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MH17: Route approved by international bodies, says Liow
Friday, July 18, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Liow Tiong Lai says the route used by flight MH17 was approved by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and that 15 out of 16 airlines in the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines fly the route. In a press conference on Friday evening, Liow dismissed claims that the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was using the route, known as Airway L980, despite ongoing conflicts in the area....

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MH17: Latest statement from MAS
Friday, July 18, 2014

Media Statement 4MH17 IncidentReleased at 8.20pm/18 July 2014  1.    Flight planMH17’s flight plan was approved by Eurocontrol, who are solely responsible for determining civil aircraft flight paths over European airspace. Eurocontrol is the air navigation service provider for Europe and is governed under ICAO rules. ...

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MH17: M'sia demands proper investigation
Saturday, July 19, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Mohd Najib Tun Razak says the Malaysian Government demands for a proper investigation to be conducted for flight MH17 which is believed to have been shot down at the Ukraine-Russia borders.
 
In a special address to the nation on Friday night, Najib also informed that the crash site of MH17 is under rebels' territory. 
 
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MH17: Get your priorities right
Friday, July 18, 2014

Malaysians in general are still trying to come to terms with the devastating news of the shooting down of our Malaysian Airlines' aircraft MH17 last night.  All 298 passengers, including the MAS crew, are confirmed dead when the Kuala Lumpur bound aircraft from Amsterdam was shot down with a surface to air missile reportedly fired from the war-torn eastern Ukraine territory. ...

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MH17: The Transport Minister's statement
Friday, July 18, 2014

Below is the full statement from Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Liow Tiong Lai on the flight MH17 tragedy:
 
"Ladies and gentlemen, I will now give a brief statement on the loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

On behalf of the Malaysian government, and the Malaysian people,...

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MH17: Ukrainian Government to investigate
Friday, July 18, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Liow Tiong Lai says the Ukrainian Government will be responsible for the investigation on Malaysia Airlines' flight MH17 which was reportedly was shot down and crashed in Ukraine-Russia border. Speaking in a press conference at the Sama-Sama Hotel in Sepang on Friday evening, Liow said: "As set out in the International Civil Aviation Organization’s...

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MH17: Condolences and reactions from Malaysian leaders
Friday, July 18, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Leaders from both sides of the political divide offered condolences to the families and next of kins of those who were on board flight MH17, which reportedly was shot down in Ukraine-Russia border on Thursday.Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Mustapa Mohamed took it to Twitter to express condolences over the incident....

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It's not Khalid vs Azmin; it's Wan Azizah vs Azmin, says Faekah
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: A close associate of Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim revealed that the battle for the Selangor Mentri Besar post is not between Khalid and Azmin Ali but rather between Datin Seri Wan Azizah Ismail and Azmin. Dismissing widespread speculations that Azmin, the incumbent PKR deputy president, is set to take over the Mentri Besar post from Khalid soon after the Hari Raya celebrations, Mentri...

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Kassim Ahmad fails to stay proceedings; trial in October
Thursday, July 17, 2014

PUTRAJAYA, July 17 -- 2014: Political and social activist Kassim Ahmad, who was charged for insulting Islam, failed today to prevent the Federal Territories Syarie chief prosecutor from pursuing his case in the Syariah High Court here.
 
A three-member panel chaired by Court of Appeal president Tan Sri Md Raus Sharif rejected Kassim's application to stay the Civil High Court's refusal...

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Malaysian leaders unite in condemning Israel attack in Gaza
Thursday, July 10, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Political leaders from both sides of the political divide were united in condemning Israel as its airstrikes on the Gaza Strip entered its third day on Thursday. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak in condemning Israel’s attacks on the Palestinians demanded for an immediate cessation of military operations on Gaza. ...

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