Malaysia

Thousands in Malaysia take part in rally against prime minister

Thousands of protesters in the Malaysian capital took part in an anti-government rally Saturday, despite the arrest of rally leaders and the leader of a counter-protest.

Bersih leaders among nine Malaysians arrested ahead of mass rally

Two leaders of Malaysian voting rights group The Coalition for Free and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) have been arrested by police and will be remanded on Saturday, said Eric Paulsen, one of the duo...

Philippines arrests Malaysian with more than 4 kilos of cocaine

A Malaysian national was arrested in the Philippines after authorities found more than 4 kilos of cocaine in his luggage, immigration officials said Tuesday.

Head of Malaysian pro-democracy group held for handing out flyers

The head of a Malaysian pro-democracy group demanding free and fair elections and the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak has been arrested for distributing flyers, the group announced on...

Indonesia detains Malaysian, Vietnamese boats for illegal fishing

Indonesian patrol boat apprehended four foreign boats allegedly fishing illegally in Indonesian waters, an official said Sunday.

Three Indonesian hostages in Philippines released

Three Indonesians who had been held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf militant group in the Philippines have been released, local media reported Sunday. 

Ricciardo wins Malaysia GP as Hamilton retires and Rosberg spins

Daniel Ricciardo led a surprise one-two for Red Bull at a turbulent Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday which saw then race leader Lewis Hamilton stopped by an engine failure and Nico Rosberg finish...

Malaysian anti-government group launches campaign to oust premier

A Malaysian pro-democracy group began a nationwide campaign on Saturday to attempt to force Prime Minister Najib Razak to step down over corruption allegations.

Russia denounces MH17 crash investigation as "politically motivated"

Russia's Foreign Ministry denounces the Dutch-led investigation into the MH17 airliner crash as "biased" and "politically motivated."

MH17 probe: Missile brought from Russia downed plane over Ukraine

The Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight shot down over eastern Ukraine was struck by a Buk missile brought into the conflict zone from Russia, prosecutors said Wednesday on presenting the long-awaited...

Investigators confirm Tanzania debris is part of missing MH370

Investigators on Thursday confirmed that a piece of aircraft debris that was found in Tanzania nearly three months ago was part of the missing MH370, a senior...

Seven elephants die in Borneo after being trapped in mud pool

Seven pygmy elephants died, while two others were rescued, after they became stuck in a mud pool near a logging site in Borneo, a state wildlife official said...

Pregnant woman infected by Zika virus in Malaysia

A pregnant woman has become Malaysia's third confirmed case of the Zika virus, the government said Wednesday.

Health Minister warns of more Zika cases emerging in Malaysia

Malaysia’s Health Minister Sunday warned of an increase in Zika cases following the detection of local transmission of the virus.

Malaysia reports first locally transmitted Zika infection

Malaysia has recorded its first locally transmitted case of the Zika virus, health officials said Saturday.