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Eight injured in Malaysia hand grenade attack: police

Eight injured in Malaysia hand grenade attack: police

TRANS ASIA NEWSKUALA LUMPUR: A grenade attack on a bar in Malaysia wounded eight people, including a Chinese national, police said on Tuesday, ruling out terrorism as a motive.

28-06-2016 Malaysia

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Malaysia shuts down first sharia-compliant airline

Malaysia shuts down first sharia-compliant airline

TRANS ASIA NEWSKUALA LUMPUR:- Rayani Air, Malaysia's first Islamic-compliant airline, has been shut down, regulators said Monday, months after it was suspended from flying for breaching aviation regulations.The carrier launched only in December with Muslim flight crew wearing the hijab while non-Muslim members were forbidden from wearing revealing clothing. In-flight...

14-06-2016 Malaysia

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Turbulence hits Malaysia Airlines, passengers hurt

Turbulence hits Malaysia Airlines, passengers hurt

TRANS ASIA NEWSKUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysia Airlines flight from London to Kuala Lumpur experienced severe turbulence on Sunday, causing minor injuries to some passengers and crew, the airline said. There was a "brief moment of severe turbulence'' when flight MH1, with 378 people on board, flew over the Bay of Bengal,...

06-06-2016 Malaysia

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Families of MH17 crew file suit against Malaysia Airlines

Families of MH17 crew file suit against Malaysia Airlines

TRANS ASIA NEWS KUALA LUMPUR: Families of six Malaysia Airlines crew members who were killed when flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine nearly two years ago filed a lawsuit on Thursday blaming the carrier for the tragedy. The suit accuses the airline of negligence and breach of contract and is believed...

03-06-2016 Malaysia

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13 killed in Myanmar jade mine landslide

13 killed in Myanmar jade mine landslide

TRANS ASIA NEWS YANGON - A landslide in northern Myanmar's notoriously dangerous jade mining region killed 13 people, a local official said Friday, the latest deadly incident to hit the secretive billion-dollar industry. The men died when a wall of unstable earth collapsed and buried them in Kachin state, which is the...

07-05-2016 Malaysia

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Heatwave shuts more than 250 Malaysian schools

Heatwave shuts more than 250 Malaysian schools

TRANS ASIA NEWS Kuala Lumpur: More than 250 Malaysian schools were closed on Monday due to a heatwave brought on by the El Nino weather phenomenon which is severely affecting food production and causing chronic water shortages in many countries. Authorities ordered schools in the states of Perlis and Pahang to shut...

12-04-2016 Malaysia

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Malaysia says not involved in Saudi ‘anti-terror coalition’

Malaysia says not involved in Saudi ‘anti-terror coalition’

TRANS ASIA NEWS Malaysia’s Defense Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein says his country is not involved in a military “coalition” announced by Saudi Arabia with the purpose of “fighting terrorism” in the region, Press TV reported.The Malaysian minister made the remarks on Tuesday while commenting on a report by Saudi...

16-02-2016 Malaysia

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Malaysia:DPM launches Internal Security Policy

Malaysia:DPM launches Internal Security Policy

TRANS ASIA NEWS PUTRAJAYA:- Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today launched a comprehensive internal security policy which covers internal security, public order and global terrorism threats. Ahmad Zahid, who is also home minister, said the aim of the Internal Security Policy (DKDN) was to keep Malaysia an independent, sovereign and peaceful...

05-02-2016 Malaysia

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Malaysia ex-diplomat convicted of indecent assault in NZ

Malaysia ex-diplomat convicted of indecent assault in NZ

TRANS ASIA NEWS Wellington:- A New Zealand court has found a former Malaysian diplomat guilty of indecent assault and sentenced him to nine months of home detention.Muhammad Rizalman bin Ismail will be deported after he serves his sentence.The judge said he "terrorised" the Wellington woman by following her home in 2014 and...

04-02-2016 Malaysia

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13 bodies found on Malaysian beach

13 bodies found on Malaysian beach

TRANS ASIA NEWSKUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police said 13 bodies, believed to be of Indonesian illegal immigrants, were found washed ashore after their boat capsized in bad sea conditions.

27-01-2016 Malaysia

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Malaysian officials nab four suspected IS-linked militants

Malaysian officials nab four suspected IS-linked militants

TRANS ASIA NEWSKUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian authorities have arrested four suspected militants and confiscated a weapon along with militant Islamic State (IS) group documents, national police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said Saturday.Security forces have been on high alert in the predominantly-Muslim country in the wake of deadly coordinated attacks in neighbouring...

16-01-2016 Malaysia

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Malaysia's new Islamic airline takes off, with a prayer

Malaysia's new Islamic airline takes off, with a prayer

TRANS ASIA NEWSKUALA LUMPUR: The short domestic flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's biggest city, begins with a recital of the prayer for travel.The passengers ─ most of them Muslims ─ cup their hands, as a crew member recites the prayer over the loudspeaker just before take off.Malaysia's Rayani Air took...

