Malaysia

  • 225 victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 identified 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 workers as part of an overhaul after MH370 and MH17 disasters August 29, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of an overhaul announced on Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters. The staff reduction represents about 30 per cent of its current workforce of 20,000. Khazanah Nasional, the state investment company that owns 69...
  • Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to visit India, Malaysia August 29, 2014

    Sydney: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on Friday that he will travel to India and Malaysia next week. On Abbott's first visit to India as Prime Minister, he said he will visit New Delhi and Mumbai to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries, reported Xinhua. India is Australia's fifth...
  • Malaysia signs MoU with Australia for MH370 search August 28, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia has signed a deal with Australia to strengthen their collaboration for searching the illfated Malaysian flight MH370, which disappeared midair over five months ago with 237 people aboard. Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai, who is leading the Malaysian delegation to Canberra, signed the Memorandum of Understanding with Australian...
  • Malaysia Airlines crew member sexually assaults passenger August 14, 2014

    Kuala Lampur: A Malaysia Airlines cabin crew member was on Thursday detained in France for questioning for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman passenger who expressed nervousness about flying with the disasterprone carrier. "The staff member in question was detained following allegations by a passenger travelling on flight MH20 from Kuala Lumpur...
  • Topranked Lee Chong Wei battling injury ahead of world championships August 12, 2014

    World badminton number one Lee Chong Wei has revealed that injury concerns are leaving him low on confidence ahead of the World Championships in Denmark at the end of the month. Malaysian Lee was unable to defend his Commonwealth Games title in Scotland last month due to a hamstring injury and...
  • CWG 2014: JwalaAshwini lose in women's doubles final, take silver August 4, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa lost to Malaysian duo Vivian Kah Mun Hoo and Khe Wei Woon in the women's doubles final of the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Sunday and had to settle for the silver medal. The Indian third seeds lost to the second seeded Malaysian...
  • Malaysia Airlines to change name to boost reputation July 28, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur/London: Reeling under the pressure of two catastrophic aviation tragedies, Malaysia Airlines is mulling a name change and restructuring of routes in a bid to repair its reputation, a media report has said. The Malaysian flag carrier, majorityowned by the government, is likely to change its name as part of...
  • Ukraine fighting prevents crash site visit despite international deal July 27, 2014

    Donetsk: Fighting around the site of the Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine prevented a visit by international experts on Sunday, although Malaysia said separatists had agreed to allow in international police and investigators. The Ukrainian government said its forces were advancing towards the crash site to try to free it from...
  • Ukraine fighting prevents crash site visit despite international deal July 27, 2014

    Donetsk: Fighting around the site of the Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine prevented a visit by international experts on Sunday, although Malaysia said separatists had agreed to allow in international police and investigators. The Ukrainian government said its forces were advancing towards the crash site to try to free it from...
  • CWG 2014: Malaysian cyclist reprimanded for Gaza protest July 26, 2014

    Glasgow: A Malaysian cyclist at the Commonwealth Games who wore gloves with "Save Gaza" written on them has been reprimanded by his team and warned he will be expelled if he does it again. Azizulhasni Awang competed in the men's sprint on Thursday wearing gloves that had the word "Save" written...
  • Black boxes of downed MH17 arrive in UK for examination July 23, 2014

    London: The black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines in eastern Ukraine arrived in the UK on Wednesday for expert analysis by air accident investigators. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said that the black boxes of Flight MH17 which crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17 had been delivered to...
  • A Kiss, A Prayer: The Last Hours of MH17's Victims July 23, 2014

    In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. "Mama, may I hug you?" Samira Calehr wrapped her arms around her 11yearold son, who'd been oddly agitated for days, peppering her with questions about death, about his soul, about God. The next morning, she would...
  • Young MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crash July 23, 2014

    In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. "Mama, may I hug you?" Samira Calehr wrapped her arms around her 11yearold son, who'd been oddly agitated for days, peppering her with questions about death, about his soul, about God. The next morning, she would...
  • Twin air disasters threaten Malaysian tourism push July 23, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: An unprecedented second major aviation disaster in four months could further associate Malaysia with calamity in the eyes of travellers, observers warn, putting the tropical destination's vital tourism sector at risk. Even before Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down on Thursday over rebelheld eastern Ukraine in an apparent...
  • MH17 black boxes to be sent to UK for analysis: Malaysia July 23, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia on Wednesday said the black boxes from Flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine last week, will be sent to British aviation investigators for forensic analysis. The international investigation team led by the Netherlands has decided to pass the black boxes, which record cockpit activity and flight...
  • Misplaced jacket forces gold medallist shooter out of CWG July 22, 2014

    London: Malaysia suffered a huge blow as their Commonwealth Games shooting gold medallist Nur Ayuni Farhana Abdul Halim was not allowed to compete in Glasgow Games as her jacket was lost en route to Scotland. Ayuni, who won the gold medal with Nur Suryani Taibi in the 10m air rifle doubles...
  • CWG 2014: Shooting champion withdrawn after jacket goes missing July 22, 2014

    Commonwealth Games shooting gold medallist Nur Ayuni Farhana Abdul Halim has been left devastated after being ruled out of competing in Glasgow because her competition jacket was lost en route to Scotland. Malaysian Ayuni, who won the gold medal with Nur Suryani Taibi in the 10 metre air rifle pairs in...
  • No agenda beyond getting to the truth on MH17 crash: US July 22, 2014

    Washington: The United States has no agenda except for getting to the truth of shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, allegedly by the Russiabacked Ukrainian separatist, the White House has said. "The (US) President's priority is that this investigation should be conducted by an international set of investigators that...
  • Russia says MH17 probe should be conducted by 'international community', not Ukraine July 22, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Russia has called for the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 to be led by the 'international community' and not Ukraine, its ambassador to Malaysia said on Tuesday. "This situation is quite unique, the area is a war zone. I think the international community should be flexible...