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31 Aug 2018

Hong Kong

#AsianGames: Women's squash team stuns defending champion Malaysia, enters final

The Indian women's squash team knocked out defending champion Malaysia to enter the finals of the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta today.

15 Aug 2018


Malaysia: Two Muslim women to be caned for 'lesbian sex'

Two Malaysian women have been sentenced to caning after they admitted to having sex in contravention of strict Islamic laws, an official said yesterday.

12 Aug 2018


#TravelBytes: 5 countries you can visit, instead of buying iPhoneX

However nice the iPhone X looks, there's long list of things one can buy in the amount it ends up sucking out of your pockets.

08 Aug 2018

Najib Razak

Malaysia: Najib pleads not guilty to new money laundering charges

Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak today pleaded not guilty to three new money-laundering charges related to the alleged multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund.

08 Aug 2018

Najib Razak

Malaysian ex-PM Razak hit with new charges over multi-billion-dollar scandal

Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak was hit with new charges today linked to a multi-billion-dollar financial scandal that contributed to his shock election defeat in May.

30 Jul 2018

Plane Crash

Grieved families of MH370 victims hope for answers from official-report

Relatives of people aboard Malaysian Flight MH370 said today they hoped a long-awaited report into the plane's disappearance might give them answers about one of the world's most enduring aviation mysteries.

19 Jul 2018


Malaysia: AirAsia announces $30bn deal for 100 Airbus planes

Malaysian budget airline AirAsia today announced an additional order of 34 Airbus A330neo planes, bringing the total value of its expanded 100-plane order to $30 billion.

13 Jul 2018


Malaysia's IHH Healthcare to invest Rs. 4000cr in Fortis healthcare

Cash-strapped Fortis Healthcare today said its board has unanimously accepted a binding offer from Malaysia's IHH Healthcare Berhad to invest Rs. 4,000cr in it by way of preferential allotment at Rs. 170/share.

06 Jul 2018


Malaysia refuses to deport India's wanted Zakir Naik

A day after India confirmed it has sought extradition of controversial preacher Zakir Naik, Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad said he won't be deported "as long as he is not creating any problem."

04 Jul 2018


Controversial preacher Zakir Naik on his way back to India

Controversial preacher Zakir Naik is on his way back to India.

04 Jul 2018

Najib Razak

Ex-Malaysian PM Najib charged with corruption, criminal breach of trust

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged with corruption today for allegedly accepting $10.4 million in bribe money, in a stunning fall from grace just months after his election defeat.

21 Jun 2018


Malaysian CEO killed as his smartphone explodes during charging

Smartphone explosions have become quite common, but deaths due to it aren't. The CEO of a Malaysian company became a rare victim.

12 Jun 2018

North Korea

Singapore: Indian-origin-man spends Rs. 38,000 to catch glimpse of Trump

An Indian-origin man from Malaysia went to Singapore and spent $573 (over Rs. 38,000) to put up at a luxury hotel for one night so that he could get a chance to meet US President Donald Trump ahead of his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

22 May 2018

Gobind Singh

Indian-origin leader becomes first Sikh minister in Malaysia

Gobind Singh Deo, an Indian-origin Sikh politician in Malaysia, became a Cabinet Minister yesterday, the first member of the minority community in the country's history to be appointed as a minister.

17 May 2018


Hockey: India into finals of Women's Asian Championship Trophy 2018

The Indian women hockey team paved its way into the finals of the Women's Asian Champions Trophy after edging past Malaysia 3-2 on Thursday, their third consecutive victory in the championship.

17 May 2018

Najib Razak

Malaysia: Scandal-hit former PM Najib Razak's home searched by police

The Malaysian police searched former Prime Minister Najib Razak's home today as the new government probes into a massive graft scandal.

16 May 2018


Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim walks free receiving pardon over sodomy conviction

Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim, who was jailed for three years walked free today after receiving a royal pardon.

12 May 2018

Najib Razak

Malaysia: Scandal-hit former PM Najib, wife banned from leaving country

The scandal-hit former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, have today been banned from leaving the country, the immigration chief said, after the shock election loss of Najib's coalition.

10 May 2018

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia: At 92, Mahathir Mohamad is world's oldest elected leader

92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad will sworn in as Malaysian Prime Minister at 5 PM, on Thursday, making him the oldest elected leader of the world.

10 May 2018

Najib Razak

Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad to become world's oldest Prime Minister

At the age of 92, Malaysia's former strongman leader Mahathir Mohamad is poised to become the world's oldest Prime Minister after a stunning election victory against scandal-haunted leader Najib Razak.

