MALAYSIA AIRLINES

  • Indian arrested in Malaysia for allegedly carrying drugs worth USD 288,155 1 week ago

    Kuala Lumpur: An Indian has been arrested at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport for allegedly carrying 5.34 kg of illegal drugs worth USD 288,155. The man's identity was not disclosed. The 27-year-old, who arrived here from Chennai by a Malaysia Airlines flight, landed in Customs Department's net upon his arrival at the...
  • Four months after MH17 plane crash, victims' remains arrive in Netherlands November 29, 2014

    The Hague: A Dutch military plane carrying the remains of victims onboard the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived at the Eindhoven Air Base in Netherlands on Friday. After a ceremonial tribute attended by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and relatives of the victims, six coffins onboard the plane were transferred to...
  • Malaysia Airlines steward fired over sex assault on passenger November 13, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Airlines has sacked a steward for allegedly sexually assaulting a passenger who was scared of flying with the disaster-prone airline before any hearing into the incident had taken place, a union body said. The crew member has been stuck in a detention centerer at Paris' Charles de...
  • 36 people on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 yet to be identified October 4, 2014

    The Hague: The Dutch security ministry said that 36 victims of the total of 298 passengers and crew members on board the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine are yet to be identified. Among the 11 identified victims this week, eight people were Dutch nationals, Xinhua reported. At the request...
  • 225 victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 identified September 20, 2014

    The Hague: The thirty additional researchers, who were sent to Kharkiv last week to investigate MH17 crash, returned to the Netherlands due to unstable security situation in eastern Ukraine, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday. "At the moment it is simply not safe enough to send our people in...
  • Pilot turns Malaysia Airlines flight around after defect September 14, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to turn around due to an autopilot defect, landing safely early on Sunday, said the carrier already reeling from the loss of two planes this year. Flight MH198 from Kuala Lumpur to Hyderabad in India departed late on Saturday, but the Boeing 737800...
  • Malaysia Airlines renames bucket list promotion September 4, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Airlines has renamed a promotional competition asking people what activities and destinations are on their "bucket list" after acknowledging it was inappropriate given the two deadly disasters it has suffered this year. A bucket list is a term used by some Englishspeakers to describe a list of adventures...
  • Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 workers as part of an overhaul after MH370 and MH17 disasters August 29, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of an overhaul announced on Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters. The staff reduction represents about 30 per cent of its current workforce of 20,000. Khazanah Nasional, the state investment company that owns 69...
  • Malaysia Airlines crew member sexually assaults passenger August 14, 2014

    Kuala Lampur: A Malaysia Airlines cabin crew member was on Thursday detained in France for questioning for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman passenger who expressed nervousness about flying with the disasterprone carrier. "The staff member in question was detained following allegations by a passenger travelling on flight MH20 from Kuala Lumpur...
  • Malaysia Airlines to change name to boost reputation July 28, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur/London: Reeling under the pressure of two catastrophic aviation tragedies, Malaysia Airlines is mulling a name change and restructuring of routes in a bid to repair its reputation, a media report has said. The Malaysian flag carrier, majorityowned by the government, is likely to change its name as part of...
  • Black boxes of downed MH17 arrive in UK for examination July 23, 2014

    London: The black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines in eastern Ukraine arrived in the UK on Wednesday for expert analysis by air accident investigators. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said that the black boxes of Flight MH17 which crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17 had been delivered to...
  • Young MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crash July 23, 2014

    In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. "Mama, may I hug you?" Samira Calehr wrapped her arms around her 11yearold son, who'd been oddly agitated for days, peppering her with questions about death, about his soul, about God. The next morning, she would...
  • Twin air disasters threaten Malaysian tourism push July 23, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: An unprecedented second major aviation disaster in four months could further associate Malaysia with calamity in the eyes of travellers, observers warn, putting the tropical destination's vital tourism sector at risk. Even before Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down on Thursday over rebelheld eastern Ukraine in an apparent...
  • No agenda beyond getting to the truth on MH17 crash: US July 22, 2014

    Washington: The United States has no agenda except for getting to the truth of shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, allegedly by the Russiabacked Ukrainian separatist, the White House has said. "The (US) President's priority is that this investigation should be conducted by an international set of investigators that...
  • Russia says MH17 probe should be conducted by 'international community', not Ukraine July 22, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Russia has called for the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 to be led by the 'international community' and not Ukraine, its ambassador to Malaysia said on Tuesday. "This situation is quite unique, the area is a war zone. I think the international community should be flexible...
  • Rebels to give MH17 black boxes to Malaysia July 21, 2014

