Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Yemenis Fire Scud Missile 520 km to hit Saudi airbase near Mecca

Last Saturday the Saudi Arabian airforce bombed a funeral in Yemen and killed over 200 mourners at the funeral. Another 500 or more were injured, some of them seriously.

In retaliation the Yemenis fired a long range Scud missile to hit a Saudi airbase located at Taif inside Saudi Arabia. Taif is located within the district of Mecca, 108 km away from Mecca city.  Please see map:

This is the deepest missile strike into Saudi Arabia.

The Yemenis also fired missiles at two US Navy destroyers at the Bab el Mandeb straits.

Missiles Fired from Rebel-held Yemen Land near US Destroyer.

The Saudi government has been telling their people that the Yemenis have NOT crossed the border into Saudi Arabia and that they are defeating Yemen.

This first Scud missile strike 520 km into Saudi Arabia and hitting Taif  has just burst all the hot air in their propaganda.


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two missiles fired from rebel-held territory in Yemen landed near an American destroyer in the Red Sea, the U.S. Navy said Monday, the second such launch targeting ships in the crucial international waterway in recent days.

The missile launches Sunday came as a ballistic missile fired from Yemen apparently targeted a Saudi air base near the Muslim holy city of Mecca, the deepest strike yet into the kingdom by Shiite rebels and their allies.

The rebels fired another two missiles into the Saudi Jizan region along the border on Monday, wounding two foreigners who worked there, the local civil defense said in a statement.

Yemen's Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, and their allies offered no reason for the launches, though they came after a Saudi-led airstrike targeting a funeral in Yemen's capital killed over 140 people and wounded 525 on Saturday.

In a statement, the Navy said no American sailors were wounded and no damage was caused to the USS Mason, an Arleigh Burke class of guided missile destroyer whose home port is Norfolk, Virginia. Lt. Ian McConnaughey, a spokesman for U.S. Navy Forces Central Command, said that it's unclear if the USS Mason was specifically targeted, though the missiles were fired in its direction over an hour's time, starting at around 7 p.m.

An American defense official said the USS Mason used onboard defensive measures after the first missile was fired, but it wasn't clear if that caused the missile to splash harmlessly into the sea.

The destroyer was north of the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, which serves as a gateway for oil tankers headed to Europe through the Suez Canal, the official said.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss details of the incident that haven't been made public.

The Houthi-controlled SABA news agency of Yemen quoted an anonymous army official denying its forces fired on the USS Mason, without elaborating.

Last week, an Emirati-leased Swift boat came under rocket fire near the same area and sustained serious damage. The United Arab Emirates described the vessel as carrying humanitarian aid and having a crew of civilians, while the Houthis called the boat a warship.

U.S. Navy officials declined to immediately discuss what kind of rockets were used in the USS Mason incident.

Analysts with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy suggested in a report that the Houthis may have targeted the Emirati ship with an Iranian anti-shipping cruise missile, based on purported video of the attack.

Shiite power Iran supports the Houthis, but denies arming them. Any Iranian involvement could exacerbate tensions with the U.S. following a series of tense naval encounters in the Persian Gulf in recent months.

Saudi state television aired a brief clip of what appeared to be a projectile that was said to have landed in Taif, in the ballistic missile attack. The video shows the flash of an explosion, followed by images of emergency vehicles.
Taif is home to Saudi Arabia's King Fahd Air Base, which hosts U.S. military personnel training the kingdom's armed forces.

The Saudi military said the missile fired late Saturday night was intercepted and caused no damage. The U.S. military's Central Command, which oversees troops in the Middle East, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Al-Masirah, a Houthi-run satellite news channel, identified the missile as a local variant of a Soviet-era Scud. It said the Volcano-1 missile targeted the air base.

The Houthis have fired a series of ballistic missiles in Saudi Arabia since a kingdom-led coalition of Arab countries launched an offensive against them in Yemen in March 2015. Most of those ballistic missiles have hit areas far closer to Saudi Arabia's border with Yemen.

