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Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Mystery ( Day 59 ! ) May 6 , 2014 Updates -- THE BIG MH370 HOAX: Time for Malaysia Prime Minister Najib, Australia Prime Minister Abbott to come clean or face WORLD CENSURE , Diego Garcia conspiracy theory gaining currency ? .......
Malaysia Chronicle calls out Flight 370 situation as " The Big Hoax " !
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 06:48
THE BIG MH370 HOAX: Time for Najib, Abbott to come clean or face WORLD CENSURE
UPDATED KUALA LUMPUR - The Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 has been missing for more than 56 days. Its whereabouts remain a total mystery despite earnest professions by both the Malaysian and Australian prime ministers that they had identified the correct area to a 10km range, in which they believed the ill-fated plane had 'ended' its journey by crashing into the Indian ocean.
Backing up their talk was the high profile dissemination of news that 'pings' which were believed to have come from the plane's black boxes had been detected. But these also led to a dead end. If the black boxes were in the area, how come there have been no traces of the wreckage, no debris that can be tied to the Boeing 777 and its 239 passengers whatsoever?
Bare-face lie or terrible mistake
Either some people are lying or they have made a terrible mistake. It is time to find out which, otherwise the world might as well stop wasting time and money looking for the missing Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines plane that had taken off from Kuala Lumpur on March 7 and vanished 'without a trace' on March 8.
The deepening mystery has not only given traction to conspiracy theories but has cast the spotlight firmly back on the Malaysian premier Najib Razak and his Aussie counterpart Tony Abbott. Both men are well-known publicity-seekers and have been criticized for neglecting scruples in their quest to further their political agenda. Have they lied to the world?
If there was a conspiracy, the next question is WHY? Why were they so eager to pinpoint the deepest part of the Indian Ocean as being the "most credible" crash site for MH370? Was it to misdirect the search and rescue mission from the real crash site and to ensure that efforts to locate the wreckage were made as difficult as possible?
Or was it an 'honest' mistake because they had been under pressure to produce results and as such were over-eager to clutch at the conclusions - which by now appear grossly flawed - drawn by British satellite firm Inmarsat.
Own up to it, set the search on the right track again
Whatever their real motivation, Najib and Abbott must now face the music, and allow the search to be broadened again.
They must stop their henchmen, Hishammuddin Hussein and Angus Houston respectively, from trying to corral the search so as to save their 'faces' at best or to maintain the sinister and cruel hoax they hatched at worst. Too much money is involved and contributing nations should demand the two inject greater professionalism into the search plan.
Perhaps it is not for nothing the families of the MH370 passengers, especially those from China, were suspicious of the Najib administration and the information it released from day one. Even global experts panned the scanty 5-page report Malaysia released to the United Nations. Malaysian officials were slammed for gross incompetence in detecting the plane's disappearance, leaving red herrings with the press, withholding crucial information, and till now is still shying away from explaining the discrepancy in the cargo list it released along with the preliminary report.
Terror links and new game plan
Adding to the fire, terrorists' links were suspected in the disappearance of the missing Boeing 777. Eleven terrorists related to al Qaeda were arrested for probing, according to Daily Mail. Also, reports related to the cargo being carried by the missing plane have raised questions.
Investigators hunting for MH 370 will now call for more sophisticated equipment that can dive deeper into the Indian Ocean and seek a greater role for private firms in a new phase of the search for the missing Malaysian plane.
According to Bloomberg, the ocean floor will be mapped anew as part of the intensified search and tenders will be issued to procure sub-sea vessels that can scour areas deeper than vessels used now, Warren Truss, Australia's deputy prime minister, said. Officials from Australia, China and Malaysia met in Canberra to take this decision and expert groups will start their discussions later this week, Truss added.
Only a limited amount of equipment can search for the missing jet and tenders will be issued to get new devices in one of the most difficult searches ever undertaken, Truss warned. Malaysia and China both vowed to continue with the hunt, the world's longest for a missing passenger jet in modern aviation history.
Bring in the professionals, boot out the politicians with ulterior motives
Meanwhile, officials from Malaysia, China and Australia met in Canberra to shape the new phase of the search after a 58-day multination hunt by planes, ships and submarines found no debris and couldn't pinpoint pings consistent with transmissions from flight recorders.
