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  • Ex-Malaysian PM Najib Razak to face more money laundering charges

    Kula Lumpur: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will appear before a court on Thursday where he faces 21 fresh charges of money laundering linked to the corruption case involving the state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). Najib was detained on Wednesday after appearing at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and taken to the police headquarters where he was interrogated about the 2.6 billion ringgit ($627 million) allegedly diverted from 1MDB to his

  • Malaysia urged to ban child marriages, after 44-year-old marries 15-year-old teenager

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s government has come under renewed pressure to outlaw child marriages after another case of a child bride surfaced in a poor rural state, the second in weeks. A 15-year-old teenager became the second wife of a 44-year-old Muslim man in northeast Kelantan state, the New Straits Times newspaper reported. It said the union was approved by the Islamic Shariah court in July after her parents consented due to poverty.

  • Malaysia shuts down Chinese petro companies

    Washington DC : Malaysia has pulled the plug on three Chinese oil and gas pipeline projects. The Malaysian government informed the China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Company (CPP) through a notification that it has ‘formally closed’ its three projects – MPP, TSGP and Petronas, stated Chinascope, attributing the information to Seehua, the Malaysian online Chinese news site.

  • In silence, Sardar Singh thrived. In silence, he quits 

    “I wanted to continue and I feel I had some more years of hockey left in me but I just couldn’t digest the loss to Malaysia. I couldn’t sleep for days after that loss. That was the trigger”.

  • Malaysia Islamic court postpones caning of women for lesbian sex

    Kuala Lumpur: A Malaysian Islamic court postponed the caning today of two women convicted of lesbian sex as activists hoped it would give them time to stop the punishment being carried out. The women, aged 22 and 32, were arrested in April by Islamic enforcement officers after they were found in a car in a public square in northern Terengganu state, one of the most conservative areas of the Muslim-majority country.

  • MEA refuses to share details on Zakir Naik’s extradition request

    New Delhi : The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has refused to share details of request to Malaysia seeking extradition of controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, being probed in India for alleged terror charges, citing RTI clauses that bars disclosure of information received in confidence from foreign government, among others.

  • Fortis gets investors’ nod to sell stake to IHH

    New Delhi : Fortis Healthcare on Tuesday said its shareholders have given nod to acquisition of the domestic healthcare chain by Malaysia’s IHH Healthcare.

  • MH370 report fallout: Malaysia’s civil aviation chief resigns

    Kuala Lumpur : Malaysia’s civil aviation chief resigned on Tuesday, a day after a report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 showed lapses by Kuala Lumpur’s air traffic control centre.

  • Thailand Open: PV Sindhu eyes semi-final berth

    Bangkok : Rio Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu will aim to book her place in the semi-finals of the Thailand Open World Super 500 tournament when she crosses swords with Soniia Cheah of Malaysia in the last-eight clash of the women’s singles event here on Friday.

  • Amid FIFA World Cup fever, Malaysian girl gets worldwide attention for her freestyle football skills

    Klang: The slick freestyle football moves of a Malaysian Muslim girl have boosted her into the spotlight in a country where the sport is dominated by men. Sporting a headscarf, Qhouirunnisa’ Endang Wahyudi executed deft moves, juggling the ball before balancing it on her soles and later on her forehead. “The headscarf is not an obstacle,” the 18-year-old student told AFP at a park in Klang, a city about 40 kilometres (25

  • Zakir Naik: No plans to come to India till I don’t feel safe

    Mumbai: Zakir Naik, the controversial Islamic preacher who has been staying abroad to evade arrest in various cases in India, today said he would not return home till he felt “safe from unfair prosecution”. Naik’s statement, issued through his PRO here, came amid reports that he was being deported to India from Malaysia.

  • Malaysia Open: P V Sindhu makes positive start, defeats Japan’s Aya Ohori

    Kuala Lumpur: Olympic silver-medallist P V Sindhu made a positive start, staving off a stiff challenge from Japan’s Aya Ohori in the women’s singles opening round at the USD 700,000 Malaysia Open World Tour super 750 tournament, here today. Sindhu, who had skipped the Uber Cup Finals to regain full fitness after claiming a silver at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, took some time to get into the groove before she edged out world

  • Malaysia arrests former aide to ex-premier Najib Razak over 1MDB scandal

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian authorities have arrested a former aide to ex-premier Najib Razak after reopening an investigation into the 1MDB scandal, state media reported today. The new government, which stormed to a shock victory at elections last month, has revived investigations into the sovereign wealth fund, which were shut down by Najib.

  • BoB in talks to sell Malaysian JV

    Mumbai : Bank of Baroda along with Indian Overseas Bank and Andhra Bank are in advanced discussions with a possible buyer to sell their stake in Malaysian joint venture —India International Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, two sources involved with the negotiations said.

  • PIO spends Rs 38,000 for 1-night to meet Trump

    Singapore : An Indian-origin man from Malaysia went to Singapore and spent a whopping USD 573 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.

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    HOTNESS! Ex-Bigg Boss contestant Mandana Karimi goes topless on the beach; check out

    Just last week, we had reported that model turned actress Mandana Karimi was enjoying herself while on holiday in Malaysia. In fact, Mandana has been giving us some serious vacation goals with her constant social posts from there. Now continuing the same Mandana shared yet another image from her Malaysian holiday on the social networking site Instagram that is sure to turn up the heat.