MALAYSIA: ‘ Airbus A330 flight makes Emergency landing in Melbourne ‘

#AceNewsReport – MALAYSIA:June.12: :A Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330 flight to Kuala Lumpur has made an emergency landing in Melbourne, Air Services Australia said.

“There was an emergency declared, there was a ‘engine fire’ alert in the cabin. The plane proceeded to dump the fuel and returned to land and it landed safely at the aviation rescue sites,” a spokeswoman at Air Services Australia told Reuters.

There were about 300 people on board, local media said.

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' Malaysian Airliner Crash Wreckage Found No Survivor's '

#AceBreakingNews – UKRAINE – July 17 – (Reuters) – A Malaysian airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine by militants on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard, a Ukrainian interior ministry official was quoted as saying by Interfax-Ukraine news agency.

The aircraft, which other sources said was a Boeing 777 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, came down near the city of Donetsk, stronghold of pro-Russian rebels, Anton Gerashchenko said, adding that it was hit by a ground-to-air missile.

There was no further confirmation of the report, although Ukrainian officials said local residents had found wreckage. Reuters 

Malaysia Airlines said on its Twitter feed it had lost contact with its flight MH-17 from Amsterdam. “The last known position was over Ukrainian airspace,” it said.

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‘ Malaysian Airliner Reportedly Hit By Suspect Missile in Ukraine Near Russian Border ‘

Malaysian#AceWorldNews – UKRAINE – July 17 – A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with 295 people aboard was reportedly hit by a missile and crashed Thursday in Ukraine near the Russian border, according to an adviser to Ukraine’s interior ministry.

Anton Gerashenko, the adviser, says on his Facebook page the plane was flying at an altitude of 33,000 feet when it was hit Thursday by a missile fired from a Buk launcher, the Associated Press reports.

A similar launcher was seen by AP journalists near the eastern Ukrainian town of Snizhne earlier Thursday.

It was no immediately clear who would have been in control of such a launcher in the restive area where Ukrainian forces are battling ethnic Russian separatists.

Malaysia Airlines said on Twitter that it “has lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam. The last known position was over Ukrainian airspace.”

Russia‘s Interfax news agency, quoting an unidentified aviation source, said Malaysia Airlines flies an Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur route that crosses Ukraine and Russian territory.

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‘ Machete Wielding Pirates Hijack Tanker and Steal a Million Litres of Oil ‘

#AceWorldNews – MALAYSIA (Kuala Lumpur) – June 13 – Malaysia is hunting for a group of machete-wielding pirates who hijacked a tanker off its eastern coast, stealing a million litres of oil, in the latest in a spate of attacks in its waters, an official said Thursday.

Pirates hijacked the Malaysia-registered tanker MT Budi Mesra Dua last Saturday off Bintulu in the oil-rich Sarawak state as the ship sailed from neighbouring Singapore.

“Ten machete-wielding pirates boarded the ship, which was carrying about a million litres of diesel. They took control of the tanker for about 10 hours,” Mohamad Sufi Mohamad Ramli, a local commander with the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency told AFP.

The armed pirates siphoned off the diesel fuel to another ship, robbed the crew of their valuables and destroyed communication equipment before escaping, he said.

“We have activated 24-hour sea patrols around Bintulu waters (in the South China Sea) to prevent similar attacks,” Mohamad Sufi said.

“We are hunting down the pirates,” he added.

Pirates have attacked a number of vessels in waters off Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia recently.

In April, pirates injured the captain and stole diesel fuel from a Thailand-owned tanker off the eastern coast of Malaysia.

In the same month, three Indonesian crew were kidnapped and diesel fuel stolen from a Singapore-managed tanker in the Strait of Malacca, an important shipping lane.

The International Maritime Bureau’s Kuala Lumpur-based Piracy Reporting Centre urged maritime agencies in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia to bolster security measures to stop the piracy menace.

“In recent weeks, we have recorded five hijackings (including this latest incident), in the South China Sea area and in the Malacca Strait,” the centre’s head Noel Choong told AFP.

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` Malaysian Rape Case Convictions Are Few As Those Guilty Escape Punishment by Marrying Their Victims '

#AceNewsServices – KOTA KINABALU – May 31 -The Sabah Women’s Action Resource Group (Sawo) is relieved and thankful that Riduan Masmud, the 40-year-old restaurant manager, who attempted to escape punishment under the law by marrying his child victim, has been convicted by the court.

President Winnie Yee, in a statement said the case has created widespread shock and outrage particularly among local and international groups and institutions, many of whom have expressed their concern for the well-being of the child and the many negative impacts of child marriage.

