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Malaysian PM travels to Australia to express appreciation for international search efforts

Malaysian PM travels to Australia to express appreciation for international search efforts

PERTH, Australia, April 3 (UPI) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak traveled to Australia Thursday to honor the international search efforts for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
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Malaysia plane search shifts northeast after new data

Malaysia plane search shifts northeast after new data

March 29 (UPI) -- Search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 plane shifts closer to Australian coast after new data reviewed.
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Families of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 passengers protest in Beijing

Families of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 passengers protest in Beijing

March 25 (UPI) -- Relatives of passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines flight 370 rallied outside the Malaysian embassy in Beijing Tuesday, refusing to accept that hall had perished.
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Malayisan PM: Malaysia Arlines flight 370 crashed west of Perth, Australia

Malayisan PM: Malaysia Arlines flight 370 crashed west of Perth, Australia

March 24 (UPI) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced Monday that missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 had crashed west of Perth, Australia.
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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Australia spots possible debris off Perth coast

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Australia spots possible debris off Perth coast

March 20 (UPI) -- Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott told Parliament of a possible breakthrough in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: U.S. officials believe plane in southern search area

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: U.S. officials believe plane in southern search area

March 19 (UPI) -- U.S. government official says search likely to take "weeks and not days."
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Crews narrow corridors for search of missing Malaysia Airlines plane

Crews narrow corridors for search of missing Malaysia Airlines plane

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 18 (UPI) -- Search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 have narrowed two search corridors to the north and to the south, Malaysian officials said Tuesday.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: 25 countries now involved in search [VIDEO]

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: 25 countries now involved in search [VIDEO]

March 16 (UPI) -- Pakistani and Indian officials say Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 didn't show up on their radars.
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Investigation into missing Flight 370 now includes engineers

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 16 (UPI) -- Engineers who were in contact with Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 before it left Kuala Lumpur then disappeared are being investigated by police, officials said.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: U.S. intelligence says pilots could be behind disappearance

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: U.S. intelligence says pilots could be behind disappearance

March 15 (UPI) -- U.S. intelligence officials believe Malaysian PM announcement indicates the pilots of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 could be behind plane's disappearance.
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Malaysian PM: Communication 'deliberately' disabled on missing flight

Malaysian PM: Communication 'deliberately' disabled on missing flight

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 15 (UPI) -- Communication systems on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 were "deliberately" disabled by someone on the plane, the prime minister of Malaysia says.
Malaysian PM: Malaysia Airlines flight disappearance deliberate [VIDEO]

Malaysian PM: Malaysia Airlines flight disappearance deliberate [VIDEO]

March 15 (UPI) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak refocuses investigation on flight and crew, and redirects search area.
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Search continues for missing Malaysian airliner

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, March 8 (UPI) -- The search area for a missing Malaysia Airlines passenger plane widened Saturday after two oil slicks were discovered in the South China Sea.

Malaysia lauds energy ties to Canada

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said strong energy ties to Canada are a reflection of "friendly relations" between the two governments.

Malaysian P.M. confirms sedition act is to go

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, July 3 (UPI) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says he will honor his pledge made last year to abolish the controversial Sedition Act but warns protesters against destabilizing the country.
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Dato' Sri Haji Mohd. Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak (born 23 July 1953) is the sixth and current Prime Minister of Malaysia. He previously held the post of Deputy Prime Minister from January 7, 2004 until he succeeded Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi as Prime Minister on April 3, 2009. Najib is President of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO). He is the son of Malaysia's second prime minister, Tun Abdul Razak.

Najib succeeded Abdullah at a time after his ruling coalition, Barisan Nasional lost its long held two-thirds majority in parliament to the opposition lead by former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim in the 2008 parliamentary election. Since then Najib has tried to build a moderate image for himself and the UMNO through the 1Malaysia campaign.

Najib, became the sixth Prime Minister of Malaysia on 3 April 2009. Najib entered office with a focus on domestic economic issues and political reform. On his first day as Prime Minister, Najib announced as his first actions the removal of bans on two opposition newspapers, Suara Keadilan and Harakahdaily, run by the opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim-led People's Justice Party and the Pan Islamic Party, respectively, and the release of 13 people held under the Internal Security Act. Among the released detainees were two ethnic Indian activists who were arrested in December 2007 for leading an anti-government campaign, three foreigners and eight suspected Islamic militants. Najib also pledged to conduct a comprehensive review of the much-criticized law which allows for indefinite detention without trial. In the speech, he emphasized his commitment to tackling poverty, restructuring Malaysian society, expanding access to quality education for all, and promoting renewed “passion for public service.” He also deferred and abandoned the digital television transition plan of all free-to-air broadcasters such as Radio Televisyen Malaysia.

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