• INSIDE A QATAR AIRWAYS A350 BUSINESS CLASS SECTION. PIC/SHUKOR YUSOF
    Aviation

    Qatar Airways suffers from blockade, but only just

    A month after Saudi Arabia and five other nations cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, the former British protectorate, located on a 11,586 sq km peninsula that protrudes into the Persian Gulf, is still alive and kicking. Some denizens of Doha, Qatar’s modern capital city, tell us there is no panic, no rationing or shortage of food, no hoarding of petrol and politically, no surrender by the Al-Thani family that runs the gas-rich state. Indeed, it’s business as usual, according to Malaysians and Singaporeans living in that Gulf state, adding they are now enjoying more tantalizing Turkish food than before. Fresh supplies from Turkey and Iran, close allies of Qatar, have…