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  • New Theory Sees Possible Fire on Missing Jet

    03/19/2014 10:59:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 99 replies
    TIME Mag Online ^ | 03-19-2014 5:35 AM ET | Per Liljas
    A new theory claims that a fire broke out aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the crew was doing what it could to save passengers and themselves As the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 enters its twelfth day, conspiracy theories and suggestions of foul play are giving way to the idea that a fire broke out onboard and the crew were simply doing everything they could to save the passengers and themselves. That theory, first floated by Chris Goodfellow, a pilot with 20 years of experience, holds that a fire on board the aircraft caused the pilots to...
  • Malaysia MH370: Still a tragic accident and nothing more

    07/30/2015 7:35:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/30/2015 | Rob Schapiro (34 Year International Airline Pilot)
    My feeling is that the Boeing 777 then meandered out aimlessly over the ocean with its dead pilots till its fuel was exhausted.  It was a tragic accident, not a conspiracy or crime.  They turned left to come home, not to flee, steal, or murder.  It just went badly wrong.  The plane is in the ocean.  Floating debris will turn up sooner or later, and the black boxes will tell the final story. This is the last paragraph in my American Thinker article “Malaysia370. A tragic accident and nothing more,” published in March 2014, shortly after MH370 went missing...
  • Malaysia 370: A Tragic Accident (and Nothing More): Hysteria and Conspiracy Theories Need to Stop

    03/19/2014 7:28:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/19/2014 | Rob Schapiro
    Its slowly becoming clear that Malaysia 370 was a tragic accident, and not one of the numerous terrorist or crime scenarios doing the rounds. As a retired international airline captain, I have felt for some time that the known flight profile showed an aircraft that was not hijacked, but out of control. However, the sharp left turn off course that it performed remained an issue. Why would the pilot do that? Bear in mind a couple of things. Firstly, this was a crew operating out of their home base, which they knew intimately. Pilots call it "local knowledge" a...
  • MH370 Mystery: Remembering Malaysias Role In 9/11, And In Other Islamic Terror Plots

    03/16/2014 6:25:07 PM PDT · by IChing · 22 replies ^ | 3/16/14 | Donald Joy
    In January, 2000, Malaysias capital was where key members of Al Qaeda held their Kuala Lumpur summit to plan the bombing of the USS Cole that October, as well as the later attacks of 9/11/01. In light of this, and other facts pointing to Kuala Lumpur playing host to a hotbed of Islamic terrorists over the years, the baffling mystery of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 provokes renewed scrutiny of Kuala Lumpur in fostering international terrorism to date. In this context, Malaysias Islamic government and prevailing majority Mohammedan culture comes across as either grossly incompetent, or even somewhat...
  • Saddam, the ATM of Al Qaeda

    11/12/2004 11:09:57 AM PST · by Peach · 50 replies · 4,315+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | November 12, 2004 | Christopher S. Carson
    Saddam, the ATM of Al Qaeda By Christopher S. Carson | November 15, 2004 The Report of the 9/11 Commission has been digested, and the news media outlets have seized upon it as confirmation of their view that al Qaeda is a kind of purely stateless entity that never had "operational links" with rogue states like Iraq. Somehow, goes the thrust of the Report, Osama bin Laden was for years able to finance, train and supply an international terrorist corporation that had ongoing jihad operations in fifty countries - by himself, on no more than a $30 million personal...
  • Eleven Arrested over Missing Malaysian Airlines Flight

    05/04/2014 1:22:20 AM PDT · by moose07 · 50 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/4/2014 | By Tova Dvorin
    Eleven Al Qaeda-linked terrorists were arrested in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, according to the Daily Mail, in connection to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in March. The eleven, whose ages range from 22 to 55 and include students, business professionals, odd-job workers and even a young widow, are being questioned intensively over the flight after an investigation by several intelligence organizations. Despite repeated denials that the flight's disappearance was a terror attack, Malaysian officials finally admitted after the arrests that the new development raises the possibility of Al Qaeda's involvement. "The possibility that the plane was diverted by...
  • Missing MH370: Pilot Received Call From Mystery Woman Before Take-Off, Says Report

    03/22/2014 11:18:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Sunday March 23, 2014
    The captain of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 received a two-minute call shortly before take-off from a mystery woman using a mobile phone number obtained under a false identity, as investigators question the pilot's estranged wife, a British newspaper reported. It was one of the last calls made to or from the mobile phone of Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah in the hours before his Boeing 777 left Kuala Lumpur on March 8, reported The Mail on Sunday. Investigators are treating it as potentially significant because anyone buying a pay-as-you-go SIM card in Malaysia has to fill out a form giving...
  • Flight 370: Storm of emotions over lives "lost" as storm at sea delays search

