Girding Malaysian ruling party for election, Najib rallies Muslims over Jerusalem

By Joseph Sipalan KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 7 : Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called on Muslims worldwide to strongly oppose any recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, as he rallied his party ahead of a tough election due next year. Muslim majority Malaysia, a significant U.S. ally in Southeast Asia, warned of grave repercussions as […]

Report on MH370 finds ‘initially similar’ route on pilot’s flight simulator

By Tom Westbrook and Jamie Freed SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, Oct 3 : The captain of the Malaysian Airlines aircraft that vanished somewhere in the southern Indian Ocean with 239 people on board had flown a route on his home flight simulator six weeks earlier that was “initially similar” to the one actually taken, Australian authorities said on […]

Two women deny murdering North Korean leader’s half-brother

By Rozanna Latiff KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 2 : – Two women accused of murdering the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with a banned nerve agent pleaded not guilty at the start of a high-profile murder trial in a Malaysian court on Monday. Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, and Doan Thi Huong, 28, […]

Foreign investors returning as Malaysia’s growth picks up, CIMB chairman says

By Praveen Menon KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 : Malaysia’s robust economic recovery is drawing foreign investors back to its markets but investment activity may only gain momentum after the general election, the chairman of Malaysia’s second largest CIMB Bank said on Wednesday. Nazir Razak, a prominent industry figure and the younger brother of Malaysia’s Prime […]

Robot makers slow to address danger risk – researchers

By Jeremy Wagstaff SINGAPORE, Aug 23 : Researchers who warned half a dozen robot manufacturers in January about nearly 50 vulnerabilities in their home, business and industrial robots, say only a few of the problems have been addressed. The researchers, Cesar Cerrudo and Lucas Apa of cybersecurity firm IOActive, said the vulnerabilities would allow hackers […]

Australian agency believes it can locate MH370 with ‘unprecedented precision’

By Tom Westbrook and Rozanna Latiff SYDNEY/KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 : Australia’s main scientific agency said on Wednesday it believed with “unprecedented precision and certainty” that a missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft crashed into the sea northeast of an area scoured in a fruitless two-year underwater search. The agency’s assertion is based on satellite pictures taken […]