How should we judge a government?

In Malaysia, if you don't watch television or read newspapers, you are uninformed; but if you do, you are misinformed!

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." - Malcolm X

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience - Mark Twain

Why we should be against censorship in a court of law: Publicity is the very soul of justice … it keeps the judge himself, while trying, under trial. - Jeremy Bentham

"Our government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no
responsibility at the other. " - Ronald Reagan

Government fed by the people

Government fed by the people

Career options

Career options
I suggest government... because nobody has ever been caught.

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?
Corruption is so prevalent it affects English language?

When there's too much dirt...

When there's too much dirt...
We need better tools... to cover up mega corruptions.

Prevent bullying now!

Prevent bullying now!
If you're not going to speak up, how is the world supposed to know you exist? “Orang boleh pandai setinggi langit, tapi selama ia tidak menulis, ia akan hilang di dalam masyarakat dan dari sejarah.” - Ananta Prameodya Toer (Your intellect may soar to the sky but if you do not write, you will be lost from society and to history.)

Sunday, March 09, 2014

MH370 MAS's passenger manifest

As I am posting this (9.10 am), I am watching TV3 live telecast, with no news yet about the missing plane.

We can only pray for the safety of the crew and passengers on that fateful flight, as listed in MAS's official passenger manifest:

More about the passengers:

'The flight was carrying a total number of 239 passengers and crew – comprising 227 passengers (including 2 infants), 12 crew members. The passengers were of 14 different nationalities - citizens from:-
1. China – 152 plus 1 infant
2. Malaysia - 38
3. Indonesia - 12
4. Australia - 6
5. France - 3
6. United States of America – 3 plus 1 infant
7. New Zealand - 2
8. Ukraine - 2
9. Canada - 2
10. Russia - 1
11. Italy - 1
12. Taiwan - 1
13. Netherlands - 1
14. Austria - 1
This flight was a code share with China Southern Airlines.'

The passports of two passengers listed: No.63 Kozel/Christian, Austrian, aged 30 and No.101 Maraldi/Luigi, Italian, aged 37, were reported to have been stolen in Thailand, and it is believed they did not travel on the flight.
Update on these two impostors:
'Two people who boarded the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 using the stolen passports of an Italian and an Austrian appear to have bought their tickets together, adding to the mystery...'

A total of 50 Malaysians (38 passengers and 12 crew members) were on board...

'The flight was piloted by Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, a Malaysian aged 53. He has a total flying hours of 18,365hours. He joined Malaysia Airlines in 1981. First officer, Fariq Ab.Hamid, a Malaysian, is aged 27. He has a total flying hours of 2,763 hours. He joined Malaysia Airlines in 2007.'

Out of the 227 passengers, 20 were from one company:
'A Texas semiconductor firm said Saturday that 20 of its employees were confirmed passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines jet that has abruptly vanished.
Among the Freescale Semiconductor employees aboard Flight MH370 were 12 people from Malaysia and another eight from China, president and CEO Gregg Lowe said.'

'The 19 artists from China who were on MH370 were part of the 35-strong delegation who attended an art exhibition themed Chinese Dream: Red and Green Painting in Kuala Lumpur from Tuesday to Thursday.
Daniel Liau, who is the director of Art Peninsular Enterprise, the exhibition organiser, said he last contacted the delegation head Hou Bo when they boarded the plane on Friday midnight.'

'On Friday evening I rushed home from the theantdaily office in Petaling Jaya at 6pm.
I had promised my younger sister, Hajah Suhaili Mustafa, 30, that I would send her to KLIA as she had to catch the MH370 Boeing 777-200 flight to Beijing.' Lokman Mustafa, The AntDaily

'One of the Malaysian passengers on board the missing MH370 is Singapore scholarship holder Tony Tan Wei Chew, 19, a recent graduate of the republic's St Andrew's Junior College.
Tan was on the way to Beijing for a vacation with his parents, according to his former roommate of two years and compatriot Aaron Quek, reported The Straits Times.'

'I have a cousin (Tan Ah Meng) who was on board of that plane with his wife and son (Tan Wei Chew).' Chin-Huat Wong mentioned in FB.

'Choi Tat Sang, a 74-year-old Malaysian, said his family is still holding out hope that the plane and all on board are safe.
His 45-year-old daughter-in-law, Goh Sock Lay, was the chief flight attendant. Her 14-year-old daughter, an only child, has been crying every day since the plane's disappearance.'


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So sad for all of them. May our good Lord bless for their safe return