Politics

MH17: Russia pledges for team's safety in crash site
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Russian envoy to Malaysia Luidmila Vorobyeva says president Vladimir Putin has pledged to do everything possible to ensure the complete and guaranteed safety of the international team working at the MH17 crash site in the east of Ukraine.In a press conference on today, Vorobyeva also reiterated the Russian Government's call that no one should use the tragedy of flight MH17 for their own political goal....

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MH17: Black boxes to be given to Malaysia; remains to be handed over
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Two black boxes from the downed flight MH17 will be handed over to Malaysian authorities at 9pm Ukraine time, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak. Apart from that, Najib said the remains of the passengers will be handed over to representatives from the Netherlands who will be acompanied by Malaysian members of the recovery team. ...

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MH17: Najib's latest statement on efforts to access crash site
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's statement on thr MH17 agreement
 
"In recent days, we have been working behind the scenes to establish contact with those in charge of the MH17 crash site.
 
That contact has now been made. Under difficult and fluid circumstances, we have been discussing the problems that have occupied us all: securing vital evidence from the aircraft, launching an independent...

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MH17 families to get $5,000 as initial help
Monday, July 21, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, July 21 -- 2014: Malaysia Airlines said today it would make an initial payment of $5,000 to families of passengers aboard its crashed flight MH17 as a goodwill gesture. It would provide the money to each passenger's immediate family "as goodwill to ease... their economic needs". ...

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MH17 tragedy: Let us bury our dead with dignity first
Monday, July 21, 2014

For most Malaysians, the first inkling of the disaster that befell flight MH17 was the barrage  of  phone  messages  and tweets  on  a  quiet Thursday night last week.
 
The horrible rumours that we had lost a second aircraft in the space of a few months refused to sink in. It was too incredulous....

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MH17: Ukrainian govt cannot guarantee safety of international team
Monday, July 21, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Liow Tiong Lai says the Ukranian government has stated that it cannot guarantee the safety of international team at the crash site of flight MH17.
 
In a statement, Liow said: "The Ukrainian Government has stated that it has been unable to establish a safe corridor to the crash site for the international team."
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Return MH17 bodies to next-of-kin immediately
Monday, July 21, 2014

In a statement emailed to The Mole, MCA vice president and Social Development committee chairman Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun said:
 
"Together with my comrades who were directly involved in providing counseling services and emotional support to victims of disaster and/or their next-of-kin, I am very disturbed and outraged upon reading news reports that the bodies of the ill-fated MAS MH17 were tampered,...

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MH17: The malice of Singapore's "kiasuness"
Monday, July 21, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: It seems the apology from Singapore Airlines (SIA) over its facebook posting which lied about it not using the same route as the ill-fated MAS fligiht MH17 aircraft has not pacified all Malaysians.
 
To them, SIA's facebook posting "Customers may wish to note that Singapore Airlines flights are not using Ukraine airspace" apart from being insensitive was downright opportunistic...

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MH17: The recurring saga of MAS and M'sia bashing (updated)
Sunday, July 20, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Despite statements and reports from the International Air transport association (IATA) and affirmed by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) that the route taken by the ill-fated MH17 flight was internationally approved and taken by most airlines, MAS and Malaysian Government bashing persisted much to the dismay of experts and those who had been following the incident closely....

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MH17: Route not for fuel saving, internationally approved, says IATA
Saturday, July 19, 2014

Updates: The International Air Transport Association (IATA), with 240 members, making up 84 percent of total air traffic, issued a statement yesterday relating to the tragic flight MH17, among other things saying: "No airline will risk the safety of their passengers, crew and aircraft for the sake of fuel savings."   ...

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