In the Taif attack, however, the missile struck a target more than 520 kilometers (325 miles) from the border. Taif also is just outside of Mecca, which is home to the cube-shaped Kaaba that all of the world's Muslims pray toward.

The Saudi military said it earlier intercepted another ballistic missile fired Sunday on the Yemeni city of Marib.

The Houthis gave no reason for their targeting of Taif, but it comes after a Saudi-led airstrike Saturday targeting a funeral in Yemen's capital, Sanaa.

On Sunday, thousands marched through the streets of Sanaa to protest the strike, one of the deadliest single attacks in the impoverished Arab country's relentless civil war.

The Saudi Foreign Ministry said its U.N. mission sent a letter on Sunday to the Security Council, expressing the kingdom's "deep regret of the reported attack" on the funeral. Saudi officials have promised to investigate the bombing.

Yemen's war is largely overshadowed by the conflict against the Islamic State group elsewhere in the Middle East, though rights groups have mounted increased criticism of the Saudi-led airstrikes in recent months for killing civilians. The U.N. and rights groups estimate the conflict has killed at least 9,000 people and displaced nearly 3 million more.


Associated Press writers Maggie Michael in Sanaa, Yemen, Brian Rohan in Cairo, and Lolita C. Baldor in Washington contributed to this report.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Helikopter NURI terhempas di Tawau

Sebuah helikopter dilaporkan terhempas di atas bumbung sebuah dewan yang masih dalam pembinaan di Sekolah Kebangsaan Balung, Tawau, pagi ini, menyebabkan sekurang-kurangnya 13 anggota tentera dan empat pelajar cedera.

Ketua Polis Daerah Tawau, Asisten Komisioner Fadil Marsus, berkata kejadian berlaku kira-kira jam 9.15 pagi.

Semua mangsa yang cedera dikejarkan ke Hospital Tawau untuk rawatan lanjut.

Helikopter terbabit dipercayai melanggar bucu bumbung bangunan sekolah sebelum terhempas di dewan sekolah terbabit yang dalam pembinaan mengakibatkan struktur berkenaan mengalami kerosakan teruk. 

Kejadian berlaku ketika sesi pembelajaran sebelum disusuli dentuman kuat yang mengejutkan warga sekolah berkenaan.

TUDM: Helikopter NURI mendarat cemas

Sementara itu, Bahagian Perhubungan Awam TUDM dalam satu kenyataan media berkata helikopter itu membuat pendaratan cemas berhampiran Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Balung Tawau pada jam 9.35 pagi.

Helikopter yang membawa 14 penumpang berlepas pada jam 7.35 pagi membuat latihan penerbangan harian biasa.

“Semua anak kapal dan penumpang helikopter tersebut selamat,” kata kenyataan itu.

Katanya TUDM menghantar pasukan penyelamat ke kawasan insiden dan mengawal kawasan sebelum mengambil tindakan bagi membawa keluar helikopter dari kawasan insiden.

“TUDM akan menubuhkan satu pasukan penyiasatan bagi mengenalpasti punca kejadian,” katanya.

Gambar: Sumber FB/Twitter

Sunday, 2 October 2016

World War 3 !

WW3 WARNING Planet closer to catastrophic World War III than at any time for SIXTY years, experts warn… and it doesn’t look good for Britain or America if it does kick off


THE world is closer to a catastrophic and bloody World War III than at any other point in the past 60 years, experts have warned.

Russia and China, both of which are pumping vast amounts of money into their militaries, could soon rival the US in terms of power and prestige.

All three nations want to remain a global superpower – if not the only one – and are preparing for war, it is claimed.

But they oppose each other on a swathe of issues across the globe, creating a delicate political balance that could collapse and engulf nuclear states and alliances such as NATO.

A range of experts have identified several flashpoints across the globe which are today the most likely triggers for such a war.

The proximity of NATO and Russian bombers flying over Syria, Vladimir Putin’s aggression in eastern Europe, and China’s movements in the South China Sea are among them.

