The 250-room Radisson Blu Hotel is now scheduled to open in April 2015, as part of the recently bankrupted STO's attempts to gain a foothold in the tourism industry - vital for a regular source of foreign currency.
“Regarding reports that the plane was sighted in the Maldives, I can confirm that the Malaysian Chief of the Defence Force has contacted his counterpart in the Maldives, who has confirmed that these reports are not true,” Hishamuddin told the press today.
Numerous witnesses have reported a large low-flying plane flying in a south-easterly direction on the morning of March 8, prompting speculation that they may have seen the missing Malaysian aircraft. Other witnesses and local aviation sources maintain that there is no "credible" evidence that it was MH370.
After a short protest early this morning the MACL met with staff representatives, assuring them that the cafeteria issue would be sorted out immediately. Staff negotiators also reported that new and improved bonuses were promised during discussions.