Thursday, November 24, 2011

Vital information related to Air Crash in Sabah on 6 June 1976 buried for 43 years

Senior UMNO member and former Malaysia Finance Minister,Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah,revealed to blogger Ronald Charles Klassen during a lunch interview how he escaped death because he and two other persons were led off the ill-fated plane minutes before take off.

Klassen was testifying as the 4th witness for the defendant in a RM50 million libel suit brought by a former Sabah Chief Minister, Datuk Haris Salleh, against another former Sabah chief Minister, Datuk Yong Teck Lee for his remarks relating to a tregic air crash in 1976 in whcin another Sabah Chif Minister, Tun Fuad Stephens, was killed along with other key members of the state cabinet.

The accident almost wiped out the entire state cabinet which was newly elected only days ago, wresting power from the hand of the authoritarian Tun Mustapha. The whole of Sabah was devastated, and everyone refused to believe it was an accident, until today.But where is the proof? The question lingers on...
With the revelation of this piece of information in the court of law,after a long lapse of 34 years, the heart strings of Sabahans are brutally plucked creating tremendous agony all over again!

RM250 for lighting up a stick of cigarette

Many passengers who are smokers learned a costly lesson when they arrived at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) and the Low Cost Terminal (T2) yesterday. After suppressing the urge to smoke when up on the plane they could not wait to light a cigarette just outside the main doors of air-conditioned lobby . Little did they know that 35 enforcement officers from Health Department were waiting for them.Moreover, the whole Airport building,including the Taxi pickup area is classified as NON-SMOKING zone!

The officers are divided into 6 groups, each armed with a camera. whenever they saw a person smoking in the pickup area, some bold ones even did it inside the lobby, they will quickly snap a photo of him doing the act and then confront him.The offender could not deny even if he quickly discarded the lighted cigarette, because the officers had the photo as proof.He would be handed a summon of RM250, and has to pay up within 2 weeks. If he was on a connection flight, he could settle the summon in regional offices in Tawau, Sandakan, Lahad Dato within 2 weeks. Anyone failing to pay the compound within the stipulated period will face a RM10K fine, a jail term or both.

If you really need to kill the urge to smoke, walk outside the covered area of the building, go under the palm trees and beyond the flower plants.Then you will be safely out side the non-smoking zone.
Happy travelling!