Tag Archives: Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia opposition leader Anwar accuses government of MH370 cover up

Anwar defended the aircraft's pilot, 53-year-old Zaharie Ahmad Shah, who is also a personal friend and a member of his political party. "If you say or suggest that the pilot may have been involved, what about the concealing (of information)?" he told the Telegraph. "He could not have concealed the radar readings. He could not have instructed the air force to remain completely silent."

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Malaysia Airlines chief no stranger to tough challenges

To try to turn things around at MAS, Khazanah Nasional, Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund and the controlling shareholder of MAS, hand-picked Mr Ahmad in 2011 to lead the company at a tumultuous period. He set out to return MAS to profitability by this year by focusing on filling seats and increasing staff productivity. Last October, his contract was renewed for another three years. People who know him from when he was Malakoff managing director said he had been chosen for his ability to make tough decisions.

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THAI MILITARY MIGHT HAVE TRACKED MISSING FLIGHT MH370

Thailand’s military said yesterday (March 18) it saw radar blips that might have been from the missing plane but didn’t report it “because we did not pay attention to it”. Thailand’s failure to quickly share possible information about the plane may not substantially change what Malaysian officials now know, but it raises questions about the degree to which some countries are sharing their defence data. At a minimum, safety experts said, the radar data could have saved time and effort that was initially spent searching the South China Sea, many miles from the Indian Ocean.

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SAF TO OFFER MALAYSIA MORE HELP TO LOCATE MISSING PLANE

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has offered Malaysia the help of its Information Fusion Centre to locate the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The centre, which collates information on maritime security issues, has access to a network of 13 navies and 51 civilian shipping companies. All of these have been activated to report any unusual sightings in designated search areas to help coordinate search efforts.

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Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

The Navy men and women who serve aboard the stealth frigate RSS Steadfast and the missile corvette RSS Vigour had spent much of Saturday preparing their warships for fast and urgent duty after a Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Boeing 777-200 with 239 POB disappeared without a trace off Vietnam. The RSN activated its standby forces while Singapore slept. Duty personnel were mustered before dawn and off they went.

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