The Southeast Asian country has mandatory death penalty for some offences, including drug trafficking and murder, while the law also allows the punishment for some other crimes at the court's discretion.
Food stalls in Singapore serving the national dish face the prospect of bankruptcy as Malaysia bans chicken export amid a worsening global food crisis.
Tour groups are expected to take responsibility for ensuring visitors respect Japan's near-universal mask-wearing and other measures that have helped keep the toll from Covid-19 comparatively low.
Nagaenthran Dharmalingam, 34, had been on death row for over a decade after he was convicted of trafficking about 43 grams of heroin into Singapore.
Police are investigating the cause of a riot at a detention centre in northern Malaysia after more than 500 refugees escaped.
Four people went missing on Wednesday on a training dive near Tokong Sanggol, a small island off the southeastern town of Mersing in Malaysia.
Prosecutors say Roger Ng, Goldman's former top investment banker for Malaysia, helped his former boss Tim Leissner embezzle money from the fund and bribe officials to win business for Goldman.
A wooden fishing boat carrying 89 migrants traveling to Malaysia from Indonesia capsized under strong waves, leaving at least two dead and 26 missing.
Malaysian authorities warn bad weather is set to continue in northern states, as official data showed 11,831 people are being housed in flood relief centres.
The 6.2 earthquake hit the island’s northern side at a depth of 12 kilometres, leaving at least seven people dead and dozens more injured.
Türkiye’s national diver and multi-record holder Sahika Ercumen has sent a postcard from under the sea in Malaysia, to be delivered to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and First Lady Emine Erdogan.
Speakers at conference in Istanbul call for political will and comprehensive strategy to defeat the scourge of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hate crimes.
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