Saturday, October 13, 2007

MORE PICS - KLIA Palentine Stowaway on SIA to S'PORE to be Charged; Malaysia orders Probe; 4 dead & 4 Injured - M'sian ferry fire - Pulau Tioman

MORE PICS - KLIA Palestinian Stowaway on SIA to S'PORE to be Charged; Malaysia orders Probe; 4 dead & 4 Injured in M'sian ferry fire Pulau Tioman to Mersing

UPDATE: October 16, 2007 20:32 PM
MAHB Lodges Police Report On Stowaway Incident

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 16 (Bernama) -- Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) Tuesday lodged a police report calling on the authorities to conduct thorough investigations into the incident of a Palestinian man slipping into Singapore on a Singapore Airlines plane which flew in from KL International Airport (KLIA).

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy said the report was lodged to enable the Malaysian police to conduct full-scale investigations into the October 11 incident, including interviewing the Palestinian, who is being held in Singapore. "We just received a report from the Singapore police yesterday. Based on that, we made a police report this morning to enable Malaysian police to start investigations. "This is because there are a lot of questions left unanswered in this case especially as to the real intention of this gentleman. Based on the little information we have, the immigration records show there is no record of him entering Malaysia legally and how he survived under that kind of situation...up in 29,000 feet," he told reporters today. Chan said he could not comment much on the incident as it was now under police investigations but the public should not doubt the security aspect at KLIA.

"I must tell you the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) has just conducted security audit on KLIA and we have complied with all ICAO requirements," he said. Chan said MAHB closed-circuit surveillance cameras also did not pick up any visual of the Palestinian anywhere in the airport and checks at the airport's security fences did not reveal any sign of break-ins.

"So many questions are left unanswered. We need to go through thoroughly. Let our police take some time to look into it," he said. He, however, declined to divulge contents of the Singapore police report on the incident or whether there was any breach in security at KLIA. A Palestinian, Osama R.M. Shublaq, 27, managed to sneak into a Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-200 aircraft via the nose wheel last Thursday. The Palestinian stunned the ground crew waiting to serve flight SQ119 from KLIA when the man fell from the nose wheel of the aircraft after it landed at the Changi International Airport just past midnight. He was handed over to the police and was charged in a Singapore court on Friday with entering the country illegally without a valid permit. He faces up to six months' jail or a fine of up to S$6,000 (RM14,000). Chan, who had ordered for a full probe into the incident, received a report today.

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Malaysiakini finally has the KLIA SIA Plane Hitch Hiiker to S'PORE story as

KLIA plane wheel stowaway charged in S'pore court Oct 13, 07 3:51am and a new one

Second citizen into space in 2 years Oct 13, 07 5:45am

The KLIA Airport authorities were embarrassed when informed from the Singapore end. And this could possibly be due to the lack of security in the month of Ramandan that he managed to get into the aircraft taking off area. He could well be an employee in the airport and must have some good advice from friends where to hide. He was also lucky the nose landing gear did not crushed him up when retracted.

The failure of the Big Screen on Dataran Merdeka for the Soyuz lift off is another example.
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Oct 13, 2007

M'sia orders probe into SIA jet stowaway

KUALA LUMPUR - MALAYSIA said on Saturday it has ordered a full inquiry into how a Palestinian stowaway hid in the nose wheel well of a plane on a flight to Singapore.

The predictable & standard reply from the Transport Minster, - a through Investigation, an Inquiry or a probe for any mishap, crash, accident related to transport.

