25 January 2016

Serpihan pesawat disyaki milik MH370 ditemui lagi...

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Serpihan besar kepingan logam melengkung yang disyaki serpihan milik pesawat Malaysia Airlines penerbangan MH370, yang hilang hampir dua tahun lalu, ditemui terdampar di wilayah Nakhon Si Thammarat, di Thailand.

Penduduk kampung yang menemui serpihan itu membuat laporan kepada pihak berkuasa untuk membantu mengenal pastinya, kata ketua daerah Pak Phanang, Tanyapat Patthikongpan kepada Reuters.

“Penemuan bangkai berukuran kira-kira dua meter lebar dan tiga meter panjang oleh penduduk kampung meningkatkan spekulasi dalam kalangan media Thai bahawa serpihan itu berkemungkinan milik MH370 yang hilang bersama 239 penumpang dan anak kapal semasa penerbangan dari Kuala Lumpur ke Beijing pada Mac 2014,” katanya.

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Bagaimanapun belum ada pengesahan rasmi yang dibuat oleh mana-mana pihak.

Menurut Patthikongpan lagi, nelayan di kawasan itu percaya serpihan itu mungkin berada di bawah laut untuk tempoh tidak lebih dari satu tahun, jika dilihat daripada teritip di atasnya.

Sebelum ini, serpihan bangkai pesawat ditemui terdampar di sebuah pulau Reunion, sebuah pulau di Perancis pada Julai 2015 tetapi tiada lagi kesan telah dijumpai.

Pesawat MH370 yang membawa 239 penumpang dan anak kapal hilang daripada radar kira-kira 40 minit selepas berlepas dari Kuala Lumpur menuju ke Beijing pada 8 Mac 2014. - fmt

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Plane wreckage' found in Thailand...

Fishermen from a village in Nakhon Si Thammarat, southern Thailand claim they have stumbled across a piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

The object was discovered by fishermen as they were preparing their boats yesterday morning.

The Bangkok Post reported the villagers as sating that the object had washed ashore about 30m away from their boats.

"The fishermen at first thought the debris was a boat wreckage, but on closer inspection they realised it was part of a plane. They moved it to a nearby house until authorities arrived.

The Bangkok Post said the fishermen claimed that barnacles had accumulated on the surface of the debris, some wiring could be seen and based on the barnacles, they believed it had been in the water for about a year

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with disappeared in March 2014 with 227 passengers and 12 crew aboard.

The village chief Pramote Ruangdit told the Bangkok Post yesterday that military officers would only say the piece, measuring about three metres and weighing about 100kg, was part of the nose section of an aircraft and could be large enough to belong to an international passenger jet.

Soldiers from a nearby military camp inspected the object and sent photographs to the air force and aviation authorities.

The results of the investigations would be available within the next two days.

An international search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet liner has been on going in the southern Indian Ocean.- theSundaily

The wing piece found on Reunion Island in July last year was covered in barnacles and was confirmed as belonging to MH370.
The wing piece found on Reunion Island in July last year was covered in barnacles 
and was confirmed as belonging to MH370.

A piece of the plane washed up on the French island of Reunion in July 2015 but no further trace has been found.

Lingering uncertainty surrounding its fate has tormented the families of those on board. Some have said even the discovery of debris would still not solve the mystery. - rueters

‘That woman' not pregnant, says Sirul...

Former police commando Sirul Azhar Umar has reportedly made a categorical denial of past media reports alleging that Mongolian woman Altantuya Shaariibuu was pregnant when she was murdered in 2006.

In a new video recording seen by Malaysiakini, Sirul said the reports were false and dismissed them as “provocation” and “speculation”.

“It is not true at all. It is not true at all, that the woman was with child, I clarify here,” he is quoted as saying.

The 2min. 12sec. video shows Sirul, who is in Australia, discussing past reporting about his case, and mentioning an unnamed woman, a pregnancy and speculation about who the father might have been.

He did not name the woman, nor the “certain person” linked to the case and speculation that he might have fathered the child. However, his references clearly appear to be hints about Altantuya, and the Prime Minister, Najib Razak, who was then defence minister.

In the past, various online reports have tried to link the Altantuya murder to Najib because of her reported affair with defence analyst Abdul Razak Baginda, an associate of Najib’s, who negotiated the government’s purchase of two submarines for the Malaysian navy.

Commissions involving billions were speculated to have been paid.

Although Razak was said to have had an affair with Altantuya, some online reports have speculated about Najib being involved, including speculation that Altantuya was carrying his child.

Najib has maintained that he never met Altantuya and has denied involvement.

In the video, Sirul categorically denied the allegations.

“Some media have mentioned, as have been carried by the mass media, including by online media, that uploaded certain facts which are inaccurate. What was reported is not true at all; what was reported is false, including the allegation that the woman was pregnant, and was with child at the time,” he said, according to Malaysiakini.

Sirul and another former police VIP bodyguard, Azilah Hadri have been convicted of killing Altantuya and blowing up her body with military explosives in a secondary jungle on a hill near Shah Alam.

They were sentenced to death. Azilah is being held on Death Row in prison but Sirul fled to Australia after the Federal Court overturned their acquittal, and is being held in an immigration detention facility.

Malaysiakini said it had sighted the 2min. 12sec. video, in which Sirul talks about his case.

“It is not true at all. It is not true at all, that the woman was with child, I clarify here,” he is quoted as saying.

“Clearly this is provocation, as well as speculation played up by the media, as well as, this internet media, to portray that my case was so terrible and cruel.

“Clearly it can be seen here, as if played up like that, to link it (the case) with a certain someone. As if the baby was fathered by a certain person.

“It is all pure slander. I deny it categorically, the statement as well as the reports carried on the internet and in the media, which said that the woman was with child. It is not true at all,” he is reported to have said.

In an earlier video released last year, Sirul had alleged that unnamed parties are trying to use him to further their agenda, in an apparent reference to a long-running campaign to oust Najib from office. - fmt

Mohd Arshad Raji Raji said...

What is the motive of Sirul to come out now to deny that Altantuya wasn't pregnant when she was blasted to death. Is he trying to protect someone from being accused of having an intimate affair with Altantuya. It is really pointless for Sirul to make such denial because there isn't anyway now for anyone to prove that Altantuya wasn't pregnant. 

What we want to know from Sirul are questions that has remained unanswered nor raised even during his prolong trial, one of which is, "who was the person who had ordered him to kill and later blast the corpse of Altantuya to smithereens?" 

Surely he would not have murdered that poor Mongolian lass without reason nor instruction. I am sure this question will haunt Sirul, and if he still insist upon keeping the motive of the murder secret till his last breath, the question will still have to be answered by him in his grave. 

Saya menasihatkan Sirul supaya bercakap benar dan janganlah cuba melindungi sesiapa dalam kes seberat ini. Awak bukan saja tidak akan tenang sepanjang hayat awak, dan jikalah benar awak membunuh Altantuya atas arahan, nyatakan siapa yang memberi arahan itu. Saya percaya awak tidak boleh melupai wajah Altantuya disaat ahkir hayatnya. Bertaubat lah Sirul.

Enough wayang, Sirul, just reveal murder motive




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