Malaysian helicopter goes missing with six aboard
KUALA LUMPUR—A helicopter believed to be carrying six people went missing Thursday over the Borneo island state of Sarawak, reports said. Contact with the aircraft was lost around 5 pm (0900 GMT) during a short flight from the state’s interior to its capital Kuching, Department of Civil Aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman was quoted as saying by Malaysian media.
He added that authorities had launched a search and res-
SABRIA S. JAWHA HE Citadel, a military college in South Caro lina, is considering allowing a Muslim woman, who was admitted to the institution, to wear the hijab as part of her uniform. Naturally, this has raised the usual hue and cry about giving special consideration to people with religious convictions, but to the college’s credit its administrators are thinking the long game here.
The Citadel has been around for nearly 200 years and has a long and very strict tradition on how cadets behave and the demands placed on them on how, when and where they wear their uniforms. Once an all-male academy, the Citadel has been admitting women since 1995.
Secular societies always struggle with religion. The
Tcue mission in the rugged, sparsely populated state. The Star newspaper’s website reported that Plantation Industries and Commodities Deputy Minister Noriah Kasnon and parliament member Wan Mohammad Khairil Anuar Wan Ahmad were believed to be among those aboard. The purpose of their travel was not immediately clear, but much of the country’s political attention has been focused for weeks on election campaigning.—APP