Experts have also raised concerns about the instability of nuclear-power Pakistan as extremist factions and terrorist groups within the country grow in power.

Adding to this is these groups’ sworn opposition to neighbouring India – which holds its own much-coveted nuclear arsenal.

Britain’s Admiral Lord West told The Sun Online: “Basically none of us know what is going to happen but we are in a more dangerous, chaotic and unpredictable time than any other in my 50 years in the force.

“I believe that because of Brexit, I think Europe is very flaky, I think it is unfortunate that we didn’t stay in, because they actually need our military expertise.

“I can see bits of Europe breaking up and when Europe gets into a mess, twice in the past we’ve had to go in there and clear it up with immense loss of blood and lives.”

He warned that Britain was not sufficiently investing in its defence – and in particular, its Royal Navy.

The investment required to maintain its strength had not materialised in the years since the Falklands War, he said, leaving Britain in a precarious place.


In July, a 25-page report by the US-based think tank Atlantic Council warned of Russia’s growing threat to NATO.

NATO has been Europe’s primary military alliance since WWII – all 28 member states have sworn to respond as a group if a single member is attacked.

The council’s report warned that Russia was an “existential threat to the Baltic states and Poland” and an annexation could be implemented “with great speed”.

It continued: “This might come at a time NATO and the EU are distracted by another crisis, or it might relate to some particular high profile event, the outcomes of which Moscow wants to shape.

“It might also result from a misperception of NATO’s activities and a miscalculation of the Alliance’s resolve.”

Admiral Lord West also said: “Russia under Putin is becoming quite aggressive, it’s spending a large amount of money on its military capabilities.

“Putin has said he believes in using tactical nuclear weapons if there is a war. That is highly dangerous.

“There’s little debate that he thinks of the Baltic states and possibly Poland as a Russian sphere of influence. They are NATO countries – I find that extremely dangerous.”

“I think people like Putin understand robust responses, they understand military power. I think he thinks he’ll pick (the Baltic states) off one-by-one.”


Another point of simmering tensions is Syria, where US and Russia are both carrying out airstrikes in support of opposing groups.

While they share a common foe in ISIS, the US has backed Kurdish and moderate Syrian rebel groups against President Bashar al-Assad.

Russia, on the other hand, is backing al-Assad against the rebels.

With both countries carrying out air raids across the relatively small area, the chances of accidental clashes and misperceptions is high.

Peter W. Singer, a leading expert on future war, wrote in The Daily Telegraph last year: “As in the past, it is perfectly possible that a third world war could start with a small event, or even by accident.

“One of the many Russian bomber planes now probing NATO’s borders could collide with an RAF Typhoon, prompting an aerial skirmish the likes of which the world has not seen for decades.

“Indeed, the skies over Syria are starting to get dangerously crowded, with Russian jets flying near US planes on bombing runs, and sparring with NATO air defences in neighbouring Turkey.”

Such an incident – albeit on a much smaller scale – was seen in November when Turkey downed a Russian jet it claimed it had encroached on its airspace during raids in Syria.

The incident led to a collapse in diplomatic relations between the two countries and sparked weeks of mudslinging between Ankara and Moscow.

With neither side prepared to lose face, their military posturing only came back from the brink after a Russian soldier was photographed travelling through the Bosphorus Strait brandishing a rocket launcher.


In the past few years China has moved aggressively to dominate the South China Sea with the construction of artificial islands containing fighter jet bunkers.

The move has alarmed countries such as Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines who dispute its territorial claims in the region.

Futhermore, it has aggravated Japan and South Korea – two key members of a Pacific bloc the US has sworn to protect.

Peter W. Singer is also among those to suggest World War III could be triggered when “a Japanese or American ship scrapes paint with its Chinese Navy counterpart amid the reefs in the Pacific that are being militarized as part of Asia’s current arms race”.

Indeed, Chinese military commanders – who are pushing ahead with new submarine deployments into the US’s Pacific sphere – believe this to be a genuine and legitimate scenario.

