Sanctioned Russian tanker carrying Iranian oil heading to Malaysia

The Iranian-flagged oil tanker Fortune is docked at the El Palito refinery in Venezuela on 25 May 2020. (AFP) March 1, 2022 A Russian-flagged ship targeted by US sanctions and suspected of carrying Iranian oil is heading to Malaysia, shipping data showed on Monday. The Linda, a crude oil tanker identified in a US [...]

By |March 1st, 2022|East Asia, Malaysia, Russia|

Iran media report arrests of women-trafficking gang members

Iranian women stand in line at the Masoumeh shrine in Qom, about 120 kilometres south of Tehran on Friday, June 12, 2016. (AP) May 20, 2020 The "leader of the largest trafficking gang of Iranian women in Malaysia" has been arrested and transferred to Iran, media in Tehran reported on May 18. The [...]

By |May 20th, 2020|East Asia, Europe, Malaysia, Middle East|

SAR mission team fly to Iran to find a missing climber

The mission team leader Mohd Khafiz Bachok said it was the third SAR to search for Ramli. (Rozaimi Mohd Said) July 10, 2017 Four climbers from the Alpine Club Malaysia (KJA) left for Tehran on Sunday, to continue the search and rescue (SAR) mission to find Ramli Abdul Majid,45, who went missing on [...]

By |July 10th, 2017|Malaysia|

Malaysia’s Petronas to study Iranian oil fields

Malaysia’s Petronas has signed an agreement to study Iran’s South Azadegan and Cheshmeh Khosh oil fields. (Photo by Shana) December 22, 2016 Malaysia’s Petronas has signed an agreement to study two Iranian oil fields – the latest in a wave of similar agreements that the country is awarding international energy giants over its [...]

By |December 22nd, 2016|Malaysia|

Muslim scholars criticise Hadi for Tehran visit as Iran aids Assad

December 20, 2016 Malaysia's PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang has come under fire from the International Union of Islamic Scholars, in which he is the vice-president. In a statement issued in Arabic, the union condemned Hadi for attending an international conference in Tehran last Saturday, where Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khameinei delivered the closing speech. "The [...]

By |December 20th, 2016|Malaysia|

Malaysia to buy oil from Iran again

August 30, 2016 Malaysia wants to resume buying crude and oil products from Iran, Iranian Deputy Oil Minister for International Affairs and Trading Amirhossein Zamaninia was quoted by IRNA news agency as saying on Tuesday. He said this after a meeting with Malaysia’s Speaker of the House of Representatives Pandikar Amin Mulia here. Zamaninia said [...]

By |August 30th, 2016|Malaysia|

Iranian extradited for passport forgery arrives in Thailand

Ramin Pakneiad escorted by Thai police after being extradited from Malaysia.Bangkok Post July 22, 2016 A 45-year-old Iranian man who jumped bail in Pattaya several years ago in a large-scale passport forgery case and fled into hiding in Malaysia has already arrived in Thailand and will be today taken to the Criminal Court [...]

By |July 22nd, 2016|Malaysia|

Malaysia: Iranian chemists held in drug bust

  June 18, 2016 Federal police have crippled a RM27 million drug syndicate with the arrest of eight men, including two Iranians. The raids took place on Wednesday at five locations in Perak and Selangor. The Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) and Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group (STING) busted drug-processing labs in Behrang and Tanjung [...]

By |June 18th, 2016|Malaysia|

Lifting of sanctions on Iran an opportunity for Malaysian SMEs

  A gas flare on an oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Gulf July 25, 2005. (Reuters) May 31, 2016 The recent lifting of trade sanctions by the U.S. on Iran should pave the way for local companies, especially Small and Medium Enterprises [...]

By |May 31st, 2016|Malaysia|

Malaysia’s AirAsia X to Resume Flights to Iran

  Plane of Fars Air Qeshm. (Getty) May 14, 2016 A senior official with Malaysia’s AirAsia X said on Saturday that direct flights to Tehran from Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok will be resumed, adding that they are going to be operated three times weekly. “We believe that the revival of direct flights to [...]

By |May 14th, 2016|Malaysia|