Mar 20, 2014

A sclerotic Malaysian government stumbles in MH370 crisis

After a 50-year-long easy run, the Malaysian government has been subjected to an inquisition over its handling of the search for missing flight MH370. It has not performed well.

Professor Damien Kingsbury

Crikey international affairs commentator

If times of crisis show the true mettle of a government, Malaysians must be wondering about their government’s response to missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

After decades of working with a tightly controlled media and, overwhelmingly, getting a very easy run, the Malaysian government has been asked to answer hard questions by unbowed journalists.

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4 thoughts on “A sclerotic Malaysian government stumbles in MH370 crisis

  1. Andreas Bimba

    Show some respect you bored sclerotic media. How well do you think the Abbott regime would have handled something like this? After fumbling around like fools they would have eventually handed over to the industry specialists who also would have made a few errors.

    This article is plausible:

  2. MJPC

    Scramble the B1 bombers to Northern Pakistan, Rupert knows where it is. “Like Bin Laden”, what like he’s dead or like at the local airport to where he was found? Good Grief!
    What happened to the report from the Sthg China Sea oil rig worker who saw the flames in the sky, it sure beats a Jumbo flying low over the Seychelles with an engine on fire!

  3. TheFamousEccles

    Recalitrant, perhaps?

    As for Ruprecht, words fail me…well, not really but they wouldn’t get through the moderator.

  4. Sean

    The defensiveness of Hishammuddin Hussein is pretty striking. He and Scott Morrison should exchange notes.

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