The search may go on for as long as 12 months depending on weather conditions, Angus Houston, who heads Australia's Joint Agency Coordination Centre, said.
Maybe so. It is even possible that light MH370 may never be found. But it is time to put the search on the right track. It is time to bring in the professionals and keep a check on the clowns like Najib and Abbott, Hisham the M'sian defense minister and his Aussie parrot Houston. - Malaysia Chronicle
Fruitless search in indian Ocean updates.......
Published: Tuesday May 6, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday May 6, 2014 MYT 11:24:36 AM
Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss (centre) speaking during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra. With him are Hishammuddin and Yang. — AFP
KUALA LUMPUR: The search for the missing MH370 plane will enter a new phase with intensified probe over a larger area of the southern Indian Ocean following a tripartite meeting in Canberra between Malaysia, China and Australia.
Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said there would be meetings starting tomorrow to analyse data and information collected from the search so far and estimated that the new phase could cost up to A$60 million (RM181mil).
“One of the key elements of the next stage will be to undertake more detailed oceangraphic mapping of the search area. Much of this area hasn’t been mapped.
“We know the waters are very deep. We need to have an understanding of the ocean floor to undertake the search safely.
“The capabilities for the next search is a mix of towed side scan or synthetic aperture sonar and capable autonomous underwater vehicles.
“Work is under way to tender for these equipment and get them in the water as soon as possible,” Truss said, adding that the process could take two months.
At a joint press conference with acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein and Chinese Transport Minister Yang Chuantang in Canberra yesterday, Truss also announced the intention to relocate the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) from Perth to Canberra – to be closer to the Malaysian and Chinese representatives – although the base of operations would remain.
To date, there have been 334 search flights while about 4.5mil sq km of ocean have been scoured in the search for the plane carrying 239 passengers.
All the countries in the search had until now borne their own costs, added Truss.
Hishammuddin said during the discussion, all three countries had expressed a sense of urgency to continue with the new phase of the search, citing this as an opportunity for other nations and research institutes to join in.
On the country’s handling of the search and response, as stated in the initial report of the MH370 investigation, Hishammuddin, quoting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, said “there were things that Malaysia did right and others that Malaysia could do better”.
“It’s not easy to benchmark whether Malaysia has done right or wrong in its response to MH370. The Panel of Inquiry will go through this and it will decide if the four-hour delay – if you (reporters) were alluding to that – was reasonable.
“We have been consistent in our approach,” he added.
Yang said there would be no stopping or slacking in the search with authorities pledging full cooperation in the new phase.
For the transitional period of the new phase, Yang said the Chinese government would deploy three search vessels and select a company with sophisticated technological assets to organise a follow-up search.
Published: Monday May 5, 2014 MYT 9:57:00 PM
Updated: Monday May 5, 2014 MYT 9:58:41 PM
MH370: Tripartite meeting agrees to send relatives to Perth once debris identified
KUALA LUMPUR: The next-of-kin of passengers and crew on board the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 aircraft will be flown to Perth, once any debris related to the aircraft is identified and confirmed.
According to an official statement on the Tripartite Meeting in Canberra, Australia, which was made available to Bernama, participating ministers at the meeting had agreed among others, that MAS would be responsible for the travel arrangements.
"The airline will also retain broad responsibility for their support during the visit, including flights, accommodation, transportation and family support," it said.
The arrangement, among others, was agreed in the Tripartite Meeting chaired by Australian Deputy Prime Minister, Warren Truss in Canberra, Monday morning as part of an agreed reception programme for the next-of-kin.
The meeting was also joined by Malaysia's Acting Transport Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein and China Transport Minister Yang Chuantang.
The ministers had also agreed that Australia provide support and information to the next-of-kin, in terms of entry requirements to ensure their travel in and out of Australia was well taken care of.
China would actively facilitate and support matters relating to the Chinese next-of-kin, said the statement.
Earlier, Truss in a press conference after the meeting, explained that the search operation would target the ocean floor of the southern Indian Ocean, which included mapping out its areas.
He said that was necessary after failing to detect any debris of the missing aircraft during the aerial, surface and underwater search over the past 59 days.
Truss said the ocean floor mapping was expected to take up to six weeks as most of the areas had never been mapped before. - Bernama