Monthly Archives: March 2014

Limit the Sarawak chief minister’s term to 10 years

Francis Paul Siah Executive Editor OUTSPOKEN: When Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad introduced the rotation system for the Sabah chief minister’s post in 1994, he said it was necessary because the position was “too powerful”. The first thing that crossed my … Continue reading

Posted in Adenan Satem, Sarawak

Missing MAS pilot ‘terribly upset’ by marriage break-up

Daughter: Aishah Zaharie. Photo: Supplied As search crews continue to scour the Indian Ocean for any signs of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, questions once again have been raised about the veteran pilot at the controls of MH370 and his … Continue reading

Posted in MH370, MoCS (Sarawak)

Engine of Terengganu-bound Malindo Air flight catches fire

Pic courtesy of Faiz Subri, March 26, 2014.” />One of the engines of the Terengganu-bound Malindo Air flight on fire. – Pic courtesy of Faiz Subri, March 26, 2014. One of the engines of a Malindo Air flight en route … Continue reading

Posted in Tragedy

Iban ceremony considered for chief steward Andrew Nari

SIBU: Longhouse folks are mulling to conduct an Iban customary ceremony for Andrew Nari, chief steward on flight MH370, if it is confirmed he perished in the plane that plunged into the South Indian Ocean. Andrew’s uncle from his mother’s … Continue reading

Posted in MH370, Sarawak

PKR to sue Sarawak aluminum smelting plant

BALINGIAN Sarawak PKR is still collecting more information on the effects of Press Metal Sarawak’s aluminum smelting plant in Mukah, with a view to suing the company for “mysterious illnesses” caused by emissions from the plant. “We are talking to … Continue reading

Posted in PKR Updates, Sarawak

Amid MH370 probe, experts moot air marshals for Malaysia

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has prompted experts to suggest an air marshal programme will make air travel safer. — Reuters pic By BOO SU-LYN AND IDA LIM KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 — The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines … Continue reading

Posted in MH370, MoCS (Sarawak)

Struggling Malaysia Airlines may need government bailout

Even before the loss of its flight MH370, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) was bleeding cash, prompting talk that it may need another financial rescue from state investor Khazanah Nasional Bhd, its majority shareholder. The flag carrier’s cash and short-term investments at … Continue reading

Posted in Corporate world, MH370