QZ8501: Plane likely at bottom of sea: Search chief

Monday, 29 December 2014.

JAKARTA: The AirAsia plane which went missing with 162 people on board en route for Singapore is likely at the bottom of the sea, Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency chief said today.


Kelantan sets up post flood task force

Monday, December 29, 2014 - 21:16

KOTA BARU: The Kelantan government today formed a post-flood task force to assist victims badly affected by the catastrophic floods in the state.

496 substations ‘switched on’

Monday, December 29, 2014 - 19:10

KUALA LUMPUR: Electricity supply in Kelantan improved when Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) restored power at 464 substations after 1,960 were forced to be shut down when the state’s flood situation worsened.

Tun Juhar reappointed as TYT

Monday, December 29, 2014 - 18:43

KOTA KINABALU: His Majesty Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah has reappointed Tun Juhar Mahiruddin as Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sabah for the second term.

Manager charged with cheating in gold purchasing

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Monday, December 29, 2014 - 18:12

KUALA LUMPUR: A manager of a precious metals trading company pleaded not guilty at the Ampang Sessions Court here to four counts of cheating a businesswoman out of more than RM5.3 million in gold purchasing earlier this month.

Renovation worker gets 4 years jail, 3 strokes for snatch theft

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Monday, December 29, 2014 - 18:08

KUALA LUMPUR: A renovation worker was sentenced to four years jail and three strokes of the whip by the Ampang Sessions Court here today for snatch theft.

Need to study risks to people before declaring state of emergency: Rais

Monday, December 29, 2014 - 17:52

KUALA LUMPUR: A state of emergency cannot be declared without studying the risks posed to people as it is governed by a different law from the normal law, says Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim.

QZ8501: Allianz says lead insurer of missing AirAsia jet

Monday, December 29, 2014 - 17:46

FRANKFURT: German insurance giant Allianz confirmed Monday it is the lead insurer of the AirAsia jet which has disappeared en route from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board.

3-tiered assistance for flood victims

By AUDREY - Monday, December 29, 2014 - 17:36

KUALA KANGSAR: The government's assistance to all flood victims will involve a three-tiered process.

QZ8501: Unclear whether oil, objects found in sea linked to lost jet

Monday, December 29, 2014 - 17:14

SURABAYA: An Indonesian helicopter saw two oily spots in the search area for the missing AirAsia jetliner Monday, and an Australian search plane spotted objects hundreds of miles away, but it was too early to know whether either was connected to the aircraft and its 162 passengers and crew.

Situation worsens, more than 200,000 displaced by flood

Monday, December 29, 2014 - 17:09

KUALA LUMPUR: The number of evacuees nationwide has swelled to 232,912, with Kelantan topping the list with 160,000 as it rained heavily in many parts of the East Coast.