Prabagaran Srivijayan was arrested in 2012 after 22.24 grams (0.8 ounces) of heroin was found in the car he was driving when it was stopped at a checkpoint going to Singapore.
In recent weeks Malaysia has caught thousands of illegal migrants from various countries, including Indonesia
The MT Putri Sea, registered in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, went down on Thursday in a busy shipping lane off the southern state of Johor, near Singapore.
Customs officials at Kuala Lumpur International Airport discovered 16 boxes of the smuggled scales weighing almost 400 kilogrammes (880 pounds).
Federal court needs to approve decision
The nine Royal Malaysian Navy crew members, who had been missing since Saturday off the southern state of Johor near Singapore, had earlier been spotted by an airforce plane.
The small boat, from the warship KD Perdana, disappeared on Saturday in calm waters off Cape Sedili in the southern state of Johor.
Southeast Asia's third-biggest economy expanded 5.6 percent on-year in January-March period, compared with 4.1 percent in the same period last year and 4.5 percent in October-December.
The 330 ploughshare and radiated tortoises seized at Kuala Lumpur International Airport Sunday were worth $276,784, Abdul Wahid Sulong, deputy director of the customs department told AFP.
Ismet Ozcelik, ex-university vice chair, believed to have been involved in activities threatening Malaysia's security
Suspects were set to appear as defense witnesses in case at Malaysian court against ex-Turkish university vice chair
One suspect arrested at airport after visiting Turkey allegedly to join ISIL terrorists, say police
Airport customs director Hamzah Sundang said officials acting on a tip-off discovered the horns in a wooden crate at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport cargo terminal last Friday.
New maritime city project on southern Malaysian island accounts for $23 billion in planned spending
Allegations that huge sums were misappropriated from the Malaysian state investment fund 1MDB have triggered a scandal which has buffeted Prime Minister Najib Razak, who founded 1MDB, though the leader has denied any wrongdoing.
Singapore, a regional financial centre known for its tough stance against corruption, was the first country to hand down criminal convictions related to the 1MDB investigations.
Turkey's Roketsan, Aselsan, Turkish Aerospace Industries and Shipbuilders’ Association attend exhibition in Kedah state
China imposes immediate temporary restriction on imports of raw clean edible bird's nest from Malaysia due to outbreak
The killing of the half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un last month in Malaysia with VX nerve agent triggered an angry standoff between Kuala Lumpur and Pyongyang that has seen them expel each other's ambassador and refuse to let their citizens leave.
"WFP confirms that two WFP staff of Malaysian nationality have left DPR Korea and arrived in Beijing today," the UN agency said in a statement.
Maintaining ties provides a path to secure release of detained Malaysians, says Najib Razak