Malaysia

Better plane tracking trialed after Malaysia plane mystery

By Sun, Mar 01, 2015 1:24PM UTC Better plane tracking trialed after Malaysia plane mystery

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a new initiative to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing them to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

AirAsia posts losses in 4Q amid higher costs, weaker currency

By Thu, Feb 26, 2015 11:17PM UTC AirAsia posts losses in 4Q amid higher costs, weaker currency

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Southeast Asia’s top budget carrier, AirAsia, says it suffered a net loss of 428.51 million ringgit ($120 million) in the quarter ending in December, hit by higher costs and a weaker currency.

2 Malaysian men charged over $50m ice shipment from China to Sydney

By Thu, Feb 26, 2015 5:11PM UTC 2 Malaysian men charged over $50m ice shipment from China to Sydney

SYDNEY (AP) — Authorities say two men from Malaysia and Hong Kong have been charged with smuggling more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine, or ice, worth 65 million Australian dollars ($50 million) into Sydney in a shipping container from China. Australian officials said in a statement that

Family seeks royal pardon for jailed Malaysia’s Anwar

By Wed, Feb 25, 2015 10:55AM UTC Anwar Ibrahim

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The family of jailed Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has sought a royal pardon in a last-ditch effort to try free him from a sodomy conviction.

Hairdresser gaffe lands Malaysian PM’s wife in hot water

By Tue, Feb 24, 2015 11:21PM UTC Rosmah Mansor

“We have to make beautiful clothes to attend functions, but the prices are way too high. For those who can afford, it’s all right. But what about housewives like us, with no income?” So says Rosmah Mansor, the free-spending wife of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is not happy