Sep 13, 2014

JR East to promote Shinkansen for Malaysia-Singapore route

East Japan Railway Co. will tout its Shinkansen system in Kuala Lumpur to help win an order for a high-speed railway project that will link Malaysia and Singapore, informed sources have disclosed. The JR East group is expected to run Shinkansen posters as early ...

Malaysia calls for new MH17 search for remains before winter

Sep 11, 2014

Malaysia calls for new MH17 search for remains before winter

Malaysia’s defense minister on Wednesday called for experts to carry out a final search at the crash site of downed flight MH17 in east Ukraine to recover any remains left behind before winter hits. “It is important for us before the onset of winter ...

Aug 29, 2014

Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area

Shortly after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared from radar, airline officials on the ground tried repeatedly to call the crew of the Boeing 777 using a satellite phone that might have left clues to the jet’s flight path. Now an analysis of those failed ...

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 ...