Asia Review 19th July 2014 | Asia Pacific

Asia Review 19th July 2014

Asia Review 19th July 2014

Updated 18 July 2014, 18:58 AEST

This week on Asia Review: MH17 - Malaysia's second major air disaster in four months; A pro-Gay constitutional challenge playing out in Singapore's courts; And AIDS2014 - Melbourne plays host to 14-thousand delegates from 200 nations.  

For the second time this year, Malaysia is reeling from the loss of a passenger plane in extraordinary circumstances. Malaysian airlines flight MH-17 was on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, when it came down in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. Shortly after the crash, reports circulated of Ukrainian rebels shooting down the plane. A sombre Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak told a grief-stricken nation that those responsible will be swiftly brought to justice. Datuk Seri Najib spoke to his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko, who has vowed a "full, thorough and independent" investigation into what brought down the Boeing 777 jet.
 
Also on ASIA REVIEW - Australia's fair city of Melbourne is playing host to 14,000 visitors from nearly 200 countries, gathered for the world's biggest AIDS conference. AIDS 2014 have also attracted 1,200 journalists from around the globe. Radio Australia will provide extensive coverage of the event all week, featuring the 'three critical pillars' of science, community and leadership. The Outrage HIV Justice Film Festival showcases ten powerful works, putting human faces to the HIV story. The Global Village will have a 'Rio-like carnival atmosphere' - bringing together communities touched by HIV and celebrating life and the advances made.
 
Presenter: Sen Lam

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