Friday, 14 March 2014

Salute to Hishammuddin and the SAR team

As everyone should know by now, many quarters have hurled all sorts of criticisms against the authorities about the way they are handling the search and rescue mission of MH370.

At the forefront were Pakatan politicians who accused the BN government of incompetence and lapping up all that they can get from negative foreign news report about the manner the Malaysian authorities were handling the crisis.

In my posting My hope scenario for MH370

a commenter whom I believe to be a Pakatan supporter asked,


Cik Annie,

The way this crisis is being managed, can you still say that our government is doing a "not bad" job?


To this, another commentator replied,


Hi, I think the Malaysian Govt is doing a good job. Don't take it for me, take it from the foreigners working with the Malaysian Authorities in the Search and Rescue operations. No point reading the Western Media as it tends to be totally biased always having a self righteous attitude when it comes to Malaysia.

The link below gives the opinion of Cmdr. William Marks of the U.S. Navy 7th Fleet a person who definitely has more credibility in assessing the competence of the efforts by the Malaysian Authorities.

http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/11/q-a-cmdr-william-marks-of-the-u-s-navy-7th-fleet-on-the-search-for-the-malaysian-jet/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0


Part of what the American Navy top brass said was then posted by another commenter,



They are alhamduli'llah trying the best to their ability out there, and here is a comment from one of those who is adding value, SOS:

"This is all coordinated by the Malaysian government. They coordinate both the water-space and the airspace management. I give them a lot of credit.
They have done what I would call an exceptional job.
.. They track all these assets coming in from all these countries, they make assignments, and they’re very efficient, very professional"
-- Cmdr Marks, US Navy 7th Fleet to NY Times on MH370 SAR effort, March 11th 2014.

Haji M Zin
Alor Gajah DPH


I believe all those involved in the search and rescue operation are doing their best to find MH370 and that the Malaysian authorities are doing a good job and as the American Navy top brass said, "They have done what I would call an exceptional job."

I would like to express in this posting my admiration for our Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, who is also the acting transport minister for his exceptional handling of the crisis.



I have been his detractor for quite a while now , but in this particular time of crisis, I have to admit that Hishammuddin really shines as a leader.

His handling of the international media during the daily press conferences has been superb.

This report is on the latest Press conference handled by Hishammuddin,

Transponder may have been deliberately switched off, says Minister

The part that I like best was,


When reporters asked about conflicting information from the Malaysian officials, he said: “The conflicting information is coming from you (media) not from us, we have been rebutting your reports daily in our press conferences.”

“I would like to remind the media that US’ National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and its Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) confirmed that we (Malaysian authorities) have made the right decision to focus on the two areas,” he added.

The two areas are the Straits of Malacca and the South China Sea.


Also deserve a special mention was Malaysia Airlines CEO Datuk Ahmad Jauhari Yahya whom I know is working round the clock with little rest since MH370 went missing almost a week ago.

My salutes to everyone involved in the search and rescue operation.

Be strong and never give up.

48 comments:

  1. Wa tatak mau cekap manyak leaa !,
    Wa halap babut punya news loo .... Olang tatak bolih cekap , itu semua dunia cangih balang semua atak , mau sebayang manyak le aa ..... .

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    1. Sure good JOB with keris pointing at the world.

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    2. One flew over cuckoo nest from east to west. Send ships and planes here or there.

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    3. Anonymous 22:59 and 23:09, I have one word for both of you, RBA goons,

      ''BASTARDS'.

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    4. Anon 22:59 and 23:09 Go back to the jungle la monkeys.. We dont need 3rd class mentality to steer this country to another level.

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    5. Anon 23.52

      And you sir are a dumno bastard.

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    6. Hai....ya a a.., apa ini olang ma a....,

      Anon 22:59 , 23:09 , 23 : 52 ,

      Langan itu macam le a a ...., lu u... betut-betut kasi malu Cina Malaisia ma a a ..... Wa manyak helan lea a a , ini macam punya hat , mau tunjuk hati manyak musuk juga lea a a...

      Wa manyak malu.. lo o o....

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    7. aku terkesima membaca komen dgn gaya bahasa anak bangsa malaysia loghat dapster..ini ala satu celita...hahaha

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    8. Anon 03.17 you are a DapPIG bastard.

