I was at the #UniteforMH370 event at the Curve last night. It was heartening to see many Malaysians of all shapes, colors and sizes come together to pray for the 239 "lost" souls.
The plight of MH370 should be a unifying factor for all Malaysians. Irrespective of our race or religion or political beliefs we should come together as one and collectively stand united in hope and prayer for the 227 passengers and 12 crew.
Instead, with the empowerment of social media – everyone’s now an overnight aviation expert and we have unsolicited opinions, conspiracy theories, rumours, crass jokes, puerile parodies, insensitive comments, outright lies and greedy opportunistic attention seekers.
Where’s Air Asia in all this? It and its vast resources are conspicuously missing when they can be rendering much needed assistance to the nation. The same nation that’s made its Directors fabulously rich, by the way.
Worst of all are the scum from both sides of the political divide who choose to milk this unfortunate turn of events for furthering their own devious agendas.
When caught with his pants down (pun intended) lying, here’s the Grand Master of spin doing what he does best…
source: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK
After initially denying it, Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has now admitted that Malaysia Airlines MH370 pilot Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah is related to his son's in-laws.
"I am not denying that he (Zaharie) is related to one of my in-laws and that I have met him on several occasions.
"In fact, he is a close friend of (PKR supreme council member and Subang MP) R. Sivarasa, as we said before," Anwar told reporters at the Parliament lobby here on Tuesday.
Earlier, Anwar was quoted by South China Morning Post as saying: "I don't recollect the name (Zaharie), but when the photographs were shown, I remembered I had seen him at party meetings," he said.
He also said they had had no personal contact, but Capt Zaharie was a follower of his Twitter account.
On Sunday, his party Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) dismissed a British tabloid report which claimed Capt Zaharie is a "political fanatic".
PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil said the Daily Mail report was "wild allegations" and the paper "is a sensationalist tabloid known for cooking up stories".
The tabloid claimed that Capt Zaharie commanded the doomed flight about several hours after he had attended Anwar's sodomy trial.
In case you’re in the mood for more lies, read PKR’s bare faced denials here