• Jetstar passenger slams airline after being ‘slut-shamed’ by flight attendant

    One passenger of an Australian airline has taken to social media to unleash her grievances about her recent flight. Shoshana Strykert took to Facebook on Feb 11 where she called out Jetstar Airways after one of its flight attendants allegedly slut-shamed her during her flight last Feb. 8. Strykert...
  • Malaysia makes record 30-tonne pangolin seizure

    KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – Malaysian authorities have made a record seizure of about 30 tonnes of pangolins and their scales worth some US$2 million (S$2.7 million) in raids on major processing facilities, police and environmentalists said on Tuesday (Feb 12). The haul included about 1,800 boxes full of frozen...
  • Malaysia cracks down on unauthorised streaming sites

    PETALING JAYA – The days of accessing illegal streaming content through Android boxes are numbered as Malaysian Communica­tions and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry are cracking down on these unauthorised sites. To date, MCMC has blocked 246 sites providing the unauthorised screening of movies,...
  • Student who lured Tinder date and robbed him gets 6 years’ jail

    PETALING JAYA – She found him on Tinder and invited him over to her place for sex. She then robbed him using a knife and got away with his handphone and money. However, she was caught for her crime. The Sessions Court yesterday sentenced Mizan Qistina Razali to six...
  • Divers perform underwater lion dance in Malaysia ahead of Chinese New Year

    KUALA LUMPUR – Divers performed an underwater lion dance in a Malaysian aquarium on Wednesday (Jan 30) as fish and sharks swam around them, putting a new twist on the traditional Chinese New Year performance. Two people put on the multi-coloured lion suit and performed in one of the tanks...
  • Family of Irishman missing in Malaysia offers $6,600 reward

    PETALING JAYA – The family of Stephen Warde is offering a RM20,560 (S$6,600) reward for any information that would lead directly to finding the missing Irishman. Warde, 32, entered Malaysia as a tourist on Nov 15 last year. His brother Donal Warde, 34, said Stephen was seen on CCTV footage outside...
  • Malaysia stripped of right to host world para swimming championships after Israeli ban

    LONDON/KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS, THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK, AFP) – The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Sunday (Jan 27) stripped Malaysia of the right to host the 2019 world para swimming championships after the country banned Israeli athletes from participating. The championships, a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, had...
  • Irish tourist missing in KL since New Year’s Day

    KUALA LUMPUR – Police here are searching for an Irish man who was been missing since New Year’s Day. Steven Warde, 31, who entered Malaysia as a tourist on Nov 15, was last seen three days after Christmas. It was learnt that he was last seen at Mercu Summer...
  • Penang Bridge crash: Vios driver tests positive for drugs

    BUTTERWORTH, Malaysia – The 21-year-old driver of the Toyota Vios which collided with a Mazda CX-5 SUV on the Penang Bridge on Sunday has been tested positive for cannabis. Central Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said besides showing traces of the drug, the...
  • I-rat-e moviegoer goes viral with rodent attack experience in Sabah cinema

    PETALNG JAYA: A cinema outlet in Kota Kinabalu has apologised over an incident where a patron was ‘attacked by a rat’ while watching a movie. Growball Cinemax, in a statement posted on its Facebook page, noted that it is carrying out on-going cleaning and upgrading works for its theatre...
  • Malaysia Airlines warns of fake websites

    KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia Airlines has issued a warning to the public about fake websites which appear to be its official website, purportedly offering free air tickets as prizes in order to obtain their personal data. The national carrier had on Monday advises customers to be cautious of social media...
  • Penang hot air balloon runs out of steam, lands on road during event to promote balloon rides

    NIBONG TEBAL, Malaysia – A hot air balloon with 10 passengers was spotted making an unscheduled landing on a road near Padang Jawi in Penang at about 9.30am on Thursday (Jan 10). It was part of a media flight to promote the Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, which would...