    03/25/2014 4:04:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies ^ | March 25,2014 | Catherine E. Shoichet,Michael Pearson,Miltra Mobasherat
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN) -- For families whose loved ones were aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, the past day has been full of news they were dreading. First, a grim-faced Malaysian Prime Minister confirmed their worst fears, announcing Flight 370 went down somewhere in the Indian Ocean.
  • Stolen European passports on missing plane

    03/08/2014 8:32:29 AM PST · by bryan999 · 47 replies
    <p>MILAN (AP) 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.</p> <p>Italy's Foreign Ministry said Saturday that an Italian man whose name was listed as being aboard is traveling in Thailand and was not aboard the plane.</p>
  • Malaysia Airlines Loses Contact With Flight Carrying 239

    03/07/2014 4:50:23 PM PST · by BobNative · 291 replies
    NBC ^ | March 7, 2014 | M. Alex Johnson and Sossy Dombourian
  • Report on KL-Singapore high-speed rail link finalised

    08/04/2013 8:28:10 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 4 replies
    Malay Mail ^ | 08/03/2013 | Bernama
    SINGAPORE, Aug 3 Malaysia has finalised its full report on the proposed high-speed rail link between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Local television Channel NewsAsia reported Mohd Nur Ismal Mohamed Kamal, chief executive officer of the Malaysia Land Public Transport Commission, as saying that the two sides will meet after the Aidil Fitri celebrations at the end of the month. He said: The base line alignment and all that is done. But of course, minor changes can still happen. We are just starting the process of engagement and discussion with the Singapore side, with the joint ministerial committee meeting up...
  • Islamofascism Case Example #692 ... Seditious Facebook Pork Photo Leads Two Malaysians to Court

    07/18/2013 6:50:13 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 18 July 2013 | Al Arabiya
    Seditious Facebook pork photo leads two Malaysians to court Prosecutors on Thursday charged two Malaysians with sedition and inciting religious enmity after they posted a photograph on Facebook considered an insult to the Muslim holy month of fasting. They face up to eight years in prison if convicted of both charges in the Muslim-majority nation. Alvin Tan and Vivian Lee, both ethnic Chinese non-Muslims in their 20s, drew criticism when they uploaded a photograph of themselves earlier this month eating pork stew while conveying greetings to Muslims for the current fasting month of Ramadan. Pork is forbidden for Muslims. Tan...
  • Israel Embassy detains 'suspicious' Iranian man in Kathmandu

    04/22/2013 4:28:18 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    THE HIMALAYAN (THT Online) ^ | Added At: 2013-04-21 7:58 PM Last Updated At: 2013-04-21 12:39 PM | n/a
    KATHMANDU SNIPPET: The Annapurna Post vernacular daily reported on Sunday that the arrest was made on April 13. Identified as Mohsin Khosravian, the suspect is currently in police custody.

 The security officials at the Embassy speculated that the suspect was scouting the facility with a harmful intention "for he carried a tourist map of the Lazimpat area" where the Israeli mission is located. 

He had stayed in a Thamel-based hotel. After his arrest, the suspect told police that he had ventured out to find out a shop to repair his laptop.

 According to the report, the Nepal Police's Central Bureau...
  • Khan made trips to Niger, Sudan

    02/23/2004 8:27:58 PM PST · by piasa · 14 replies · 1,072+ views
    The Times of India ^ | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2004 | CHIDANAND RAJGHATTA
    WASHINGTON: The famous African explorer Dr David Livingstone might have been impressed, even if the agenda was suspect. Pakistans disgraced nuclear proliferator-hero Abdul Qadeer Khan traversed the breadth of Africa in his hey day as a nuclear salesman , going to as romantic a getaway as Casablanca in Morocco and as remote an outpost as Timbuktu in Mali. US officials might dearly like to get hold of Khans travel agent, or simply his itinerary, since he seems to have pretty much charted his own course during his profligate proliferating days. According to accounts now surfacing in the Pakistani media,...
  • Kuala Lumpur seizes suitcases of counterfeit US dollars traced to Iran

