A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing lost contact with air control and went missing more than a hour after it took off in the early hours of Saturday, March 8, 2014. The incident triggered an unprecedented international search and rescue operation that spanned from the southern Indian Ocean to Central Asia and involved more than two dozen countries.
Malaysia's handling of the MH370 tragedy has doled out a brutal lesson to the leadership in crisis communications. The bungling of information about the plane's trajectory, particularly during the vital early days of its disappearance, has forced the Malaysian government to rethink how it handles itself in front of a world audience.Saturday, 29 March, 2014, 1:31am 11 comments
The search for flight MH370 shifted 1,100 kilometres north following a new "credible lead" yesterday, as five aircraft crews reported seeing objects in the water.29 Mar 2014 - 10:44am 17 comments
While search crews scramble to find wreckage from flight MH370, two virtually indestructible devices are likely sitting on the ocean floor emitting "pings".28 Mar 2014 - 3:48am
Relatives of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 passengers yesterday handed a letter to China's special envoy in Kuala Lumpur, blasting Malaysia's handling of the crisis as "inhumane" after a frustrating day in which the search for wreckage was called off.28 Mar 2014 - 10:10am
With 26 nations hovering over disputed waters and fragile security zones, the search for MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean seems like a giant game of Risk.
A United Nation's agency is in charge of multi-national search and rescue operations.
But the latest drama has exposed its limits.28 Mar 2014 - 3:50am
Operations of multinational companies with offices in Hong Kong have been hampered by severe emotional stress on senior executives since the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
Some suffered emotional collapse and were unable to work or travel after learning that colleagues were on board the lost Boeing 777, a counselling charity said.28 Mar 2014 - 3:44am 11 comments
The hunt for doomed Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is likely to be the most expensive in aviation history, Chinese scientists warned yesterday, as Thailand said it had spotted hundreds of objects near the search area in the Indian Ocean.28 Mar 2014 - 11:51am 18 comments
Bloggers and columnists warned against inflammatory speech and urged some celebrities to refrain from stoking further tensions, as calls on social media to boycott Malaysian tourism and products continued to gain traction.28 Mar 2014 - 3:41pm 17 comments
Malaysia's prime minister, Najib Razak, could not have been any blunter when he announced that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 had gone down in a remote part of the southern Indian Ocean and that none of the 239 people on board had survived.27 Mar 2014 - 4:45am 4 comments
More than 100 people from three multinational firms in Hong Kong who were close colleagues of some of the passengers on the ill-fated missing Malaysia Airlines jet, sought assistance from a counselling group.27 Mar 2014 - 3:57pm
Diplomatic relations between China and Malaysia have frayed since Beijing accused Kuala Lumpur of withholding information about the missing airplane but the tension will be temporary, analysts say.27 Mar 2014 - 3:29am
The number of travellers from China heading to Malaysia have dropped as much as 50 per cent in the past two weeks as mainland visitors steer clear of Malaysian resorts amid safety fears and growing calls for a tourism boycott.27 Mar 2014 - 9:41am 49 comments
China’s special envoy to Malaysia, Zhang Yesui, called on Wednesday for “unremitting efforts” over the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, state news agency Xinhua said.26 Mar 2014 - 6:50pm
Thai satellite images have shown 300 floating objects – ranging from two to 15 metres in size – in the southern Indian Ocean during a search for the missing Malaysian airliner, an official said Thursday.27 Mar 2014 - 11:45pm 20 comments
The resumed search for wreckage from Flight MH370 could be hampered by a chain of undersea volcanoes that run directly through the area, an expert warned on Wednesday.26 Mar 2014 - 5:24pm 1 comment