Don’t Speculate, AirAsia Boss Says

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 – “We will cooperate with the investigations on missing QZ8501,” Air Asia group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes was reported as saying in Surabaya tonight. Fernandes, who had earlier informed via Twitter that he was leaving for the Indonesian city following the disappearance of AirAsia Flight

Sony’s PlayStation Back Online After Christmas Hack

WASHINGTON, Dec 28 – Sony’s PlayStation reported that its network was back online and claimed that it had been attacked, three days after it and Microsoft’s Xbox went down in an outage. An allegedly coordinated Christmas day hack brought down the gaming consoles, both hot gifts for the holiday season, although Xbox has

Flamboyant AirAsia Boss Confronts First Major Crisis

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 – Malaysian mogul Tony Fernandes, who transformed a floundering carrier into Asia’s biggest budget airline, faces his first major crisis after an AirAsia plane went missing Sunday with 162 people on board. AirAsia is credited with starting a revolution in the skies of Southeast Asia and has

Animals In Need Of Rescue Too

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 – As the authorities struggle to get food, medical supplies, clothes and money to the human victims of the crisis, animals have been seen stranded on rooftops, trees and even drifting away in the currents. But for one man with a strong affection for the feline kind,

Greek Ferry Fire: Evacuation Hampered By Winds

ATHENS, Dec 28 – A major rescue operation is underway for a Greek ferry carrying more than 460 people which caught fire around 40 nautical miles north-west of Corfu. The Norman Atlantic was travelling from the Greek port of Patras to the Italian city of Ancona. Nearby ships have been called

AirAsia Flight Turn-Back, Technical Difficulty Reported

GEORGE TOWN, Dec 28 – An AirAsia jet en route to Langkawi made a turn-back after encountering ‘technical difficulties’. Flight AK6242 turned back some 10 minutes into the flight after departing the Penang International Airport at 4.30pm today. A passenger, Subash Elangovan, told the New Straits Times that the pilot had

Floods In Malaysia and Thailand Kill At Least 24

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 – The worst flooding in Malaysia in more than a decade has killed 10 people and forced nearly 160,000 from their homes and more rain is expected, authorities said on Sunday. Among the casualties, five were in the worst-hit state of Kelantan, in northeastern peninsular Malaysia. Over

Indonesia Might Need To Continue SAR Efforts Tomorrow

KUALA LUMPUR: Indonesia has deployed seven of its planes, which have arrived at the location believed to be the last location of the missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501. Indonesia’s Air Ministry director general Djoko Murjatmodjo, however, said the coordinates are based on the radar data before it lost contact with the air

Hishammuddin: Malaysia Prepared To Lend A Hand

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 – Malaysia’s Armed Forces is prepared to give a hand to Indonesia on its search for the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501. Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said Malaysian Ministry of Defence and the Malaysian Armed Forces are prepared to provide any assistance required by Indonesia. “I

Liow: Not True AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Has Been Found

SEPANG, Dec 28 – Malaysia has deployed four of its assets in the search for the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 today. Three navy vessels and a RMAF aircraft (C130 Hercules) have left to join the search and rescue operation led by Indonesia for the missing Singapore-bound aircraft, said Transport Minister Datuk

QZ8501: Airbus And BEA Assist Investigation

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 – Airbus will provide full assistance to the French safety investigation authority (BEA) and authorities in charge of the investigation surrounding missing AirAsia flight QZ8501. In a statement released today, the manufacturer of the aircraft, an A320-200, said the aircraft was delivered to AirAsia six years ago. 

Several Pahang Roads Closed

KUANTAN, Dec 28 – Several roads in Pahang have been closed due to flood. Those using the East Coast Expressway have been advised to follow instructions at the following toll plazas. Lanchang: Only route to Karak is passable Srijaya: To Gambang, Kuantan, Jabor and Cheneh Gambang: To Srijaya, Kuantan, Jabor and Cheneh  Kuantan: Tp Srijaya,

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