23-12-2015 Malaysia

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Malaysia PM rejects calls for resignation

Malaysia PM rejects calls for resignation

TRANS ASIA NEWS Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak has dismissed calls by his critics to resign over a festering funding scandal. Najib said at the annual meeting of the ruling United Malays National Organization (UMNO) on Thursday that he will not “surrender” to what he termed as “traitors” who are seeking his...

10-12-2015 Malaysia

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Asean stresses peaceful resolution in resolving disputes

Asean stresses peaceful resolution in resolving disputes

TRANS ASIA NEWS KUALA LUMPUR: Asean stresses the importance of resolving disputes, like the overlapping claims in the South China Sea, through peaceful means. In his speech at the opening of the 27th Asean Summit and Related Summit today, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said Asean should act as...

21-11-2015 Malaysia

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Malaysia government creating culture of fear:HRW

Malaysia government creating culture of fear:HRW

Malaysia in danger of becoming a "failed democratic state" as it continues to stifle criticism, Human Rights Watch says.TRANS ASIA NEWSThe Malaysian government has gone on a binge of prosecutions of critics and is using broad and vaguely worded laws to criminalise peaceful expression, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says in...

28-10-2015 Malaysia

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Accept shias as Muslims, former Malaysian PM to sunnis

Accept shias as Muslims, former Malaysian PM to sunnis

TRANS ASIA NEWSFormer prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has pleaded with the Sunni majority in Malaysia to accept the Shias as fellow Muslims and thereby avoid the deadly sectarian strife that has torn apart some communities in the Middle East.

17-09-2015 Malaysia

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Bankok blast:Three detained in connection with the blast

Bankok blast:Three detained in connection with the blast

TRANS ASIA NEWS Malaysia has arrested three suspects in connection with the investigation into a bomb blast in central Bangkok last month that killed 20 people, police officials said.Two Malaysians and a Pakistani national were arrested and were assisting with the investigation, police chief Khalid Abu Bakar told reporters on...

14-09-2015 Malaysia

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Malaysia police arrest 10 people suspected of being linked t…

Malaysia police arrest 10 people suspected of being linked to ISIL

TRANS ASIA NEWS  Malaysia:- Malaysia has arrested ten individuals suspected of having links to the Takfiri Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group and planning attacks in the Southeast Asian country.

21-08-2015 Malaysia

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Malaysia cancels lease of MH370 search ship

Malaysia cancels lease of MH370 search ship

TRANS ASIA NEWS KUALA LUMPUR/ MALAYSIA: Malaysia has cancelled the contract for a high-tech ship full of experts searching the ocean floor for the lost Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), which is in charge of the search, has confirmed leading to people and family members questioning...

19-06-2015 Malaysia

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Malaysia finds mass graves of migrants near Thai border

Malaysia finds mass graves of migrants near Thai border

TRANS ASIA NEWS Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian authorities on Sunday said they discovered a series of graves thought to contain bodies of migrants on the border with Thailand. Home Minister Zahid Hamidi was quoted by Malaysia's Star newspaper as saying the graves were found in 17 abandoned trafficking camps. Although several mass graves...

25-05-2015 Malaysia

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Malaysia, Singapore sign bilateral agreements

Malaysia, Singapore sign bilateral agreements

TRANS ASIA NEWS KUALA LUMPUR/ MALAYSIA: Malaysia and Singapore signed two agreements to strengthen cooperation in urban search and rescue capabilities, and to provide more ferry services between the countries.A Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in urban search and rescue capabilities was signed between the Singapore Civil Defence Force and the...

05-05-2015 Malaysia

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Malaysia rubbishes Israel's 'Hamas training ground' claim

Malaysia rubbishes Israel's 'Hamas training ground' claim

TRANS ASIA NEWS KUALA LUMPUR/ MALAYSIA: Malaysia has refuted a claim by Israel’s internal security agency Shin Bet that Hamas is recruiting and training Palestinians in Malaysia to carry out undercover operations for the group. Kuala Lumpur had previously denied a claim by Israel that the Palestinian movement was training its operatives...

29-04-2015 Malaysia

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Malaysia to host 26th ASEAN Summit

Malaysia to host 26th ASEAN Summit

TRANS ASIA NEWSKUALA LUMPUR/ MALAYSIA: The 26th Association of Southeast Asian Nations - ASEAN Summit, which commences on April 26, will discuss among a host of things on the progress made towards establishing the ASEAN Community by the end of 2015 and charting the next course to propel the regional...

25-04-2015 Malaysia

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Church Forced to Take Down Cross in Malaysia

Church Forced to Take Down Cross in Malaysia

TRANS ASIA NEWS KUALA LUMPUR/ MALAYSIA: In the latest sign of growing religious tension in Malaysia, Muslim demonstrators have forced a small church in the capital to take down its cross, local media say.A group of about 50 protesters demonstrated outside the small church saying the Christian symbol above it was...

23-04-2015 Malaysia

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