    Kuala Lampur: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says the leader of the proRussian rebels has agreed to hand over both black boxes from Flight 17 to Malaysian investigators who are in Ukraine. Najib also said that the remains of 282 of the crash victims currently in Torez are being moved by...
  • MH17: Refrigerated train with plane crash bodies leaves Ukraine town July 21, 2014

    Hrabove: A refrigerated train bearing the bodies of many of the 298 people killed in the Malaysia Airlines plane disaster pulled away on Monday afternoon from a rebelheld town in eastern Ukraine. An Associated Press reporter saw the train leave from Torez, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the crash site, and...
  • UN to vote on MH17 crash resolution July 21, 2014

    Canberra: Diplomats said that the UN Security Council could vote as early as on Monday on an Australiaproposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a ceasefire around the area. But Australia and Russia on late Sunday were still working out key differences, and Britain accused...
  • Flight attendant Sanjid Sandhu who escaped MH370, died in MH17 tragedy July 21, 2014

    Several tragic stories have come to light after the MH17 tragedy. One such story is of a flight attendant, Sanjid Sandhu, who narrowly avoided being on MH370 but wasn't so lucky this time. ...
  • Russia's Putin not blinking in "last chance saloon" July 20, 2014

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin is in the "last chance saloon" over the Ukraine crisis but appears to be doing little to get out of it. Since Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was brought down over east Ukraine, Putin has been under intense international pressure to persuade proRussian separatists accused by the...
  • Ukraine rebels to give MH17 black boxes to international bodies July 20, 2014

    Donetsk (Ukraine): Rebels have recovered the black boxes from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and will hand them over to the International Civil Aviation Organization, a rebel leader said on Sunday. Alexander Borodai also said the bodies recovered from the crash site in eastern Ukraine would remain in refrigerated train cars...
  • Malaysia Airlines retires MH17 flight code July 20, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Airlines said on Sunday it would retire flight code MH17 as a "mark of respect" for the 298 people killed in a jet crash in violencewracked eastern Ukraine. The daily AmsterdamKuala Lumpur service will instead take on the code MH19 from July 25. "In light of the...
  • Malaysia Airlines offers refunds to travellers after MH17 July 20, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Airlines on Sunday said it would offer full refunds to passengers intending to cancel tickets and waive fees for customers who want to change their travel plans following the downing of MH17 over Ukraine, months after the mysterious crash of MH370. The struggling Malaysian flag carrier said it...
  • Lost brother in MH370, loses step daughter in MH17 July 20, 2014

    More than 25 Australians have died in the MH17 disaster. Kaylene Mann from Australia lost her relatives in both the Malaysia airlines tragedies. Her brother Rod Burrows and his wife Mary died on flight MH370. Now she lost her step daughter in MH17 crash. ...
  • MH17: Singapore Airlines apologises over Ukraine remarks July 19, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Singapore Airlines apologised on Saturday over social media remarks it posted after the Malaysian jetliner was shot down that were taken by many as being insensitive. After the Malaysia Airlines plane went down over Ukraine with 298 onboard on Thursday, postings on Facebook and Twitter from Singapore Airlines claimed...
  • Malaysian PM's grandmother amongst those dead in MH17 crash July 19, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Saturday confirmed that his stepgrandmother was on board Flight MH17 that was downed over Ukraine en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Siti Amirah, 83, was one of 44 Malaysians on board the Malaysia Airlines flight that was downed on Thursday killing all...
  • Russiabacked separatists shot down MH17 plane: Barack Obama July 18, 2014

    Washington: The United States began building a case on Friday that would pin the blame for the downing of the passenger jet over Ukraine on separatist forces supported by Russia, a disaster that could dramatically escalate the crisis in Ukraine. President Barack Obama said evidence so far indicates that Malaysia Airlines...
  • MH17 crash: Cannot rule out Russian help in Ukraine missile firing, US tells UN July 18, 2014

    United Nations: The United States said on Friday it could not rule out Russian help to separatists in Ukraine in firing an SA11 surfacetoair missile that likely downed a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine with 298 people on board. "Because of the technical complexity of the SA11 it is unlikely that...
  • Putin calls for ceasefire after attack on MH17 July 18, 2014

    Rozspyne: Emergency workers, police officers and even offduty coal miners spread out on Friday across the sunflower fields and villages of eastern Ukraine, searching the wreckage of a jetliner shot down as it flew miles above the country's battlefield. The attack on Thursday afternoon killed 298 people from nearly a dozen...
  • Inside Malaysia Airlines, tears and shock as tragedy strikes again July 18, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: It started with another latenight phone call, another rush to the airport, where familiar faces in a familiar setting tried to make sense of nearly 300 more lives lost in the second disaster to strike Malaysia Airlines in the space of just a few months. For a company and...