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MH370 passengers cleared, as investigation turns to ground crew, caterers and mangosteen farmers
National Post ^ | April 4, 2014 | Jonathan Pearlman/The Telegraph

Posted on 04/04/2014 12:12:13 PM PDT by Loyalist

Malaysian police have expanded an investigation into the missing plane to include ground crew, caterers and the farmers who picked four tons of mangosteens, a tropical fruit, that were in the hold.

Despite failing to find any suspicious evidence about the passengers or crew, Khalid Abu Bakar, Malaysia’s police chief, said he was confident that the case would be solved. He said police traced the mangosteens, a tangy Asian fruit with leathery skin around juicy white flesh, to an orchard in the city of Muar and examined both the farmers and the Chinese importers.

“Imagine how many people we must interview to rule out sabotage,” he said.

“We tracked down who plucked the fruits, who packed and shipped them out, and who put them on the plane. Then, we had to see who was to receive them in China and who paid for it, and how much.”

(Excerpt) Read more at news.nationalpost.com ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: australia; malaysia; mangosteen; mh370
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So it may not be a fruitless search after all....
1 posted on 04/04/2014 12:12:13 PM PDT by Loyalist
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To: Loyalist

I fold!


2 posted on 04/04/2014 12:15:38 PM PDT by null and void (I don't mind getting older, but I hate wearing out!)
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To: Loyalist

Perhaps it was the Salmon Mousse in the Drawing room with the Lead pipe.
Grasping at straws now.


3 posted on 04/04/2014 12:15:53 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: Loyalist

Fruitless…LOL. More bs from “authorities.” I’m sure the public is relieved to know they are looking under every rock for leads.


4 posted on 04/04/2014 12:17:19 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Loyalist
After reading this... "He said police traced the mangosteens, a tangy Asian fruit with leathery skin around juicy white flesh, to an orchard in the city of Muar.."

I really thought this was coming from the 'Onion'.

5 posted on 04/04/2014 12:19:30 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: Loyalist; Revolting cat!

They interviewed my neighbor’s cousin’s wife’s dentist so this is a THROUGH inverstigation of all friend-of-a-friend tales.


6 posted on 04/04/2014 12:20:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Loyalist

“What’s ‘fruit’ got to do with it” (to quote Tina Turner)

The plane turned off course and flew for hours.

More b.s.


7 posted on 04/04/2014 12:20:47 PM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Loyalist

Passengers were ‘cleared?’

Does that include the 2 IRANIAN passengers using STOLEN passports who had a nice IRANIAN MAN pay for their tickets in CASH?


8 posted on 04/04/2014 12:25:17 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Loyalist

9 posted on 04/04/2014 12:26:07 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Loyalist

I’ve heard of bad airline food, but this is the first I’ve heard about poisoned airline food causing a crash.


10 posted on 04/04/2014 12:27:19 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Loyalist

So some wild mangosteen rolled up to the cockpit, took over the plane, turned it around and flew it for 7 hours.

I want to meet the farmers who grow these things.


11 posted on 04/04/2014 12:31:40 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: LyinLibs
Someone was up to no good but I still think Malaysia or Indonesia accidentally shot down the unidentified aircraft when it flew over their airspace after making the left turn but before word was out that MH370 may be missing.

Bigfoot, UFOs and the paranormal make for great programming but 777s just don't disappear out of the sky. If it crashed into the ocean someone would have found a floating suitcase, a piece of the plane or something.

I think it's scattered over a jungle in one of the two mentioned countries above and they're embarrassed to come out and admit it.

12 posted on 04/04/2014 12:39:16 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Zhang Fei
Isn't that what was about to happen when Capt. Clarence Oveur, Roger, and Victor ate the fish?
14 posted on 04/04/2014 12:46:39 PM PDT by PeaRidge
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To: smokingfrog

mangosteens (mang kut) are delicious but eating too many will lead to “explosive” gas. Trust me, I know.


15 posted on 04/04/2014 12:46:49 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Loyalist

The pilots were members of you know what.
No further explanation needed.


16 posted on 04/04/2014 12:50:47 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: JimSEA
mangosteens (mang kut) are delicious but eating too many will lead to “explosive” gas.

But will they make you disable a transponder, turn a plane around and fly it for 7 hours to scuttle it into the Indian Ocean????

17 posted on 04/04/2014 12:55:45 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

No, but it might temporarily disable the gagging passengers!!


