, says missing MH370 Indian passenger's husband March 7, 2015

    MH370 passengers' families still live in uncertainty as one year passes. "After a year we are back to where we started. We don't know where the plane is, where the passengers are, we don't know what happened, why it happened, we don't know who did what. It's a wide open...
  • Malaysia beat Kazakhstan in Hockey World League March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Commencing the Hockey World League Round 2 (Women) on a winning note, Malaysia completed an outstanding 8-0 win against Kazakhstan in the inaugural match at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Saturday. An energetic first quarter saw both Malaysia and Kazakhstan in attacking mode. Captain Siti Ruhani did...
  • Beijing yet to approve MH370 commemoration: Relatives March 6, 2015

    Beijing: Chinese relatives of those on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 said on Friday they were still waiting for permission from authorities to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the plane's disappearance. Two-thirds of the 239 people on board the Malaysia Airlines flight were from China, where the stability-obsessed ruling Communist Party...
  • Giving up Flight 370 search would be bitter pill for many March 6, 2015

    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 March 1, 2015

    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...