After a close call last year, China’s naval commander Admiral Wu Shengli warned his US counterpart: “If the United States continues with these kinds of dangerous, provocative acts, there could well be a seriously pressing situation between frontline forces from both sides on the sea and in the air, or even a minor incident that sparks war.”


Experts have long feared the collapse of nuclear-armed Pakistan – a country rife with instability, terror groups and with a sworn hatred of neighbour India.

The concern is that its nuclear arsenal could fall into the hands of non-state groups ready to use it against the West, or other proxy groups.

Notably, Pakistan was the birthplace of the Taliban – a fundamentalist Islamic group that spread into Afghanistan and ran the country following its war with the Soviet Union.

A British Ministry of Defence report released in January earmarked the region as one that will continue to generate threats to the UK.

It also warned that “inter-state conflict and internal instability” were possible.

A March report by Harvard Kennedy School stated the “risk of nuclear theft in Pakistan appears to be high”.

The authors wrote: “The trend seems to be toward increasing risk, as Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal expands and shifts toward tactical nuclear weapons, while adversary capabilities remain extremely high.

“Over the longer term, the possibilities of state collapse or extremist takeover cannot be entirely ruled out.”


George Friendman, the founder of geopolitical forecaster STRATFOR, has warned: “Be ready for war.”

Mr Friedman has written extensively about emerging trends and international affairs.

He recently told Business Insider that interstate war – such as that seen during World War I and II, is a recurring characteristic of politics.

“There has never been a century that has not had a systemic war — a systemic war, meaning when the entire system convulses.

“Do you want to bet this will be the only century that doesn’t have one? I’ll take that bet.

“When you have the countries like Germany, China, and Russia decline, and be replaced by others, that’s when systemic wars start.

“That’s when it gets dangerous, because they haven’t yet reached a balance. So Germany united in 1871 and all hell broke loose.

“Japan rose in the early 20th century, and then you had chaos.
“So we’re looking at a systemic shift. Be ready for war.”

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Untung jadi rakyat Selangor

Selangor baru beberapa hari tak ada air, TV3 dah kecoh. Macam nak pecah skrin buat siaran 24/7.Belum dicampur dengan media cetak lagi.

Sabah dan Sarawak sudah 53 tahun ada lagi kawasan tak ada bekalan air bersih, senyap pula. Kenapa RTM1, RTM2 dan TV3 tak buat liputan?
Kadang-kadang bekalan air di Asajaya, Simunjan, dan Sebuyau dicatu tetapi kenapa media massa kawalan BN tak bising? Sebab kawasan ini dipegang oleh BN.

Malah kawasan di Semenanjung juga banyak kawasan berhadapan masalah air. Tetapi ajaibnya media tak nampak.Tengok sahaja kawasan Felda semasa musim perayaan.Air kena catu.Kejap ada kejap tiada.

Sebab itu untung jadi rakyat Selangor.Baru beberapa berlaku gangguan bekalan air , media tak putus putus tumpu isu ini.

Setakat 29 SEPTEMBER 2016.Status pemulihan terkini kawasan yang terjejas dengan gangguan bekalan air ekoran penutupan Loji Rawatan Air Sg Semenyih akibat pencemaran bau air mentah kini berada di tahap 97.6%. Bekalan air di Daerah Kuala Langat telah pulih sepenuhnya.

Namun begitu, beberapa kawasan yang berada di penghujung sistem agihan air dan kawasan tinggi masih mengalami gangguan bekalan air berikutan paras kolam air takungan utama masih belum mencapai paras optimum.

Berita terkini Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd menggantung seorang pekerjanya kerana disyaki terlibat dalam perbuatan khianat yang menyebabkan gangguan bekalan air hingga menjejaskan 340,000 pengguna di Klang dan Petaling 1 September lepas.

Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Air Selangor, Suhaimi Kamaralzaman berkata pekerja tersebut digantung pada 6 September lepas manakala laporan polis berhubung kejadian itu dibuat pada 9 September lalu.

