Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia (TUDM) hari ini menafikan laporan CNN yang mengatakan pasukan itu menghantar jet untuk mencari pesawat Malaysia Airlines (MAS) MH370 yang hilang.

Panglima TUDM Jeneral Tan Sri Rodzali Daud dalam satu kenyataan berkata: Dalam kapasiti saya sebagai Panglima TUDM, saya boleh mengesahkan bahawa dakwaan itu sama sekali tidak benar".

Semalam, CNN melaporkan dalam laman webnya dengan memetik seorang pegawai kanan Malaysia yang tidak dinamakan sebagai berkata bahawa pesawat TUDM dihantar sebelum data yang disokong pihak berkuasa menunjukkan bahawa pesawat itu berpatah balik ke arah barat.

"Namun tentera udara tidak memaklumkan Jabatan Penerbangan Awam atau operasi mencari dan menyelamat sehingga tiga hari kemudian, pada 11 Mac, satu sumber yang terlibat dalam siasatan memberitahu CNN," laporan itu disebut sebagai berkata.

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Two former law ministers have taken the police to task over their claim that they could not act on S. Deepa’s claim that her ex-husband had abducted her son.

Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, now the Tourism and Culture Minister, said the issue was a clear-cut case of kidnapping.

“This is abduction. It should never have happened. Let’s not lose sight of context,” he told The Star.

“This isn’t a question of Izwan Abdullah being right under Syariah law.

Read more: Former law ministers take police to task

Absolute immunity for public servants has no place in a progressive democratic society, the High Court here ruled Friday.

Judicial Commissioner Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera said this in dismissing an application by the public prosecutor and 11 others to strike out a civil suit filed by former Commercial Crimes Investigation Department (CCID) director Datuk Ramli Yusuff against them and another similar application over a suit by lawyer Rosli Dahlan against the Attorney-General and 10 others.

The defence team for Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail and two deputy public prosecutors had submitted that the claim against them could not be sustained as they enjoyed absolute immunity from prosecution.

Read more: Attorney General not above the LAW

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he is “very confident” signals picked up in the southern Indian Ocean are coming from the black-box data recorders of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

“[The search has] been very much narrowed down because we’ve now had a series of detections, some for quite a long period of time,” he said Friday.

“Nevertheless, we’re getting to the stage where the signal from what we are very confident is the black box is starting to fade. We are hoping to get as much information as we can before the signal finally expires.”.

Read more: Australian PM ‘Very Confident’ Pings Come From MH 370 Black Box

An internal probe has been initiated by the Royal Malaysian Air Force over its glaring failure to detect Malaysian Airlines MH370 that flew over Peninsular Malaysia without raising any alarm bells.

Although Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein had said that all standard operating procedures have been followed, it is learned that the top brass in the air wing are unhappy over the incident and a probe had been initiated.

It is learned that the crew from the three military radar bases responsible for the airspace over northern Malaysia are being questioned and investigators are looking at elements of negligence.

Read more: MH370: Air Force probes 'napping' servicemen