'I am very unhappy with the preliminary report on the incident. The airport is a security area, this should not have happened,'

Transport Minister Chan Kong Choy said according to the state Bernama news agency. The 27-year-old Palestinian stowaway, Osama R.M. Shublaq, hid in the nose wheel well of Singapore Airlines flight SQ 119 from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). He is reported to have fallen about 2.4 metres from the SIA plane's wheel well to the ground after the Boeing 777-2000 taxied to a gate at Changi Airport on Thursday night. He was charged with entering Singapore without a valid pass or permit, and if convicted he could be jailed for up to six months, caned three times or more, or fined up to 6,000 Singapore dollars (4,000 US). Datuk Seri Chan said the Department of Civil Aviation and KLIA's operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad has been ordered to investigate the incident and a report was expected to be submitted on Tuesday. – AFP

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Four dead in M'sian ferry fire

KUALA LUMPUR - FOUR people died and four were injured on Saturday when a fire broke out on a ferry travelling from the popular Malaysian tourist island of Pulau Tioman, the state Bernama news agency said. The ferry was bound for Mersing, a port town on Malaysia's east coast which is the main gateway for trips to the holiday island.

Bernama said the ferry carrying 100 passengers was seven nautical miles from Tioman when the fire occurred.It cited a Mersing police spokesman as saying the dead and injured had been taken to a local hospital and that they were gathering information on the victims.It did not say whether the victims were Malaysians or foreigners. -- AFP

ABOVE: One of the ferry in service.

Many ferry operators operate boats and ferries between Mersing and Tioman several times a day. Amongst the most reliable, Blue Water Speedboats operates its first speedboats from Mersing at 7.30 a.m. and its last ones at about 4.30 p.m. depending on tides. Tickets cost RM35 one way. From Tioman, the first boat leaves at 8.00 a.m and the last at about 4.30 p.m. daily

BELOW: Tioman Airport. By plane is faster but more costly of course

= = == and from Bernama
October 13, 2007 17:59 PM

Ferry Catches Fire Near Pulau Tioman: Four Dead, Four Others Injured

JOHOR BAHARU, Oct 13 (Bernama) -- Four people died and four others were injured when a ferry cruising from the Genting Jetty in Pulau Tioman to the Mersing Jetty caught fire past noon Saturday. The ferry carrying 100 passengers was seven nautical miles from the Genting Jetty when the fire occurred at 12.30pm.A Mersing police spokesman confirmed the incident. He said the dead and the injured passengers had been taken to the Mersing Hospital. Police were now gathering information on the victims, he added.

= == = == =Go H E R E new updated post ON

MORE PICS & Video – Tioman Ferry Engine Fire 13 Oct 07; 4 Killed 5 Injured; Fire due to overloading and overheating; Ferry with more than 100 passengers and the maximum is 75

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ABOVE: A similar SIA Boeing 777-200 plane in which the stowaway hitch the free ride and BELOW: It was the last flight of the day SQ119


MORE PICS – Palestine Stowaway Survives 55-mins SIA Flight KL-Singapore in Nose Wheel Bay; Osama R M Shublaq fell 2.4 m on Arrival at Service Bay

Oct 12, 2007; S S T

Stowaway survives SIA flight from KL hidden in wheel well

He is said to be a Palestinian who smuggled himself onboard the flight from KL to Singapore.

CHANGI Airport had an unexpected passenger arrival on Thursday night when a Palestinian man dropped out of the wheel well of a Singapore Airlines jetairliner at Changi Airport. The man, Osama R M Shublaq, is said to have been a stowaway aboard SIA Flight SQ 119 that flew in from Kuala Lumpur at around 10:56pm. He stunned ground crew who were waiting to serve the twin-engine Boeing 777-200 after he fell out, apparently dizzy from a lack of oxygen, from the area where the front landing gear is stowed.

The height from the wheel well, (ABOVE) where the landing gear strut and two nose wheels are stowed during flight, to the ground is about 2.4 metres. The stowaway was taken away by Singapore police. The SQ airliner had just taxiied to Gate F33 at Changi Airport's Terminal Two after a 55-minute flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Aviation industry sources said they were surprised the man survived his ordeal.

ABOVE:If he had taken the economy class, he would have been served a cup of coffee but he did not pay and hide himself at the wheel bay. .