    03/29/2012 11:31:21 AM PDT · by gortklattu · 15 replies
    Debka File ^ | 3/28/2012 | Debka
    Two suitcases crammed with counterfeit $100 bills were seized in Kuala Lumpur this week from two Iranian traders who flew in to the Malaysian capital on direct flights from Tehran. One contained 153,000 forged dollars and the second 203,000. The traders claimed they were issued the bills by tellers at the Iranian central bank CBI to finance their business transactions and had no notion they had not been dealt genuine greenbacks.
  • Suspected Iranian Blew Off His Own Leg In A Botched Terror Attack In Bangkok

    02/14/2012 6:47:29 AM PST · by blam · 43 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-14-2012 | Robert Johnson
    Suspected Iranian Blew Off His Own Leg In A Botched Terror Attack In Bangkok Robert JohnsonFeburary 14, 2012 One day after bombs targeting Israeli embassy staff went off in India and Georgia, another botched attack played out this morning in Bangkok. Through several reports, the incident appears to have played out something like this: Saeib Morabi, a suspected Iranian, was fleeing an explosion that rocked through his rented home in central Bangkok. While he was on the road looking for transportation, another explosion went off "on a nearby road." When Morabi finally managed to flag down a cab, the driver...
  • Imam Feisal Watch: Lets Try It Again, Wheres the Man Behind the GZ Mosque?

    08/17/2010 6:12:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 16, 2010 | Claudia Rosett
    Where exactly is Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the man behind the $100 million Ground Zero mosque project? I keep asking because weeks after he stopped answering any questions about his “Cordoba House” plans, there is still no answer. By now, there is information in Rauf’s silence. He launched his Ground Zero mosque and Islamic center project in the name of “dialogue,” “outreach” and “bridge-building” in lower Manhattan. In doing so, he trampled on raw feelings, and set off a divisive debate. Rauf’s apparent dismissal of public questions as not worth his time, while he travels to the Middle East on U.S. taxpayer money, suggests enormous contempt for the American public.Rauf dropped out of sight...
  • Severity of Islamic Law Fuels Debate in Malaysia

    08/22/2009 10:31:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies · 621+ views
    wsj ^ | AUGUST 22, 2009 | JAMES HOOKWAY
    Some time in the next few days, a Malaysian Muslim woman named Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno will be caned under Islamic laws for drinking glasses of beer in a hotel bar, and a number of political analysts say the country's increasingly fractious politics are partly to blame. The ruling National Front and the Islamist component of an opposition alliance are competing to place themselves as the guardians of a faith that has taken an increasingly political face in Malaysia over the last 20 years. The National Front accuses the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, or PAS, of giving up some of its...
  • Malaysia - Police arrest key leader of Kumpulan Militant Malaysia (KMM) - Wan Min Wan Mat

    09/27/2002 1:53:51 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 495+ views
    The Star (Kuala Lumpur) ^ | September 27, 2002
    KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested Wan Min Wan Mat, a key leader of Kumpulan Militant Malaysia (KMM) during an operation in Kota Baru Friday morning. Inspector-general of police Tan Sri Norian Mai said the 42-year-old former Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) lecturer was arrested at about 9.30am. Police are looking for eight suspects who are key KMM members and are offering a RM50,000 reward for information on each leader.
  • Malaysians warned not to question Islam

    10/17/2008 9:06:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies · 522+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 2008-10-17 | VIJAY JOSHI
    An influential council of Malaysia's state rulers has warned people not to question the supremacy of Islam or the special privileges enjoyed by the country's ethnic Malay majority. The warning underscores the social tensions in Malaysia, where Muslim Malays are about 60% of the nation's 27 million people. Chinese and Indians, who are mostly non-Muslims, comprise a third of the population and friction among the three ethnic groups is always below the surface.
  • Iran Booted From Defense Show for Displaying Missile Systems

    04/24/2008 6:04:44 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 171+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | April 24, 2008
    Iran Booted From Defense Show for Displaying Missile Systems April 24, 2008 The Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Malaysia's deputy prime minister says Iran has been ordered to leave an international defense show in Kuala Lumpur. Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak said Iranian firms exhibited missile systems at the Defense Services Asia show that were "offensive" and contravened U.N. resolutions. Najib told reporters Thursday that Malaysian authorities had "no option" but to tell Iran to leave. The annual show began Monday with hundreds of exhibitors from about 50 nations.
  • Beyonce Knowles Malaysian Concert Axed (Due To Threats By "The Religion Of Peace")

