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Missing jet drama boosts veteran Malaysian politician

Malaysia's missing plane has made Hishammuddin Hussein a globally recognised lightning rod for foreign criticism of his country's handling of the crisis, but could end up catapulting him to prime minister someday. Hishammuddin, 52, has become a household name thanks to his daily press briefings on the crisis, broadcast live to rapt audiences around the world.

MH370 search looks for debris breakthrough in new area

Ship and plane crews Saturday searched a vast new area of the Indian Ocean for wreckage from a Malaysian plane which went missing three weeks ago, seeking closure for relatives and clues to the crash. China, which lost 153 people when the Boeing 777 went down on March 8 with a total of 239 on board, was at the forefront of the sweep across a vast expanse of sea about the size of Norway.

'Under siege' Malaysia hits back at China over MH370

Malaysians are chafing at scathing Chinese criticism over the lost MH370 passenger jet, with fed-up officials, media and citizens now hitting back after being assailed as a nation of incompetent liars and murderers. Authorities in Kuala Lumpur have been on the defensive since the Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines flight went missing on March 8 with 239 people aboard, most of them Chinese citizens.

'Under siege' Malaysians hit back at China over MH370

Malaysians are chafing at scathing Chinese criticism over the lost MH370 passenger jet, with fed-up officials, media and citizens now hitting back after being assailed as incompetent liars and murderers. Authorities in Kuala Lumpur have been on the defensive since the Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines flight went missing on March 8 with 239 people aboard, most of them Chinese citizens.

'History will judge us well' on MH370

Malaysia's government said on Wednesday that it would be judged favourably by posterity over its much-questioned handling of the crisis over missing flight MH370. "I think history will judge us well," Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein told a daily press briefing on the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight. Hishammuddin had been asked how Malaysia would be able to repair its image and "bruising" treatment by the international media. "'Bruising,' I think is a bit too harsh because this is unprecedented," he said.

China seeks satellite data on missing Malaysian plane from Britain

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it hopes Britain will provide satellite data by British firm Inmarsat on the missing Malaysian Airlines plane. When asked whether China wants Britain to give China the satellite information, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said he hoped the "relevant country" could provide it.

Malaysia says evidence of final 'ping' from MH370 at 0019 GMT

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Satellite data that confirmed a Malaysian jetliner missing for more than two weeks crashed in the Indian Ocean included a final electronic signal that is still being investigated, Malaysian acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said on Tuesday. "There is evidence of a partial handshake between the aircraft and ground station at 0019 UTC (GMT)," Hishammuddin told a news conference. "At this time, this transmission is not understood and is subject to further ongoing work."

Aguilera concert cancelled over Malaysia plane crash

A concert to mark Malaysia's Formula One Grand Prix weekend which was set to feature US star Christina Aguilera has been cancelled due to a passenger jet crash, its sponsor said Tuesday. State oil company Petronas, which sponsors the Mercedes F1 racing team and the annual concert, said it called off the show as "a sign of respect to the families and next-of-kin of the crew and passengers of flight MH370".

MH370 relatives stage Beijing march against Malaysia

Irate relatives of Chinese passengers on crashed Flight MH370 scuffled with security personnel outside Malaysia's embassy on Tuesday, demanding answers about the plane's mysterious and lonely demise in the stormy Indian Ocean. But gale-force winds and huge waves halted the ocean search for wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines plane, deferring relatives' quest for closure with physical proof of the plane's destruction and the loss of its 239 passengers and crew.

Chinese protest as weather halts Malaysia jet search

Irate Chinese relatives of passengers aboard the crashed Flight MH370 scuffled with security personnel outside Malaysia's embassy on Monday, demanding answers about the plane's mysterious and lonely demise in the stormy Indian Ocean. Malaysia -- decried as "murderers" by the Beijing protesters -- defended its decision to release new analysis of satellite data that determined the plane had plunged into the southern seas far off western Australia.
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