Sunday, July 20, 2014

Obama says destruction of MH17 is a 'wake-up call' for Europe

Barack Obama has seized on the shooting down of the Malaysian passenger jet to redouble international pressure on Russia over its support for Ukrainian separatists, calling it a “wake-up call” for Europe.
The US president claimed the incident – coming less than 24 hours after the US announced a third wave of economic sanctions against Russia – demonstrated the risks of supplying heavy weapons and support to the rebels and how the impact was “not going to be localised”.

MH17: what we know two days after Malaysia Airlines crash over Ukraine

Two day after the crash of a Malaysian jetliner carrying 298 people in eastern Ukraine, here is what is known, and what has been claimed:

A man gestures at a crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Ukraine said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane.
The crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Grabovo in Ukraine Photo: AP

MALAYSIA:::Pekerja MAS terjejas teruk ekoran tragedi dua pesawat, kata kesatuan

Pekerja MAS terjejas teruk ekoran tragedi dua pesawat, kata kesatuan

Tragedi pesawat Malaysia Airlines MH370 dan MH17 sememangnya menjejaskan kira-kira 3,000 ahli Kesatuan Kebangsaan Anak Kapal Kabin Malaysia (Nufam) terutamanya daripada segi emosi.
Presidennya Ismail Nasaruddin berkata kesemua ahlinya sukar menghadapi tragedi yang menyebabkan 21 rakan sekerja mereka maut dalam tempoh singkat.

MALAYSIA:::MH17 next-of-kin entitled to Socso compensation

Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Abd Muttalib said Socso has already been asked to review their relevant procedures and laws to find ways to expedite compensation process for the next of kin.