QZ8501: Strong Wind, High Surf Hamper Search

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 31 – Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501 victims’ identification process is expected to rely on the information before death or the ante-mortem data. A spokesman of Ministry of Health Indonesia said the ante-mortem data matching had to be taken as the victims’ bodies were found in a condition which

Tears Flow Freely At Holding Room

SURABAYA, Dec 31 – DEVASTATED family members wailed, cried and embraced each other as officials informed them that bodies and parts of the missing Indonesia AirAsia QZ8501 aircraft has been found.  All were sombre and calm earlier in the day as they awaited news of their loved ones and some

Second Camerons Landslide Kills Indonesian Migrant Worker

IPOH, Dec 31 – A second landslide occurred in Cameron Highlands yesterday, killing an Indonesian migrant worker, police said Wednesday. The landslide smashed into a ‘kongsi’ (workers’ quarters) at a vegetable farm in Jalan Desa Corina, Kampung Raja, at 5.30 pm, trapping the worker, M. Sainul, 29, said Cameron Highlands Police

QZ8501: Only 3 Bodies Recovered So Far

JAKARTA, Dec 30 – Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency chief said Tuesday that just three bodies had been recovered so far in the search for the AirAsia plane which crashed in the Java Sea, after another official said 40 had been found. “Today we evacuated three bodies and they are

Flood Insurance Payout Assured

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 30 – Dispelling fears that insurance compensation may not be paid on damage from floods, the General Insurance Association of Malaysia (PIAM) today said its member insurance firms “will process all flood claims so long as flood is an insured peril, regardless of whether a state of emergency

RON95 Below RM1.80 From Thursday?

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 30 – Amid the ongoing spate of bad news overshadowing the usual end-of-year revelries, a sliver of light looks likely to shine on the new year come tomorrow evening. By 8pm, the government will announce just how much fuel prices will drop under the managed market price formula –

Focus on retrieving bodies, Jokowi tells SAR

SURABAYA, Dec 30 – Indonesian president Joko Widodo has ordered for the focus to be on the retrieval of bodies from the target area. Speaking at the crisis centre here, Joko said looking at the murky location and waves up to three metres, he appreciated the help of the national search

AirAsia Zest Overshoots Runway During Landing

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 30 – An AirAsia Zest aircraft was reported to have overshot the runway while landing at Kalibo Airport, Philippines today, just after news broke that Indonesia AirAsia QZ8501, which went missing last Sunday, was found to have crashed off the coast of Bangka-Belitung, Indonesia.  Jet Damazo-Santos, a

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