Malaysia's Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein (C) uses binoculars to view Tanduo village, where suspected Philippine militants are holding off near Lahad Datu, during his visit on February 19, 2013. Followers of a Philippine sultan who crossed to the Malaysian state of Sabah this month will not leave and are reclaiming the area as their ancestral territory, the sultan said on February 17 amid a tense standoff. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN
Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak and Datuk Hishamuddin Hussein, Minister of Transport speak to the media at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on March 8, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing carrying 239 onboard was reported missing after the crew failed to check in as scheduled while flying over the sea between Malaysia and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, according to published reports.
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Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein and Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai address the members of media on July 19, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack.
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Malaysia's Minister of Defence and Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein (2R) listens to questions from the floor during a press conference on March 20, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Australian authorities today received satellite imagery that shows two large objects in the Indian Ocean that may be debris from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The airliner went missing nearly two weeks ago carrying 239 passengers and crew on route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
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In this handout provided by the Angkatan Tentera Malaysia, Malaysian Royal Navy (TLDM) commander Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar (left), Lieutenant General Dato' Sri Ackbal bin Hj Abdul Samad (2nd left), Malaysian Defence Minister, Minister of Defence & (Acting) Minister of Transport Dato' Seri Hishammuddin Hussein (2nd right), and Malaysian Defence Forces chief Tan Sri Zulkifeli Mohd Zin discuss their strategy during a search and rescue mission flight on March 11, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Officials have expanded the search area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 to include more of the Gulf of Thailand between Malaysia and Vietnam and land along the Malay Peninsula. The flight carrying 239 passengers from Kuala Lumpur to Thailand was reported missing on the morning of March 8 after the crew failed to check in as scheduled. Relatives of the missing passengers have been advised to prepare for the worst as authorities focus on two passengers on board travelling with stolen passports.