We are extremely worried. We are doing all we can to get details. The news is very disturbing. We hope everyone on the plane is safe.Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi • Discussing the fate of a Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines flight which went missing early Saturday. The flight, carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members, likely went missing somewhere in the Vietnamese airspace. The situation comes just months after another Boeing 777 jet crashed at San Francisco International Airport, killing three.
» The Rally in Kuala Lumpur: The massive public demonstration was engineered as a demand for reforms to Malaysia’s electoral process. The ruling party’s opposition claim a there’s a corrupting bias in the Election Commission, as well as fraudulent voter names on registration rolls. The state, led by Prime Minister Najib Razak (who’s political coalition has been in power for 55 years) prepared with barricades to keep protesters from Independence Square; when they threatened to push through the barricades, the police deployed teargas. State officials claim 222 protesters were arrested, and 3 were injured, along with 20 injured police, who they claim showed “utmost restraint.”