Malaysia on Sunday said a missing airliner carrying 239 people may have inexplicably turned back as authorities launched a terror probe into the plane's sudden disappearance, investigating suspect passengers who boarded with stolen passports.
Vietnamese air force planes on Saturday spotted two large oil slicks close to where a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 went missing earlier in the day, the first sign that the aircraft carrying 239 people had crashed.
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's acquittal on sodomy charges was overturned Friday, in a fresh threat to the career of a charismatic politician who helped turn around the country's once-hapless opposition.
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 carrying 239 people lost contact over the South China Sea early Saturday morning on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and international aviation authorities still hadn't located the jetliner several hours later.
A Malaysian couple was sentenced to hang for starving their Indonesian maid to death, a defense lawyer said Friday, in the latest shocking case to spotlight abuse of domestic helpers in the region.
Malaysia has banned a translation of an Ultraman comic book after it referred to the popular Japanese superhero as “Allah,” authorities said Friday, during an ongoing row over use of the word by non-Muslims.
Hundreds of Muslims demonstrated outside Malaysia's highest court on Wednesday as it postponed a decision on whether to hear the Catholic Church's bid to be allowed to call God “Allah.”
Controversial Sarawak leader Taib Mahmud was sworn in Saturday as governor of the Malaysian state he has been repeatedly accused of pillaging during his 33 years as its chief minister.1 Comment
Eight schoolchildren drowned in the Muar river in Malaysia's southern Johor state, police said Sunday, in what officials described as a “shocking” and rare tragedy.
Malaysia took a “significant” step backwards in human rights in 2013, a year that appeared to mark the end of Prime Minister Najib Razak's promises of reform, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.