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by m.balotelli , Donplaypuks® intrepid correspondent for missing commercial aircraft affairs at

These are the first pictures from Yahoo of two Iranians who travelled on stolen passports on ill-fated Malaysia Airlines System flight MH370, which disappeared off radar screen over Vietnam at 1.30 a.m. Saturday, 8 March 2014. The flight, originating from Kuala Lumpur and also marketed as China Southern Airlines flight CZ748, was on its away from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Beijing, China. The exact fate of its 227 passengers and 12 crew members, among whom were 156 Chinese nationals, is still unknown at the time of this blog post. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

Many countries have joined hands to mount search and rescue operations in the South China Sea, off the Vietnamese coast. This logical approach has now been muddied by Malaysian Military claims that its had been tracking MH370 later when it disappeared at 2.40 a.m. in the airspace over Pulau Perak, which is located on the west coast of Malaysia, in the Straits of Melaka. This would be completely in the direction opposite to that of any aeroplane heading towards Beijing! CLICK HERE.We await with bated breathe on this development.

Naturally, the mainstream and social media have been awash with boundless hypotheses and endless speculations, some posing as theories, as to the fate of MH370. So far, our government has dismissed the unknown 'China Martyrs Brigade' claim as being responsible for an act of terrorism, aimed at reprisal against China for the persecution of its majority Muslim Uygher population in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomus Region, population some 21 million in northeastern China. CLICK HERE for that report. But, given that 2/3 of the passengers on MH370 were Chinese nationals, how remote can that CMB claim be?

The media is much abuzz now with news that among the missing passengers were two Iranian nationals who were travelling on passports stolen from an Italian and an Austrian citizen in Thailand sometime in 2012 or 2013. The Iranian duo have been identified as Pouria Nour Mohammad Mehrdad, 19 and Delavar Syed Mohammad Reza, 29. Their tickets were booked in Pattaya, a beach and holiday resort city in the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand by a third so-called Iranian travel agent, Ali Kazem, who has now returned to Tehran. 

Apparently, they bought the stolen passports in Kuala Lumpur!! The two Iranians had no apparent terrorist links? I'm sure that was the intelligence too initially with most of the 9/11 terrorists. Their story, whichever angle you look at it from, looks cock-eyed to say the least. The blase attitude of our IGP is shocking, not to mention Immigration Control at KLIA. The CIA and spy agencies in Europe have not ruled out foul play and terrorism, but our IGP dismisses it within 2 days of the MH370 incident!! I mean:

1. If they were legally emigrating to Germany and Denmark, why were they travelling on stolen passports? Surely the European authorities would have issued them proper immigration approval letters and legal travel documents. They would not have needed stolen passports unless they were up to no good, would they?

2. When one legally emigrates to another country, one is required to depart directly from one's country of origin, in this instance, Iran. Surely, they were not departing from UNHCR camps in Thailand (if such exists, in which case they would not have needed stolen passports)? How come our immigration authority (and the IGP) bought the story that the two Iranians could travel a long route - East, not West - instead of flying west directly from Iran which is so much closer to Germany and Denmark than Thailand or Malaysia or China?

3. It is accepted that our officers at KLIA Immigration Control may not have initially detected the passports as stolen, Interpol data base notwithstanding. But, how come the fact that two Middle Eastern-looking non-Caucasian men were travelling on Austrian and Italian passports did not set off alarm bells at Immigration Control? Our Director-General of the the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) deserves the award for the prize-fool of the year for publicly saying he thought the 2 Iranians looked like Africans, and that one of them resembled the black Italian footballer, Mario Balotelli, who normally shaves his head bald or sports a Mohican haircut.

The Iranian involvement is disturbing, to say the least. In 2012, three Iranian were arrested in Bangkok over a botched plot to kill overseas Israeli diplomats. Their home-made bombs exploded prematurely, and  while in hot pursuit by Thai police, one of the terrorists miscued throwing a handgrenade which blew off his own legs! A fourth member of this Iranian terrorist cell was extradited back to Thailand from Malaysia to where he had fled, claiming innocence, although his image had been captured in CCTV cameras in Bangkok. CLICK HERE and HERE for those reports.

Also, who knows whose raw nerves might have been triggered off in Iran whose population comprises over 90% Shia Muslims, with UMNO politicians and PM Najib here talking about amending the Malaysian Constitution to "reflect" the supreme position of Sunni Islam, and proscribing Shia Islam and "deviant" sects? UMNO's desperate race and religious baiting may well result in it being solidly bitten in its hind quarters!

Of course, nothing will be substantively or conclusively known until the wreckage of MH370 is found, and its intact black box, retrieved. Or, the USA, Russia or China comes up with some satellite pictures showing signs that an explosion may have taken place. But at least our authorities could stop making the stupidest of statements and refrain from peremptorily dismisss the few leads we have without subjecting them to rigorous analysis of logic, common sense and plain, vigilant sleuthing.

Donplaypuks® with Mario Balotelli "theories", man!


Anonymous said...

Human trafficking, terrorist safe haven, forged passport Central, 2 dead subs in the water, largest fleet of fishing boats out to search - wow, we are progressive allright.
and then the ministers opened their mouths
France is leading the legal suits so let's hear from the 13 countries suing for their citizens.
Sad episode so soon after Lahad Datu

Anonymous said...

Been a week that MH370 missing -
suspect that it could be the Muslim Uygher population in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomus Region action since the plane flew North - in addition, there are some Painters in the chinese group are from that region
I would search the Xinjiang area for the clue!