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,

Ushering In 2015 By Helping Flood Victims

GEORGE TOWN, Dec 28 – Creativision D.C. Sdn Bhd, the organiser for the New Year’s Eve celebration, has turned the event into a donation drive for flood victims. Its managing director, Adelyn Lim, said the decision to turn the entertainment event into a donation campaign showed its concern for the plight of flood victims. “It is

AirAsia Chief Tony Fernandes Heads For Surabaya

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 – “On my way to Surabaya where most of the passengers are from, with my Indonesian management. Providing information as we get it,” he tweeted from his Twitter handle @tonyfernandes half an hour ago. The tweet has been retweeted over 1,000 times. Flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to

AirAsia QZ8501 Could Have Crashed In Sea

JAKARTA, Dec 28 – AirAsia flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore is believed to have crashed at the location 03.22.46 South and 108.50.07 East, in waters around 80-100 nautical miles from Belitung, a National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) official has said. Basarnas Pangkalpinang spokesman Supriandi was quoted in jakartapost.com

Search For Missing AirAsia QZ8501 Intensified

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 – A massive search is underway for the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 which lost contact with the Jakarta air traffic control tower at 5.17am Malaysian time. Indonesian authorities have mobilised search and rescue operation near Belitung Island. It has deployed five ships and a surveillance aircraft carrying

Search For Missing AirAsia Plane In Belitung Waters

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 – The Jakarta Post reported the country’s Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) on the Bangka-Belitung islands as saying that they had dispatched a vessel to search for the missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501. During a press conference earlier, Indonesia’s acting director-general of transportation said they were not going to make assumptions

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