Gulf Times - Malaysia
Philippine boxing icon to prove time not yet over in July fight

Philippine boxing icon to prove time not yet over in July fight

Philippine icon Senator Manny Pacquiao said Wednesday he aims to prove that his time in boxing is not yet over when he takes on Argentinian champion Lucas Matthysse in Malaysia in July.

Boat with 70 Rohingya Muslims leaves Myanmar for Malaysia

Boat with 70 Rohingya Muslims leaves Myanmar for Malaysia

A boat carrying 70 Rohingya Muslims set out for Malaysia from Myanmar this week, two sources and a rights group, the latest to embark on a dangerous sea journey.

Malaysia's Mahathir warns 'monster' PM will cheat to win polls

Malaysia's Mahathir warns 'monster' PM will cheat to win polls

Malaysian ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad warned Friday elections next month will be the dirtiest in the country's history due to cheating by the "monster" prime minister, but insisted his opposition alliance has a fighting chance.

Rohingya stranded at sea rescued by Indonesian fishermen

Rohingya stranded at sea rescued by Indonesian fishermen

News of the rescue comes several days after the arrival in Malaysia of another boat carrying dozens of members of the persecuted minority from Myanmar.

Malaysia parliament dissolved, way paved for election

Malaysia parliament dissolved, way paved for election

Najib Razak is widely expected to retain power, especially with a deep rift between Mahathir Mohamad's opposition alliance and the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS).

Defence in Kim Jong Nam trial casts doubt on poison test lab

Defence in Kim Jong Nam trial casts doubt on poison test lab

The laboratory that tested the nerve agent allegedly used to assassinate the North Korean leader's half-brother was not on the list of centres approved by the global chemical weapons watchdog, a Malaysian court heard.

Southeast Asians defend 'chicken rendang' as debate rages on

Southeast Asians defend 'chicken rendang' as debate rages on

MasterChef UK judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace turned down the chicken accompaniment of a traditional Malaysian dish, saying the skin wasn't crispy.

Boat carrying Rohingya refugees arrives in Malaysia

Boat carrying Rohingya refugees arrives in Malaysia

A boat carrying dozens of Rohingya from Myanmar arrived in Malaysia on Tuesday and the members of the stateless Muslim minority will be allowed to enter the country, authorities said.

Malaysia's Najib expected to call election on Friday

Malaysia's Najib expected to call election on Friday

Najib Razak is under pressure to secure a strong mandate as he grapples with a multi-billion dollar scandal at a state fund and public anger over rising living costs.

Bangladesh denies Rohingya boat set sail from its shores

Bangladesh denies Rohingya boat set sail from its shores

Bangladesh officials said on Monday a fishing boat carrying Rohingya Muslims to Southeast Asia did not set sail from its shores, where close to one million refugees live in congested camps.

Malaysian central bank says it foiled hacking attempt

Malaysian central bank says it foiled hacking attempt

Bank Negara Malaysia said no funds were lost in the incident, which it identified on Tuesday and involved falsified wire-transfer requests over the SWIFT bank messaging network.

Malaysia proposes 10-year jail term for 'fake news'

Malaysia proposes 10-year jail term for 'fake news'

Malaysia's ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) party tabled a bill in parliament on Monday to address "fake news," as the country gears up for national elections.