Category Archives: Malaysia

MH17 crash murder suspects absent as trial kicks off with reading nearly 300 names of those killed

Rob Fredriksz, who lost his son Bryce and his girlfriend Daisy, places a sign next to 298 empty chairs, each chair for one of the 298 victims of the downed Malaysia Air flight MH17, placed in a park opposite the Russian embassy in The Hague, Netherlands, Sunday, March 8, 2020.

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Ahead of MH17 trial, families still upset by Dr M’s doubts about joint investigation findings

AMSTERDAM, March 8 — Ahead of the much-anticipated MH17 trial tomorrow when the Netherlands tries four people over the downing of Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine in 2014, families of those on board still disappointed over Malaysia’s position in the probe outcome by the Joint Investigations Team (JIT). Dutchman Piet Ploeg, who lost his older brother, sister-in-law, and nephew in

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Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad resigns

The Malaysian prime minister, 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad, has submitted his resignation to the king. Mr Mahathir’s resignation comes amid rumours that he may form a new coalition without his promised successor, Anwar Ibrahim. The world’s oldest prime minister came into power in 2018. In a shock victory, he ousted then-prime minister Najib Razak, who has been linked to a multibillion-dollar

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Russia invited Malaysian experts to study data on MH17 crash – Foreign minister

MOSCOW, Nov 21 — Russia has invited Malaysian experts to study all of the information it had given to the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on the 2014 Malaysian Airlines MH17 crash over eastern Ukraine, Sputnik news agency reported Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as saying on Thursday. Lavrov remarked that he and Malaysian Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah has discussed

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Malaysia, Russia look to expand defence co-operation

Jon Grevatt, Bangkok – Jane’s Defence Industry Malaysia and Russia have outlined an intention to enhance defence industrial collaboration in support of defence trade. The Malaysian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said the move was highlighted as a priority in meetings held in Kuala Lumpur in late August between Malaysian defence minister Mohamad Sabu and Nikolai Patrushev, the secretary of the

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