Summary of what happened in 2014 for Malaysia
Missing MH370 (Malaysia Airlines)
Flight that were flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on 8th March 2014 went missing and up till this date, no news on the whereabouts of this missing aircraft.
Flight 370 last made voice contact with air traffic control at 01:19 7th March 2014 when it was over the South China Sea, less than an hour after takeoff, and the aircraft disappeared from air traffic controllers’ radar screens at 01:21. Malaysian military radar continued to track Flight 370 as it deviated from its planned flight path and crossed the Malay Peninsula; Flight 370 left the range of Malaysian military radar at 02:15 while over the Andaman Sea, 200 nautical miles northwest of Penang, Malaysia. Neither the crew nor the aircraft’s communication systems relayed a distress signal, indications of bad weather, or technical problems before the aircraft vanished. The aircraft, a Boeing 777-200ER, was carrying 12 Malaysian crew members and 227 passengers from 15 nations.
*Information taken from Wikipedia.
Lost of MH17 (Malaysia Airlines)
Not long after the MH370 incident, we received another devastating news that MH17 that was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down over Ukraine (territory controlled by pro-Russian separatists) on 17 July 2014, killing all 298 people aboard.
Worst floods in the east coast
Roughly since 15th December 2014, the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia mainly Kelantan, Terengganu and parts of Pahang experienced heavy rainfall which resulted to flooding in most of the areas including my dad’s hometown which is in Kota Bahru, Kelantan. The situation got worse when water rose up further and spilled over into residential homes. The water rose up so fast that some residents didn’t have the time to pack or move their cars. TNB decided to cut the electricity power for safety reasons and to avoid any accidents such as people being electrocuted.
Malaysians were advised to give a helping hand to those affected by buying food and other necessities or make donations to help ease the burden.
My sister’s husband’s cousin is helping out in Kelantan by purchasing items such as food, clothing, and other necessities and channelling the items to those in need via 4×4 pick up truck and sampan. They are currently in need of cash to purchase food for those affected. Do let me know if anyone can help. Many thanks!
Lost of Airasia QZ8510
Another devistating news when AirAsia flight QZ8501 that was supposed to fly to Singapore from Surabaya, Indonesia went missing on 28th December 2014 with 155 passengers and 7 crew on board. Wreckage of the plane was found two days later in the Karimata Strait. As of now, there are teams that are currently on site to search for the bodies and in hopeful, if there are any survivors.
Lets hope for a better year ahead for 2015, insyaAllah