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Dutch police receive 150 MH17 crash images, videos


THE HAGUE –  Witnesses have uploaded 150 photos and videos to a Dutch police server set up to help piece together the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over east Ukraine, a spokeswoman said today. The police issued an online appeal last week for images of the crash site — before, during and after — to aid a reconstruction of ... Read More »

PKR hits out at PAS after leaked WhatsApp message


PKR wants its Pakatan Rakyat partner, PAS, to take disciplinary action against a member of its central committee for discussing leaving the coalition in a leaked WhatsApp message that has gone viral online. PKR strategy director Rafizi Ramli also hit out at the PAS member, Dr Mohd Zuhdi Marzuki, for the racial and religious tone in the leaked message. In ... Read More »

MH17: Sarawak cabinet to discuss aid for victims’ families

Sarawak MH17

KUCHING - Sarawak is to discuss at a state cabinet meeting the form of aid to be given to the families of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 tragedy. “I will call a cabinet meeting soon to see what we can do for the families of the victims of the MH17 tragedy, especially those from Sarawak. I cannot give ... Read More »

UN warns downing of flight MH17 ‘may be a war crime’


KIEV – The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 “may amount to a war crime”, the UN said Monday, adding that fighting in east Ukraine has claimed over 1,100 lives with both government and rebel forces using heavy weaponry in built-up areas. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay condemned the “horrendous shooting down” of the Malaysian passenger jet ... Read More »

MH370 families help MH17 victims


KUALA LUMPUR – Families of the passengers and crew members on board missing flight MH370 have begun offering counselling to the relatives of those who died last week on downed flight MH17. The remains of MH17 victims are not expected to arrive back in Malaysia for many more weeks. “No one deserves to go through what they’re going through,” said ... Read More »

Unhealthy air quality in nine places


Air quality was at unhealthy levels in nine areas in the country as at 7am, according to the Department of Environment (DOE). The affected areas are Samarahan (126), Sibu (191) and Sri Aman (114) in Sarawak; Banting (137), Port Klang (135), Petaling Jaya (102); Batu Muda in Kuala Lumpur (123), Cheras (121) and Putrajaya (124). Twenty other places recorded moderate ... Read More »

MAS thankful of Malaysian’s support


KUALA LUMPUR - Tragedy-hit Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has thanked Malaysians for the opportunity to be of service and sought their understanding for the times it fell short of expectations. Bernama reported that the national carrier said flying the Malaysian flag to many destinations was an honour and a responsibility that the airline proudly embraced with care. “Our duty is to serve. And ... Read More »

Malaysia Airlines crew reel after disasters


KUALA LUMPUR - Jonathan Takom has been a Malaysia Airlines steward for 16 worry-free years, but after the carrier’s loss of two planes and nearly 30 crew, when he touches down these days his anxious family calls to check he’s safe. Pain and doubt have replaced the sense of security that he and his colleagues had previously taken for granted at ... Read More »

MH17: Australia says chance of site visit not good


SYDNEY - The chances of Dutch and Australian police reaching the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are not good, and the effort could take days, a senior Australian official said Monday. An unarmed team of Dutch and Australian officers was forced to drop their plans to visit the site Sunday as heavy bombardments rocked towns close to the area ... Read More »

King, Queen attend Aidilfitri breakfast at Istana Negara


KUALA LUMPUR – Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah attended a breakfast held in conjunction with Aidilfitri at the Istana Negara on Monday.  Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, and Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and his wife Puan Sri Norainee ... Read More »

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