Singapore’s super rich are always on the lookout for new playthings. At a jetty near the Changi Airport over the weekend, a vehicle called The Humdinga – a cross between a Hummer and a boat was launched. The amphibious car is designed for disaster relief and policing, but to some wealthier residents, the chance to bypass traffic by dipping into the waterways to reach the office, golf course or their yacht, is pretty alluring.
How did it go off the radar? Why was there no distress call? Where did it disappear to? That is the mystery of Flight MH370. It was heading to Beijing but went missing at 1.30am, less than an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The Boeing 777-200ER did not send out any distress signal and its last known position was 120 nautical miles off Kota Baru.
As mystery surrounds the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370, which was en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing early Saturday, CNN's aviation expert Richard Quest said the airliner would have been at the safest point in the flight. "It was two hours into the flight -- this would have been classed as the 'cruise portion of the flight,'" he said. "You break down the flight into taxi, take-off, climb out and then cruise.
Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirm that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysian airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand. Italy’s Foreign Ministry said today (March 8) that an Italian man whose name was listed as being aboard is travelling in Thailand and was not aboard the plane.
In a Facebook post on Wednesday night, the PM made another statement of breathtaking economic illiteracy. He said, “Singapore must never fall into the same hole as some countries which spend more than they can earn,” Perhaps it is the fact that he studied Mathematics rather than Economics that has led him to make such a fallacious statement.
On 8 March 2014 at about 4.05pm, a Singapore-registered vehicle arriving from Malaysia cleared the immigration check, and whilst undergoing customs checks, deliberately drove off, injuring an officer who attempted to stop him from leaving. The vehicle then crashed through the security barrier that was activated and entered Singapore.
The foreign affairs minister, K Shanmugam, said that Singapore will stand "shoulder to shoulder" with Malaysia in the search for the missing MH370 passenger flight which went missing at around 2:40am on Saturday morning. He said that the news of the missing plane is deeply saddening and thoughts are with the friends and families of those on board.
Vietnamese air force planes have spotted two large oil slicks that authorities suspect are from a Malaysian jetliner that went missing early today (March 8). A Vietnamese government statement says the slicks were spotted off the southern tip of Vietnam. The slicks were each between 10 kilometres and 15 kilometres long.
A New York businessman must face criminal fraud charges for trying to claim a billion-dollar stake in social media company Facebook, a federal judge ruled yesterday (March 7). Mr Paul Ceglia, 40, is accused of forging a 2003 contract with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that supposedly entitled him to part ownership of the company. After an hour-long hearing in New York, US District Judge Andrew Carter rejected Mr Ceglia’s request to throw out the charges, finding he had failed to meet the “high standard” needed to dismiss a grand jury indictment.