Katanya laporan siasatan juga dikemukakan kepada Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Air Negara (SPAN).

Tapi ada pemimpin BN tak habis habis nak tunjuk jadi hero dan jaguh rakyat.Konon mereka pejuang rakyat. Kami rakyat Selangor tahulah tembelang mereka.Mereka akan main kan isu ini berminggu lagi nampaknya walaupun bekalan air dah pulih sepenuhnya.

Kalau mereka betul betul nak jadi hero perjuangkan isu air ini di kawasan atau negeri BN yang perlukan lebih pembelaan.

Apapun beruntung jadi rakyat Selangor.Oh ye ramai tau rakyat Selangor tak bayar bil air selama 8 tahun.Sebabnya menikmati skim air percuma pemberian Kerajaan Negeri sejak Pakatan mentadbir.

Oleh: Mohd Ezli Mashut 
Rakyat Negeri Selangor

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Habibie dan Erbakan, 2 jurutera menggegar politik dunia

Prof Dr. Bacharudin Jusuf Habibie atau Pak BJ Habibie ialah seorang jurutera, pencipta dan pembina pesawat terbang. Beliau ialah anak Indonesia pertama yang mencipta pesawat terbang buatan sendiri yang dinamakan Gatotkoco N250.

Manakala Prof Dr. Necmettin Erbakan atau Erbakan pula ialah seorang jurutera pembina kereta kebal.

Al-Marhum Prof Dr. Necmettin Erbakan beroleh ijazah kejuruteraan mekanikal pada tahun 1948 di Turki dan menamatkan Ph.D dibidang kejuruteraan enjin di University of Ukhon, Germany pada tahun 1956. 

Beliau pernah menjadi ketua jurutera-jurutera penyelidik di kilang enjin Clovez. Di situ beliau berjaya mereka cipta kereta kebal yang boleh bergerak dengan menggunakan apa sahaja jenis bahanapi.

Beliau juga mengasaskan kilang engin diesel bersama dengan 300 orang kenalannya. Kilang tersebut masih beroperasi hingga ke hari ini dan mengeluarkan kira-kira 30,000 engin diesel setiap tahun. 

Dalam satu projek yang lain beliau bersama dengan 22 orang jurutera kenalannya berjaya membuat kereta nasional pertama bagi Turki.

Kedua-dua jurutera ini bukan sahaja genius dalam bidang kejuruteraan, malah amat pintar dalam urusan pentadbiran negara, apabila pulang ke negara masing-masing, Pak Habibie dilantik menjadi Menteri Teknologi Indonesia (1978-1998), seterusnya Wakil (Timbalan) Presiden Indonesia (1998) dan kemuncaknya sebagai Presiden Indonesia (1998-1999).

Manakala Erbakan pula, pulang ke Turki lalu mengasaskan jemaah Millî Görüs yang merupakan tunjang kepada parti-parti; Millî Nizam Partisi, Millî Selamet Partisi, Refah Partisi, Fazilet Partisi, Saadet Partisi. Kemudian menjawat sebagai Timb. Perdana Menteri Turki (1977-78) dan Perdana Menteri Republik Turki (1996-1997).

Thursday, 5 May 2016

KEMASKINI: Helikopter Hilang di Sarawak (RPC6828)


Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Sarawak mengesahkan penemuan mayat wanita berdekatan lokasi serpihan helikopter ditemui, sebentar tadi.

Namun, Pengarahnya, Nor Hisham Mohamad menafikan maklumat dua mayat ditemui setakat ini seperti yang tersebar di media sosial.

“Setiap minit kami berhubung dengan pasukan mencari dan menyelamat (SAR) dan setakat ini hanya satu mayat wanita yang ditemui.

“Ada maklumat jadi viral yang mengatakan ada dua mayat ditemui. Itu tidak benar,” katanya dipetik melalui Buletin Awani, sebentar tadi.

