Cash blows across highway

Motorists on the Bukit Timah Expressway in Singapore find money strewn all over the road. Witness: But when I slowed down for a closer look at one of them, I discovered that it was actually a RM50 [50 Malaysian ringgit] bill.

Families protest at Malaysian embassy

Relatives of MH370 passengers scuffle with police along the sidewalk during a protest outside the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing. Relative: I can’t trust them. This is not the first time they get the wrong news … Why? You tell me why? Another protester: These findings are fake. This is a conspiracy. Everything is fake.

Visits Indonesia

President Obama arrives in Jakarta on a brief trip to Indonesia, where he lived for four years as a child. Obviously, much has been made of the fact that this marks my return to where I lived as a young boy. I will tell you, though, that I barely recognised it as I was driving down […]

Beachcombers sift scrap

Beach cleaners scouring the sands are handing their finds over to local police. Beach cleaner: We are searching all the time now. I hope to find something that will say definitely it’s from the plane so that the families can have some relief from their mourning.

Deputy Prime Minister fired

Prime Minister Najib removes deputy premier Muhyiddin, for raising questions over the government’s closure of newspapers and delays in the continuing investigation of a corruption scandal. Najib: Members of the cabinet should not air their differences in an open forum that can affect public opinion against the government and Malaysia. I must have a solid and unified […]

Villagers mark MH17 anniversary

ABOUT 200 Ukrainian villagers gather on a field that was cleared of the scattered charred remains and personal belongings of 298 people killed aboard Flight MH17. Banners: Kiev – hold your fire. You were killed. But we are still being killed.

Human rights status boosted

The State Department elevates Malaysia in its latest human trafficking report. The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report gives Malaysia a boost to the Tier 2 Watch List from Tier 3. State Department: The Government of Malaysia does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, however, it is making significant efforts to […]

First-half losses grow

Air France-KLM promises further acceleration of cost-cutting as it reports widening of first-half losses to of 619 million euros. The company will add a further 300 million euros ($328.4 million) to a previously announced 1.5-billion-euro cost-cutting programme. Group chief executive Juniac: The lack of results improvement leads us to implement immediate additional adaptation measures including, in particular, the closure of […]

Security council MH17 vote set

The UN Security Council is set to vote on whether to set up an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of bringing down Malaysia Airlines MH17. Russian ambassador: Malaysia did include some language from our draft in their draft text but it did not go to the core of our concern, they kept insisting on the […]

President pays tribute

President Obama pays tribute to Doctorow: E.L. Doctorow was one of America's greatest novelists. His books taught me much, and he will be missed. — President Obama (@POTUS) July 22, 2015

70 Malaysian soldiers join ISIS

At least 70 members of Malaysia’s armed forces join the Islamic State. Defense Minister: The army is monitoring the situation via its investigation and intelligence division, together with its human resources section. If army personnel are found to embrace elements of ISIS, the army and police will cooperate in our efforts to counsel them and restore their […]

Over 160 people stranded, 40 missing

Rockfalls at Malaysia’s Mount Kinabalu, caused by a 6.0-magnitude earthquake on Borneo Island, leave more than 160 people stranded on the peak, with some injured, according to officials. Forty people are reported missing. Sabah state tourism minister: It’s very tricky now. We can’t land a helicopter up there because visibility is so bad, but the […]

Suspected ISIS suicide bomber kills 30

A suspected Islamic State suicide bomber kills at least 30 people, mostly young students, in an attack on a Turkish town near the Syrian border. Witness: I was behind a banner so I couldn’t see the attacker, but we understand it was a suicide attack. I was thrown to the ground…I jumped up and began […]

Singapore police freeze bank accounts

Singapore police freeze two bank accounts as part of an investigation linked to Malaysian sovereign fund 1MDB, which is being probed by authorities in Malaysia for financial mismanagement and graft. Singapore Police Force: We understand that the Malaysian authorities have launched investigations into certain matters related to 1MDB. Singapore will continue to provide our full assistance and […]

Calls AT&T ‘racist’

50 Cent calls AT&T “racist” in posts on his widely-followed Twitter and Instagram accounts. He says AT&T wants to keep “urban friendly” programming off its lineup. Man Im sorry I have to say this, but AT&T is racist they have had issues in the past and here we go again. 500,000 homes will not be able to view […]

Two suspected ISIS terrorists held

Two Malaysians with suspected links to the terrorist group Islamic State are arrested for plotting to launch attacks in the country. National police chief: The fresh arrests, which involve locals planning to launch attacks after communicating with senior members of IS in Syria, is a new trend that is most worrying.

Dutch investigators: Missile fired by separatists

Dutch authorities leading the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are convinced combatants based in the pro-Moscow separatist enclave of Donetsk were operating the missile system that killed 298 people last year. Chief Public Prosecutor: The most likely scenario is that a BUK missile fired from [separatist-held] eastern Ukraine downed MH17.

Suspected Malaysian ISIS militants arrested

Malaysian police arrest 12 people, just one day before the country hosts a summit, for planning a terrorist attack by ISIS. Police also seize 20kg of ammonium nitrate, potassium nitrate, kerosene and remote-control devices. National police chief: The suspects are believed to be planning to cause civil unrest in the country. They had planned to launch attacks in […]

Malaysian economy stable

Malaysia still remains stable despite weaknesses coming from the external front, including lower oil prices and the situation in the eurozone. The government has since revised the fiscal deficit projection to a manageable target of 3.2 per cent of GDP for 2015.

Canada ‘Most Admired’ country

Canada is the “most admired” country with the “best reputation” in the world, according to the 2015 annual report released by the Reputation Institute based on a variety of environmental, political, and economic factors. Institute: We all love Canada because of several things. Overall, Canada is a country that can offer something good in all different aspects.

27 pilgrims killed in stampede

At least 27 pilgrims die in a stampede in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh while gathering at the Godavari river at the start of the Maha Pushkaralu festival. Pilgrims believe that taking a bath in the river will rid them of their sins. Police: The incident happened as the first set of worshipers were coming out […]

Singapore Central Bank assists corruption probe

Singapore’s central bank is cooperating with Malaysia over a probe into allegations regarding transfers totalling almost $700 million into the Prime Minister’s personal accounts. Malaysian authorities say they are freezing six accounts related to the probe. The Monetary Authority of Singapore: The Malaysian authorities have launched an investigation into this matter. Singapore will continue to provide our […]

CEO: airline ‘Technically Bankrupt’

Malaysia Airlines is “technically bankrupt”, says CEO Mueller as he outlines plans to stabilise the airline, including 6,000 job cuts. We are technically bankrupt and that decline of performance started long before the tragic events of 2014.

Sodomy appeal rejected

Malaysia’s highest court rejects an appeal by Ibrahim against a sodomy conviction, sending him back to prison for five years. Anwar denies the charge that led to his conviction in a statement read in court: I will walk again for the third time into prison but rest assured that I will walk in with my […]

Claim: $700million transferred to personal account

The Wall Street Journal says that Malaysian government investigators have discovered evidence of potential corruption involving Prime Minister Razak, alleging that almost $700 million linked to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd. investment fund was transferred into his personal accounts. The original source and ultimate destination of the money is unclear. Prime Minister’s office: There have been […]