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Malaysian navy helicopters collide in mid-air, 10 killed

Kuala Lumpur Reuters Two Malaysian navy helicopters collided in mid-air during a rehearsal for a naval parade on Tuesday, killing all 10 crew members aboard, the navy said in a statement. Emergency personnel work at the site of a helicopter crash in Lumut, Perak, Malaysia, on 23rd April, 2024. PICTURE: Fire and Rescue Department of […]

Malaysia says MH370 search must go on, 10 years after plane vanished

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Reuters Malaysia is pushing for a renewed search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, the transport minister said on Sunday, as the 10th anniversary of its disappearance in one of the world’s greatest aviation mysteries approaches. Flight MH370, a Boeing 777 carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew, vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur […]

“Haze cannot be the norm”: Malaysia urges Indonesia to take action

A view shows the city shrouded by haze in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 3rd October, 2023

Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaReuters Malaysia called on neighbour Indonesia and a grouping of Southeast Asian nations to take action as air quality worsens across the country due to fires in Indonesia, its environment minister told Reuters on Thursday.  Air quality has hit unhealthy levels in several parts of Malaysia in recent days, with Kuala Lumpur blaming […]

Nearly a third of domestic workers in Malaysia in forced labour conditions – UN agency

Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaReuters Nearly a third of migrant workers employed in domestic households in Malaysia are working under forced labour conditions, according to a survey released by the United Nations’ labour agency on Thursday.  The International Labour Organisation identified conditions such as excessive working hours, unpaid overtime, low wages, restricted movement, and being unable to […]

Nine years on, families urge new search for missing Malaysia plane MH370

Badges are displayed during the sixth annual remembrance event for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in Putrajaya, Malaysia, March 7, 2020.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Reuters Families of those on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared mysteriously nine years ago, called on the Malaysian government on Sunday to allow US seabed exploration firm Ocean Infinity to mount a new search for the missing plane. The fate of flight MH370 became one of the world’s greatest aviation […]

Malaysia pressed to probe deaths of 150 foreigners in detention last year

A migrant detention centre is seen in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 23, 2023.

Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaReuters Human rights groups have urged Malaysia to investigate conditions at migrant detention centres after the government said 150 foreigners, including seven children, died at the facilities last year.  Malaysia routinely detains foreigners without valid permits to remain in the country, including asylum seekers. It is home to millions of undocumented migrants and […]