Menurutnya, mayat wanita itu ditemui di tebing hulu 15 kilometer Sungai Batang Lupar kira-kira jam 12 tengah hari tadi.

Pencarian mangsa lain pula tertumpu pada radius empat kilometer daripada mayat mangsa pertama ditemui.

“Kita dalam proses untuk membawa balik mayat ke jeti untuk pengesahan polis dan hospital. Kita jumpa mayat wanita itu tersangkut di tebing sungai,” katanya.

Sementara itu hubungan terakhir yang dibuat juruterbang helikopter semalam ialah pada 4.15 petang, tiga minit setelah berlepas.

Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (DCA) Datuk Seri Azharuddin Abdul Rahman berkata juruterbang itu memberitahu bahawa mereka dijangka akan berada di kawasan Simunjan dalam masa kira-kira 20 minit setelah berlepas pada pukul 4.12 petang.

"Sebelum jangkaan tiba di Semunjan, pengawal trafik udara cuba menghubungi pesawat itu pada 4.28 petang tetapi tiada respons. Beberapa lagi cubaan dilakukan untuk menghubungi helikopter itu pada 4.29 petang, 4.39 petang dan 4.56 petang.

"Tetapi masih tiada respons daripada helikopter berkenaan," katanya.
Beberapa serpihan bahagian helikopter itu ditemui dekat sungai Batang Lupar di Sebuyau, pagi ini (Jumaat).

Azharuddin berkata terdapat empat helikopter di kawasan itu pada ketika itu, sebuah daripadanya hanya seminit berada di belakang helikopter malang itu.

"Kami minta mereka menghubungi helikopter itu tetapi usaha mereka gagal," katanya.

Selepas usaha menghubungi beberapa pihak yang berkenaan dan tiada sebarang isyarat dikesan tentang kedudukan helikopter itu, Azharuddin berkata situasi kecemasan diisytiharkan dan misi mencari dan menyelamat digerakkan pada pukul 7.26 malam tadi.

Beliau berkata pasukan bertindak dibentuk untuk mengendalikan usaha memberitahu keluarga mereka yang berada di dalam pesawat tu.

Azharuddin berkata penyiasatan masih berjalan dan Hornbill Skyways, syarikat yang menyewakan pesawat itu dari Filipina masih belum digantung operasinya.

"Pada masa ini kita masih belum tahu apakah sebenarnya berlaku. Kita kena siasat untuk mengetahui apa yang sebenarnya menyebabkan helikopter itu putus hubungan dengan menara kawalan. Operasi Hornbill Skyways tidak digantung lagi," katanya.

TERKINI: Beberapa serpihan dipercayai bahagian dari helikopter yang dilapor hilang di Sarawak sudah ditemui - PM Najib

Serpihan helikopter yang hilang di Sarawak semalam dijumpai bersebelahan Sungai Batang Lupar, kata Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Serpihan itu termasuk sebuah rotation device, sebuah kerusi, sebahagian daripada pintu, sebahagian rotor blade dan sebahagian dinding pesawat, Najib berkata pada sidang media pagi ini di Kuching.


Operasi mencari Pesawat hilang Jenis Helikopter (RPC6828)
Tarikh 05 Mei 2016 (Khamis)

Keanggotaan Terlibat
a.Unit STORM 14 Orang
b.Unit MUST 12 Orang
c.Lain-Lain Pegawai 24 Orang
JUMLAH = 50 Orang (Termasuk 7 Orang Penyelam)

Logistik : 
a.4X4 = 7 Buah
b.Lori = 1 Buah
c.Bot Kevlar = 1 Buah
d.Bot Aluminium = 4 Buah
e.EMRS = 1 Buah

Kawasan Pencarian :

Kronologi:(05 Mei 2016)

1612:00 hrs – Helikopter penerbangan dari Stadium Spaoh ke Kuching membawa 5 penumpang.

