A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 239 people bound for Beijing has lost contact with air traffic control after leaving Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur, the carrier said Saturday. The airline said in a statement that Flight MH370 disappeared Saturday at 2:40 am local time (1840 GMT Friday). It was carrying 227 passengers, including two infants, and 12 crew members.
The families of the Chinese passengers on the missing MH370 flight have reached their boiling point, as a flight arranged by Malaysia Airlines to bring them to Kuala Lumpur messed up in transit and landed them in India instead. Taiwan's CitTV news segment from Mar 11 shows the anger and anxiety of the Chinese families in Beijing, fuelled by the lack of answers and inconclusive evidence after the MAS plane lost contact with ground on Saturday, Mar 8.
Vietnam today disclosed it noticed Flight MH370 had turned back to the west on Saturday and informed Malaysian authorities the same day but received no response. The revelations came as the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet swung northwest towards the Andaman Sea on Wednesday, far from its intended flight path. "We informed Malaysia on the day we lost contact with the flight that we noticed the flight turned back west but Malaysia did not respond," Vietnam deputy minister of transport Pham Quy Tieu was quoted as saying by AFP today.
After running into trouble trying to secure broadcasting rights for the FIFA World Cup this year, SingTel has finally secured the rights to broadcast the event, but with a hefty price tag. This year, subscribers will need to pay a one-off fee of $112.35 (incl GST) in order to watch the FIFA World Cup. Last time, it was a similar situation with subscribers needing to pay an inflated cost simply because the Singapore Telcos had failed to get broadcasting rights until the very last minute.
A group of fishermen found a life raft bearing the word “Boarding” 10 nautical miles from Port Dickson town at 12pm yesterday. One of the fishermen, Azman Mohamad, 40, said they found the badly damaged raft floating and immediately notified the Kuala Linggi Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) in Malacca for assistance to lift the raft as it was very heavy.
The Malaysia air force chief, General Tan Sri Rodzali Daud, has denied a media report that stated the military has tracked the missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 over the Straits of Malacca. This is far from where it last made contact with civilian air traffic control when it disappeared four days ago, on 8 March, 2014, reports Malaysia's Berita Harian.
Singapore prides itself on its system of meritocracy. Thanks to our state propaganda machine, ‘meritocracy’ has been regurgitated by citizens to the extent that it has now become a ‘fact’. ‘Meritocracy’ is defined as ‘a system in which advancement is based on individual ability or achievement’. However, most leaders are not selected based on ‘individual ability or achievement’ but fast tracked to top positions since day one based on possessing academic excellence. A number of incompetent leaders and past failures are easily identified.
On January 17, two security guards were killed in a fire at Marina Bay Suites (‘sg.news.yahoo.com/two-die-in-marina-bay-suites-fire-023612483.html‘). But the shocking news was 60% of the properties were just left vacant. That even shook up the Strait Times, the government’s mouthpiece, but as usual they gave false reporting that the market is slowing, you see how dumb they can be when they are full of PAP shits, the real reason is that the foreign rich are hoarding Singapore’s properties which results in pushing prices up.
In the ongoing debate in Parliament about the number of foreign scholars that default on their bond requirements, Heng Swee Keat has changed tact to try and insist that all foreign scholars are good for Singapore. After having been pressed over and over again by Workers' Party MPs to give more statistics on the number of foreign scholars who default on their bonds to work in a Singapore company for 3 years, Heng continued to dodge the questions and give only general responses.