Kuala Lumpur

Construction on China-Thailand high-speed railway to finally begin in October!

Following years of delays and disputes, construction of the long-awaited railway connecting Thailand and China is set to begin shortly. But for real …

China

WATCH: Pinoy kids show off dance moves during flight

MANILA -- It was supposedly a usual flight for the 165 passengers aboard AirAsia flight Z2-943 bound for Manila from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, when a …

Dance

Joseph Schooling needs to 'find his own way', says mother

More<p><b>REPORTING FROM KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA</b><p>While Joseph Schooling may have had disappointing performances at this year’s NCAA Championships and FINA …

Olympics

Gilas nearly pays price for playing ‘bad game’ vs Thais

Ray Parks of the Philippines soars for an easy layup during their match against Thailand in the men’s basketball competition of the 29th Southeast …

Philippines

Malaysia apologizes to Indonesia over flag blunder at regional games

KUALA LUMPUR/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Malaysia has apologized to Indonesia over the upside down printing of the Indonesian flag in a souvenir guidebook handed out at the opening of the Southeast Asian Games.<p>The mistake, spotted at the opening of the games in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, on …

Indonesia

A Malaysian Official Wants People To Flag Atheist Websites for Promoting Heresy

Another Malaysian official is trying to punish atheists for daring to meet in public.<p>It all stems from a photo, taken earlier this month, of atheists …

Malaysia

Malaysia July inflation rate seen easing to 3.3 percent y/y: Reuters poll

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's consumer price index <MYCPI=ECI> likely rose 3.3 percent in July from a year earlier, a Reuters poll showed, …

Economy

33 websites under attack, says CyberSecurity Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: CyberSecurity Malaysia has confirmed that a group of hackers, believed to be from Indonesia, have defaced more than 30 Malaysian …

Cybersecurity

Long arm of Turkey’s anti-Gülenist purge

ISTANBUL — Hundreds of miles away from the turmoil of his native country, Mustafa Emre Çabuk did not expect to become ensnared in Turkey’s …

Turkey

S'pore MMA figher May Ooi wows at ONE Championship debut with win over crowd favourite

<b>Sazali Abdul Aziz<br>The New Paper<br>19 August 2017</b><p>She was up against an opponent 10 years younger than her, and faced a vociferous 10,000-strong crowd …

UFC

SEA Games: Men's water polo team earn 27th gold medal in dominant fashion

<b>REPORTING FROM KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA</b><p>They needed just two goals to preserve their gold medal streak. But by the end of the game, the Singapore men’s …

Olympics

SEA Games: Cherie Tan wins Singapore's first bowling gold, dedicates medal to late coach

KUALA LUMPUR: Singapore's bowler Cherie Tan clinched the SEA Games gold in the women's singles event on Sunday (Aug 20), a win she has dedicated to …

Olympics

Favorites to win, PH triathletes reminded not to be complacent

Nikko Huelgas.<p>KUALA LUMPUR — Let’s not get over confident.<p>That’s the stern reminder of triathlon top boss Tom Carrasco to the four Filipino …

Philippines

Alcantara eyes revenge, men’s doubles gold vs Thai twins

KUALA LUMPUR — Francis Casey Alcantara wants his revenge over the dreaded Thai twins, who spoiled it for the Philippine men’s team two years ago. To …

Philippines

Fast-improving Irfan a key component of Malaysia's defence

Irfan Zakaria has been one of the more consistent players in Malaysia's run in the 2017 KL SEA Games and the unassuming defender is ready for …

Malaysia

Singapore swim star Joseph Schooling 'really sorry' for Malaysia jibe

KUALA LUMPUR: Singapore's Olympic swimming champion Joseph Schooling has apologised to Malaysians after he raised hackles by promising to "teach them …

Olympics

MOTO PHOTOS: 2017 Art Of Speed Show, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

We were lucky enough to be able to attend Malaysia’s 6th annual Art of Speed show in Kuala Lumpur last month. Rumour suggested that it was up their …

Café Racers

2017 SEA Games Preview: Schooling Ruffles Malaysian Feathers

• Opening Ceremony August 19th; Swimming Competition August 21st – August 26th<br>• Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia<br>• LCM<br>• Meet Site<br>• Results<p>The 29th edition of the …

Olympics

No medal predictions from v'ball teams, only a vow to do their best

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The Philippine men's and women's volleyball teams arrived at the Malaysia capital on Saturday afternoon, tired from their …

Philippines

Malaysia holds off on Filipino's execution: Manila

MANILA: Malaysia has granted a last-minute stay of execution to a convicted Filipino murderer following an appeal by Manila, Philippine officials …

Malaysia

Let the flames begin! Flying diver ignites SEA Games

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia --- Teenage diver Nur Dhabitah Sabri flew through Malaysia's national stadium in a brave stunt to light the cauldron at the …

Olympics

Can Team PH go beyond 50 golds?

Team Philippines is armed with high hopes of putting an end to an utterly forgettable performance in the last five stagings of the 10-nation biennial …

Olympics

Asian Airline Trains Staff to Recognize Human Trafficking

AirAsia will be one of the first airlines on the continent to help crack down on the global crime.

Airlines

Malaysia GDP Growth Beats Forecasts as Economy Expands 5.8%

<i>Start your day with what's moving markets in Asia. Sign up here to receive our newsletter.</i><p>Malaysia’s economy grew faster than economists forecast in …

Economy

Beijing 8th cheapest city in the world for cab fare

A taxi is parked on the road of Beijing. [Photo: IC]<p>Beijing has been ranked eighth in an international taxi price index issued recently by a British …

News (China)

SEA Games: Singapore’s Soh Rui Yong defends marathon title

KUALA LUMPUR: Defending champion Soh Rui Yong clinched gold in the men's marathon at the SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday (Aug 19). Soh fended …

SEA Games football: Coach pleased with how Young Lions responded after defeats

The Young Lions defeated Laos 2-0 at the Selayang Stadium on Friday (18 August). Singapore coach Richard Tardy said he was pleased with how his team …

SEA Games: Synchronised swimmers clinch Singapore's 2nd gold medal

KUALA LUMPUR: Synchronised swimmers Debbie Soh and Miya Yong have won Singapore's second gold medal at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games after coming …

Olympics

SEA Games: Chantal Liew bags bronze in open water swimming

KUALA LUMPUR: Singapore's Chantal Liew snagged the bronze in the women's 10km open water swimming finals on Friday (Aug 18). Liew set a personal best …

Olympics

MH370: New crash site identified for missing Boeing 777 plane, say scientists

The crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is a lonely spot in the southern Indian Ocean, 1,250 miles due west of the southern tip of Western …

Aviation