Riduan was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment and ordered given two lashes of the cane by Sessions Court Judge Ummu Kalthom Abudl Samad in February 2014.

Malaysia – Prosecutors had pursued rape charges against a 40-year-old Malaysian who allegedly had sex with a 13-year-old girl and then married her.

Restaurant manager Riduan Masmud was charged with committing statutory rape in a parked car in Borneo, but his lawyer said he has since married the girl.

Rights activists have long criticized Malaysian laws that allow very young Muslims to be wedded with the permission of Islamic courts.

Attorney General Abdul Gani Patail said that authorities remain firmly against statutory rape and were compiling a DNA report and other evidence in Riduan’s case.

Riduan is already married to another woman and reportedly has four children. Malaysian Muslim men can have up to four wives.

There’s been outrage in Sabah against a 40-year-old man, Riduan Masmud. who’s defended his marriage to a 13-year-old girl he’s been accused of raping as consensual.

The Sabah Law Association’s Mariati Robert had been holding a watching brief during the case and believes marriage should not let Riduan off the hook, especially if it happened after he allegedly raped her.

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` Malaysian Police Arrest Thirteen People Including Father and Son Over Alleged Rape of Teenage Girls '

#AceWorldNews – KUALA LUMPUR – May 31 – Latest Update – Malaysian police have arrested at least 13 people, including a father and his two sons, over the alleged gang-rape of two teenage girls, an officer said on Friday.

The girls — aged 15 and 17 — were raped on May 20 for hours by a group of men in an abandoned hut in the northern state of Kelantan, Lai Yong Heng, the state’s director of crime investigation, said.

Police have arrested 13 men, aged from 15 to 38, and are looking for “a few more” in connection with the gang-rape, he added.

Lai dismissed early reports that almost 40 people took turns in the rape, saying the number was fewer.

“It’s definitely more than 10. We are still investigating,” he told AFP.

All those detained are from the same village, where the assault took place, and some are related, Lai said. Most of them were believed to have been on drugs, and the girls were lured to the hut.

Suri Kempe, an official with women’s rights group Sisters in Islam, said the frequent number of rape cases being reported was “extremely worrying”.

“Boys are being raised in a culture where being masculine means being aggressive, and that it’s perfectly acceptable to use violence to get what you want,” she said in a statement.

Almost 3,000 rape cases were reported in 2012 in the South-east Asian country of 28 million people, according to police statistics, with many of the victims aged 16 and below.

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Eleven terrorists with links to Al Qaeda, involved in the disappearance of MH370

Suspects were arrested in the capital Kuala Lumpur and the state of Kedah
Said to members of violent new terror group said to be planning attacks
Interrogations came after demands from agencies including FBI and MI6
Manifest revealed presence of consignment but did not reveal its contents
Airline has admitted 200kg of lithium batteries was among the items
It refused to say what else, citing ‘legal reason’ related to ‘ongoing’ probe
A group of 11 terrorists with links to Al Qaeda were yesterday being interrogated on whether they are behind the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The suspects were arrested in the capital Kuala Lumpur and in the state of Kedah last week and are members of a violent new terror group said to be planning bomb attacks in Muslim countries. The interrogations come after international investigators, including the FBI and MI6, asked for the militants, whose ages range from 22 to 55 and include students, odd-job workers, a young widow and business professionals, to be questioned intensively about Flight MH370.

Nearly two months after the Beijing-bound plane vanished soon after take-off from Kuala Lumpur, no trace has been found despite a huge sea search costing hundreds of millions of pounds. It is thought to have crashed into the Indian Ocean with 239 people on board. An officer with the Counter Terrorism Division of Malaysian Special Branch said yesterday the arrests had heightened suspicion that the flight’s disappearance may have been an act of terrorism. ‘The possibility that the plane was diverted by militants is still high on the list and international investigators have asked for a comprehensive report on this new terror group,’ the officer said. In interviews conducted so far, some suspects have admitted planning ‘sustained terror campaigns’ in Malaysia but denied being involved in the disappearance of the airliner, he added.

