Singapore's first prime minister hospitalised with pneumonia

Feb 22, 2015

Singapore's first prime minister hospitalised with pneumonia

Singapore’s first prime minister and the man widely credited with the city state’s economic success, Lee Kuan Yew, is hospitalized with severe pneumonia. Lee, who turned 91 last September, was admitted on Feb. 5, the office said. “His condition has stabilized and he remains ...

Indonesia military pulls out of AirAsia recovery effort

Jan 27, 2015

Indonesia military pulls out of AirAsia recovery effort

Indonesia’s military on Tuesday withdrew from search and recovery efforts a month after an AirAsia passenger jet crashed, navy officials said. The Airbus A320 vanished from radar screens during bad weather on Dec. 28, less than half way into a two-hour flight from Surabaya, ...

Jan 20, 2015

AirAsia jet climbed fast then stalled: minister

An AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea last month with 162 people on board climbed at a faster than normal speed and then stalled, the Indonesian transport minister said Tuesday. Flight QZ8501 went down on Dec. 28 in stormy weather during what ...

Japanese firms turn to Asia in the hunt for good graduates

Jan 19, 2015

Japanese firms turn to Asia in the hunt for good graduates

by Siti Rahil

As Japan’s youngsters dwindle in number, major companies sent recruiters to Singapore recently to interview high-flying university graduates from elsewhere in Asia. Tokyo-based recruitment firm Recruit Career Co. arranged for seven companies to interview about 60 foreign students with a view to hiring the ...

Airbus to fit floating black boxes to its long-haul jets

Jan 13, 2015

Airbus to fit floating black boxes to its long-haul jets

Long-haul Airbus A350 and A380 passengers jets will soon come equipped with ejectable black boxes that can float, making them easier to find in an air crash at sea, aviation sources said Monday. “At the end of last year Airbus got the green light ...

Divers find both black boxes from AirAsia jet

Jan 12, 2015

Divers find both black boxes from AirAsia jet

Divers retrieved one black box Monday and located the other from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago, a key development that should help investigators unravel what caused the aircraft to plummet into the Java Sea. The cockpit voice recorder was ...