They said the flight's short duration could have saved him as the airliner does not have to ascend to the same height as passenger planes on long haul journeys. Furthermore, as the wheel well is not pressurised, the lower flight altitude could have helped the stoway to breathe easier, as compared to an airliner flying in the thin air of around 35,000 to 40,000 feet -- the cruising altitude for most passenger jets. Malaysian airport authorities told The Straits Times that they are reviewing how the man could have breached airport security and smuggled himself aboard the plane. Dato' Azmi Murad, Senior General Manager, Operations, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad, said:"We were told by Singapore Airlines this morning that there was a stowaway on SQ 119 from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. We will assist and cooperate with Singapore authorities to investigate on how it happened

= == = = Bernama brief account
October 12, 2007 20:38 PM

Stowaway Onboard SIA Flight From KLIA

SINGAPORE, Oct 12 (Bernama) -- A man who sneaked into a Singapore Airlines (SIA) plane from Kuala Lumpur last night has been handed over to police. Osama R M Shublaq, said to be a Palestinian, hid inside the wheel well of the SIA flight SQ119 that flew in from Kuala Lumpur at 10.56pm,according to a report in the Straits Times' online edition. he man stunned the Changi Airport ground crew who were waiting to serve the twin-engine Boeing 777-200 when he fell out of the area where the front landing gear is stowed, it said.

He was taken away by police. he Straits Times quoted Datuk Azmi Murad, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) Senior General Manager (Operations), as saying SIA had nformed MAHB, operator of the KL International Airport in Sepang, about the incident. We will assist and cooperate with Singapore authorities to investigate how it happened," he said.

= = = =and the new Airbus A380 for SIA on Monday before entering service on a Singapore-Sydney route 10 days later.

Oct 13, 2007

Airbus finally ready to deliver A380 to SIA

The plane, which can seat over 800 people, will arrive in S'pore next week

PARIS - AIRBUS will hand Singapore Airlines the first A380 next week, 18 months late but to the widespread relief of the European aerospace industry. The first delivery comes just days after US rival Boeing announced trouble with its flagship project, the mid-sized 787 Dreamliner, which is now six months behind schedule. The A380, the world's biggest passenger jet plane, is one of the most exciting new airliners in nearly 40 years.

It is to be delivered to SIA on Monday before entering service on a Singapore-Sydney route 10 days later. Capable of carrying from 555 to more than 800 passengers, the double-decker plane is Airbus' most ambitious project to date. But it has been racked by problems and has laid bare the difficulties of European industrial cooperation. 'It's not the end of Airbus' problems, but it's a significant step to deliver the first A380,' said aviation analyst Leigh Bailey at ratings agency Standard and Poor's. Airbus announced slips to the A380 schedule on three occasions, principally due to wiring complications. It estimates the cost of the accumulated 18 months of delays at about US$6 billion (S$8.8 billion).

Lack of cooperation between French and German engineers was partly to blame. The group has since launched a severe restructuring plan with 10,000 job cuts expected.

After delays, management changes, sniping between the group's French and German shareholders and financial losses, EADS - the Airbus parent company - is now embroiled in an insider trading scandal linked to the A380 problems. The launch of the plane therefore gives EADS and Airbus a chance to turn the corner. Airbus will hold a ceremony on Monday at its headquarters and main factory in Toulouse, south-west France, with 500 guests expected to witness the hand-over and departure of the aircraft.

About 15 airlines have placed firm orders for the A380. Dubai-based Emirates is the leading client among a customer list that includes predominantly Asian, European and Gulf-based carriers. Around 170 firm orders and 20 preliminary agreements for the A380 are now on the books. But Airbus says it needs to sell 420 of the planes at catalogue prices to cover its costs - up from 270 when the programme was launched in 2000.