During the trial of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law, Saajid Badat (left) said he had been instructed to give a shoe bomb to the Malaysians. He claimed Khalid Sheikh Mohammed masterminded the plot

During the trial of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law, Saajid Badat (left) said he had been instructed to give a shoe bomb to the Malaysians. He claimed Khalid Sheikh Mohammed masterminded the plot

During the trial of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law, Saajid Badat, a British-born Muslim from Gloucester, said he had been instructed at a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan to give a shoe bomb to the Malaysians. He said: ‘I gave one of my shoes to the Malaysians. I think it was to access the cockpit.’ Badat, who spoke via video link and is in hiding in the UK, told the New York court the Malaysian plot was being masterminded by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the principal architect of 9/11. A mystery surrounding the cargo being carried by the missing Malaysian Airlines plane emerged on Friday when it was discovered that it had been loaded with items not specified on the manifest. The aircraft was carrying 4.566 tonnes of mangosteens – an exotic fruit – and a shipment of lithium batteries, which were part of a separate consignment. The batteries weighed 200kg, but that separate consignment totalled 2.453 tonnes. So what was being carried to make up the 2.253 tonnes in that separate shipment? Questions have been raised as Malaysia Airlines said it will close assistance centres in Beijing and Kuala Lumpur for the families of the 239 passengers and crew on board the Boeing 777-200ER jet.

Relatives of passengers aboard flight MH370 prepare to leave a hotel where they have been staying in Beijing after Malaysia Airlines said it would close all its assistance centres for relatives the missing

The closures come after rescuers abandoned their fruitless air search for the missing jet, which had focused on a remote area of the Indian Ocean off Australia’s west coast. The mystery was sparked by a spokesman for the company that shipped the batteries telling a Malaysian newspaper that he would not reveal what the remaining 2.253 tonnes of cargo were. ‘I cannot reveal more because of the ongoing investigations,’ the spokesman told The Star newspaper. ‘We have been told by our legal advisers not to talk about it.’ The spokesman said he could not even name the company which manufactured the batteries, insisting that the matter was confidential.

Questioned about the fact that a mystery cargo was not stated in the manifest, Malaysian Airlines told the paper that the rest of the consignment was ‘radio accessories and chargers.’ A statement from the airline said that the freight not specified had been ‘declared as radio accessories’, despite there being no reference to this in the manifest released publicly last Thursday. What the manifest does say is that NNR Global shipped 133 pieces of one item weighing 1.99 tonnes and 67 pieces of another item weighing 463kg for a total ‘consolidated weight’ of 2.453 tonnes.

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Just how many lithium batteries had been loaded, or their weight, are not specified in the manifest, although Malaysian Airlines boss Ahmad Yahya told a media conference in Kuala Lumpur on March 24 that the batteries weighed a total of 200kg. What the manifest does say, in respect of the lithium batteries, is that ‘the package must be handled with care and that a flammability hazard exists if the package is damaged. ‘Special procedures must be followed in the event the package is damaged, to include inspection and repacking if necessary.’

There has been earlier speculation that a fire involving the batteries might have been the cause of the aircraft’s fate. According to The Star, shippers NNR Global are located at an air freight forwarding warehouse located less than 100 yards from the Penang International Airport. ‘The complex is guarded by the police and only those with passes are allowed entry,’ the newspaper said, following its investigation into the unspecified cargo. A consolidated shipment combines several individual consignments to make up a full container load. At the port of destination, the consolidated shipment is separated back into individual consignments for delivery to their respective consignees. The lithium batteries and the other mystery items that are said to be radio parts were addressed to NNR Global Logistics in Beijing, but a company named JHJ International Transportation Co.Ltd of Beijing was to collect the cargo on its behalf.

A policeman naps beside a board written with messages for passengers aboard the missing fight at the hotel

Among the conspiracy theories that have already emerged following the Boeing 777’s disappearance on March 8, is that its fate was linked to 20 of the 239 people on board – they were employees of a semi-conductor manufacturing firm which develops components for hi-tech weapons systems and aircraft navigation. They were employees of Freescale Semiconductor, a Texas technology firm, working in several manufacturing sites in Kuala Lumpur and Tianjin, China, a fact confirmed by a spokeswoman for the company. The citizens news site Beforeitsnews, said earlier that it was conceivable that MH370 was ‘hiding’ with its high-tech electronic warfare weaponry. ‘In fact, this type of technology is precisely the expertise of Freescale, that has 20 employees on board the missing flight,’ said the website. However, until a detailed description of the ‘radio parts’ that have not been itemised in the MH370 manifest has been made available, the conspiracy theories are likely to be given an added thrust.

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` Nine Suspected Malaysian Militants were Detained for Allegedly Planning to Carry-Out Terrorist Acts ‘

#AceWorldNews – KUALA LUMPUR – April 28 – Nine suspected Malaysian militants were detained Monday for allegedly planning to carry out terrorist acts in the country and abroad, police said.

National police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said the nine, aged between 25 and 55, were arrested Monday in several locations near Kuala Lumpur and in northern Kedah state bordering Thailand.

