A spokesman for Malaysia's Maritime Agency said they had sent one boat to the area to search for survivors and was sending two more.
Malaysia's New Straits Times said the boat sank around midnight on Tuesday about two miles (3 km) from the coastal town of Banting on the Strait of Malacca.
More top news
Residents of a Kent estate are furious with a housing association for charging them £400 a year to park in their own street.
Paid parental leave is to be extended to working grandparents under plans announced by George Osborne.
Tickets for next year's Glastonbury Festival in Somerset have sold out in just over thirty minutes.