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Malaysian authorities insist that no calls were made from cockpit of Flight MH370

Malaysia says no mid-flight phone call from MH370 cockpit (via AFP) Malaysia on Sunday rejected claims that phone calls were made from Flight MH370 before it vanished, but refused to rule out any possibility in a so far fruitless investigation into the jet’s disappearance. The New Straits Times, quoting an…

Satellite images show 122 potential objects in jet search: Malaysia

Fresh satellite images taken during the search for a missing passenger jet show 122 "potential objects" in one area of the Indian Ocean, Malaysia said Wednesday. The images from Airbus Defence and Space in France show the objects in a 400-square-kilometre……

Malaysia says jet’s disappearance ‘deliberate’

A missing Malaysian airliner was apparently deliberately diverted and flown for hours after vanishing from radar, Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday, stopping short of confirming a hijack but taking the "excruciating" jet drama into uncharted……

U.S. ship heads to Malacca Strait to assist in search for Malaysian airliner

A U.S naval ship is headed from the Gulf of Thailand to the Strait of Malacca as efforts to find a missing Malaysian airliner shift focus, officials said Thursday. The USS Kidd, a guided missile destroyer, has been taking part in the near week-long hunt for Malaysia Airlines flight 370…

Malaysia rejects jet ‘debris’ images and 4-hour flight report

Planes searching an area where Chinese satellites spotted possible debris from a missing Malaysian passenger jet have found no sign of wreckage, officials said Thursday, dimming hopes of a breakthrough in the mystery. China said late Wednesday its satellites……

First dinosaur fossil found in Malaysia a 75 million year-old tooth of fish-eating predator

A Malaysian university unveiled on Wednesday what researchers called the first dinosaur fossil ever found in the country -- the tooth of a fish-eating predator estimated to be at least 75 million years old. A team of Malaysian and Japanese palaeontologists……

Lego-style crime mural becomes hit in Malaysia despite officials’ objections

A street mural that was whitewashed by authorities because it highlighted Malaysia’s crime problem has gone viral, with versions popping up across the country and earning their creator comparisons to UK graffiti artist Banksy. The original mural that appeared on a wall in the southern Malaysian city of Johor Baru…

Malaysian court rules only Muslims can say ‘Allah’

No more ‘Allah’ for Christians, Malaysian court says (via The Christian Science Monitor) Muslim demonstrators chant slogans outside Malaysia’s Court of Appeal in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur, Oct. 14. Malaysia’s high court ruled on Monday that a Christian newspaper may not use the word ‘Allah’ to refer to God, a…

Malaysia scraps Erykah Badu show over Allah body art

Malaysia on Tuesday cancelled a concert by American singer Erykah Badu after a local newspaper sparked outrage by running a photo of her with body art that included the Arabic word for “Allah.” Information Minister Rais Yatim said in a message on Twitter that the concert was cancelled because it breached government guidelines on “religious…

Malaysia deports Saudi blogger behind Prophet Mohammad tweets

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia deported a Saudi Arabian blogger on Sunday, police said, despite fears voiced by human rights groups that he could face execution in his home country over Twitter comments he made that were deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammad. Hamza Kashgari, a 23-year-old columnist, sparked outrage…

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