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Danish badminton player banned over match-fixing

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Former top-10 player Joachim Persson of Denmark was banned for 18 months by the Badminton World Federation on Thursday in regard to match-fixing. Persson was found guilty by an ethics panel of failing in a timely fashion to disclose approaches to fix two of his matches, and


Plane Forced to Return to Airport After Mom Realizes She Left Her Baby Behind

A recent flight was forced to turn around after takeoff when a passenger allegedly realized she’d left her baby at the airport. The Saudi Arabian Airlines plane had left Jeddah and was bound for Kuala Lumpur, when the woman had the startling realization that her child was still in the terminal’s boa


Murphy Oil exits Malaysia with $2.13 billion asset sale, to focus on North America

(Reuters) - Murphy Oil Corp said on Thursday it is exiting Malaysia with the $2.13 billion sale of its oil and gas assets to a Thai company and will use the deal proceeds to pay down debt, buy back shares and fund potential deals in the United States.


Malaysia court sets June for next hearing in Goldman's 1MDB case

(Bloomberg) — A Malaysian court set a new pretrial hearing date for the criminal case against Goldman Sachs Group Inc. relating to the state investment fund 1MDB. The June 24 hearing will give the court more time to serve summons against two of three Goldman Sachs units at the center of the allegati


Fugitive Malaysian financier in multibillion-dollar scandal building army of foreign agents in the U.S.

A fugitive Malaysian financier at the heart of the multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal is quietly building up an army of foreign agents and firms amid mounting investigations into his financial dealings.


The bizarre story of the Goldman Sachs 1MDB Malaysia fund scandal now has a Trump link

1MDB is one of the biggest financial scandals of all-time. It has now emerged that the US Justice Department is allegedly probing a $100,000 donation to Trump's Victory PAC in 2017 may have come from funds linked to disgraced Malaysian financier Jho Low.


MH370 co-pilot 'tried to use his phone mid-flight and a cellphone tower picked up his mobile number' before the aircraft mysteriously disappeared

The co-pilot of flight MH370 may have tried to use his phone mid-flight before the aircraft mysteriously disappeared, an expert review of a secret report suggests. A Malaysian police investigation into the disappearance of the plane on March 8, 2014 was completed in May of the same year.


Fraser and Elvira share Maybank Championship lead

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former champion Marcus Fraser and Nacho Elvira turned in 7-under-par 65s for the joint lead of the Maybank Championship after the opening round on Thursday.


OKS downplays lack of sportsmanship in Faisal's goal

Malaysia matched China's performance on the first day of action in Group J of the AFC U23 Championship qualifier, at least from a points perspective. China currently lead the group after their 5-0 win over Laos with Malaysia right behind, with two goals less.


U Mobile taps ZTE for 5G trials in KL

U Mobile, the fourth largest mobile player in Malaysia, agreed a collaboration with equipment vendor ZTE covering live 5G trials in selected areas of Kuala Lumpur, the country’s capital.


Malaysia's February consumer prices seen falling 0.3 perfect year on year: Reuters poll

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia’s consumer prices are expected to fall again in February, but at a slower rate than the previous month, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday. The consumer price index in February was forecast to fall 0.3 percent from a year earlier, according to the median estimate amon


KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes April 2019 offers

Welcome to our analysis of the March 2019 edition of Singapore Airlines’ Spontaneous Escapes offer. This month it’s back down to earth with a bump, following February’s bumper offer of 50% off Economy Class and 45% to 61% off Business Class saver awards it’s back to the more typical 30% discount acr


Malaysia's Richest 2019: Top Glove Holds Steady Amid Elastic Demand

The old schoolyard riposte about rubber and glue—what bounces off the former sticks to the latter—appears to be true for Top Glove and its billionaire founder Lim Wee Chai. Even as the majority of those on Malaysia rich list were down for the year, Lim’s ability to remain unchanged at $1.2 billion a


Al Romaithi withdraws from AFC presidential election

(Reuters) - Mohammed Khalfan Al Romaithi ended his attempt to unseat Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa when he pledged his support for the Bahraini on Thursday.


What happened last month at the North Korean Embassy in Spain?

(CNN) — Spanish authorities have confirmed they are investigating a reported attack on the North Korean Embassy in Madrid, a spokesperson for Spain's National Police told CNN.


The Latest: Mahathir: Muslims need new ways to reduce hatred

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local):. Malaysia's prime minister says Muslim countries need to look for new ways to reduce the atmosphere of hatred and anger toward Muslims that prompted the deadly attack on mosques in New Zealand.


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Malaysia Airlines currently reviewing order for 25 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia Airlines is reviewing its order for 25 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft after recent crashes involving the model, the airline said on Friday. In response to a Reuters query, Malaysia’s national carrier said in an email it “had started its process of due diligence to ascertai


A Smuggler Just Got Caught With a Live Human Embryo in His Luggage

A Malaysian man was arrested on Saturday as he tried to smuggle a live human embryo into India through Mumbai’s airport. The smuggler, Partiban Durai, told police that this was the tenth trip smuggling embryos on behalf of a fertility clinic called Indo Nippon over an 18-month period, according to T


Security Tightens for Religious Venues in Malaysia Following NZ Attack

On March 19, local police said that they have increased surveillance at churches and temples in Malaysia given the possibility of retaliatory attacks on non-Muslim places of worship.