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Malaysian PM to brief press amid missing plane search

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Monday he would hold a press conference at 10:00 pm (1400 GMT), after authorities indicated they were close to retrieving suspected debris from missing flight MH370. "I will be making a statement on #MH370 at 10pm Malaysian tonight," Najib said on his Twitter feed. dma/lto

Searchers spot objects that may be from missing Malaysia Airlines jet

Kuala Lumpur, Mar 24 (EFE).- An Australian search plane spotted two objects Monday in the Indian Ocean that may be from the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared earlier this month with 239 people aboard. "A few minutes ago, the prime minister (Najib Razak) received a call from the prime minister of Australia (Tony Abbott), who informed him that an Australian plane has spotted two objects, one circular and the other rectangular," Malaysian Defense Minister and acting Transportation Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said in a press conference.

Airliner crisis compounds Malaysian government's woes

Malaysia's missing-plane crisis has exposed the shortcomings of a ruling regime already wrestling with a rapidly shrinking support base, fierce racial divisions and international criticism of its tough handling of political opponents. The same government has ruled since Malaysia's birth in 1957, and political observers said its much-criticised response to the jet drama is symptomatic of years of institutional atrophy under an ethnic Malay elite known for cronyism.

Airliner crisis compounds Malaysian government's woes

Malaysia's missing-plane crisis has exposed the shortcomings of a ruling regime already wrestling with a rapidly shrinking support base, fierce racial divisions and international criticism of its tough handling of political opponents. The same government has ruled since Malaysia's birth in 1957, and political observers said its much-criticised response to the jet drama is symptomatic of years of institutional atrophy under an ethnic Malay elite known for cronyism.

Australian PM says satellite finds objects possibly from missing Malaysian jet

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday satellite imagery had found two objects possibly related to the search for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner missing since March 8 with 239 people on board. "New and credible information has come to light in relation to the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean," Abbott told parliament.

Malaysia says need to 'verify' possible Australia MH370 find

Malaysia said on Thursday that two objects spotted in the Indian Ocean gave reason for hope of a resolution to its missing plane crisis, but stressed the need to verify the claim. "Every lead is a hope," Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein told reporters at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, where he is overseeing an international search effort. "We have been very consistent. We want to verify, we want to corroborate," he said.

Two objects spotted possibly related to MH370

Two objects possibly related to the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have been sighted, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday in a potential breakthrough. Abbott told parliament "new and credible information" had come to light nearly two weeks after the plane vanished. He said an Australian air force Orion had already been diverted to look into the objects with three more surveillance planes to follow. He did not specify where they were but Australia has taken charge of the search in the southern Indian Ocean.

Anwar 'disgusted' by speculation over missing plane's pilot

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim condemned on Tuesday speculation that the captain of a missing Malaysian airliner -- a member of his party and a distant relative -- may have had political motives to sabotage the plane. Describing Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah as a "decent man", Anwar said he was "disgusted" by what he saw as an attempt to smear the pilot and somehow implicate the opposition leadership in the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Anwar 'disgusted' by speculation over missing plane's pilot

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim condemned on Tuesday speculation that the captain of a missing Malaysian airliner -- a member of his party and a distant relative -- may have had political motives to sabotage the plane. Describing Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah as a "decent man", Anwar said he was "disgusted" by what he saw as an attempt to smear the pilot and somehow implicate the opposition leadership in the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Anwar 'disgusted' by speculation over missing plane's pilot

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim condemned on Tuesday speculation that the captain of a missing Malaysian airliner -- a member of Anwar's party -- may have been driven by political motives to sabotage the plane. Describing Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah as a "decent man", Anwar said he was "disgusted" by what he saw as an attempt to smear the pilot and somehow implicate the opposition leadership in the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
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