Southeast Asia

Zahid denies seeking Mahathir’s advice on running UMNO

KOTA BHARU (Bernama) - UMNO Vice-President Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi yesterday denied that he had sought the advice of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on how...

Police detain captain, crew in deadly Indonesia ferry disaster

SIMALUNGUN, Indonesia (AFP) - The captain and two crew of an overloaded Indonesian ferry that sank into the depths of a volcanic lake have...

Myanmar motorist who fled police roadblock held, drugs seized

ALOR SETAR (Bernama) - A Myanmar motorist who made a U-turn in his car to avoid a police roadblock, ended up ramming a police motorcyclist who...

Malaysians have been optimistic in achieving Vision 2020 goals

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) - Though Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad himself now said that the Vision 2020 goals are only achievable by 2025, Malaysians have remained optimistic at least until April this...

Newly-wed Filipina found dead in sewage hole in Labuan

LABUAN (Bernama) - A recently married Filipina with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) status was bludgeoned to death and her body dumped in a...

Drug trade adds to problems in restive southern Thailand

BANGKOK (Bernama) - About 7,000 people have died in the armed conflict in southern Thailand since 2004, but the provinces which share a long common border...

Time’s up for gunman selling fake branded watches in Bangkok

BANGKOK (Bernama) - Unaware that he was under watch by the Thailand police, a Singaporean who wanted to make a quick buck threw caution to the...

Philippines security forces rescue two hostages from Abu Sayyaf

MANILA (Bernama) - Philippines security forces rescued the two women kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf terrorists before dawn on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting a military...

New Selangor MB calls on Mahathir, gets advice

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama) - The new Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday at the latter’s...

Malaysian Armed Forces personnel urged to continue safeguarding peace

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) - The Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) should continue to maintain continuity of its services in safeguarding the peace and prosperity of the...

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