Aug 13, 2014

Sumitomo takes control of Malaysian fertilizer maker

Sumitomo Corp. and its Singapore-based unit, Sumitomo Corp. Asia & Oceania Pte. Ltd., have taken a controlling stake in Malaysian fertilizer maker Union Harvest Sdn. Bhd. The trading house and its subsidiary said they have raised their joint equity stake in the Malaysian company ...

Anti-Russia sentiment running deep in Malaysia

Jul 21, 2014

Anti-Russia sentiment running deep in Malaysia

Many Malaysians are urging their government and world leaders to take a tough stance against Russia after pro-Russia rebels allegedly shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet, with some calling for economic sanctions and a boycott of Russian goods. While the rebels and Ukraine blame ...

Ukraine says Russia helping destroy MH17 crash evidence

Jul 19, 2014

Ukraine says Russia helping destroy MH17 crash evidence

Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of helping separatist rebels destroy evidence at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane shot down in rebel-held territory — a charge the rebels denied. As dozens of victims’ bodies lay in bags by the side of the ...

Jul 13, 2014

Gunman attack diving resort on Malaysia's Borneo island

A policeman was killed and a second was kidnapped after heavily armed gunmen opened fire at a Malaysian diving resort off Borneo, a fresh escalation of violence in the tourist hot spot, a security official said Sunday. The shooting on Mabul island is the ...

MH370 jet passengers likely suffocated, Australia says

Jun 27, 2014

MH370 jet passengers likely suffocated, Australia says

The passengers and crew of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 most likely died from suffocation and coasted lifelessly into the ocean on autopilot, Australian officials said Thursday. In a 55-page report, the Australian Transport Safety Board outlined how investigators had arrived at this conclusion ...

Tiny fowl gains fans in Malaysia

Jun 22, 2014

Tiny fowl gains fans in Malaysia

Marching imperiously with a puffed-out chest and soldier’s ramrod posture, Mohamad Hatta Yahaya’s tiny chicken strutted its rich yellow plumage for a stone-faced judge. “Yes my hero, puff out your chest!” Mohamad Hatta cried out above the din of fellow fowl owners as his ...

U.S. blacklists Thailand, Malaysia over human trafficking

Jun 21, 2014

U.S. blacklists Thailand, Malaysia over human trafficking

Failure to meet minimum standards in fighting human trafficking has landed Thailand and Malaysia on a State Department blacklist, a move that could strain relations with two important U.S. partners in Asia. The department improved its rating of strategic rival China, citing Beijing’s steps ...