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    9. No doubt Anon 3:17 is mentally retarded just like the failed accountant, dumb and mongoloid looking leader Lim Gua Mereng son of kit sial.

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  2. Annie,

    I used to criticize H2O in the past because he apologized to the Chinese after he hulur his keris. Now the way he is handling the missing flight crisis, I give him my 2 thumbs up!

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    1. I came here to agree that Hishamudin is doing a fair job under the circumstances, but as a malaysian chinese i take offense at your first sentence. I know you think we are a hive mind that mindlessly vote DAP but come on.

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    2. ^Let me also add that since I realize my statement that he is doing a fair job might be interpreted by you to mean I am actually still hating on him, I might as well just add that we definately can't rely on the same PR crew that can't decide what the "Kajang move" is about to do any better.

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    3. The SAR team is working tirelessly and kudos to the blog owner for highlighting their efforts. Nevertheless , comments by Anon 2242 serves to inject race at all times into a situation. This is a fact of life, that's why I do not comment about the SAR. If commentators like Anon 2242 want to angle everything from a racial point of view, then this remains a Malay led SAR to find a Malay owned airplane. Non Malays should not get involved.

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  3. Thumbs up Annie. Yes, the Hon. Mininster has done his best and gone beyond to resolve the crisis. Unlike those, who have done nothing but condemn. If you think you can do better, why not join in and do it. Well, for the Opposition and those who have done nothing but talk. I guess "talk is cheap". Credos Minister, you have done well

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  4. Dear Annie,
    since this incident is related to our national security, military operations involving many nations, countless agencies and the lives of citizens from numerous countries, i am in the opinion that all information need to be verified before being disseminate to the media. what we need to do is to consolidate and pray that the ill fated aircraft will be found soonest, insya Allah. Love your blog.

    - Hantu Siber -

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    1. Circus is coming to town. Main merry go round.

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    2. ... and you are the clown :)

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    3. You, me or some VIP is performing?

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  5. Belacan Melaka says,
    The PC before H2O took over was disaster made by the various big gun sometimes firing blanks or misfiring back to themselves.Agreed H2O did a superb job.why nobody commented whenH2O says something to this effects..."..priority to SAR over national(Malaysia) security when sharing raw military with those involve in the SAR.
    Should take the cue from my friends in the banking industry conduct disaster recovery required by Bank Negara Malaysia.Over to Datuk Wahid formerly Maybank CEO to advise PM

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  6. You don't know a person's strength until he/she is tested. H2O is being severely tested under the glare of international media and he is holding up very well. I must admit I have more confidence in his ability now than before. Kudos!

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    1. I feel the same way too. If that's the case, I won't mind if he takes over from Najib at the helm of the country.

      I like his no-nonsense attitude when facing the noisy and incorrigible journalists especially the local subversives ones. The Mr. Singh is also very good. Kudos to him too.

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    2. I don't know how they get to be journos (for English media, I assume) when most cannot even string a decent sentence in English. Nor can they speak "passable" BM. Their immaturity/idiotic questions are on display for the whole world to see!

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  7. Dedicated to:
    Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, & Cmdr. William Marks, & Datuk Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, & one and all the tireless and wonderful people of the Search and Rescue Operation of Flight MH 370:

    ANTICIPATION
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=4NwP3wes4M8

    NOBODY DOES IT BETTER
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=4TZXw45V9CE

    Blessed Dear Lord Most Merciful pray return them to us . . . . . . even as we all spring from Thee.

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  8. Now he is something ain't he
    We see control

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  9. Now that we have the US involved in trying to locate the whereabout of the missing MH 370, we will soon find out whether there will be any progress. The opposition enjoys criticizing the government of being incompetent and everything done by the the government (Melayu) is wrong or low standard in their (Chinese) eyes. As if they (Chinese) can do a better job in handling this issue.

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    1. Opposition include melayu in pas and pkr and Chinese in mca?

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    2. Anon 8:05,

      Melayu in PAS and PKR are just toadies of DAP. Chinese in MCA = Chinese in DAP. Remember the Chinese tsunami in GE13?

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    3. Most voters are not actually in any given political party, be it PR or Bn. I am chinese and have defended the government handling so far but I will not sit here and accept bigoted comments like yours that reduce everything to a binary proposition.

