KOTA KINABALU: Two Malaysians are believed to be among 13 suspected Islamic State militants killed late Thursday in battles between the Philippines military and gunmen who have taken over Marawi City in Central Mindanao, Philippines since Tuesday. The sources said that Indonesian Shei Ayman Marjuki and Saudi Arabian Sheikh Ahmad Belfaki were also among those killed so far in skirmishes at various villages in the city which is widely seen as the first city taken by IS in South East Asia.
KUALA LUMPUR: The latest terrorist attacks in several districts in southern Thailand, Jakarta in Indonesia and clashes in Mindanao, the Philippines are related to the killing of Malaysian militant Mohammad Wanndy Mohamed Jedi in Syria last March. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said this was the finding of an intelligence agency which also found the existence of the ''Katibah Nusantara'' network of the Islamic State.
KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia Bhd reported a 30 percent drop in its quarterly net profit as higher fuel expenses overshadowed the effects of increased passenger numbers and an improvement in its load factor. Asia's biggest budget airline is expanding and expects to achieve double-digit fleet growth this year to cater for rising demand for cheap travel in Asia.
KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 -- At least two people were killed in bomb blasts at a bus terminal in Kampung Melayu, East Jakarta on Wednesday, according to reports by Indonesian news agency, ANTARA. Five civillians were also reported injured in the incident which saw two blasts within five minutes, suspected to be suicide bombing at about 9pm local time .
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission is confident that the country's Corruption Perceptions Index score will improve following the blitz on corruption among government servants. "I am very sure that even investors will be attracted to Malaysia following the war waged by MACC against corrupt practices.
KUALA LUMPUR: A 30-year-old jobless man was charged at a magistrate's court here for stealing antiques from Bank Negara. Gusti Mohd Nuruddin Asari allegedly stole a gold dokoh , a tumbuk lada , a casing for the tumbuk lada and a keris belonging to Sasana Kijang, Bank Negara.
Kota Kinabalu: Six men were charged at the Magistrate's Court here with rioting at a pub here last week. Basri Bahtiar, 36, Kasman Mohd Bakri, 20, Masud Kudin, 29, Mohd Irfan Abu Bakar, 22, Muhd Faizal Alimuddin, 23, and Muhd Faizul Mustapa, 25, were jointly accused of committing the offence at 12.46am on May 18 at the Euphoria Pub, Waterfront, here.
Kota Kinabalu: A 24-year-old self-employed man who was previously charged with murdering another man, informed the court that he wished to plead guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter which was offered to him. Sessions Court Judge Azreena Aziz was informed by Mohd Ramzan Suhaimi's counsel Aida Jaffar Mad Arif that her client intended to admit to the lesser charge after the case was transferred from the Magistrate's Court.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police picked up a suspect in northern Malaysia in the case of an abducted pastor who has been missing for more than 100 days, Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said on Wednesday . "The investigation is still ongoing," said Khalid.
KUALA LUMPUR, May 23 -- The TIME magazine's opinion poll is not relevant to Malaysian politics, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak. He also stressed that the opinion poll by TIME would not really sway public opinion as those who support the opposition, or otherwise, are not going to shift their position just because it said United States President Donald Trump is more popular than Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak outside his home constituency, the the town of Pekan in the state of Pahang.
PARIS/BEIJING --Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding has agreed to buy struggling Malaysian manufacturer Proton from DRB-Hicom, sources said, beating out rival bidder PSA Group. Geely Holding, which controls Geely Automobile and Volvo Cars, will acquire 49 percent of Proton, the sources said on Tuesday.
KUALA LUMPUR, May 23 Profit at Malaysia's AirAsia X fell sharply in the first quarter, with a weak ringgit and higher fuel costs overshadowing higher revenue at the long-haul budget airline. AirAsia X's fuel and aircraft operating lease expenses are denominated in U.S. dollars, as is much of its debt.
A woman and a young girl wearing a t-shirt of US singer Ariana Grande talks to police near Manchester Arena following a deadly terror attack in Manchester. AFP. Malaysian High Commissioner to United Kingdom Datuk Ahmad Rasidi Hazizi said the three students who are studying at Manchester University have informed the mission that they are safely back home.
KUALA LUMPUR, May 23 -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said he is appalled by the barbaric and cowardly attack on innocent concert-goers in Manchester. "My deepest condolences and prayers are with the families and friends of those affected," he said on Twitter and Facebook today.
Kota Kinabalu: Port charges may be going up next but only after changes are made to the relevant existing laws, both in terms of substance and provision. "These were drafted more than 30 years ago.
Kota Kinabalu: A government servant was charged at the Magistrate's Court here on Monday with using two forged medical certificates. She allegedly used as genuine a forged medical certificate between 8am and 5pm on June 29, 2016 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital I. On the second count, Suhanisah is accused of using as genuine another forged medical certificate between 8am and 5pm on June 4, 2016 at the same place.
KOTA KINABALU: The Philippine military is continuing its operations against fleeing Abu Sayyaf gunmen, killing a militant known only as Imbo, a key man to the notorious Alhabsi Misaya who was killed in late April. The Philippines Joint Task Force Sulu commander Brig-Gen Cirilito Sobejana Jr said Imbo was a key kidnap-for-ransom contact and facilitator keeper of Alhabsi's firearms and boats used in kidnapping from Bahalaw island off Jolo island in the Sulu province.