In 2009, we were told the below:
It was a AFP (Agence France-Presse) news. It must be a fairly credible report quoting Malaysian naval officials. The 'magic' happens in 2014 when we are told that the same Scorpene submarines are not suited for search and rescue. I call it 'magic' to put it politely. You will agree that we may as well call it a lie.
Magic happens frequently in Malaysia. A news of 4 passengers with fake passports boarded the tragic MH370 airplane quickly became 2 passengers with fake passports. The source of information came from the same authority and the person. The now infamous, Hishammuddin Hussein Onn, gave us his 2 versions of news without a blink of an eye. He is the same person who has been telling the international community that MH370 had purportedly disappeared in various locations from earlier Vietnam to South China Sea, Strait of Malacca, Andaman sea and now in Indian Ocean, somewhere near Australia. I am not arguing that it was his fault but merely pointing out magical moments in Malaysia.
Hishammuddin's cousin, Najib Razak, who is also the Prime Minister of Malaysia, is supposedly even more capable of pulling off magic than Hishammuddin. The press in Hong Kong was less patience with Najib in comparison with the Malaysians.
Hong Kong Daily News did not mince its words when it called Malaysian authority a lie. The headline can be loosely translated to mean "MaLIEsia lied to the whole world" when the authority changed the time of losing contact with MH370 from initially stated 1:30am to 8.11am.
In fact, a Taiwanese newspaper was even more bold to call Najib Razak a 'Master Magician' for numerous alleged electoral fraud and abuses during Malaysian general election in 2013.
CNN, BBC and even Vietnamese news could not stomach the inconsistencies, to put it politely, or possibly lies made by Malaysian Government under the stewardship of Najib Razak in relation to MH370 investigation, search and rescue. Is it not magical to have so many discrepancies in a matter of days?
It further puzzled many Malaysians as to why the supposedly last statement made from MH370 that was "Alright. Good Night" had changed. It has now become "Good Night. Malaysian Three Seven Zero". Equally intriguing that it is now unclear as to who has made the last statement. We were told 2 weeks ago that the last statement of "Alright. Good Night" came from the co-pilot. Would you not call this some form of magical change of event?
Magical moments never fail to puzzle Malaysians from food price to election procedure. It looks like they will continue to be amazed as long as the same people are still in power. Malaysians after all have been treated that way for tens of years in case the communities outside of Malaysia do not know this.
It is most saddening to know the tragedy of MH370. The people who manage the crisis are just not making it any easier for family and friends of the passengers. These people in power have neither made it any easier for fellow Malaysians all these years on a list of many other issues.
Pray for MH370. Pray for Malaysians.