conviction of Malaysian opposition leader on sodomy charges. Not even remotely related other than that both stories have "Malaysia" in the title.
Also, according to some reports, out of the 230 passengers, the plane was carrying 160 Chinese nationals.
Richard Shears and Lizzie Parry writing at DailyMailUK:
....Search called off for missing Boeing 777 as it is emerges that two people on board were using STOLEN PASSPORTS.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 took off from Kuala Lumpur at 12.21am
Vietnamese Navy detected emergency signal 153 miles out to sea
Flight MH370 declared missing nearly 90 minutes after it was due to land
Malaysian Transport Minister said 'no crash site has been found'
227 passengers and 12 crew were from 14 different countries including Malaysia, China, U.S., France, Canada, and Australia
Three Americans, including a baby, feared dead
Two passengers believed to have been travelling on a stolen passports
Aviation expert Chris Yates said the aircraft will not have been carrying enough fuel to still be flying and 'will have crashed'
He said the investigation will look at two areas, the maintenance of the aircraft and possible terrorism
Vietnamese air force spot two oil slicks suspected to be from the wreckage.....
And, in other news to do with Malaysia:
....Conviction of Malaysian Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim
The United States has followed the trial of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim closely. The Court of Appeal overturned his acquittal by the High Court on March 7. Mr. Anwar was sentenced to five years in prison, and the court released him on bail until appeals are exhausted.
The decision to prosecute Mr. Anwar and his trial have raised a number of concerns regarding the rule of law and the independence of the courts. In this high-profile case, it is critical for Malaysia to apply the rule of law fairly, transparently, and apolitically in order to promote confidence in Malaysia’s democracy and judiciary.
The United States and Malaysia have a strong partnership and in the spirit of that relationship, U.S. officials on many occasions have raised with the Government of Malaysia our concerns about the trial of Mr. Anwar. We will continue to follow the case closely........