Asian soccer candidate files complaint about Kuwaiti sheikh

Sports 04/18/19, 04:43

A candidate who lost an election to join the FIFA Council this month has filed a formal complaint accusing Olympic powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah of "threats and manipulation."Mariyam Mohamed of Maldives says in a letter to the Asian Football Confederation's election oversight committee that "women's football should work and ...

Head of Asian soccer running unopposed for new term

Soccer 04/04/19, 19:56

The Asian Football Confederation holds its presidential election on Saturday with incumbent Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain standing unopposed for a new term.With soccer politics in the region fractured, it was expected that the election in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, would be fiercely-contested when Mohammed Khalfan Al Romaithi ...

Scott Hend wins Maybank Championship in playoff

Golf 03/24/19, 06:42

Scott Hend overcame a rain stoppage to capture the Maybank Championship title in dramatic fashion after he beat Nacho Elvira at the first play-off hole in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.The Australian was on course for the win after he sank six birdies to lead by a shot heading into the ...

Pieters takes halfway lead at Maybank Championship

Golf 03/22/19, 08:10

Ernie Els was two shots behind Maybank Championship leader Thomas Pieters on a crowded leaderboard after the second round on Friday.Els carded a 2-under-par 70 to reach 6 under at the European Tour event.There were 15 golfers within three shots of Pieters, who was at 8 under overall after a ...

5 years on, Malaysia open to proposals to resume MH370 hunt

Asia & Pacific 03/03/19, 04:49

Malaysia's transport minister said Sunday that the government is open to new proposals from U.S. technology firm Ocean Infinity or any other companies to resume the hunt for Flight 370, as families of passengers marked the fifth anniversary of the jet's mysterious disappearance.Ocean Infinity mounted a "no cure, no fee" ...

Wildlife group: Malaysia seizes record 30-ton pangolin haul

Science 02/12/19, 01:48

Malaysian authorities have seized a record 30 tons of pangolin and pangolin products in eastern Sabah state on Borneo, the biggest such bust in the country, a wildlife monitoring group said Tuesday.The monitoring network Traffic said in a statement that Sabah police this month uncovered two major pangolin processing facilities, ...

Indonesian in North Korea trial wins appeal for statements

Asia & Pacific 01/24/19, 02:38

An Indonesian woman jointly accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader won an appeal Thursday to obtain witness statements given to police as part of her defense.Prosecutors said they will challenge the Appeal Court's ruling in the nation's top court.The High Court in August found there ...

A look at Malaysia’s monarchy before sultans pick next king

World 01/22/19, 21:11

After stripping Malaysia's royal families of some of their powers during his 22-year stint as prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad almost didn't make it to the premiership a second time.Though largely a ceremonial post, Malaysia's monarch still signs off on most laws and appointments, including the prime minister, and hours after ...

Big rally by Malaysia Muslims calls for upholding privileges

World 12/08/18, 19:31

Tens of thousands of Malaysian Muslims rallied Saturday in Kuala Lumpur against any attempt to strip the ethnic Malay majority of its privileges, in the first massive street gathering since Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's alliance won a historic vote in May.The rally, backed by the country's two largest opposition Malay ...

Malaysia launches sale of superyacht linked to graft scandal

Business 10/28/18, 23:00

Malaysia's government launched a one-month auction Monday for a luxury yacht bought with money stolen from the multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund.The sale came nearly three months after Indonesia returned the $250 million yacht, Equanimity, after it seized off Bali in February in cooperation with the U.S. FBI. ...

Leishman goes for 2 straight PGA wins, feels right at home

Golf 10/16/18, 20:14

Marc Leishman goes into the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges after winning his fourth title on the PGA Tour last week in Kuala Lumpur.The tournament on Jeju Island, the largest island off the coast of the Korean Peninsula, is also where he lost in a playoff last year to Justin ...

Marc Leishman wins CIMB Classic in Malaysia

Golf 10/14/18, 19:14

Marc Leishman won the CIMB Classic by five strokes Sunday, closing with a 7-under 65 to match Justin Thomas' 2015 tournament record of 26-under 262.Leishman won for the fourth time on the PGA Tour. The Australian had four straight birdies on Nos. 2-5 and finished with eight birdies and a ...

Woodland, Leishman, Sharma tied for lead at CIMB Classic

Golf 10/13/18, 03:29

Gary Woodland birdied the 18th hole Saturday for a 5-under 67 to move into a three-way tie for the lead with Marc Leishman and Shubhankar Sharma after three rounds of the CIMB Classic.Woodland just missed an eagle putt, while Sharma (66) and Leishman (67) had to settle for pars on ...

Woodland’s 61 leaves him tied for CIMB lead with Leishman

Golf 10/12/18, 03:15

Gary Woodland shot an 11-under 61 to tie the course record Friday and join Marc Leishman in a share of the second-round lead at the PGA Tour's season-opening CIMB Classic.Woodland and Leishman (62) were at 14-under 130 on the revamped TPC Kuala Lumpur West course.Woodland's bogey-free nines of 30-31 matched ...

Burgoon has 1st-round lead at CIMB Classic, Thomas 3 behind

Golf 10/11/18, 00:14

Justin Thomas birdied four of his last five holes for a 6-under 66 and was three strokes behind first-round leader and fellow American Bronson Burgoon at the CIMB Classic on Thursday.Burgoon's 63 on the par-72 TPC Kuala Lumpur West Course gave him a one-stroke lead over Austin Cook. Two other ...

93 Chinese, 6 Malaysians arrested for alleged phone swindle

Business 09/28/18, 02:13

Police said Friday that 93 Chinese citizens and six Malaysians have been detained on suspicion of being involved in swindling money from people in China through a telephone scam.The arrests, the largest in recent months, were made Wednesday during a police raid at a call center in a high-end office ...

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