1632:00 hrs – Terputus hubungan dengan Menara Kawalan DCA

2130:00 hrs – Bilik Gerakan Operasi Bomba diaktifkan sepenuhnya

2145:00 hrs – BBP Simunjan telah tiba di Daerah Sebuyau untuk membuat pemantauan dan melaporkan dari orang Awam bahawa tidak terlihat kelibat sebarang Helikopter di Kawasan tersebut

2215:00 hrs – PGO Sarawak menghubungi Menara Kawalan DCA dan dimaklumkan bahawa maklumat yang menyatakan bahawa Helikopter tersebut telah mendarat cemas di Sri Aman adalah tidak benar

2330:00 hrs – Mesyuarat penyelarasan SAR antara Agensi telah diadakan di IPK Kuching
(06 Mei 2016)

0015:00 hrs – Mesyuarat penyelarasan SAR Udara antara Agensi telah diadakan di DCA

0118:00 hrs – Ketua Zon 3 melapor berdasarkan maklumat Orang Awam yang terlihat Kerlipan lampu yang dipercayai Helikopter tersebut di Sungai Batang Lupar di seberang Kampung Skait,Lingga.Anggota bersama sebuah Bot dan sebuah Ambulan EMRS digerakkan ke lokasi 

0226:00 hrs – Ketua Zon 2 memaklumkan bahawa Polis Sebuyau telah terlihat Helikopter rendah menuju ke Laut dari Pantai Sebuyau

Status Operasi :

Helikopter masih belum ditemui sehingga jam 0346:00 hrs (06 Mei 2016)
Perancangan Operasi (06 Mei 2016) :

0600:00 hrs – Operasi SAR akan dijalankan menggunakan Water Surface Searching di kawasan tumpuan iaitu di Pesisiran Sebuyau dan Triso serta sekitar Lingga

1000:00 hrs – Pemantauan Udara akan dijalankan oleh Helikopter MI-171 (Bomba) yang akan bergerak ke Lapangan Terbang Sibu dan seterusnya menerima arahan daripada DCA berkenaan dengan Air Searching.

Disediakan Oleh,
Pusat Gerakan Operasi Bomba Sarawak


HELIKOPTER yang dinaiki Timbalan Menteri Perusahaan Perladangan dan Komoditi, Datuk Noriah Kasnon dilaporkan hilang dari radar sejak petang tadi.

Ketika kejadian, helikopter dari Betong ke Kuching itu djadualkan mendarat di tarmac Hornbill Skyways, Kuching namun dikatakan hilang dari radar pada jam 5 petang berhampiran kawasan Sebuyau.

Sementara itu maklumat yang tersebar di laman sosial memaparkan nama-nama penumpang helikopter berkenaan dengan gambar mereka. Belum dapat dipastikan kesahihan. 

Difahamkan antara VIP yang hilang termasuklah suami Noriah, Ahli Parlimen Kuala Kangsar, Wan Mohammad Khairil Anuar dan Ketua Setiausaha Kementerian Perusahaan Perladangan dan Komoditi, Datuk Dr. Sundaran Annamalai.

1. Datuk Noriah Kasnon, Timbalan Menteri MPIC
2. Tuan Asmuni bin Abdullah( suami TM)
3. Datuk Dr. Sundaran Annamalai , KSU MPIC,
4. Datuk Wan Mohammad Khairil Anuar Wan Ahmad, Pengerusi MPOB/ AP Kuala Kangsar,
5. Ahmad Sobri bin Harun ( pengawal peribadi) .

Juruterbang memaklumkan menara kawalan lokasi mereka berada di sekitar kawasan Triso, Sebuyau sebelum terputus hubungan.

Sehingga berita ini disiarkan, tiada sebarang pengumuman rasmi dibuat dan usaha pencarian dilaporkan sedang giat dijalankan.

