Vietnamese woman in N. Korea murder case loses bid for release

Doan Thi Huong, the Vietnamese woman suspected of assassinating the North Korean leader’s half-brother, leaves a Malaysian court after losing her bid for immediate release as authorities refused to drop a murder charge, days after her Indonesian co-accused was freed. IMAGES of Doan Thi Huong leaving court

Kim Jong Nam murder suspect arrives at court

Vietnamese suspect Doan Thi Huong arrives at a Malaysian court, she is on trial for murder for the brazen Cold War-style killing of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in Kuala Lumpur in 2017. Her Indonesian co-accused was suddenly released earlier this week. IMAGES of Doan Thi Huong arriving at court

South Korea’s Moon arrives in Malaysia

South Korean president Moon Jae-In receives a state welcoming ceremony at the Malaysian Parliament as he arrives in the Southeast Asian nation for a diplomatic working visit. IMAGES.

Woman in North Korea murder case freed

An Indonesian woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader’s half-brother is freed after Malaysian prosecutors dropped a murder charge against her in a shock decision.

Nerve agents

Videographic on nerve agents. An Indonesian woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader’s half-brother was freed on Monday after Malaysian prosecutors dropped a murder charge against her, in a shock decision a year and a half after she went on trial. VIDEOGRAPHICS

Philippines president Duterte welcomes Malaysian PM

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte welcomes Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammed at the Malacañang Palace for a two-day state visit to the country. IMAGES

Making a splash at Malaysia’s mermaid school

Wearing tails made of plastic fins covered by shimmering fabric, five women learn to glide through water at a Malaysian centre that teaches people how to swim like mermaids. The academy, in the coastal town of Klang, southwest of Kuala Lumpur, is among several that have sprung up around the world to cater to the growing popularity of swimmers emulating the mythical creatures.

Making a splash at Malaysia’s mermaid school

Wearing tails made of plastic fins covered by shimmering fabric, five women learn to glide through water at a Malaysian centre that teaches people how to swim like mermaids. The academy, in the coastal town of Klang, southwest of Kuala Lumpur, is among several that have sprung up around the world to cater to the growing popularity of swimmers emulating the mythical creatures.

Chinese hunger for durians threatens Malaysian rainforests

Soaring demand for durians in China is being blamed for a new wave of deforestation in Malaysia with environmentalists warning vast amounts of jungle is being cleared to make way for massive plantations of the spiky, pungent fruit.

Malaysian parliament welcomes new king

Malaysia’s new king, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, is given a welcome at the parliament, after the last monarch abdicated in a historic first following his reported marriage to a Russian ex-beauty queen.