Malaysia

  • Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 workers as part of an overhaul after MH370 and MH17 disasters 2 hours 58 minutes ago

    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...
  • Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to visit India, Malaysia 4 hours 20 minutes ago

    Sydney: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on Friday that he will travel to India and Malaysia next week. On Abbott's first visit to India as Prime Minister, he said he will visit New Delhi and Mumbai to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries, reported Xinhua. India is Australia's fifth...
  • Malaysia signs MoU with Australia for MH370 search Yesterday

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia has signed a deal with Australia to strengthen their collaboration for searching the ill-fated Malaysian flight MH370, which disappeared midair over five months ago with 237 people aboard. Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai, who is leading the Malaysian delegation to Canberra, signed the Memorandum of Understanding with Australian...
  • 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 disaster-prone carrier. "The staff member in question was detained following allegations by a passenger travelling on flight MH20 from Kuala Lumpur...
  • Top-ranked Lee Chong Wei battling injury ahead of world championships August 12, 2014

    World badminton number one Lee Chong Wei has revealed that injury concerns are leaving him low on confidence ahead of the World Championships in Denmark at the end of the month. Malaysian Lee was unable to defend his Commonwealth Games title in Scotland last month due to a hamstring injury and...
  • CWG 2014: Jwala-Ashwini lose in women's doubles final, take silver August 4, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa lost to Malaysian duo Vivian Kah Mun Hoo and Khe Wei Woon in the women's doubles final of the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Sunday and had to settle for the silver medal. The Indian third seeds lost to the second seeded Malaysian...
  • 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, majority-owned by the government, is likely to change its name as part of...
  • Ukraine fighting prevents crash site visit despite international deal July 27, 2014

    Donetsk: Fighting around the site of the Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine prevented a visit by international experts on Sunday, although Malaysia said separatists had agreed to allow in international police and investigators. The Ukrainian government said its forces were advancing towards the crash site to try to free it from...
  • CWG 2014: Malaysian cyclist reprimanded for Gaza protest July 26, 2014

    Glasgow: A Malaysian cyclist at the Commonwealth Games who wore gloves with "Save Gaza" written on them has been reprimanded by his team and warned he will be expelled if he does it again. Azizulhasni Awang competed in the men's sprint on Thursday wearing gloves that had the word "Save" written...
  • 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...
  • A Kiss, A Prayer: The Last Hours of MH17's Victims 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 11-year-old son, who'd been oddly agitated for days, peppering her with questions about death, about his soul, about God. The next morning, she would...
  • 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 11-year-old 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 rebel-held eastern Ukraine in an apparent...
  • MH17 black boxes to be sent to UK for analysis: Malaysia July 23, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia on Wednesday said the black boxes from Flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine last week, will be sent to British aviation investigators for forensic analysis. The international investigation team led by the Netherlands has decided to pass the black boxes, which record cockpit activity and flight...
  • Misplaced jacket forces gold medallist shooter out of CWG July 22, 2014

    London: Malaysia suffered a huge blow as their Commonwealth Games shooting gold medallist Nur Ayuni Farhana Abdul Halim was not allowed to compete in Glasgow Games as her jacket was lost en route to Scotland. Ayuni, who won the gold medal with Nur Suryani Taibi in the 10m air rifle doubles...
  • CWG 2014: Shooting champion withdrawn after jacket goes missing July 22, 2014

    Commonwealth Games shooting gold medallist Nur Ayuni Farhana Abdul Halim has been left devastated after being ruled out of competing in Glasgow because her competition jacket was lost en route to Scotland. Malaysian Ayuni, who won the gold medal with Nur Suryani Taibi in the 10 metre air rifle pairs in...
  • 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 Russia-backed 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...
  • Dutch father angrily 'thanks' MH17 attackers for murdering daughter July 21, 2014

    The Hague: A bereaved Dutch father has written a savagely ironic open letter to whoever shot down flight MH17, "thanking" them for killing his 17-year-old daughter Elsemiek, "my dear and only child". "Thank you very much Mr (Russian President Vladimir) Putin, separatist leaders or the Ukrainian government, for murdering my dear...
  • Rebels to give MH17 black boxes to Malaysia July 21, 2014

    Kuala Lampur: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says the leader of the pro-Russian 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 rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine. An Associated Press reporter saw the train leave from Torez, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the crash site, and...
  • Ukraine fighter jet near Malaysian plane MH17 before crash: Moscow July 21, 2014

    Moscow: Russia on Monday said its records show a Ukrainian fighter jet was flying close to the Malaysian airliner just before it crashed and a US satellite was flying over rebel-held Ukraine at the time. Moscow also denied supplying Ukrainian separatists with Buk missile systems or any other weapons as it...
  • Fighting flares in Ukraine as MH17 crash investigators arrive July 21, 2014

    Donestsk, Ukraine: Fighting flared in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Monday as investigators began to inspect the bodies of victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 last week. The fighting in Donetsk served as a reminder of the dangers the experts face working in a war zone....
  • 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 Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire 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. ...
  • US says missile brought from Russia downed Malaysian jet MH17 July 20, 2014

    Ukraine: US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday that the evidence indicates that a Russian missile was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, while Britain said Moscow faced "pariah" status and the threat of further economic sanctions. At the biggest crash site, where emergency workers had bagged...
  • MH17 crash: Ukraine rebels take full control of bodies July 20, 2014

    Torez (Ukraine): Rebels in eastern Ukraine took control on Sunday of the bodies recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and the US and European leaders demanded that Russian President Vladimir Putin make sure rebels give international investigators full access to the crash site. "There's a stacking up of evidence here,...
  • 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 pro-Russian 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...
  • MH17 crash: Bodies loaded onto refrigerated trains for rebel-held city July 20, 2014

    Hrabove (Ukraine): Armed rebels forced emergency workers to hand over all 196 bodies recovered from the Malaysia Airlines crash site and then had them loaded onto refrigerated train cars bound for a rebel-held city, Ukrainian officials and monitors said on Sunday. The surprising, rapid-fire developments on Sunday morning came after a...