#MH370: Photo Of The Two Oil Slicks Seen Off Vietnam

Below is the photo of the two oil slicks seen off the southern tip of Vietnam and were each between 10 kilometers (6 miles) and 15 kilometers (9 miles) long.

Anyway there was still no confirmation that the slicks were related to the missing plane.

(Please click here for, Vietnam Spots Oil Slicks In Hunt For Missing Jet)

The two oil slicks seen off Vietnam. (Photo from Sky News)
The two oil slicks seen off Vietnam. (Photo from Sky News)

MISSING MH370: Malaysia checking four names on missing flight

(NST) – KUALA LUMPUR : Malaysian investigators are checking the identity of four passengers on a missing Malaysia Airlines flight, but have not yet determined if the plane was downed by an attack, the country’s transport minister said.
“All the four names are with me,” Hishamuddin Hussein, who is also defence minister, told reporters.

He confirmed that Malaysian investigators had met counterparts from the U.S. FBI, and said the investigation was focusing on the entire passenger manifest.–Reuters

MAS 3rd Media Statement on MH370 Flight Incident – March 8, 10:30 AM MYT +0800

(Please click here for the MAS’s latest statement)

Malaysia Airlines MH370 made the last radar contact at 120 nautical miles from Kota Bharu.

Below is the official statement from Malaysia Airlines regarding flight MH370. 

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are deeply saddened this morning with the news on MH370.

Malaysia Airlines confirms that flight MH370 had lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control at 2.40am, today. There has been speculation that the aircraft has landed at Nanming. We are working to verify the authenticity of the report and others.

Flight MH370 was operated on a Boeing 777-200 aircraft. It departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41 am earlier this morning bound for Beijing. The aircraft was scheduled to land at Beijing International Airport at 6.30am local Beijing time. 

The flight was carrying a total number of 239 passengers and crew – comprising 227 passengers (including 2 infants), 12 crew members. The passengers were of 14 different nationalities – citizens from:-

 

1.    China – 152 plus 1 infant

2.    Malaysia – 38

3.    Indonesia – 12

4.    Australia – 7

5.    France – 3

6.    United States of America – 3 pax plus 1 infant

7.    New Zealand – 2

8.    Ukraine – 2

9.    Canada – 2

10.  Russia – 1

11.  Italy – 1

12.  Taiwan – 1

13.  Netherlands – 1

14.  Austria – 1

This flight was a code share with China Southern Airlines.

We are working with authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft.

Our team is currently calling the next-of-kin of passengers and crew.

The flight was piloted by Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, a Malaysian aged 53. He has a total flying hours of 18,365hours. He joined Malaysia Airlines in 1981. First officer, Fariq Ab.Hamid, a Malaysian, is aged 27. He has a total flying hours of 2,763 hours. He joined Malaysia Airlines in 2007.

Our focus now is to work with the emergency responders and authorities and mobilize its full support. Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members.

The airline will provide regular updates on the situation. The public may contact +603 7884 1234. For media queries, kindly contact +603 8777 5698/ +603 8787 1276.

Next-of-kin may head to the Support Facility Building at KLIA’s South Support Zone. For directions, call 03 8787 1269. 

PKR’s Lee Chin Cheh Resigns For Anwar?

The Star reported that Selangor State Speaker Hannah Yeoh made an announcement at a press conference at 5pm saying that Kajang assemblyman Lee Chin Cheh has resigned from the Selangor Legislative Assembly today.

Hannah Yeoh officially declared the N25 Kajang seat vacant.

The Star wrote that:

The resignation of Lee, better known as CC Lee in PKR, is believed to be connected to mounting speculation that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is being lined up to replace Khalid as Selangor Mentri Besar.

Will Anwar Ibrahim, who failed to become the Prime Minister after the 13th General Election, become the next MB of Selangor?

Please click here for “Selangor MB Crisis: Apa Kata Anwar?