Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 Newsmaker: Families and friends of MH370, MH17 and QZ8501

Hazlan Zakaria YEAREND SPECIAL: The “Newsmaker of the Year” is a recognition that the media presents and, at times, pokes fun at those who give them the most interesting attention-grabbing-copy-selling-primo-airtime-click-bait sprees though not necessarily meaningful or worthy news. To wit, … Continue reading

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Theantdaily’s ‘Story of the Month’ in 2014

Alyaa Alhadjri 2014 ROUNDUP: Since January this year, Theantdaily has selected our ‘Story of the Month’ that represents the most read story of that month. Here, we share with you our readers the complete list of stories that have grabbed … Continue reading

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Indonesia navy: Up to 40 bodies retrieved and counting

QZ8501 AirAsia’s Surabaya-Singapore flight carrying 155 passengers and seven crew members on board went missing on Sunday. The Airbus 320-200 took off from Surabaya in Java, Indonesia, at 5.20am local time (6.20am Malaysian time) and was due to arrive in … Continue reading

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AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes’ priority is next-of-kin of passengers, crew

AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes says he is touched by the massive show of support with regards to the airline’s missing aircraft Flight QZ8501. — TRP file pic KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28, 2014: AirAsia Group chief executive officer … Continue reading

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AirAsia QZ8501: Pilot a caring man, says nephew

The pilot of missing Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501, Captain Iriyanto, is a very caring man who has never failed to help those in need, his nephew told local news media. — PHOTO: HTTP://NEWS.LIPUTAN6.COM/ YOGYAKARTA – The pilot of missing Indonesia AirAsia … Continue reading

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Moggie, a true Malaysian patriot

By John Teo THERE was something rather touching about a photograph released in the media recently showing Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) chairman Tan Sri Leo Moggie flanked by his two key lieutenants in the national utility and government-linked company. There … Continue reading

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‘Possible air crash location in waters near Belitung’

It is believed the plane circled the sea near Belitung to avoid a storm before experiencing severe turbulence and crashed. By FMT reporters KUALA LUMPUR: An Indonesian search and rescue team has headed for the waters near Belitung island and … Continue reading

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AirAsia flight with 162 on board flying from Indonesia to Singapore missing

An AirAsia plane is seen on the runway at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in this August 19, 2014 file photo. Credit: Reuters/Olivia Harris/Files JAKARTA (Reuters) – An AirAsia flight carrying 155 people from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore … Continue reading

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Over 150,000 people displaced by floods

FLOODS LIVE BLOG Malaysiakini brings the latest updates on the flood situation as they happen. Latest developments K’tan flood victims almost doubles in 24 hours Najib arrives in Kota Bharu, meets MB, victims Critical patients in K’tan to be evacuated … Continue reading

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Man who tried to kill Pope John Paul II puts roses on his tomb

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The man who tried to kill former Pope John Paul II 33 years ago showed up at the Vatican on Saturday to put white roses on his tomb and said he wanted to meet Pope Francis. … Continue reading

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