Summary: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared with 239 people on board on March 8 while traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Malaysia. Intense searches have not turned up any sign of the plane. Malaysia's national carrier suffered a second major loss when one of its planes, Flight 17, was shot down over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people onboard. U.S. intelligence said it was brought down by pro-Russian rebels battling Ukraine fighters, which Moscow denied.
Why is it significant for Singapore: Malaysia is a very close country from Singapore. If many planes crashed near our country, we cannot just ignore. We also have to feel the sense of danger. In my opinion, these incidents have caused much insecurities to Singaporeans and people who live in Singapore.