Malaysia threatens legal action against Meta over failure to remove harmful content

Malaysia threatens legal action against Meta for not removing harmful content from Facebook despite repeated requests.

Malaysia searches Chinese ship suspected of looting WWII wrecks

Malaysia’s coastguard detained a Chinese vessel suspected of looting British World War II shipwrecks. The crew, consisting of Chinese, Bangladeshi, and Malaysian nationals, is being questioned. Authorities found unexploded cannon shells on board, potentially linked to the sunken warships. The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency is determined to protect the country’s national treasure and condemn the illegal salvage activities. The looting has been criticized by the British Ministry of Defence, and reports indicate that scavengers targeted valuable fixtures from the wrecks.

Olympian says ‘toxic’ culture in Malaysian swimming

A former Olympian has criticized the “toxic and negative” team culture in Malaysian swimming, attributing it to the poor performance at the Southeast Asian Games. Marilyn Chua, a coach and former athlete, highlighted the lack of unity, leadership, fairness, and transparency in the national team’s selection process. She called for changes in leadership and collaboration between the national swimming federation and state associations to foster a more conducive environment for growth and success. Malaysia Swimming has been approached for comment.

Malaysia fails to meet target goal of 40-gold and sets worst-ever record in SEA Games 2023

Malaysia’s disappointing performance at the 32nd Southeast Asian Games, with only 34 gold medals instead of the targeted 40, has raised concerns about the country’s sports future. Host Cambodia achieved its best-ever performance, finishing fourth with 81 gold medals. The outcome has prompted calls for action from sports authorities to address the decline. Malaysia’s Chef de Mission apologized while expressing confidence in future improvements.

Taiwan district court orders perpetrator to compensate parents of murdered Malaysian student with US$192,000

In October 2020, Irene Chung, a Malaysian student studying in Taiwan, was abducted, sexually assaulted, and killed by a Taiwanese man named Liang Yuzhi. Liang was sentenced to death for murder, and Chung’s parents sought compensation. The court ruled that Liang should compensate over 5.94 million New Taiwan Dollars, and the case is subject to appeal. The judge condemned Liang’s brutal actions and determined that he poses a high risk of reoffending, requiring permanent isolation from the community.

Michelle Yeoh urges women to resist being ‘put in a box’

Michelle Yeoh, the first Asian woman to win a best actress Oscar, spoke up for diversity and women’s empowerment in the entertainment industry during a news conference in Kuala Lumpur. Yeoh emphasized the importance of representation and never allow anyone to put women in a box. She also advised young people around the world to “be you” and said that she believes they will be better than her.

Malaysia ready to negotiate with China on South China Sea: PM

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said the country was willing to negotiate with Beijing over the South China Sea dispute to protect its energy exploration projects. China claims sovereignty over most of the area, but several countries, including Malaysia, have overlapping claims. The dispute has led to tensions, with China building artificial islands and being accused of harassing fishing boats in the region. In 2021, Malaysia protested after Chinese vessels entered its maritime economic zone, and it also scrambled fighter jets to intercept Chinese military aircraft in the area.

Malaysian elderly couple dies from suspected pufferfish poisoning

An elderly couple in Malaysia died and were hospitalized after consuming pufferfish purchased from a mobile vendor. The couple’s son reported the incident to the Ministry of Health and has urged for a ban on pufferfish sales. Pufferfish contains tetrodotoxin, which is highly toxic to humans, and can cause adverse effects on health. The neurotoxin can be found in almost all pufferfish, and one fish contains enough to kill at least 30 adult humans.

Mum and Malaysia celebrate Yeoh’s Oscar win

Michelle Yeoh’s mother exclaimed “Malaysia boleh!” after her daughter’s historic Oscars win, making her the first Asian woman to win the Academy Award for best actress. Family and friends in Kuala Lumpur celebrated with tears of joy, while Yeoh’s niece expressed her pride in Yeoh, calling her the “pride not just for Malaysia, but she is the pride of Asia as well.”