    09/29/2007 4:06:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies · 548+ views
    The Himalayan Times ^ | 09/29/2007 | The Himalayan Times
    The Himalayan Times Online Beyonce Knowles Malaysian Concert Axed Beyonce Knowles' debut Malaysian concert has been cancelled following protests by local Muslim groups. The sexy singer's concert was supposed to take place on November 1 in Kuala Lumpur. The news of the cancellation came from Kuala Lumpur-based concert promoter Pineapple Concerts. While a ministry official said that the concert had been cancelled because Pineapple did not apply for a license, sources revealed to Billboard magazine that the real reason was Beyonce's refusal to comply with a dress code, reports the Sun. nder rules introduced by the Ministry of Culture, Arts...
  • Malaysia considers switch to Islamic law

    08/31/2007 6:16:31 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 45 replies · 3,005+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/1/2007 | Thomas Bell in Kuala Lumpur
    Hardline Islamic law could be introduced across Malaysia under reforms proposed by the country's chief justice. As the nation in south-east Asia celebrated 50 years of independence from Britain yesterday, its government was preparing to discuss a plan that would revolutionise the legal system put in place by its former colonial administrators. Prince Andrew looks on during a parade at the historic Merdeka Square in downtown Kuala Lumpur As Kuala Lumpur witnessed celebrations that included parades, fireworks and a fighter-jet fly-by attended by the Duke of York, the proposal pointed to the deep differences which locals say are poisoning social...
  • Dog Loses Jaw after Cruel Beating - Dog Tormented by Muslim Workers(MALAYSIA)

    12/27/2006 6:13:41 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 167 replies · 2,952+ views ^ | December 21, 2006 |
    The Star Online Central Thursday December 21, 2006 Dog loses jaw after cruel beating By BAVANI M. JOY, a little black dog whose jaw was surgically removed after he was almost beaten to death, still looks at humans with love. Despite the cruelty rendered to him, he still looks at people to be petted and loved. On Dec 2, Sabrina Yeap, managing partner of the Furry Friends Farm (FFF), rescued Joy at the Ki-Park Sri Utara construction site belonging to developer, Kepong Industrial Park Sdn Bhd (KIP Group). Joys jaw had to be surgically removed after it was beaten half...
  • Malaysia Muslims Besiege Catholic Church Amid Baptism Row

    11/10/2006 2:22:16 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 3 replies · 512+ views
    BosNewsLifeMalaysia Muslims Besiege Catholic Church Amid Baptism Row Malaysia Muslims Besiege Catholic Church Amid Baptism Row Thursday, 09 November 2006 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (BosNewsLife)-- Tensions remain high in a Malaysian town outside the capital Kuala Lumpur after up to 1,000 Muslim protestors besieged a Catholic Church following mobile phone text messages claiming that Malay Muslims would be baptized there.
  • Malaysia orders terror suspect held, says he has more to tell about al-Qaeda

    01/28/2004 10:30:59 AM PST · by knighthawk · 15 replies · 992+ views
    AP Wire | January 28 2004 | Associated Press
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Malaysia has extended for two more years the imprisonment of a terror suspect linked to al-Qaeda's attempts to produce chemical and biological weapons, saying he has more information about terrorist operations. Yazid Sufaat, a U.S.-trained biochemist and former Malaysian army captain, was arrested in late 2001 as he returned home from Afghanistan, where officials say he was working on a biological and chemical weapons program for al-Qaeda that was ended by the U.S.-led war. Since then, he has been held without trial under Malaysia's Internal Security Act on accusations of being a member of Jemaah...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-War for End.Freedom 8/3/06-Aamchit,Al-Karak,Bekaa,Jajoune,Kefar Jaouz,Marun Al-Ras

    08/02/2006 7:03:17 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 104 replies · 10,648+ views
    NASA, Yahoo, AP, Reuters, AFP, IDF, and the usual suspects | August 3, 06 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 8/3/06 - Aita al-Shaab, Lebanon, Kfar Kila, Maroun al-Ras, Avivim, Chebaa Farms, Kiryat Shmona, Nabatiyeh, Beirut, Qana, Beirut, Tyre, Bekaa, Damascus, Tehran, Jakarta, Seattle Israeli Response to many years of Hamas and Hizb'allah terror using Iranian and Syrian technology in 'Kofi Annan's War' in Civilizations War on Terror BREAKING: Aita al-Shaab, Lebanon - War on Terror BREAKING: Kfar Kila - War on Terror BREAKING: Maroun al-Ras, Lebanon - Terrorists routed BREAKING: Avivim - War on Terror BREAKING: Chebaa Farms - War on Terror BREAKING: Kiryat Shmona - War on Terror BREAKING: Nabatiyeh...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 7/29/06-Aamchit,Al-Karak,Bekaa,Fassuta,Jajoune,Kefar Jaouz,Kfarjouz

