Malaysia foils plot by suspected militants to ‘avenge’ fireman’s death by targeting VIPs, houses of worship

The police’s Counter Terrorism Division seized six improvised explosive devices (IED) in one of the swoops, believed to be used on the day of attacks at entertainment outlets and houses of worships in the Klang Valley during the Muslim holy Read More …

Malaysia: New X-ray scanners to put an end to physical body searches at airports, minister says

By second half of next year, flight passengers can breathe a sigh of relief as there will be no more physical body search at the Kuala Lumpur International Aiport (KLIA) and probably at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) too. Transport Read More …

Radioactive device goes missing in Malaysia

Malaysia is hunting for a radioactive device which went missing from a pickup truck earlier this month. Authorities say the radioactive substance inside the radiography device could spread dangerous contamination if dismantled improperly. There are also fears it could be Read More …

Malaysia says foils hijacking of Thai tanker, 10 pirates arrested

Malaysian authorities thwarted the hijacking of a Thai oil tanker on Thursday and arrested 10 suspected Indonesian pirates on board the ship, a maritime security agency commander said. A special team from the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) stormed the Read More …

MCMC probing cyber attacks on online trading platforms

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is looking into reports of suspected cyber attacks disrupting online trading at several local brokerages. The regulator said it was assisting the stock exchange in investigating the disruption, a report by Nikkei Markets Read More …

Malaysia Airlines jet drama fuels airport security concerns

Concerns are mounting around police handling of the bomb scare aboard a Malaysia Airlines flight from Melbourne last week, with a renowned security expert describing it as “dithering and ineffective”. Security and counter-terrorism specialist Roger Henning told The Australian that Read More …