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

QZ8501: Full Statement From Indonesia AirAsia

SURABAYA, Dec 30 – Indonesia AirAsia regrets to inform that The National Search and Rescue Agency Republic of Indonesia (BASARNAS) today confirmed that the debris found earlier today is indeed from QZ8501, the flight that had lost contact with air traffic control on the morning of 28th.  The debris of

QZ8501 Latest: Six Bodies Retrieved From Sea

JAKARTA, Dec 30 – Indonesian Metro TV reported that they have found six bodies. Several bodies found floating in waters where the Indonesian AirAsia flight went missing have been retrieved. Officials who got off a helicopter in Pangkalan Bun, Surabaya confirmed this. EARLIER REPORT: Debris spotted during an aerial search for Indonesia

Critical Item Prices Shoot Up Amid Floods

DUNGUN, Dec 30 – The government has no control over the sharp rise in the price of goods in Kelantan but is trying to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK) must ensure that supply

Ringgit Hits RM3.50 To US Dollar

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 30 – The ringgit extended yesterday losses to open lower against the US dollar this morning on continued selling, a dealer said. As at 9.25am, the ringgit was quoted at 3.5000/5030 against the greenback from 3.4960/4980 yesterday. The ringgit traded mixed against other major currencies. It depreciated against the yen

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