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Malaysia’s Civil Aviation Chief Resigns following MH370 Report

Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, July 31: Malaysia’s civil aviation chief resigned on Tuesday, a day after a report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 showed lapses by Kuala Lumpur’s air traffic control centre. In a statement, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said although the investigation report “does not suggest that the accident is caused by the Department of Civil Aviation then, nevertheless, there are some very apparent findings with regards to the operations of the Kuala Lumpur Air Traffic Control Centre; where it was stated that the Air Traffic Controller did not comply with certain Standard Operating Procedures”, reports Efe news. “Therefore, it is with regret and after much thought and contemplation that I have decided to resign as the Chairman of Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia effective fourteen days from the date of the resignation notice which I have served today,” Azharuddin said. (IANS)