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'Universal has decided not to make the censor cut required by the Malaysian censor board and as such will not be able to release the film in Malaysia,' says its distributor United International Pictures Malaysia
Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah says the government wants to 'control the presence' of warships in the sea, in part by boosting the strength of its navy
A UK Prison Service spokesman confirms Richard Huckle died on Sunday at Full Sutton Prison in northern England.
It was the second attempt by the lower house to overturn the law after MPs voted to repeal it last year only for the upper chamber to block it. But the upper house is only able to block a bill once, meaning the law will now be scrapped.
'She has to obey the masters, at the same time she has to ask her conscience,' Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad tells a press conference
Pami, the 2019 SEA Games mascot, receives the official torch in the handover ceremony
The Malaysia Competition Commission proposes fining Grab almost 87 million ringgit ($21 million) for preventing its drivers from providing advertising services for the company's competitors
The Under-16 squad of Malaya FC falls to Malaysian team Pasir Gudang in the finals of the 2019 Borneo Cup
Demand for pangolins has penetrated even into villages deep in the Malaysian jungle. Near the Malaysia-Thai border, meanwhile, professional smugglers are hired to send the goods across the border.
'There's too much excessive obscene content and is not suitable for public screening,' Malaysia's film board chairman says
The school closures affect at least 1.7 million students in Malaysia. It is not clear how many pupils were forced to stay home in neighboring Indonesia.
Illegal fires to clear land for agricultural plantations blaze out of control on Sumatra and Borneo islands. Jakarta deploys thousands of security forces and water-bombing aircraft to tackle them.
'The thick smoke does not only endanger the health of our staff... but also it affects the 355 orangutans we currently care for,' says the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, referring to just once center in Kalimantan
During a visit to Riau province in central Sumatra, President Joko Widodo says nearly 6,000 troops have been sent to hot spots to help put out fires
United Malays National Organisation president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi insists the move would not deepen racial and religious divides
Indonesia's forest fires are an annual problem but have been worsened this year by particularly dry weather, and in recent days sent toxic smog floating over Malaysia
An official in Sarawak state on Borneo – where air quality dropped to very unhealthy levels this week – demands Indonesia to send face masks and medical supplies to Malaysia for those affected by the pollution
European lawmakers have described Vladimir Tsemakh as a 'key suspect' and asked Kiev to make him available for testimony in the probe
(UPDATED) Wednesday's trial is the biggest, with Najib Razak accused of 21 counts of money-laundering and 4 of abuse of power, on allegations he illicitly obtained 2.28 billion ringgit from 1MDB
With the prosecution now finished, a judge will hear arguments from both sides in October and rule on November 11 whether the case is strong enough to continue
This is the biggest drug seizure in Malaysia's history. Foreigners are among those arrested.
'China’s recent escalation of efforts to intimidate others out of developing resources in the South China Sea is disturbing,' says US National Security Advisor John Bolton
Zakir Naik says in a statement his detractors had taken his remarks out of context and added 'strange fabrications'
It is the second trial linked to state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad that Najib Razak is due to face since his long-ruling coalition suffered a shock election loss last year.
The girl's family says their daughter 'died in extremely complex circumstances' and they are still hoping to have 'more answers to our many questions'
(UPDATED) But the lawyer of her family, who believe she may have been abducted, says it is too early to rule out a criminal element in the case
Her family believes the teen, who had learning difficulties, had been abducted but police classified it as a missing person case.
(UPDATED) 'We are very certain it is Nora [Quoirin],' says Malaysia's deputy national police chief Mazlan Mansor, but cautions the girl's parents still need to formally identify the body
The family of 15-year-old Nora Quoirin believes she was abducted
Nora Quoirin goes missing on Sunday morning after checking in with her family to the Dusun Resort, about an hour from the capital Kuala Lumpur
Malaysian casino operator Genting is renaming 'Fox World' and will be allowed to use certain Fox intellectual properties
'Vietnam has had several appropriate diplomatic exchanges... requesting immediate withdrawal from Vietnam's exclusive economic zone,' says its foreign ministry
'When claimants stand up for themselves and refuse to be intimidated, Beijing most often backs down rather than uses force,' says Gregory Poling of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative
The city-state is one of several countries that launched probes into allegations that billions of dollars were misappropriated from Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB
The remembrance services in the Netherlands and Kuala Lumpur come less than a month after international investigators charged 3 Russians and a Ukrainian with the murder of the 298 people who died
The Southeast Asian nation is one of a handful of countries around the world that limits voting to those aged over 21, and the change still has to be debated and passed in the country's senate before it can become law
Eight other tourists in the same group are safe after fleeing to higher ground
Filipina brawler Jomary Torres fails to end her losing slump against Jihin Radzuan
'I was confined in a living hell,' Maggie Lindemann says after she was arrested midway through her set in Malaysia
'The Wolf of Wall Street' producer Riza Aziz was arrested on the suspicion of money laundering
The move is a crucial step "towards achieving a rational drug policy that puts science and public health before punishment and incarceration," he said in a statement on Thursday.
It is the second serious incident involving poisonous gas in Pasir Gudang district, in southern Johor state, in 3 months after thousands of people got sick in March when waste was dumped in a river and emitted noxious fumes
The Abu Sayyaf group releases the fishermen off the coast of Jolo island on Friday, June 21
'They are refugees. As much as we can do for them, we will,' the 93-year-old premier tells reporters on the sidelines of a business forum in Bangkok
Russian President Vladimir Putin also seeks to once again shift blame onto the Ukrainian authorities
As the Philippines works on resolving the issue of China and the sunken Gem-Ver, here's how we and other countries ironed things out in the past
The Dutch-led probe says it will first inform families, and then hold a press conference to unveil 'developments in the criminal investigation' into the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777
The dead animals are believed to be part of a herd of 30 elephants from the nearby forest reserve in Johor, Malaysia
Mahathir Mohamad, speaking at a conference in Tokyo, acknowledges the security concerns regarding Huawei but says they would not deter Malaysia
'We urge developed countries to stop shipping garbage to our country,' says Yeo Bee Yin, Malaysia's minister of energy, technology, science, environment and climate change