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‘Why Malaysia?’ An anguished nation mourns a second air tragedy Add to ...

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On the weekend, they lowered the flags in Kuala Lumpur to half-mast.

The Malaysian Prime Minister called for the mainly Muslim nation to pray that they be protected from misfortune. There was grief and shock, and a special session of parliament called for this coming week.

For the second time this year, the people of this stable Southeast Asian nation have been sucked into the middle of a transfixing global tragedy.

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