    07/28/2006 2:03:51 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 32 replies · 3,400+ views
    NASA, IDF, Yahoo, AP, AFP, Reuters, and the usual suspects | 7/29/06 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS WarEndur.Freedom 7/29/06 - Aamchit, Al-Karak, Avivim, Beirut, Hizb'Allah, Bekaa Valley, Byblos, Fassuta, Gaza City, Haifa, Jajoune, Kefar Jaouz, Kfarjouz, Khan Younis, Khiam, Kiryat Shmona, Kuala Lumpur, Majdel Krum, Manara, Marun Al-Ras, Moscow, Nabatiyeh, Nahariya, Qlaia Marjayoun,Ramat David, Rome,Tehran,Tel Aviv,Tulkarm,Tyre, Zefta Israeli Response to many years of Hamas and Hizb'allah terror using Iranian and Syrian technology in 'Kofi Annan's War' in Civilizations War on Terror BREAKING: Aamchit - precision retaliation BREAKING: Al-Karak - precision retaliation BREAKING: Jajoune - precision retaliation BREAKING: Kefar Jaouz - precision retaliation BREAKING: Nabatiyeh - precision retaliation BREAKING: Kfarjouz - precision retaliation and MSM...
  • Condoleezza Rice wins rave reviews with gala performance

    07/27/2006 9:51:40 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 47 replies · 2,243+ views
    Excerpt - KUALA LUMPUR : US top diplomat Condoleezza Rice won rave reviews Thursday for her musical performance at Asian security talks, despite skipping the traditional rowdy skits in favour of a sombre piano recital. With North Korea firing off missiles, carnage in Lebanon, rockets raining on Israel and killings convulsing Iraq, Rice was in no mood for the kind of frivolity staged in previous years. In keeping with her "serious" mood the Secretary of State performed two pieces from the brooding repertoire of Johannes Brahms -- a solo Intermezzo number two, and Brahms Sonata for violin and piano, opus...
  • Moussaoui 'dreamed of' White House attack

    03/08/2006 5:07:15 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 16 replies · 1,058+ views ^ | 9 March 2006
    TERROR plotter Zacarias Moussaoui told a Muslim militant he dreamed of crashing a plane into the White House, according to testimony at the al-Qaeda conspirator's death penalty trial today. Singapore-born Faiz Abu Bakar Bafana, a member of the radical Indonesia-based group Jemaah Islamiah, said in testimony recorded in 2002 that he hosted a man he knew only as "John" in Kuala Lumpur in mid-2000, who told him of the dream. Jurors later saw Bafana assert during cross-examination that "John" was Moussaoui. Moussaoui is the first person tried in the US in connection with the September 11, 2001 attacks, which killed...
  • Good Samaritan Hospitalized Next to Victim

    01/18/2006 10:22:11 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 1 replies · 325+ views ^ | 1 18 06 | Associated Press
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A Good Samaritan who helped a road accident victim found himself injured and lying in a hospital bed several hours later _ next to the man he'd helped _a news report said Tuesday. Police Sgt. Abdul Kadir Said, 47, had stopped to help victims of an accident involving two motorcycles and a truck in the northern Malaysian state of Kedah on Saturday, the New Straits Times newspaper reported. After putting a splint on victims' broken leg, Abdul Kadir sent him in a van to hospital in Alor Star town before heading back to his police station...
  • U.S. embassy in Malaysia closed after threat (Update-1)

    12/29/2005 10:38:19 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 1 replies · 478+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec. 30, 2005 | Reuters
    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. embassy in Kuala Lumpur was closed on Friday due to a security threat, a spokeswoman in the Malaysian capital said. "We got some information indicating there was a threat to the embassy and decided to close at 11.40 (0340 GMT) this morning," Kathryn Taylor said. "I'm afraid I can't be more specific." Taylor said the embassy would remain closed at least until Tuesday because Monday is a public holiday in the United States. "We'll reassess on Monday whether to open on Tuesday," she said. The U.S. embassy was closed briefly in September...
  • Stephen Hayes:See No Evil, Hear No Evil(What the 9/11 Commission narrative left out: Iraqis)