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    4. Anon 11.10 is right. If you all go online and check various social portals, especially the S'pore ones, you will see M'sians of all races defending their country which is MALAYSIA. They don't like anyone to laugh or make fun or look down at their country. Majority of Chinese S'poreans look down on M'sia because it is a Malay led government. LKY's brainwashing had seeped through, this cannot be changed overnight. Some S'poreans of other races are also doing it including some Malays.The S'poreans feel superior and very arrogant. So, unless Chinese M'sians are the real DAPPIG type, pls do not say that all Chinese M'sians are against the government's SAR efforts.

      Another thing, Malay M'sians MUST MUST study/learn ENGLISH. What I can see is that they ''kena hentam kaw kaw, insulted etc'' by the Singaporeans ....The Singaporeans of course use English. The Malay M'sians answered in Malay. No, you must answer in English not Malay because S'poreans of non Malay race do not understand Malay. And you must write in good English, not pidgin English (I saw some of the Malay M'sians struggling with their English. I said ''kesihan'').

      I hope the Malaysian government will change the education system of the country. Should not be afraid of the Englsih language. Have an English medium schools so that the people will be able to grab knowledge easier and to DEFEND themselves when they get bullied in the cyber space. Ok, don't believe me, pls go to ''The Real Singapore'' website or Facebook, ''SGAG'' website or Facebook, ''SG Share''..to name a few.

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    5. Goodness, this is not a Malay vs Cina thingy. Please stop putting race into this. The passengers and crew are not of ONE race. Malaysians of all races have come together on this. BTW, if you think that the Malays in PR are just toadies to the Dap you are sadly looking down on the ability of Malays to think for themselves.

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    6. Malays can think but dumno makes them cannot think

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    7. Umno government expect small island to beg and crawl back. The small island has no oil, padi field, watet. But sing dollar is 2.5 higher than ringgit. This make sing people stand up without lky brain washing. Does Malaysian ringgit proud, 2.5 times smaller than sing dollar?

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  10. I agree...under the very difficult and stressful circumstances, he's doing a good job, taking control of the direction of the PC with his confident and able handling of the questions. Well done minister!

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  11. I second that. Hishammuddin has been impressive in handling the media and rebutting inconsistencies in the press. Its easy to criticize and loose faith but it takes real character to stand up to a leader in times of difficulty and provide that support when the tides are against you.

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    1. Zinedine,

      As much as I agree with Annie I also agree with your pronouncement. Hishammuddin handles it consistently well and courageously sound.

      I still want to make believe that the passengers  of fight MH 370 are saved and sound though the plane is pointed to crash in the Indian ocean, I am still in the opinion it could be at the very least landed on the cemented water and now waiting to be found and rescued. Time is of the essence.

      It is too late for the plane to be 'controlled' deliberate to Diego Garcia or somewhere. The AWACS HIJACK theory still stands for scrutinization though the motive is uncleared for now.

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  12. Yes Annie.
    I agree.
    Although I do not support Hisham during the last UMNO election, I think he has done an exceptional job in handling this disaster. Carry-on Sir.
    My only advise to him is to stop riding with SAR team and pretending to be looking for something on camera. You will only make their job more difficult, with VIPs riding along.
    And make sure there is no mishap among the SAR team.

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  13. MH 370 is wrapped up in so much mystery and possible intrique . . . .

    A Tale of Hypocritical Intrique around the Blessed Prophet Muhammad:

    The hypocrites of Tabuk were scheming against the Messenger (saw) and to murder him on the return journey from Tabuk to Madinah. The hypocrites planned to kill him on a precipitous ridge in the region. They would push him off his camel into the chasm below – a fall which no man could survive. They perceived this was going to be easy to accomplish on a dark night, since Muhammad’s aides were not constantly by his side.

    The returning Muslim expedition was beginning to ascend the ridge when Angel Gabriel, Allah’s peace be upon him, appeared to warn the Prophet, Allah bless and grant him peace, of the impending danger at its crest. Thereupon the Prophet (saw) instructed his troops: “Whoever wants to trek across the valley go ahead! The path is easier there!” He continued up the hill on his camel accompanied by his two companions; all the others followed his directions to cross the valley. The hypocrites applauded themselves: ”Opportunities are presenting themselves!” Their plot was coming to fruition. They proceeded to tail the Prophet and his companions, never suspecting that the Prophetic wisdom was going to unmask them. Ammaar ibn Yaasir held the reins of the Prophet’s camel, while Huzaifah ibn Yamaan followed at the rear and he would personally witness the unfolding drama.

