Search for MH370 to end next week, Malaysia says

Search for MH370 to end next week, Malaysia says

Kuala Lumpur: The search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 by a private US firm will end next Tuesday and there will be no more extensions, Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke said on Wednesday. Flight MH370, carrying 239 people, disappeared en route from Kuala…

Malaysia’s election campaign kicks off amid claims of sabotage, bias

Malaysia’s election campaign kicks off amid claims of sabotage, bias

KUALA LUMPUR/LANGKAWI, Malaysia (Reuters) – Campaigning for Malaysia’s May 9 general election began on Saturday, pitting Prime Minister Najib Razak against his former mentor Mahathir Mohamad in a contest marred by claims of sabotage and a skewed electoral system. Malaysia’s Prime Minister…

Malaysia’s election campaign kicks off amid claims of sabotage and…

Malaysia’s election campaign kicks off amid claims of sabotage and…

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Campaigning for Malaysia’s general election started officially on Saturday, pitting Prime Minister Najib Razak against his former mentor, Mahathir Mohamad, in a contest marred by claims of sabotage and a skewed electoral system. Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak…

Suspects in Palestinian killing still in Malaysia: police

Suspects in Palestinian killing still in Malaysia: police

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Two men suspected of gunning down a Palestinian lecturer in Kuala Lumpur were still in the country, police said on Wednesday, as they released a fresh image of one of the men. Malaysia’s Inspector General of Police Mohamad…

Israel dismisses suggestions it killed Palestinian in Malaysia

Israel dismisses suggestions it killed Palestinian in Malaysia

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s defense minister said on Sunday a Palestinian scientist shot dead in Malaysia was a rocket expert and “no saint”, but dismissed suggestions by Hamas that Israel’s Mossad spy agency assassinated him. Two men on a motorcycle fired 10…

Authorities say Palestinian lecturer shot dead in Malaysia

Authorities say Palestinian lecturer shot dead in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR – Two unidentified men shot and killed a 35-year-old Palestinian man in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday morning, Malaysian and Palestinian authorities said. The Islamist group Hamas, which exercises de facto control over Gaza, said one of its members was “assassinated”…

Gunmen shoot dead Palestinian lecturer in Malaysia

Gunmen shoot dead Palestinian lecturer in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Two unidentified men shot dead a Palestinian man in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, Malaysian and Palestinian authorities reported, and Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister said the suspects were believed to be linked to a foreign intelligence service. A man…

Palestinian lecturer shot dead in Malaysia: authorities

Palestinian lecturer shot dead in Malaysia: authorities

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Two unidentified men shot and killed a 35-year-old Palestinian man in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday morning, Malaysian and Palestinian authorities said. A man hangs a poster depicting Palestinian electrical engineer Fadi al-Batash, who was shot to death in…

Explainer: Why scandal-hit Najib is expected to win Malaysia’s…

Explainer: Why scandal-hit Najib is expected to win Malaysia’s…

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his Barisan Nasional ruling coalition may be able to shrug off a multi-billion dollar corruption scandal, disenchantment about the increased costs of living, and a challenge from former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad,…

Stiff contest expected as Malaysians go to polls on May 9

Stiff contest expected as Malaysians go to polls on May 9

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia will hold a general election on May 9, the Election Commission said on Tuesday, in what could be the toughest test of the ruling coalition’s 61-year grip on power. Malaysia’s Prime Minister and president of ruling party…

Malaysia’s Najib targets key support base at manifesto launch

Malaysia’s Najib targets key support base at manifesto launch

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced a raft of manifesto pledges targeting key voter bases on Saturday as his ruling coalition gears up for one of its toughest elections since independence in 1957. Malaysia’s Prime Minister and president…