Khalid said in a statement that the nine were believed to be involved “in a militant group responsible for planning terror acts in and outside the country” and that they have links with terrorist cells abroad.

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‘ Malaysia’s Cabinet Approves International Investigation into Cause and Disappearance of Flight MH370 ‘

#AceWorldNews – KUALA LUMPUR – April 23 – Malaysia’s cabinet approved on Wednesday the appointment of an international team to investigate the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, Reuters reported.

The main purpose of such team is “to evaluate, investigate and determine the actual cause of the accident so similar accidents could be avoided in the future,” the country’s acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said.

The government has had talks with Malaysian state oil firm Petronas and other entities to expand the deep-sea search for the missing plane in the southern Indian Ocean.

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` Malaysia Airlines `MH370 ‘ possible fragments spotted off coast of `Vietnam’ but officials waiting until daylight to investigate ‘

#AceWorldNews Search and recovery officials have spotted possible fragments from Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 off the coast of Vietnam, but they’re waiting until daylight to investigate.

If you’re on the East Coast of the U.S., don’t expect many updates before 6 p.m. EST; Kuala Lumpur local time is 12 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. Until then, here are some updates from around the Web about Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

http://www.ibtimes.com/malaysian-airlines-flight-mh370-latest-news-possible-debris-found-search-continues-daylight-rupert

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` Malaysia Airlines MH370 and still searching investigations move to yellow object but it was just moss-covered trash ‘

#AceWorldNews says that rescue helicopters and ships searching for a Malaysia Airlines jet rushed Monday to investigate a yellow object that looked like a life raft.

It turned out to be moss-covered trash floating in the ocean, once again dashing hopes after more than two days of fruitless search for the plane that disappeared en route to Beijing with 239 people on board

With no confirmation that the Boeing 777 had crashed, hundreds of distraught relatives waited anxiously for any news.Thai police and Interpol questioned the proprietors of a travel agency in the resort town of Pattaya that sold one-way tickets to two men now known to have been travelling on flight MH370 using stolen passports http://wp.me/p165ui-4aM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP)

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` Malaysia has launched a terror attack probe for disappearance of ` Boeing ‘ as debris is spotted – Reports’

#AceBreakingNews says Malaysia has launched a terror attack probe into the disappearance of the passenger plane carrying 239 people, which vanished from radars en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing early Saturday.

Malaysian authorities are checking CCTV footage at the airport and investigating the identities of four passengers, at least two of whom got on the flight using stolen passports.

At this point, no further developments regarding MH370 has been confirmed. We are waiting for new updates from DCA on the SAR efforts.
— Malaysia Airlines (@MAS) March 9, 2014
The country’s Prime Minister Najib Razak said airport security procedures were being reviewed.

“We will enhance them if necessary, because we still do not know the cause of the incident,” he told reporters, Reuters cited.

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` Malaysia airlines flight carrying 239 people crashed into the sea – unconfirmed reports '

#AceWorldNews says that unconfirmed reports are coming in about a Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 carrying 239 people crashed into the sea, reports Vietnamese state media citing a Navy official.

The craft disappeared from radars early on Saturday morning over Vietnamese airspace.

Vietnamese state media said the plane came down close to Vietnam’s Tho Chu Island, however these reports have not yet been confirmed by Malaysia Airlines who still describe the flight as “missing”.

At a press conference in Beijing, representatives from Malaysia Airlines said no wreckage has yet been found and they have deployed boats and helicopters in the area to verify reports from the Vietnamese Navy.

Malaysia Airlines said flight MH370 lost touch with Subang Air Traffic Control around 02:40 local time Saturday morning

The aircraft left Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 00:41 and was expected to land in Beijing at 06:30 local time (22:30 GMT).

Despite local news reports, Vietnamese and Malaysian rescue crews have not located the plane’s signal, but Hanoi believes the craft disappeared in Vietnamese airspace.

Facebook Malaysian Airlines: MEDIA STATEMENT released at 7.24am/8 Mar 2014 MH370 Incident

Sepang, 8 March 2014: Malaysia Airlines confirms that flight MH370 has lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control at 2.40am, today (8 March 2014).

Flight MH370, operated on the B777-200 aircraft, departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41am on 8 March 2014. MH370 was expected to land in Beijing at 6.30am the same day. The flight was carrying a total number of 227 passengers (including 2 infants), 12 crew members.

Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft.

The airline will provide regular updates on the situation. Meanwhile, the public may contact +603 7884 1234 for further info. https://www.facebook.com/my.malaysiaairlines/posts/514299315349933?cid=crisis_management_19726844&stream_ref=10

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