Are Pilots Trapped & Targeted by Aussie Customs? What is "objectionable" or "abhorrent" pornography? Bringing Porn material is not an offence
Are Pilots Trapped & Targeted by “Australian Customs? What is "objectionable" or "abhorrent" pornography? Bringing Pornoraphic material into
Porn crackdown at Aussie airports nets 19
THE crackdown on porn at Australian airports which resulted in the arrest of a Singapore Airlines pilot last Saturday, has netted 19 people since January last year. Two others – another Singaporean and a Malaysian Airlines pilot – were also arrested in the last one week. The crackdown appears to be confined to
On Tuesday, for example, Italian police arrested a 55-year-old university professor after he stepped off a plane from
The Australian action appears to be a concerted effort aimed at stopping the smuggling of pornography into the country via
Are pilots specifically targeted when arriving in
So when the Pilots the last to leave the planes sauntered in through the customs they were targeted for a “slow check”. Literally they were trapped when they were ask if they have anything to declare. Probably they were aware that porn materials are allowed and when asked they would replied they have “nothing” to declare. And when customs scanned and found the "objectionable" or "abhorrent" child porn they were charged with importing & false statement and not in possession of them.
They should be more specific and ask "Any child porn in the laptops?. If so delete them" The severity of the punishment is apparently based on the number of the offensive video clips. One wonders if the “holier-than-thou” Aussies are also censoring the Internet on downloading such stuff to corrupt more of their kind. = = == = == == = == == == == = =
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SIA pilot with porn in laptop fined in Australia
He is the third person to be arrested in less than a week in Aussie crackdown on smut
By Karamjit Kaur, Aviation Correspondent, asiaonline
A SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) pilot caught with pornographic material in his personal computer at the
He was caught with three video files, including one believed to involve child pornography, in his laptop. His lawyer told the Australian court that his client had been sent an e-mail containing the files and had not deleted them or shown them to anyone else. As for Capt Ng, a spokesman for the Australian Customs told The Straits Times that when he was questioned by officers, he denied carrying prohibited items. But when they checked his laptop, they found 'objectionable material depicting abhorrent sexual acts'. The spokesman said all people entering Australia, be they pilots, cabin crew or regular passengers, are subject to the same checks, and will be dealt with if caught carrying prohibited items.
Offences involving objectionable pornography carry fines of up to A$110,000; if child pornography is involved, the fine can go up to A$275,000, and the jail term up to 10 years.
Dr John Harrison, an aviation security expert with the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at the
SIA spokesman Stephen Forshaw said in response to queries: 'The captain involved will not be flying until our flight operations management have had the opportunity to speak to him directly about this matter and make an assessment.' Pilots The Straits Times spoke to said Capt Ng is married with at least one child. A senior SIA pilot, who did not want to be named, said he is 'a nice chap and a regular family man, not the wild flamboyant sort. It is a shame that this has happened'.
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SIA pilot fined for porn had 7 videos showing rape, child sex
SEVEN video files were found on the personal computer of a Singapore Airlines (SIA) pilot who was fined A$12,000 for trying to bring child pornography into
Captain Ng Kok Yauw, 41, a Malaysian, piloted a Singapore Airlines flight last Saturday from
While it is not an offence to bring pornographic material into
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Aussies fine SIA pilot caught with porn RM33,000
Captain Ng Kok Yauw, 41, a Malaysian national, was the third person arrested by the Australian Customs Service in less than a week as part of a crackdown on attempts to smuggle pornography into the country through
The other two cases involved a 41-year-old Singaporean whose identity is not known and another Malaysian – 23-year-old Ahmad Said, a co-pilot with Malaysia Airlines (MAS).
Australian media reported over the weekend that the MAS pilot was fined A$6,000 (7,760), while the Singaporean will appear again in
But when they checked his laptop, they found “objectionable material depicting abhorrent sexual acts.” – The Straits Times / ANN
February 13, 2008
MELBOURNE, Feb 13 (Bernama) -- A Singapore Airlines pilot has been fined A$12,000 for trying to bring child pornography into Australia, court documents showed.A newspaper website reported that Ng Kok Yauw, 40, captained a Singapore Airlines flight last Saturday from the city-state to Adelaide and when Customs officials searched his laptop they found video clips of child pornography. Ng, who appeared in court on Monday, pleaded guilty to charges of importing banned material and making a false statement to a Customs officer.
Singapore Airlines said the airline was conducting its own investigation. Seven video files were found on Ng's computer, some of which contained footage of rape, sexual violence and children engaged in sexual activity, the court documents said.The maximum sentence in
While it is not an offence to bring pornographic material into
This would include materials that "offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults", the spokeswoman was quoted as saying. The pilot was one of three men, including a Malaysian Airline pilot, caught last week by Custom officials for importing "offensive" pornography.
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By TEH ENG HOCK, STAR
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysia Airlines (MAS) pilot, who was caught and fined for importing child pornography in
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Child porn pilot convicted
Article from: The Advertiser; ANDREW DOWDELL, COURT REPORTER
A MALAYSIAN Airlines co-pilot has been convicted and fined for bringing child pornography into the country on his personal computer. Ahmad Said appeared handcuffed in Adelaide Magistrates Court today on a charge of importing a prohibited item. Customs officers arrested the 25-year old at
His lawyer Stephen Barratt said Said had been e-mailed the video files and had not shown anyone else. ``He was simply reckless, this was not material brought in to be disseminated,'' Mr Barratt said. Mr Smart rejected the defence assertion that Said had ``no interest'' in the pornography, saying there would be no market for such images without people like him. Mr Barratt said the conviction could ruin Said's career as a pilot at Malaysian Airlines after rising rapidly through the ranks in the past few years. ``The result of this conviction ... could alter the whole of his life and his family,'' Mr Barratt said.
Mr Barratt said Said's arrest and detention in custody for almost 24 hours was ``fairly harsh.'' ``He has suffered from being kept overnight in custody and now sits before the court manacled, which he describes to me as one of the lowest points of his life,'' Mr Barratt said. Magistrate Smart fined Said $5,000 and ordered that his laptop be forfeited to the Crown.
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Visiting pilot fined over child porn
A Malaysian Airlines pilot arriving in
Magistrate Simon Smart told him the videos were cruel and violent and it was a disgrace that the married father of two had brought the material to
The magistrate said people like Said encouraged the market for child pornography. Said, whose wife is expecting their third child, was fined $6,000.
He left court with a jumper over his head because of television camera crews.
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Two arrested on unrelated porn charges
Australian Customs said on Wednesday this week a 41-year-old man from
.Two men have been charged with importing pornography after unrelated incidents at
He was expected to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court.
Customs national manager of investigations Richard Janeczko said officials were seeing an increase in attempts to bring pornographic material into
The two men arrested face maximum penalties of 10 years in jail.
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