Ironically, the maneuvers could restore to power the Malay party of disgraced former leader Najib Razak, who with several of his party leaders are standing trial for corruption. It could also propel to national power a fundamentalist Islamic party that rules two states and champions Islamic laws. The two Malay parties still have strong support from ethnic Malays, who account for 60 percent of Malysia's 32 million people. … [Read more...] about Mahathir offers resignation in Malaysian political upheaval
"All members of the House of Representatives of the party are also out of Pakatan Harapan. All of them have signed the Oath to continue to support and trust Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the Prime Minister of Malaysia," according to a statement from BERSATU President Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin. … [Read more...] about Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad resigns
March 8, 2014 - Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappears from radar after taking off from Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing. After more than 10 months of searching for the plane, on January 29, 2015, the government of Malaysia officially declares the loss of MH370 an accident and all passengers and crew, 239 people in total, are presumed dead. On July 30, 2018, while announcing the release of a safety investigation report, Malaysian authorities say they have failed to determine the cause of the plane's disappearance, while ruling out several possibilities. … [Read more...] about Commercial Passenger Airplane Crashes Fast Facts
No Australian airlines fly the 737 Max, CASA said, but two foreign carriers had previously flown the aircraft into the country -- Singapore's SilkAir and Fiji Airways. SilkAir has been temporarily barred from flying any 737 Max out of Singapore by the city-state's aviation authority, though Fiji Airways said Tuesday that it would continue flying the two 737 Max 8s in its fleet. … [Read more...] about Which airlines are still flying Boeing 737 MAX?
In that context two critical issues have emerged. First, Putin stated that the new constitution will state expressly that Russian national law overrides international law. Therefore, Russia is not subject to the latter’s dictates. In practice this is nothing new, for Russia has long behaved in a high-handed manner towards international law and other states. Putin’s recent interview for Tass indicates his rejection of Ukraine’s right to any independence form Russia. Nevertheless, this rejection of international law suggests that Putin and his government fear the upcoming trial in the Netherlands before the International Criminal Court (ICC) regarding the Malaysian Airlines flight (MH 17) that Russian soldiers shot down in 2014. Evidently the Netherlands (where the flight originated) not only has an extremely strong case, it also appears likely that Russia’s government as well as the soldiers who shot the plane down will be implicated as war criminals. … [Read more...] about Putin’s constitutional changes eschew the West and borrow from China