    08/28/2005 1:49:07 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 68 replies · 4,487+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 5 / September 12, 2005 | Stephen F. Hayes
    AHMED HIKMAT SHAKIR IS A shadowy figure who provided logistical assistance to one, maybe two, of the 9/11 hijackers. Years before, he had received a phone call from the Jersey City, New Jersey, safehouse of the plotters who would soon, in February 1993, park a truck bomb in the basement of the World Trade Center. The safehouse was the apartment of Musab Yasin, brother of Abdul Rahman Yasin, who scorched his own leg while mixing the chemicals for the 1993 bomb.When Shakir was arrested shortly after the 9/11 attacks, his "pocket litter," in the parlance of the investigators, included contact...
  • Mob fire-bombs 'teapot' cult HQ

    07/18/2005 9:54:28 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 25 replies · 830+ views
    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A mob fire-bombed the headquarters of a bizarre Malaysian cult built around a giant teapot Monday, police and a fireman said, two weeks after the sect was raided by religious officials. About 30-35 assailants armed with Molotov cocktails attacked the commune in the early morning, torching a car and the roof of a building and scorching the giant teapot itself, emergency services officials, local media and a lawyer for the sect said. The sect, which believes the teapot has healing properties, is in Malaysia's northeast, a strongly Muslim area that has suddenly lost patience with the...
  • Warning on protection of strait - Najib tells 'foreign powers' not to interfere

    10/14/2004 6:59:33 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 11 replies · 846+ views
    Straits Times - Asia ^ | OCT 12, 2004 TUE
    KUALA LUMPUR - Foreign powers must not dictate how Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia protect the Strait of Malacca shipping lanes from threats of piracy and terrorism, Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister said yesterday. 'The Strait of Malacca is ours to protect and preserve,' said Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who is also Defence Minister, at a conference on improving security in the pirate-infested waters. 'There are those who forget that the countries bordering the Strait of Malacca - each of them sovereign nations in their own right - have the ultimate say over the protection and preservation of the strait,' he said....
  • POTENTIALLY HUGE: Possible Saddam-Al Qaeda Link Seen in U.N. Oil-for-Food Program

    09/17/2004 2:59:43 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 121 replies · 8,282+ views
    FOX News ^ | Sept. 17, 2004 | Claudia Rosett and George Russell
    Did Saddam Hussein use any of his ill-gotten billions filched from the United Nations oil-for-food program to help fund Al Qaeda? Investigations have shown that the former Iraqi dictator grafted and smuggled more than $10 billion from the program that for seven years prior to Saddams overthrow was meant to bring humanitarian aid to ordinary Iraqis. And the Sept. 11 Commission has shown a tracery of contacts between Saddam and Al Qaeda that continued after billions of oil-for-food dollars began pouring into Saddams coffers and Usama bin Laden declared his famous war on the U.S. Now, buried in some of...
  • Iraqi official at 9-11 plot meeting: U.S. finds documents tying Saddam's man to al-Qaida

    05/27/2004 11:28:26 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 839+ views ^ | May 27, 2004
    Recently translated documents captured by U.S. forces provide new evidence of a direct link between Saddam Hussein's regime and the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. Rosters of officers in Saddam's Fedayeen list Lt. Col. Ahmed Hikmat Shakir, who was present at the January 2000 al-Qaida "summit" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at which the 9-11 attacks were planned, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Fedayeen was the elite paramilitary group run by Saddam's son Uday, which was deployed to do much of the regime's dirty work. The U.S. has never been sure Shakir was at the Kuala...
  • Interrogation: Al Qaeda and Anthrax

    04/08/2004 5:24:36 AM PDT · by TrebleRebel · 20 replies · 831+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 4/8/2004 | Mark Hosenball
    According to documents obtained by NEWSWEEK, Al Qaeda mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed told U.S. investigators after his capture last year that a high-ranking Qaeda lieutenant known as Khallad originally was "selected" to participate in the 9/11 attacks as a "bouncer"--one of the musclemen assigned to corral and subdue passengers on a hijacked plane. Khallad, a one-legged Yemeni also known as Tawfiq bin Attash, attended a January 2000 "summit" meeting in Malaysia at which he allegedly went over plans for 9/11 with two future hijackers, Khalid Almihdhar and Nawaf Alhazmi. After the meeting, Almihdhar and Alhazmi traveled to the United States....
  • Jemaah Islamiah bombers 'acting on Osama's fatwa'