Boeing, meanwhile, has no acceptance problems for its 787, with more than 600 orders so far. But the US group is now following in Airbus' footsteps by making embarrassing admissions of delivery delays. Japan's All Nippon Airways Co was first in a line of 50 customers that have ordered the long-haul jets. It was expecting to get the first of its 50 planes next May. But on Wednesday, Boeing announced it was postponing the 787's initial delivery by at least six months, mostly because of problems in its supply chain that have complicated assembly of the first planes on the production line.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, ASSOCIATED PRESS

P R E V I E W Coming post

= = = ====+FERRY FIRE - (Pulau Tioman - Mersing) Engine caught fire; possibly due to overloading and overheating. At the start of the Raya Holidays, local tourists were making a beeline to Pulau Tioman for a break. Mostly families with small children tagging along as seen in the coming pictures. Not only is the engine overloaded, the boat capacity is also. According to Police its limit is 75 passengers and on that fateful journey, more than 100 were there. Now it is fear there may be a few other missing person.
(Check back for the coming post, more pics of survivors with badly burned hands and all of them were seating at the back near to the engine room). When the disaster started, it was announced as an emergency and all the passengers panic, there were insufficient life jackets to go around and the engine oil fueled fire spread very quickly. Everyone rushed to the front and those with jackets jumped into the sea. Luckily, other nearby boats & ferries came to fish them out but 4 older people drowned.

ABOVE & BELOW: The Seagull express is the owner of the Ferry whose engine caught fire and spread quickly because of the presence of diesel in the engine compartment

UPDATE Tioman Ferry Fire in ENGINE: The dead are all Malaysian Chinese and the police revealed that the Ferry was overloaded with more than 100 Paks when it has a maximum of 75 only. The following are the victims 4 dead and another two injured cannot be identified.

October 13, 2007 21:37 PM

4 Dead, Four Injured In Ferry Tragedy
MERSING, Oct 13 (Bernama) -- Four holidaymakers are confirmed dead and four others are injured after suffering injuries when they jumped off a ferry on fire while cruising to
Tioman Island from Mersing at about noon today. When the fire broke at about 12.30pm, the ferry was about seven nautical miles or about 30 minutes from Tioman Island, near Rompin, Pahang. Mersing OCPD DSP Harun Arshad said marine police, fishing and tourist boats sent to the scene for search and rescue operations following a distress call managed to pluck from the sea 94 of the 98 passengers. Four bodies were retrieved from the sea, he told Bernama.

The dead are Hoo Lee Lan, 67, from Kuala Lumpur, Hong See Tiew, 53, The Siew Lian, 52, both from Klang, and Tee Moi @ Haw Lee Maoi, 68, from Batu Pahat. The injured including three women -- Lee Zsi Winn from Johor Baharu, Yong Sait Yoon from Kuala Lumpur, Ngow Lee Ling from Batu Pahat and a boy, Choong Wing Yi, from Kuala Lumpur -- have been admitted to the

Mersing Hospital. Harun said police are recording statements from survivors to gather information on how and where the fire started as well as the actual number of people on board the ill-fated "Seagull" ferry before the incident. All the survivors have been brought to the Mersing district police headquarters, he said. He said police believe the pilot of the ferry, owned by a Mersing-based company, was missing. A search and rescue team was scouring the area for the missing pilot and possible survivors as police believe there could be more passengers on board the ferry, he said, adding that there was no passenger manifest. The bodies have yet to be claimed by their next-of-kin

= = == Watch Video Clio (2 mins) - Tioman Ferry Survivals - the Aftermath

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Four dead in M'sian ferry fire

KUALA LUMPUR - FOUR people died and four were injured on Saturday when a fire broke out on a ferry travelling from the popular Malaysian tourist island of Pulau Tioman, the state Bernama news agency said. The ferry was bound for Mersing, a port town on Malaysia's east coast which is the main gateway for trips to the holiday island.