09 May 2018

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia polls: Scandal-hit PM Najib Razak faces ex-mentor Mahathir Mohamad

Malaysians went to the polls today in one of the country's closest ever elections which pits scandal-hit Prime Minister Najib Razak against his one-time mentor, 92-year-old former authoritarian leader Mahathir Mohamad.

10 Apr 2018

Mandeep Singh

CWG 2018: Harmanpreet's brace guides India into hockey semifinals

A profligate Indian hockey team huffed and puffed into the Commonwealth Games semi-finals after beating lower-ranked Malaysia 2-1 in a draining Pool B encounter in Gold Coast on Tuesday.

09 Apr 2018

Saina Nehwal

India claim maiden badminton mixed team gold at CWG

Rampaging Indian mixed badminton team claimed its maiden Commonwealth Games gold medal, thrashing three-time defending champions Malaysia in the final in Gold Coast today.

01 Apr 2018

Najib Razak

Media censorship fears rise after Malaysia's proposed fake news law

While battling fake news is media's biggest challenge all over the world, a new rule proposed by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has stirred censorship fears in the country.

08 Mar 2018

Narendra Modi

Rahul Gandhi in Singapore: Congress has a clean slate now

Congress President Rahul Gandhi yesterday began a five-day trip to Singapore and Malaysia. He plans to reach out to the Indian diaspora and will also meet the PMs of the two countries.

30 Jan 2018


No 'Padmaavat' for audience in Malaysia

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus might have seen the light of day in India, but seems like the film is not welcome in Malaysia.

29 Jan 2018


Two Malaysians willingly go behind bars in Telangana. Here's why

With the steep rise in experiential tourism, offers are getting increasingly obscure and off beat. You must have done/heard of bungee jumping, scuba diving, river rafting. How about spending a day inside a jail like a real prisoner?

12 Jan 2018

South Africa

Hunting for MH370: Malaysia offers $70mn to ocean exploration firm

The government of Malaysia has inked a deal with an American ocean exploration firm, Ocean Infinity to launch a new search for the missing flight MH370.

01 Jan 2018


LGBT communities alarmed over Malaysia's conversion program for trans-women

Malaysia is reportedly planning on introducing a controversial conversion therapy targeting transgender women.

14 Sep 2017

Kuala Lumpur

Tragedy: Fire at Malaysian school kills 23 students, 2 teachers

Tragedy struck a religious school in Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur.

15 Aug 2017

South Korea

#IndiaAt70: Where India development stands compared to 5 other countries

Seven decades since its independence, India has made progress on multiple developmental parameters.

28 Jul 2017

Domestic Violence

Malaysian MP thinks denying husbands sex is "abuse"

Malaysian citizens are outraged. An MP, while debating amendments to a domestic violence bill in the parliament, said that denying sex to a husband can be a form of "psychological and emotional abuse".

06 Jul 2017


Chinese gods fly business class to Malaysia

Flyers on a flight from China's Xiamen to Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur had an unexpected co-passenger: the goddess Mazu and her two companions, Qianliyan and Shunfeng'er.

09 Jun 2017

Sri Lanka

MDMK chief Vaiko detained in Malaysia over alleged LTTE links

The Tamil Nadu-based MDMK Chief Vaiko was detained at Kuala Lumpur Airport on June 9 and denied entry into Malaysia.

09 Jun 2017


Malaysia amends anti-LGBT sex education competition following criticism

Malaysia's Health Ministry amended a sex education video competition, removing guidelines for a section on preventing homosexuality and transgenderism.

30 May 2017

North Korea

Who are the women accused of killing Kim Jong-nam?

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother Kim Jong-nam was murdered at the departure lounge of Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

16 May 2017

Kuala Lumpur

300 endangered tortoises worth $300,000 seized at Kuala Lumpur airport

Malaysian authorities managed to foil a smuggling attempt and seized 330 of the most endangered tortoises at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

03 Mar 2017

North Korea

Malaysia releases North Korean detainee in Kim Jong-nam murder

Malaysian authorities have released the only North Korean who was detained in connection with the assassination of Kim Jong-nam.

28 Feb 2017

North Korea

Kim Jong-nam murder: Female suspects to be charged with murder

Malaysia's Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali said Doan Thi Huong and Siti Aisyah would be formally charged with the murder of Kim Jong-nam and could face the death penalty if convicted.

28 Feb 2017

South Korea

UN report identifies North Korean front company in Malaysia

A UN report, drafted for the Security Council has identified a property in Malaysia, operated by a front company for North Korea's intelligence agency.