    It wasn’t long before the prophetic company found themselves hounded by trodding camels hoofs speeding towards them in the dark. As they neared the crest of the hill, the two companions sensed the dismay of the Prophet (saw) but they had yet no inkling of the drastic situation. “Huzaifah, don’t let them get close to us!” the Messenger (saw) ordered. Unhesitatingly, Huzaifah raced to the rear to confront the ten or more assailants. With the staff in his hand he struck the faces of the camels and they bolted and threw their riders into disarray. The star lights barely revealed the veiled faces of the assailants, so no one could recognize the other. Not realizing that Huzaifah was merely a single man, the gangsters were afraid to retaliate - Allah overwhelmed their hearts with fear and their bodies seized up. In panic, they about-turned and dispersed down the incline to regroup with the troops crossing the valley. The murderous plot had been foiled by the unwitting Huzaifah who never suspected that those hidden faces were intent on a terrible misdeed.

    Huzaifah caught up with his two friends and together they negotiated the summit of the hill and declined on the farther side. They reached the meeting point first and waited for the regiments to arrive.
    “Did you recognize any one of them?” the Messenger (saw) asked Huzaifah.
    “No, it was too dark and their faces were veiled. I couldn’t make them out even when I had broken into their ranks.”
    “Has it occurred to you what they were planning to do?”
    “No,” answered Ammar and Huzaifah in unison.
    “They were planning to kill me. They planned to tail me up to the crest and then push me off my camel over the ridge.”
    “Command us now, oh Messenger of Allah! We the Muhajirin will take their heads!” cried the two men. Most of the hypocrites were residents of Madinah itself and they could simply be rounded up.

    “Oh Messenger of Allah, you could order every tribal chief to wipe out the hypocrites in their own ranks!” But the Messenger (saw) made his stand: “I do not want anyone to say that Muhammad uses his companions to shield him in combat, and then does away with them after attaining victory.” The blessed Prophet (saw) then disclosed the identities of every one of the twelve evildoers to his two companions, who were made to pledge they would never reveal these secrets.

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  14. ENDNOTE: The Battle of Tabuk was against the mighty Roman empire. The bedraggled Madinan troops had traversed about 900 km under a scorching summer sun to Tabuk. Here Prophet Muhammad performed one of his stupendous miracles in which water sprung out from between his fingers to water thousands of men. By performing this journey the Muslims had already achieved their major aim, which was to scatter the Roman army. The retreating Romans were so much intimidated that for quite a long period they did not think of launching an attack and during that period, therefore, the security of Arabia from the northern side was ensured.

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  15. Keep up your commendable good job to Hishamudin,DCA Chief and MAS spokesman.

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  16. It's obvious to me that Hishammudin is trying very hard to recover from his PR disaster in the Lahad Datu incident.

    This MH370 incident is a perfect platform for him to redeem or regain his credibility as a Malaysian leader.

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  17. Anon 17.02
    I too kasihan with the ingrates who cannot speak proper malay

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    1. I too kasihan people like you who are so racist that you cannot see the big picture here that all this is beyond race - so why are you all harping on the race thingy.

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    2. Anon 23:32,

      Tell that to your fellow chinkie commentators in Malaysiakini, FMT, Malaysia Insiders etc. When they stop demonising the Malays and Islam, then only we will stop putting racist comments. Otherwise it's tit for tat or eye for an eye.

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    3. Why so scare and no bola to make report. Doing to them is no problem since it can be done to dap and senior lawyer. Just nato

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    4. I can and do regularly rebuke anti-malay commentators in TMI and in real life etc. Though I'm not sure where to box comments that go "malays in PKR are DAP stooges" - is that not "anti-malay"?

      Tit for tat and an eye for an eye and the whole world will be blind. I've said it before but perhaps anon 3:17 and his "chinkie commentators" are far more alike than they realize. Malaysia would be all the better with neither of them.

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    5. First n second pm are also dap stooges. ?Why allow others to practise their faith if islam is religion of Malaya and can use their mother tonges? Pm 1 and 2 are also dapigs stooges?

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  18. Hishammuddin Hussein should take responsibility for the goof up as defense minister and resign

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