Bernama said the ferry carrying 100 passengers was seven nautical miles from Tioman when the fire occurred.It cited a Mersing police spokesman as saying the dead and injured had been taken to a local hospital and that they were gathering information on the victims.It did not say whether the victims were Malaysians or foreigners. -- AFP

ABOVE: One of the ferry in service.

Many ferry operators operate boats and ferries between Mersing and Tioman several times a day. Amongst the most reliable, Blue Water Speedboats operates its first speedboats from Mersing at 7.30 a.m. and its last ones at about 4.30 p.m. depending on tides. Tickets cost RM35 one way. From Tioman, the first boat leaves at 8.00 a.m and the last at about 4.30 p.m. daily

BELOW: Tioman Airport. By plane is faster but more costly of course

= = == and from Bernama
October 13, 2007 17:59 PM

Ferry Catches Fire Near Pulau Tioman: Four Dead, Four Others Injured

JOHOR BAHARU, Oct 13 (Bernama) -- Four people died and four others were injured when a ferry cruising from the Genting Jetty in Pulau Tioman to the Mersing Jetty caught fire past noon Saturday. The ferry carrying 100 passengers was seven nautical miles from the Genting Jetty when the fire occurred at 12.30pm.A Mersing police spokesman confirmed the incident. He said the dead and the injured passengers had been taken to the Mersing Hospital. Police were now gathering information on the victims, he added.
= == == = == = =and another sad Raya news

MORE PICS - Hari Raya Suicide & Murder; Man & 2 Children Died of Poisonings; Taman Ria, PJ; Quarreled with Wife who left & came back to find the Deaths

When a couple quarreled, there is this anger and hatred towards each other. Emotions like energy, they flow through you; you feel them and then they disappear. When you try to hold them back they build up and exploded into shouting matches with hurtful words.

The wife in this case tried to cool things over by walking out but too late this time. They might have rows after rows before and this must have been the last straw for the man to take the easy way out and also to end the sufferings of the children.

When we are born into this world we have to undergo all the procedures of a human being. We have to be ignorant again, we have to be a baby, a child, a adult and relearn all the things again and gain more experience in other things we lacked in our natural development. We have to suffer all these illusionary desires, and then the disappointment of the unfulfilled desires and all those kind of things until one day we have enough of it and end it all. But are the lessons well learned. Otherwise another round trip and an awful experience again for some


A man and his two children were found dead in their house in Taman Ria (ABOVE), Petaling Jaya Saturday, 13th Oct 2007, and the 1st Day of Hari Raya.

Initial police investigation revealed. that they died after drinking poisons. The dead were identified as Shamsul Haji Yaacob 32, Mohd Nisann7 and Mohd Helmi 3. Petaling Jaya police Chief ACP Junaindi said they were trying to identify the type of poisons used.

It was revealed that Shamsul had a quarrel with his wife after which she was said to have left the house. The deaths were discovered when she returned to the house and her calls went unanswered.


The doors then were forced open by damaging the locks at the iron grill and the wooden door


3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is also a case of Malaysia Boleh. The security guards must be sleeping. It can only reveal that security is so lax that anyone can get through. Malaysia Airports, you have a huge task ahead.
Jimmy

9:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor Transport Minister. How come I am the only one having problems when all others are having a jolly good time at Hari Raya Open House. Poor Mlaysians. Ever year more than 6000 have to perished because of accidents due to negligence or incompetence. This figure could have easily halved if corruption is wiped out. Never mind we will set up another commiteee to investigate the cause of the security breach and the fire. This one will be headed by Tun Ling because he is an experienced man being the Transport Minister for 17 years. I am sure he can come up with the solution and remedies in 7 days. In the meantime we wait for the next incident to happen. Aferall a bridge also collasped in America and all ours are still standing. The next accident waitng to happen wiil be an explosion at a gas station because smoking seems to be permitted. I only hope it is not at SHELL as this is the one I use now hoping to win a trip to Spain or Turkey. Selamat Hari Raya. Maaf Zahir & Batin.

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