A robotic submarine has completed its first full 16-hour mission scanning the floor of the Indian Ocean for wreckage of the missing Malaysian airliner after two previous missions were cut short by technical problems and deep water, authorities said on Thursday.

The Bluefin 21 had covered 90 square kilometers (35 square miles) of the silt-covered sea bed off the west Australian coast in its first three missions, the search coordination centre said on Thursday. While data collected by the sub from its latest mission, which ended overnight, was still being analyzed, nothing of note had yet been discovered, the centre said.

A total of 12 planes and 11 ships were to join what could be the final day of the surface ocean search for debris from the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777.

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Tempers flared at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) when disgruntled baggage handlers were accused of refusing to unload luggage from a Malindo Air flight from New Dehli.

Mas Zuhairin Zubir, who was among those affected, said passengers had to wait almost three hours for their luggage before they could leave the airport.

“The flight arrived on schedule at 6.15am but I only got my bags at 9.07am,” said the training and development manager.

Mas, 38, said they were left stranded without any assistance from the Malindo Air management. She added that it was Malaysian Airports Holding Berhad (MAHB) security personnel and staff who eventually attended to the fuming passengers.

Read more: Now MALINDO airlines staff go on strike in Malaysia

Bluefin-21, the drone submarine on the hunt for missing flight MH 370, has resumed its search after developing an unspecified technical problem earlier.

The six hours of data gathered on the first dive revealed nothing but the Malaysian authorities are determined to keep searching.

In a media address, acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said: “We will not scale down. This is the promise that I made to the families of the passengers and we will continue. But as we move forward there might be occasions where some of the countries might want to scale down. There are other countries that have come forward and we have to find creative ways to do that.”.

Read more: Drone sub dives again on hunt for MH 370

ANTARA tiga nama besar yang merebut jawatan Timbalan Presiden PKR, Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail dilihat lebih menonjol sebagai pencabar utama kepada penyandang, Mohamed Azmin Ali berbanding Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.

Imej  dan kredibiliti yang dibawa Setiausaha Agung PKR itu lebih ‘cocok’ dan meyakinkan akar umbi pada Pemilihan PKR Mei nanti, jika diberi peluang menjadi gandingan mantap presiden serta kepimpinan parti.

Bagi pemerhati politik,  pakatan dibentuk Saifuddin bagi memasuki gelanggang persaingan timbalan presiden ini bersama Nurul Izzah Anwar dan Rafizi Ramli merebut jawatan Naib Presiden PKR, membolehkan gabungan itu bertambah kuat.

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The Federal Gov­ernment is waiting for Selangor to sign the Heads of Agreement before proceeding to invoke Section 114 of the Water Services Industry Act 2006 (Wasia), which will allow it to assume control of the four water concessionaires and a water licensee in the state.

The agreement entails the RM2bil sale of water assets to Pengurusan Asset Air Berhad (PAAB) to help the state government raise money to take over the concessionaires, matters related to the development of the Langat 2 water treatment plant and the restructuring of the water industry in Selangor as stipulated in the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the federal and state governments inked on Feb 26.

“The agreement drafted by the Attorney-General has been sent to the Selangor government. They will have a look at it and come back to me for the documents to be signed,” said Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili.

Read more: Federal: Selangor needs to ink deal. What deal ? The water companies don't seem to care