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These Suave Kuala Lumpur Hotels Are A Hot Fusion Of Tradition & Luxury

Escape the buzz in delectable style. Malaysia’s sultry capital is steeped in history, swarming with hawker stalls, and perennially hot. Glitzy mega-malls tempt shoppers with designer labels and air conditioning. A humid jungle waits outside the city limits. Futuristic skyscrapers and Mogul-style dom


All MotoE bikes destroyed in Jerez fire

The MotoE field was in Jerez for three days of pre-season testing, and all 18 bikes that had taken to the track for the opening day on Wednesday were burned. The fire is thought to have began around 0.15am local time, completely engulfing the MotoE paddock structure that hosted the Ego Corsa machine


These wedding photos of a Malaysian celeb were taken with the Huawei P30

This story is brought to you by Huawei Malaysia. Wedding photos are important. Why? Because it lets you, your children, and your grandkids look back on the biggest day of your life.


Singtel signs deal to expand mobile wallet alliance to Japan

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Telecommunications Ltd said on Monday it has signed a partnership to enable the use of its cross-border mobile wallet platform in Japan, as the telecom operator moves ahead with its digital payments expansion.


Trial to continue for Vietnamese woman accused of killing North Korean leader's half-brother

A Vietnamese woman will continue her trial for the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader, after Malaysian prosecutors rejected a request from Vietnam to free her on Thursday.


India's palm oil imports could jump to record as prices fall - analyst

MUMBAI, March 18 (Reuters) - India’s palm oil imports in 2018/19 are likely to jump a tenth from a year earlier to a record high, as a sharp fall in the prices made the tropical oil more attractive for buyers than rival soyoil and sunflower oil, industry officials told Reuters.


After MH370, new tech could prevent disappearances

(CNN)Five years after Malaysia Airlines flight 370 vanished on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, the aviation industry is embracing technology that may make plane disappearances a thing of the past.


Singaporeans are huge fans of Malaysian cuisine but it's not the other way around, study finds

It's true. Singaporeans are bigger fans of Malaysian food than their neighbors who're not so huge on food from the Lion City. According to a research conducted by YouGov, a United Kingdom-based research form, majority of the world - including Malaysians and Singaporeans - do agree on one thing: Ital


EU Commission decides palm oil should be phased out in biofuel

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission has concluded that palm oil cultivation results in excessive deforestation and its use in transport fuel should be phased out. The Commission published its criteria for determining what crops caused harm, following a law passed by the European Union last


Island-Building in the Singapore Strait: Is it Necessary?

In 2008, the International Court of Justice awarded an insignificant rock east of the Singapore Strait, known to the Singaporeans as Pedra Branca and to the Malaysians as Batu Puteh, to Singapore.


Malaysian photographer grabs $120,000 HIPA grand prize with image of Hope

The winners of the Hamdan International Photography Award (HIPA) have just been announced. This year, Malaysian photographer Edwin Ong Wee Kee has grabbed the Grand Prize with a photo from Vietnam, while French creativity topped the Aerial category.


Malaysia to keep bauxite mining on hold amid environmental impact studies

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia said that bauxite miners must each conduct a study on the environmental impact of their sites in the country before receiving licences to restart operations, with a moratorium on mining the aluminium raw material due to end on March 31.


Trump's DOJ opens investigation into Trump campaign donation

A $100,000 donation to a political fundraising committee dedicated to reelecting President Donald Trump is under scrutiny due to suspicions that it may have come from a foreign donor — and, as such, would have violated federal law.


Human rights groups voice concern over anti-LGBT crackdown in Malaysia

Asian human rights leaders have voiced concern over an “insidious” government crackdown on LGBT+ people in Malaysia. Experts voiced concern over a reported police probe into an International Women’s Day protest that included LGBT+ rights protesters.


South Korea steps up fight against pollution, says problem is 'social disaster'

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Wednesday ramped up its firepower as its battles pollution, passing a set of bills that designate the problem a ‘social disaster’ and which could unlock emergency funds to tackle the issue.


More Than 30% of Global 737 MAX Aircraft Grounded Amid Growing Safety Concerns

Update 3/12/2019 8:30am ET: Malaysia has announced that it’s closed its airspace to 737 MAX planes. No Malaysian airlines fly the MAX 8, but the grounding bans other airlines from operating the aircraft to, from or through Malaysian airspace until further notice.


Introduction: A Detour Across The Pacific

Review: Qantas Business Class 787 San Francisco To Melbourne. Review: Singapore Airlines Business Class Lounge Melbourne Airport. Review: Singapore Airlines First Class Lounge Melbourne Airport.


Is New Malaysia’s China-US Balance Changing Under Mahathir?

Last week, with a series of comments on the United States and China, Malaysia’s outspoken, returning Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad raised questions about the extent to which his government had in fact changed its approach toward the two powers. Though that question is difficult to answer, with the


Malaysia Airlines on the brink, but not out yet

Malaysia Airlines has been struggling and it is no news. The airline has been facing adverse headwinds since flight MH370 disappeared and flight MH17 was shot down in 2014. The airline has missed its target of turning profitable in 2018, aided in no small part by rising fuel costs.