The MSM here is very quick to report anything negative about other countries or opposition here. Negative news about the MIW or anything associated to them are usually muted, played down, given minimal coverage or not reported at all
“But worldwide bafflement at the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has challenged the country’s paternalistic political culture and exposed its coddled leaders to the withering judgments of critics from around the world,” Mr Fuller wrote.
KUALA LUMPUR - Reports that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 flew a few hours after its last reported position are inaccurate, Malaysia's Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said on Thursday.The Wall Street Journal said US aviation investigators and national security officials believed the plane flew for a total of five hours, based on data automatically downloaded and sent to the ground from the Boeing 777's engines as part of a standard monitoring programme.It raises the possibility that the plane, and the 239 people on board, could have flown on for an additional distance of about 2,200 miles (3,500 km), potentially reaching Pakistan, destinations in the Indian Ocean or Mongolia, the paper said.Mr Hishammuddin also said the publication of satellite image of objects suspected to be the debris of missing Malaysia Airline MH370 was an “accident”. He said that China had told Malaysia the satellite photos were released “by mistake and did not show any debris.
So now the debris photo and the four hours flight part is "inaccurate"...
The officially endorsed Bomoh stunt is getting to be a huge Internet meme though…
"It's my understanding that based on some new information that's not necessarily conclusive — but new information — an additional search area may be opened in the Indian Ocean," White House spokesman Jay Carney said.
"The US P—3 will search west of the Strait of Malacca in the Andaman Sea," Lt Col Jeffrey Pool, a Pentagon spokesman said
USS Kidd is now transiting from the Strait of Malacca to the Indian Ocean, the US Navy said, referring to a guided—missile destroyer initially deployed to the Gulf of Thailand.
Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal said communication satellites received intermittent data "pings" from the missing jet, giving the plane's location, speed and altitude for at least five hours after it disappeared from radar screens. The final satellite ping was sent from over water, at what one of these people called a "normal" cruising altitude. Noting that it is unclear why the transmissions stopped, the daily reported that one possibility could be that the system sending them had been disabled by someone on board.