PM DS Najib Razak had just finished his press conference on MH370 just now.
He basically said
1. Someone onboard the missing plane had deliberately switched off instruments used to detect the whereabout of the aircraft when it was about to enter Vietnamese airspace.
2. That someone than turned the aircraft around heading back to Malaysia, flew the aircraft along a flight patch somewhere over the Malaysia-Thailand border until it reached a point north off Penang where it was last detected by the country's military radar.
3. The plane had then followed either a flight path towards north-west to Central Asia for countries such as Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan or southward to southern Indian Ocean.
My bet is that it had headed north-west as I had hoped in my posting
My hope scenario for MH370
where I wrote
Based on the amount of fuel carried by the plane and the new flight path heading to the west, the hijackers must had planned to land the plane somewhere around the Indian sub-continent.
I do not believe it would go beyond that as it must had been detected after flying over countries such as India and Pakistan or even Afghanistan which is infested with sophisticated Western military assets which could had easily detected it.
The only likely country in that region where the plane could had landed on a sizable tract of land without attracting any attention and which airspace was not so tightly guarded is Myanmar.
Either that or maybe it had flown all the way to one of those central Asian countries by flying low over Myanmar and skimming along the edge of the Himalayan range.
In that posting, I had also wished that the authorities could check on the flight simulator built at home by the pilot of MH370 for a possible lead into the investigation.
And a short while ago I received this from NST SMS alert ;
NST 15/03: Police arrive at MH370 pilot, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah's house in Shah Alam at 2.42pm soon after PM finished his Press conference.
Hopefully the new leads will soon solve the mystery of MH370 and that all those onboard that plane were safe, even if they are now in the custody of people who had initiated the disappearance of the plane.
Whatever it is, let us pray that those innocent souls be reunited soon with their loved ones.