The unsolved mystery of Malaysia’s first hijacked airplane

Two days ago, it would’ve been exactly 3 years since MH370 disappeared. That same year, we also had the tragedies of MH17 and also AirAsia’s Q85301. Thankfully, since then… Malaysia’s luck with aeroplanes has gone back to normal. But before those incidents, waaaaay back in 1977, the Malaysian aviation industry had its first unfortunate spotlight, with one…

Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro dies

Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday, state-run Cuban Television said. He was 90. Castro has been in poor health since an intestinal ailment nearly killed him in 2006. The bearded…

The Tamil Dilemma

If the Tamils of Malaysia seriously wish to improve the condition of their community and enhance the opportunities available to them, they have to engage firstly in a little introspection of themselves. It is not as if they are altogether deprived any more than say the rural Malays who also deprived of economic and education…

Kremlin’s Peskov on MH17 investigation ‘contradictions’

There are still lots of unclear things and lots of contradictions about the downing of flight MH17, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has told BBC’s HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur. Asked whether he accepted the findings from the investigation, Mr Peskov said “there was nothing to accept or deny,” as he understood these were preliminary findings. “We know…

BlackBerry announces it will make no more new phones

The company was once the biggest smartphone maker in the world. Now it has stopped making them at all. BlackBerry is going to stop designing its own phone, bringing to an end one of the most iconic products of the internet era. The company used to be the biggest and most important smartphone maker in…