Barbara Shelly

March 20, 2014 11:03 AM

The intrigue of Malaysia predates missing airliner

Maybe the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has nothing to do with Malaysia. Or China, the intended destination. Perhaps a simple mechanical failure brought down the plane. Whatever we finally learn, this quirky southeast Asian nation, which has somehow prospered despite secrecy and contractions, is likely to be forever changed.

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