18 posted on 04/04/2014 1:00:14 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: tsowellfan
I still think Malaysia or Indonesia accidentally shot down the unidentified aircraft when it flew over their airspace after making the left turn but before word was out that MH370 may be missing.

I thought that too. Then you have to ponder what about the ETL signals. Also, our government stated that our satellites did not pick up any explosions at flight level.

It is a mystery... Somebody knows what happened..... we will find out in due course..

19 posted on 04/04/2014 1:01:00 PM PDT by sand88 (We can never legislate our way back to Liberty)
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To: Veto!

Meanwhile on an airstrip in Pakistan/Iran. :-)


20 posted on 04/04/2014 1:04:17 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Loyalist

This was useless the day it happened. ONE word is the reason...MUSLIMS.


21 posted on 04/04/2014 1:04:24 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: Loyalist

SNAP!!!

It’s always the fruit. I’ve never seen a fruit I can trust.


22 posted on 04/04/2014 1:20:59 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Loyalist
General McInerney needs to be interviewed again. He made more sense than this rubbish - and no-one of substance ever knocked down his argument/data.

Strange about those lithium batteries in the cargo hold - no-one pursued that angle either. They could have been camouflagefor a remote controlled bomb.

23 posted on 04/04/2014 1:24:23 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: F15Eagle

LOL —


24 posted on 04/04/2014 1:24:51 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Loyalist

“Mangosteen”...doesn’t he play a mean jazz saxophone?

Oh, I guess not:
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/mangosteen.html


25 posted on 04/04/2014 1:30:46 PM PDT by Drago
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To: PeaRidge
Isn't that what was about to happen when Capt. Clarence Oveur, Roger, and Victor ate the fish?

(Slaps forehead) I can see now that Airplane! was prophetic. Maybe they ought to use that as a training film.

26 posted on 04/04/2014 1:46:36 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Loyalist; SgtBob; Chode; All
PULAHURLLLEZZZ!!!

I'll take the beamed up to the Mothership option after hearing this. NOT /S

27 posted on 04/04/2014 1:47:05 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: mabarker1

I’ll take the beamed up to the Mothership option after hearing this. NOT /S

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Welcome aboard, ma!


28 posted on 04/04/2014 1:51:53 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: moose07

Still searching under the street lamp because the light is better there. What a bunch of politically correct maroons.


29 posted on 04/04/2014 1:57:34 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: SgtBob
01010111 01100101 00100000 01100001 01110010 01100101 00100000 01100110 01110010 01101111 01101101 00100000 01000110 01110010 01100001 01101110 01100011 01100101

Meeeepps!

30 posted on 04/04/2014 2:00:28 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Loyalist

It isn’t fruitless... GROAN

Gotta watch out for those rogue mangosteens.


31 posted on 04/04/2014 2:00:40 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: mabarker1

That was a couple days ago;-)


32 posted on 04/04/2014 2:02:15 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: Loyalist

Look at the name of the Police Chief


33 posted on 04/04/2014 2:13:28 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Loyalist

It’s the mangosteens! I think we all suspected this from the very start....


34 posted on 04/04/2014 2:14:57 PM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: Loyalist

Malaysia...100% Muslim


35 posted on 04/04/2014 2:15:00 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Loyalist
MH370 passengers cleared

Well I bet that's a huge relief to them.

37 posted on 04/04/2014 2:24:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: JimSEA

Worse than this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6dm9rN6oTs


38 posted on 04/04/2014 2:24:51 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Loyalist

Mangosteens? I knew they’d find some way to blame the Jews.......................


39 posted on 04/04/2014 2:25:53 PM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Don Corleone
We are doing everything we can...

Nothing to see here , move along now....
Sickening ,truly sickening.
41 posted on 04/04/2014 2:26:11 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: F15Eagle

What about a pointed stick?


42 posted on 04/04/2014 2:26:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Loyalist

The signs all pointed to a rogue mangosteen farmer.


44 posted on 04/04/2014 2:27:46 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: carriage_hill

I’d say you’ve had enough!


46 posted on 04/04/2014 2:29:08 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: F15Eagle

I think “mangosteens” is code for cousin Anwar and his “friends” — tangy Asian fruits with leathery skin around juicy white flesh.


47 posted on 04/04/2014 2:29:36 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: F15Eagle

S’pose he’s got a bunch?


48 posted on 04/04/2014 2:29:55 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Pelham
Foreshadowed in this movie decades ago.


49 posted on 04/04/2014 2:30:17 PM PDT by xp38
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