• Malaysian police confirm missing Irishman Stephen Warde has been found

    PETALING JAYA – Irishman Stephen Warde, who went missing in Malaysia on Jan 1, has been found. Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Shaharuddin Abdullah confirmed the news that was announced on the “Help Find Stephen Warde – in Malaysia” Facebook page. The message – “Stephen Warde has been found safe...
  • 5 held over rampage at Malaysia restaurant

    SIBU – Police have detained five men who went on a rampage and damaged a restaurant here over food issues. In the incident on Tuesday night, the men, part of a group, were apprehended shortly after the restaurant owner lodged a police report. Sibu OCPD Asst Comm Stanley Jonathan...
  • Dozens of passengers rescued after Langkawi ferry goes up in flames

    LANGKAWI – Fifty-two passengers on a ferry from Langkawi island heading towards Perlis state were rescued after the vessel caught fire on Monday (Feb 25). The ferry caught fire minutes after it departed from the Kuah Terminal in Langkawi. The blaze engulfing the Dragon Star ferry occurred three kilometres...
  • Johor man turns dumping ground into ‘DIY Playground’, drawing tourists from Singapore, US

    BATU PAHAT – A 60-year-old Malaysian handyman decided to turn a piece of idle land, which was previously the neighbourhood’s dumping ground, into a children’s playground using discarded items. The park, known as “DIY Playground” in Jalan Syed Abdullah in Batu Pahat, Johor, is now an international tourist attraction,...
  • 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...
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