    04/01/2004 8:09:31 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 2 replies · 228+ views
    Edict given before Bali blasts, says member KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Jemaah Islamiah (JI) terrorists responsible for the 2002 Bali bombings and other deadly attacks in South-east Asia were operating under a fatwa, or religious edict, which they believed came from Osama bin Laden, an alleged member of the group said. Hambali, an Indonesian cleric believed to be a top Al-Qaeda operative, distributed the fatwa to JI members before the group launched attacks in Indonesia, Mohamed Nasir Abbas told Malaysia's TV3 network in comments aired yesterday. 'People who believed in the fatwa carried out bombings,' Nasir said. 'People like Hambali...
  • KL Hit by Major Power Outage: Official

    01/13/2004 9:05:53 AM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 139+ views
    OSAC ^ | January 13, 2004 | Agence France Presse
    A major power outage in a key business centre in Kuala Lumpur left hundreds of offices, shopping centres and dozens of hotels without electricity for hours, an official said on Tuesday. 'There is an electricity failure at the 33 KV power distribution centre in Raja Chulan Road,' an official with the state-owned utility giant Tenaga Nasional Bhd told AFP. The official said those in the busy Pudu, Raja Chulan, Imbi, Bukit Bintang and Sultan Ismail roads in Malaysia's capital are without electricity. 'It will take a few hours to get the power back. We are doing our best,' the official...

    01/08/2004 7:56:52 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 20 replies · 653+ views
    NNN TV, Japan (Video Stream) in Japanese ^ | 8 January 2004 | AmericaninTokyo (using NNN Video News)
    Video Stream from Japanese TV (NNN Tokyo) showing "New Years Jumping" off of the highest building in the world, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Watch these idiots fly! You can view by hitting the link, (above) for 300 k. Or, try this for 56k viewing. All Windows Media.
  • Manila and Kuala Lumpur declare suspected Sars cases

    01/04/2004 9:16:06 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 15 replies · 217+ views
    Straits Times ^ | Updated Jan 5, 12.47 pm (Singapore time)
    KUALA LUMPUR -- A Malaysian woman has been hospitalised and tested for Sars after developing a high fever on a trip to China, including a visit to Guangdong province, officials said on Monday. The 31-year-old woman was found to have fever, a cough and a sore throat upon her arrival at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Saturday, according to The Star daily. Deputy health director-general Ismail Merican said the woman had been isolated at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital but her fever had subsided and her x-rays were normal. 'We are still waiting for the lab report but we believe...
  • Hearings will reveal some secrets of 9/11

    09/17/2002 7:09:44 PM PDT · by Rumierules · 32 replies · 438+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/17/02 | David Ensor
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A veil of secrecy will begin to rise Wednesday when a congressional committee reveals some of the information that U.S. spy agencies knew about suspected terrorist activity before the September 11 attacks -- including the disclosure that analysts knew al Qaeda had previously plotted to use aircraft as terrorist weapons. The recently declassified documents will be made public for the first time during an open hearing of the joint House-Senate Intelligence Committee. One of the main questions investigators are probing: Could the September 11 attacks have been prevented? Joint Senate House Intelligence hearings CNN plans coverage of...
  • Hambali planning next attack

    08/16/2003 10:24:47 PM PDT · by MJY1288 · 6 replies · 208+ views
    Washinton Times ^ | 08/17/03 | Alisa Tang ASSOCIATED PRESS
    <p>BANGKOK Hambali, the suspected mastermind of al Qaeda's bombing campaign in Southeast Asia who was captured last week, was plotting terror attacks against a Bangkok summit President Bush is due to attend, Thailand's prime minister said yesterday. Hambali, an Indonesian whose real name is Riduan Isamuddin, had planned to make Thailand a base for terror operations, but his arrest and three of his associates, since June has uprooted his terror network, Jemaah Islamiyah, from the country, the Thai leader said.</p>
  • Bomber sparks Jemaah Islamiah arrests

    05/30/2003 7:26:25 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 236+ views
    The Australian ^ | May 30 2003 | Kimina Lyall
    THE arrests of three Jemaah Islamiah members near Phnom Penh this week were sparked by the interrogation of a key Bali bomb planner. Asian intelligence sources said Wan Min Wan Mat, a Malaysian man in custody in Kuala Lumpur who provided Bali bomber Ali Ghufron with funding for the Kuta bombs, had indicated that many of those fleeing arrest in Singapore and Malaysia in 2001 had hidden in Cambodia. That information led to a surveillance operation on the Uum Al Qura organisation, which runs a large school and mosque about 30km north of Phnom Penh. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen...
  • KL nabs two JI members

    01/25/2003 12:17:40 AM PST · by csvset · 7 replies · 469+ views
    The Straights Times ^ | 25 Jan 3003 | AP
    KL nabs two JI membersKUALA LUMPUR -- Police have arrested a Malaysian air force official and a library security guard on suspicion that they are members of the Islamic terror group Jemaah Islamiah (JI), which has been blamed for the Oct 12 Bali bombings, police said on Saturday.The suspects are believed to belong to a JI cell that in the past has arranged accommodation and transport for new recruits traveling through Malaysia on their way to terrorist training camps in the southern Philippines. Both Malaysian, the two were detained in Sabah state on Borneo island, a senior police official said...
  • Kuala Lumpur's use of Islam to build nation 'has backfired'

    01/14/2003 4:49:18 PM PST · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 240+ views
    Straights Times ^ | January 15 2003
    KUALA LUMPUR - The radicalisation of former Malaysian army officer Yazid Sufaat, suspected of abetting two Sept 11 hijackers and of being a Jemaah Islamiah bomb-maker, shows that Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's ambitious effort to use Islam as a vehicle for economic progress and social change has backfired, The Asian Wall Street Journal said in a report yesterday. It said that Yazid - the son of a poor rubber tapper and the winner of a government scholarship to study biochemistry in the US - was an 'ideal candidate for transformation into the progressive Muslim professional', a type of citizen that...
  • Sky divers leap from tall building

    12/29/2002 4:42:57 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 7 replies · 417+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 29, 2002 | Associated Press Staff
    Sky divers leap from tall building 12/29/2002 Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Sky divers plunged off the world's tallest buildings Saturday to warm up for a competition held only rarely because the activity is banned in most countries. The sky divers, who will take part in a tournament scheduled to start Sunday, leaped from a balcony of the 1,483-foot Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur. Strong wind gusts blew many of the sky divers off course, pushing them away from the target circle on the ground - a situation that would cost them points when the competition starts....
  • Asia Looks to China as War Fears Felt

    10/08/2002 10:53:59 AM PDT · by Conagher · 4 replies · 241+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | Sun Oct 6,10:04 AM ET | Simon Cameron-Moore
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (Reuters) - China's growth is Asia's ray of hope as the world eyes a meltdown on Wall Street, warplanes over Iraq, a sluggish U.S. recovery and a Japanese government desperately seeking solutions to financial chaos. The World Economic Forum's conference on East Asia opened in Kuala Lumpur Sunday to worries over storm clouds building and little talk spent on recent forecasts of strong growth. Wall Street struck five-year lows last week, Japan's stock market is at levels unseen for 19 years and leading Asian corporates have ditched planned bond issues. "We have an extremely challenging international environment,...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-War Endur.Freedom 9/30/02 Baku-Ceyhan,Jerusalem,Ramallah,Syria,Palmyra,Tehran

    09/29/2002 10:36:53 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 39 replies · 3,709+ views
    AP, Reuters, Yahoo, the usual suspects | 9/30/02 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil after the 911 Atrocities
    GOTTA SEE THIS-War Endur.Freedom 9/30/02 Baku-Ceyhan,Jerusalem,Ramallah,Khan al-Sheeh,Yarmok,Palmyra,Tehran Baku-Ceyhan, Jerusalem, Ramallah, Khan al-Sheeh, Yarmok, Palmyra, Tehran, London, Scott Ritter, Havana, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 9/30/02 - Baku-Ceyhan, Jerusalem, Ramallah, Khan al-Sheeh, Yarmok, Palmyra, Tehran BREAKING: Ceyhan, Turkey, Baku-Ceyhan pipeline, BREAKING: Turkey, weapons-grade uranium BREAKING: Jerusalem, Israel, Murderers of Americans face Court BREAKING: Ramallah, Terrorist exit through wall Sidon, Damascus, blood libel, Khan al-Sheeh, Yarmok, Palmyra, Baghdad, Cairo, Tehran, London, Scott Ritter Havana, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya ========= Jerusalem, Israel ========= PERP ALERT: MURDERER OF AMERICANS WORKING FOR ARAFAT In Jerusalem, Israel, four Arab terrorists before...