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Muslim extremists threaten to kill Malaysian hostage
October 1, 2014 1:00 am

Muslim extremists threaten to kill Malaysian hostage

Philippine Islamists are threatening to kill a Malaysian captive after his family failed to raise ransom money, a news report said yesterday. The wife of Chan Sai Chiun, 32, said the Abu Sayyaf rebels holding her husband expressed their impatience...

SE Asia govts worry over IS's allure
October 1, 2014 1:00 am

SE Asia govts worry over IS's allure

The Islamic State's jihadist appeal is fanning fears that it could serve as a potent new rallying cry for Southeast Asian extremists who had been largely brought to heel following past deadly terror attacks.

Search for Malaysian Airlines MH370 to enter new phase
September 30, 2014 1:00 am

Search for Malaysian Airlines MH370 to enter new phase

The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has entered a new phase this week almost seven months after the jet went missing, with two specialist ships joining the hunt.

Malaysian transgenders living in fear
September 30, 2014 1:00 am

Malaysian transgenders living in fear

Transgenders in the Islamic country face harassment, social ostracism and sexual abuse at the hand of authorities

Rights group calls on Malaysia to stop abuse of transgender people
September 26, 2014 1:00 am

Rights group calls on Malaysia to stop abuse of transgender people

Malaysia's transgender population faces systematic repression, harassment and mistreatment, and the government must immediately repeal laws that criminalise their lifestyles, Human Rights Watch said yesterday.

Young Muslims speak out against ISIS on social media
September 26, 2014 1:00 am

Young Muslims speak out against ISIS on social media

As the air strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) targets continue, a parallel battle of sorts is taking place in cyberspace.

Recounting memories of a colonial past
September 24, 2014 1:00 am

Recounting memories of a colonial past

Now 69, Palmer, daughter of a British overseas employee, remembers her childhood in Malaya

Ex-CEO Rahman proud of MAS achievement
September 22, 2014 1:00 am

Ex-CEO Rahman proud of MAS achievement

Taking something little and turning it into an airline as big as any other - that is the achievement Aziz Abdul Rahman is most proud of.

Malaysian minister seeking Ukraine help over MH17 crash
September 9, 2014 1:00 am

Malaysian minister seeking Ukraine help over MH17 crash

Malaysian Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein is going to Ukraine to discuss the safe passage of another Malaysian team to scour the crash site of Flight MH17.

Frustration wracking Flight MH370 families six months on
September 9, 2014 1:00 am

Frustration wracking Flight MH370 families six months on

Family members of the passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 are still seeking answers and closure six months after the plane's disappearance.