A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane with 239 people on board has crashed in the South China Sea, Vietnamese state media say. On Saturday, Vietnam's Tuoi Tre news quoted Admiral Ngo Van Phat a senior naval official as saying that he had asked boats from an island off the south coast of Vietnam to go to the site where the Boeing 777-200 went down.
Pangilinan, chairman and chief executive officer of Philex Petroleum Corp, offered to include in his discussions with officials of the state-owned China National Offshore Oil Corp. Pangilinan said, "The period of the Framework Agreement will be from execution up to the date on which the parties reach a determination as to whether hydrocarbon resources in the area of mutual interest are capable of commercial development."
At that time I suspected the radar information and set out to prove that it was wrong. . The only reason for the shift that I can see is that they no no longer believe the zigzag track. The first image below is from the 26th June ATSB report.
Joining us now to discuss China's strategy in the South China Sea in Canberra is Hugh White, Professor of Strategic Studies at the Australian National University, and here in the studio, Professor Alan Dupont, Professor of International Security at the University of New South Wales.
Exercise Bersama Lima 2014 will see Defence Force elements from Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore and the United Kingdom confront a simulated conventional threat on land and at sea from 7 to 22 October. The FPDA is the longest-standing multilateral arrangement in South East Asia and has maintained relevance in the contemporary security environment.
Officials now believe the two Iranian men travelling on stolen passports on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 were not terrorists - but asylum seekers. She's not proud of it - but she wants people to understand why, aged 19, she went to such lengths to leave Iran.
Indian officials said that Malaysia has asked for its assistance in searching for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet, widening the search to an area near the Andaman Sea. A Malaysian newspaper said radar had last detected the plane over the Strait of Malacca off western Malaysia.
Amid continued confusion about where the plane with 239 people on board might have ended up, Vietnam said Wednesday it is pulling back its search efforts until Malaysian authorities come up with better information on where to look. The apparent cause of the veiled irritation on the Vietnamese side concerns the deepening mystery over the path the plane may have taken after it lost contact with air traffic control on its scheduled flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
In a statement, Rodzali stressed that he did not make any such statement as reported by a Malay daily. The statement referred to the daily's March 11 news article, in which the daily reported the RMAF chief as saying, among others, that the last time the plane was detected by the air control tower was in the vicinity of Pulau Perak in the Straits of Melaka at 2.40am before the signal disappeared without any trace.