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  • Missing MH370 drama boosts veteran Malaysian politician

    March 30, 2014 4:36 AM 30

    KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysia's missing plane has made Hishammuddin Hussein a globally recognised lightning rod for foreign criticism of his country's handling of the crisis, but could end up catapulting him to prime minister someday. Mr Hishammuddin, 52, has become a household name thanks to his daily press briefings on the crisis, broadcast live to rapt audiences

  • Former Australia defence chief to lead MH370 search

    March 30, 2014 1:06 AM 25

    File photo shows RAAF AP-3C Orion pilot Russell Adams speaking to the press upon his return from a search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean, at RAAF Base Pearce north of Perth, Australia, March 21, 2014. — Reuters picPERTH, March 30 — Former Australian defence chief Angus Houston will take over coordination of the international

  • System not able to handle Interpol's huge database yet - Nation

    March 29, 2014 11:26 PM 29

    MALACCA: Malaysia’s current immigration database system is not capable of handling Interpol’s massive global database of 40.2 million lost passports, said Immigration Department deputy director-general (control) Datuk Sakib Kusmi. Concurring with Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s statement in Parliament, he said the department did not have the capability

  • Make unity forged in face of MH370 permanent - Nation | The Star Online

    March 29, 2014 11:26 PM 17

    PETALING JAYA: The unity that the MH370 tragedy has forged among Malaysians need to be fostered into a more permanent national harmony, said National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC) deputy chief Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye. He was responding to Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussein’s commendation on how Malaysians have come together irrespective

  • Hishammuddin: Families of MH370 requested three things

    March 29, 2014 11:15 PM 14

    The Acting Transport Minister also gives assurance to the families that the search and rescue operations would not be stopped. PUTRAJAYA: Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said three things were requested of Malaysia by the families affected by the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370 tragedy. He revealed this in a media conference held after

  • Hunt for Malaysian airliner shifts following new leads

    March 29, 2014 11:10 PM 25

    A navigation screen used by pilots aboard a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion aircraft shows their current location represented by a white circle during their mission to search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the southern Indian Ocean on March 27, 2014. (AFP Photo / Michael Martina) An international search for Malaysian Airlines

  • Learn from MH370 tragedy

    March 29, 2014 11:04 PM 58

    In the face of existing confusion and controversies surrounding the missing plane, presumptions and assumptions come as no solace. It is a foregone conclusion that the Malaysian government is inept, in just about every way. Even a crisis so baffling like the vanishing into thin air of a Boeing jet belonging to its national carrier Malaysia Airlines has not taught

  • In Malaysia, truth is a stranger

    March 29, 2014 4:01 PM 29

    On Monday, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak appeared before the press to announce that missing flight MH370 “ended in the Southern Indian Ocean.” Najib’s statement finally gave the families of the passengers an “answer” on the fate of their loved ones. But it comes after weeks of spectacular obfuscation by Malaysian government officials, who repeatedly

  • Time to stop turning the other cheek, Sarawak archbishop tells ‘silent majority’

    March 29, 2014 3:23 PM 10

    Chairman of the Sarawak Association of Churches in Sarawak, Rev Datuk Bolly Lapok, said that Malaysians could no longer turn the other cheek when facing religious extremists and brought up the contentious Allah issue.— Picture by Saw Siow FengKUALA LUMPUR, March 29 — Malaysians must stand up and stop religious extremists from using Islam to hold the country

  • More relatives of Chinese passengers aboard MH370 to reach KL tomorrow – Bernama

    March 29, 2014 3:15 PM 11

    Relatives of passengers on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 attend a briefing given by Malaysian representatives at Lido Hotel in Beijing today. A new batch of relatives of Chinese passengers aboard the plane will reach Kuala Lumpur tomorrow. – Reuters pic, March 29, 2014.A new batch of relatives of Chinese passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines