An official report’s assessment – “it is almost inconceivable that the aircraft has not been found”

Another body says – ‘the understanding of MH370’s location “is better now than it has ever been” and reiterated earlier estimates that the most likely location of the downed plane was a 9,700 sq-mile area to the north of the earlier search zone in the southern Indian Ocean.”

Gosh, seriously and what supports that?

Another felt more conciliatory by saying:

“It remains a great tragedy and we wish that we could have brought complete closure to the bereaved. I hope, however, that they can take some solace in the fact that we did all we could do to find answers.”

He is actually correct, as the effort to locate MH370 which disappeared with 239 people on board in March 2014, less than an hour into its flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing is the largest and most expensive surface and underwater searches in aviation history, eventually covering more than 46,000 sq miles.

Interestingly, this multinational effort cost more than $160m, and involved ships and aircraft from countries including India, China, the US and Australia!

And after a fruitless 1,046 days it was suspended but not before many parties and all of them, shenanigans, adventurers, unscrupulous politicians and hangers-on managed to squeeze massive political media publicity from this tragedy!

The fact remains that despite the years gone by since March 8th 2014, the loss of MH370 cannot be established with certainty!

But many individuals have benefited and profited from this tragedy!

We will not be wrong to say that the fate of MH370 is likely to remain one of aviation’s greatest enduring mysteries and further fuel the countless conspiracy theories surrounding its disappearance.

And the involvement of adventurous and actors and actresses, each with their own need for a frolic, creates more high drama, which we can do without!

For example, a case in point, the untimely death of Honorary Consul of Malaysia, Zahid Raza who was shot dead in Madagascar’s capital Antananarivo is being spanned by a certain group of adventurers who seem to have taken control of this narrative, by managing media shoots, searches, and dialogues with governments on the pretense of being experts?

Let us look at the narrative – who stated and went on record that Honorary Consul of Malaysia, Zahid Raza spent years investigating the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370?

Let me out rightly challenge, as to who is the source, that he first of all, was working on the disappearance of MH370 and secondly, that his murder was a direct result of the first?

As I always say some people must have been reading far too many spy novels or Tom Clancy books?

As far as I am aware and I should know, both the authorities in Madagascar where the murder took place and Putrajaya, have gone on record to say it is far too early to make any links between the murder and the missing MH370!

So unless there is evidence, hard core evidence, could the adventurers – the ‘Indiana Jones and Jane of the world’, please zip it!

Now the irony is – instead of looking for MH370, the latest spin is looking for debris, “here there and everywhere like Old McDonald’s farm” as if that will conclusively tell us where, what remains of that aircraft is?

My call is – let us be open, look for the aircraft but, bear in mind that it may not be where everyone is claiming it to be!

Expert or no expert!

If the sea has something, it will never hid it, but which sea?

Or for that matter, even land? Got my drift?

I have stated this at various official and private meets, that for me and to millions of consumers traveling it is inconceivable, repressive and unacceptable in this age of technology that a very sophisticated and ‘state of the art commercial aircraft’ can be missing and for the ‘powers that be’ not to know with certainty, what became of the aircraft and those on board?

And as for the search, is it on, off, on again and that in itself, is a riddle, we are tasked to understand, cry over, go a begging, not how we find closure for family and loved ones who still mourn, some terminally ill and would love to know the truth what ever happened to loved ones – the 239 passengers and crew on a Malaysian aircraft called MH370!


‘So once again things not what they seem to be, a phrase I always tell those who want to be big players not realizing what happens and the dangers within the shadows?’


I have seen this kind of repulsive behavior all over!

Whether it is post war, civil unrest, earthquake, floods from the episodes of marginalization and exodus situations post genocide I always wonder what happens to the big donations from willing sacrificial hearts and taken in the name of those hurting?

Does it go for administration, salaries, bourgeoisie lifestyles of consultants, kickbacks, and how much to the cause really in the final count?

As such, no person more than I am delighted that the British government has suspended a foreign aid project after a BBC Panorama investigation found taxpayers’ cash was being diverted to extremists in Syria.

Britain was one of six donor countries paying for the project, which provides community policing to the rebel-held areas of Aleppo, Idlib and Daraa provinces.

The intelligentsia advises me that those funds were actually intended finance an unarmed civilian police force, and not co-operate with extremist groups!

So once again things not what they seem to be a phrase I always tell those who want to be players not realizing what really happen and the dangers within the shadows?

But hats off and I am again overjoyed that that Panorama has found examples where that was not the case and the evidence cited troubling!

From my undergraduate days I was always thrilled at the work Panorama does, the passion which they do it coupled with the sacrifice and dedication for truth, accountability, good governance and transparency!

So what are Panorama’s allegations against the project?

I am advised among others:
1. Police cooperating with courts that carry out summary executions – including a case where two women were stoned to death
2. Police being paid in cash and then being forced to hand over funds to an extremist group controlling the area
3. Police officers being handpicked by an extremist group
4. Dead and fictitious people are on the police payroll

What really shocked me was the allegation that Officers from a UK-backed police force in Syria have also been working with courts carrying out brutal sentences.

A UK government spokesman has gone on record that they take these allegations seriously.

Adam Smith International, the British company running the project, on the other spectrum strongly denies the allegations.
Britain was one of six donor countries paying for the project, which provides community policing but now the stench coming out of these allegations really troubling.

So instead of going on a defensive or at worst, a spin which are the behavior traits of adventurers – and make rubbish statements like:

“We believe that such work in Syria is important to protect our national security interest but of course we reach this judgment carefully given that in such a challenging environment no activity is without risk.”

Instead there should be a high powered task force of international advocates investigating these from end to end so that the truth will be secured!

Anything less is a compromise between strange bedfellows even in a war against terror or the art of war within the shadows?


‘One final word, and in all fairness, I must constantly remind readers, that Islam is a religion of peace, a beautiful faith, and that, the fasting month, is, when adherents strive to get closer to God.

The barbaric acts of some must not desecrate that Islam, is a religion of peace, love and goodwill!’


November 6th 2001, post the 911 attack, former President Bush went ballistic stating that “there was no room for neutrality, in the war against terrorism!”

He reiterated that that the nations of the world must decide – “You’re either with us or against us in the fight against terror.”

In a joint news conference, with the then, French President Jacques Chirac, Bush went on that coalition partners would be called upon to back up their support with action.

Bush then went on, with the same message at the United Nations!

Fast forward, June 5th 2017.

Great Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May emerging from an emergency Cobra meeting at Downing Street, as they are often also called, which is an emergency response committee, a get together of ministers, civil servants, the police, intelligence officers and others appropriate to get to grips with a thorny issue of last night’s terrorist attack, the third in three months, though thanks to the British Counter Terrorist Unit, more than 5 others prospective attacks, were prevented!

For the record, in the first, there was a car and knife attack on Westminster in March this year, which left five people dead, in the second there was a bomb attack at a concert in Manchester two weeks ago killed 22 and left others critically hurt.

And in the aftermath of Saturday evening’s attack, there was again, a weaponised vehicle and knife attack, that saw seven people killed and dozens injured.

Since then several others!

Prime Minister May, did not mince her words or thoughts, as she laid four critical protocols Britain would need to undertake to protect it, which hereinafter, I call the ‘May 4 response!’

  1. Addressing the simple evil ideology of Islamic extremism.
  2. Not allowing this ideology the safe space to breed!
  3. Cannot allow the safe space in the real world through military action in countries where the ideology is prevalent and taking a comprehensive action on home grown terrorists!
  4. Upgrading and keeping up Britain’s Counter Terrorism Strategy and reviews and upgrading legislation.

She reiterated that though the recent attacks were no connected by organized networks, but, they are connected and bound together, by a single evil ideology of Islamic extremism, that preaches hatred, sows divisions, and promotes sectarianism.

The Prime minister stated, that it is an ideology that erroneously states that the universal and Western values of freedom, democracy and human rights, are not compatible with the religion of Islam.

That defeating, this ideology, is one of the greatest challenges of our time.

She stated enough is enough!

That British society has been far too tolerant, of extremist Islam and that going forward, things had to change!

That this “brand of Islam” is a perversion of true Islam and of the truth!

And identifying it is simple – it is a brand that propagates separation, segregation and divisions in communities!

Reminds me of a certain individual, who sought foreign refuge, after warrants of arrest, were issued for him at his native country, for serious chargers, and walked with the powers that be, enjoying the glamour, high praises and protection, even security assets meant for VIPs in a certain Asian country, extensive media attention where that individual fired salvos against those who sought his arrest but, who left to escape Interpol’s intervention and the global attention on him?

And therefore, to succeed to stump out such barbaric and inhumane thoughts and actions, the British community and stakeholders in all tiers must come together as one!

And the moment has come, not to give safe space, as the British Premier says, for terrorist to operate locally, abroad, or to be granted citizenship or permanent residence status!

That in Great Britain, there should be robust action needed to identify and stump them out, across the public sector and in society!

I was excited that Theresa May was neither apologetic nor vulnerable, and she reminded me so much of the late Margaret Thatcher, that “Iron Lady” I came to know personally and admired, during my days at law school in England, when the latter visited the University and our events!

Theresa May stated quite rightly, that this robust action, to follow will require some very difficult and embarrassing conversations!

I believe what she was alluding to, was like President Bush stated post 911 attack – and in the British context, it means, it is time for the Muslim community in Great Britain and others, elsewhere in the civilized world, in extension, to do more than what they are doing now, and the days where one can ‘hunt with the hounds and run with the hares’ are indeed over!

With the advent of technology and assets, in the air, ground and in space above, the digital footprints of terrorists and their sympathizers, are clearly readable as practitioners and intelligentsia know far too well!

And the days of providing safe havens, finances, logistics support, breeding and training grounds are over!

I am certain this is not just confined to communities in Europe, in West Asia, the Africa’s, or in Asia, where politicians can say one thing at the UN, in the international arena and conferences, and indulge in another, where domestic politics and political survival is concerned!

Prime Minister, Theresa May, has publicly called for international cooperation in bringing forward more red tape to cyberspace!

This is laudable!

And I believe it must be supplemented by cross border and international initiatives and among them, new international agreements and support, to regulate the internet and other activities in the war against terror, both international and domestic, in the light of the London Bridge terror attack!

Britain and other countries, need more legislation like the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA 2016) – the so-called ‘Snooper’s Charter’ – which expands the powers of spying agencies and the Government over the internet.

Interestingly, if I am not wrong, the said legislation was initiated by Premier May, when she was Home Minister.

It was an act that required internet service providers, to maintain a list of visited websites, for all internet users for a year and gives intelligence agencies, more powers to intercept online communications.

This is vital as it allows the Police and intelligentsia to access the stored browsing history without any warrant or court order.

One final word, in all fairness, I must constantly remind readers, that Islam is a religion of peace, a beautiful faith, and that, the fasting month, is when adherents strive to get closer to God.

The barbaric acts of some in many parts of the civilized world, must not desecrate, that Islam is a religion of peace and goodwill!

Unfortunately, recent events across the world and sadly, yet again here, in Britain, a barbaric attack on soft targets during the holy month of Ramadan; raises may questions in the minds of observers and other communities and faiths!

The actions of these few, who take great delight in barbaric acts, must not draw or invite similar action against peace loving, god fearing, pious, innocent Muslims, who subscribe not to such terrorists acts!

To those with such barbaric acts, thoughts, and suffering from self-created superiority complex, I pray, they have the minimal intelligence to realize that they themselves are the ones, inflicting the most desecration on their own religion!

Surely, they cannot believe, that the fear they evoke among others, is tantamount to respect, admiration or a call to convert?

As Malaysia, ASEAN and APEC icon lead consumerist and human rights advocate, I believe it is critical for Great Britain’s Premier, to state very clearly, that things cannot now go back, to the status quo.

Not after, all these barbaric attacks and fatalities!

All walks of the British community, and the global state actors and citizens must now come together!

It is pertinent, that immediately, these difficult and embarrassing conversations to address the true and present danger, that home grown terrorists and those who protect, aid and abet them pose, to the British society or in other destinations begin!

May the ALMIGHTY guide us ALL!


“Do your worst, as I am not the least bothered neither will your threats to report me to the Australian or Malaysian government, ASIO, the World Media, bother me!
While there, these lunatics should also inform Donald Trump and Putin as well!”


No, seriously, I am not joking, this is not a script from the next 007 movie, these were the threats made against me on this Sunday evening December 3 2017, while I was with the intelligentsia having a stiff drink!

It was not a crank message trail either.

Now where did it start?

You will remember that sometime last week, I had highlighted that there was a media event in Perth, Western Australia and that a particular media crew was there, which also included in the event, allegations of a Indiana Jones exposure, of debris, from that tragic event called MH370!

I had highlighted my concerns that the “Indiana Jones thingy” was not the way to go and went on record to cite allegations that was picked up, which I felt needed to be investigated by us, Malaysians, not lunatics, who have no life!

I shared of data received from third parties of allegations of paid and planted surrogates, ‘desperate housewives’, warped minds, warehouse speculators, racist’s cyber troopers and those behind a number of self-righteous groups, who set up Facebook logs with their own theories and attempts to bully, abuse, slander, defame anyone who does not support their line of approach, or others who used and abused this tragedy to focus on themselves, rather than that lost Boeing 777 with its over 239 passengers!

And of course, there are allegations of “planted debris”, the payment to locals to repeat statements earlier coached, planned photo shoots, claims and counter claims, over rating one’s importance that even that the CIA has a bounty on them of US10 Million?

I reiterated, that someone must be so desperate and without a life or a reader of far too many books by Tom Clancy or the Indiana Jones sequels?

Please do not get me wrong, I am reader of Clancy’s work!

But, after saying little before, I am now irritated and upset that this narrative was been controlled by outsiders!
And the focus seems to be these shenanigans and what they are selling, which surrounds them, not the aircraft, its crew or passengers!

It is Show Time!

It certainly gives the perception, rightly or wrongly, that MH370 is now high jacked by others with their own protocols and judgment calls even if it is lunatic!

Basically, that MH370 is to be used, abused and positioned to give these low lives an opportunity to be the center of this tragedy!

Of course, these individuals now are on record, accusing me of all persons, of lying, high jacking it for a personal profit motif, that the alleged media meet in Perth was my wild imagination, that I had no pictures sent to me and that there was no electronic or print media there!

I received a super hammering and accused of propagating fake news!

Yes, fake news!

But of course, that could not be substantiated or sustained, since the next day, a print media carried that story and I am now advised, it was also screened by an electronic media, which I alluded to, in my report!

These lunatics then reached out through a common dear friend for a truce and I agreed to forgive and forget!

Come on its Advent and we are about to celebrate Christmas soon!

What I did not suspect, was they were only interested in the identity of my source and what data and pictures were in my possession?

That, they never got, despite desperately asking, but, I did describe the pictures, the venue and the players in them!

They tried this way and that!

There was total silence!

Then, the next day, an appeal was made to me to edit or delete my blog.

Since I had already forgiven them I thought no worries!

I asked my legal team to just re-look at the blog posting and advise me, since I had back to back conference calls!

Eventually, I edited the blog without removing major issues and Intel that was collated!

I sincerely thought it was over, that common sense prevailed, till this evening when threats, accusations, verbal abuse continued!

But this time, they made a serious mistake – they threatened my family in Australia!

That was a super mistake! That was vulgar. That breaks all norms and rules of engagement!

As those who have worked with me know – I never indulge in any illegal activities, and as an attorney uphold the rules of engagement to be always cordial unless extremely provoked or threat of life, limb and loved ones on the line!

Then yes there are assets, support and assistance given by those who care for our safety that anyone can use to protect others and oneself in dire threat!

Two things those who have crossed swords with me, in my over 40 years of advocacy,  know about me:

  1. Profiting in other people’s hurt, lost, dilemma or pain NEVER in my profile!
  2. I am direct and I do not wear masks and the passion and commitment to the causes and issues I undertake never in half measures.

There is a third these days – while I am quick in forgiving and working alongside former adversaries and opponents for a common cause I will not ‘stand down’ when threatened, slandered, defamed or vilified by basically trolls and Persona Non Grata types who throw names, big names actually in their threats!

Those who know me and work with me on MH370 or other pertinent national, regional or global issues, know for a fact, as do various government agencies and state intelligentsia that I do not dance to the tune of shenanigans of all types and shades!

So to these ‘adventurers’, who may have real needs in their life due to many forms of trauma my simple advice – you are free to work with us – but do not attempt to highjack what are a Malaysian responsibilities neither threaten, defame, vilify us!

If one thinks they are the victims here – gosh by all means exhaust your energies to protect yourself if there are indeed clear and present danger for one as I certainly will now after being updated by my intelligentsia!

So please do go ahead – with your threats to report me to the Australian or Malaysian government, ASIO, the World Media, bother me!

While there, these lunatics should also inform Donald Trump and Putin, as well!

I am a firm believer of natural justice!

As for me, I have done, no wrong and being in the forefront of this tragedy from day one – but now taken offense and challenged, that a Malaysian issue is being high jacked and a narrative been programmed by outsiders who by their very actions are the ones who have intentions to profit from the tragedy and agony of the families and loved ones of 239 passengers and crew of MH370!

Which includes, those known to me personally who were also on that flight!