Helikopter yang hilang di Sarawak dipercayai membawa :
1. Kapten Rudolf Rex Ragas (Juruterbang)
2. Datuk Noriah Kasnon (Timb. Menteri Perusahaan, Perladangan dan Komoditi)
3. Datuk Wan Mohammad Khair-il Wan Ahmad (Pengerusi MPOB)
4. Asmuni Abdullah (Suami Datuk Noriah)
5. Datuk Dr. Sundaran Ann Amalai (KSU Kem. Perusahaan, Perladangan dan Komoditi)
6. Ahmad Sobri (pengawal keselamatan peribadi Datuk Noriah)

Setiausaha Sulit Kepada Timbalan Menteri Perusahaan, Perladangan dan Komoditi, Abidin Supardi mengesahkan demikian.


Malaysia's deputy minister among VIPs feared on board missing helicopter

KUCHING (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Six individuals including a deputy minister are believed to be on a helicopter which has gone missing in Sarawak.

Plantation Industries and Commodities Deputy Minister Datuk Noriah Kasnon along with her husband Asmuni Abdullah were on the helicopter.

The four other individuals were the ministry's secretary-general Datuk Dr Sundaran Annamalai, Kuala Kangsar MP and Malaysian Palm Oil Board member Datuk Wan Mohammad Khair-il Anuar Wan Ahmad and personal bodyguard Ahmad Sobri Harun, as well as the pilot of the flight RP-C 6828 Captain Rudolf Rex Ragas.

According to reports, air traffic controllers lost contact with the helicopter at 5pm on Thursday (May 5) while it was near Sebuyau.

It is believed to have been travelling from Betong to Kuching.

Department of Civil Aviation Director Datuk Azharudin Abdul Rahman has confirmed the reports, saying that a search and rescue operation has been launched.

Noriah is also Sungai Besar MP.

When contacted, Minister Datuk Seri Douglas Uggah Embas said he last saw Noriah at 12.30pm at his constituency in Bukit Saban.

He, however, has no details of the missing helicopter.


KUCHING: The Department of Civil Aviation has deployed a search and rescue team for the missing helicopter carrying six individuals, including a deputy minister.
DCA director Datuk Azharuddin Abdu Rahman told The Star's Malay portal mStar that the team was dispatched at 7.26pm on Thursday.
He said the department has classified the case as "lost contact".
"The helicopter departed Betong for Kuching at 4.15pm on Thursday. It was supposed to contact DCA at 5pm to update its location.
"But DCA did not receive anything. Our attempts to reach it also failed," he said.
The helicopter went missing from the radar at about 5pm near Sebuyau.
Six individuals, including a deputy minister, are believed to be on the helicopter.
Plantation Industries and Commodities Deputy Minister Datuk Noriah Kasnon along with her husband Asmuni Abdullah were on the helicopter.

The other four individuals were the ministry secretary-general Datuk Dr Sundaran Annamalai, Kuala Kangsar MP and Malaysian Palm Oil Board member Datuk Wan Mohammad Khair-il Anuar Wan Ahmad and personal bodyguard Ahmad Sobri Harun, as well as the pilot of the flight RP-C 6828 Captain Rudolf Rex Ragas

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Scientist warns MEGA EARTHQUAKE

A GEOLOGIST has warned a devastating earthquake and tsunami could hit the United States, potentially threatening millions of lives, within the next 48 hours.


Jim Berkland, a former US Geological Survey scientist, who once famously predicted the Loma Prieta quake, said mega quakes usually strike at a new moon or full moon because of the gravitation effect on the Earth…and the next full moon is on FRIDAY.

The maverick, now retired, scientist spoke out after eight powerful earthquakes struck across south Asia and the pacific in the past 80 hours, claiming hundreds of lives in Japan and Ecuador.

Mr Berkland predicted on October 13, 1989, an earthquake of magnitude 3.5 to 6.0 would strike San Francisco within the next week.

Four days later on October 17 a magnitude 6.9 quake hit Loma Prieta in northern California. 

He now says 20 of the world’s last 25 mega quakes have happened during new or full moons.

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He is most concerned about the the San Andreas Fault through California and the Cascadia Subduction Zone, which is further north along the coast of Oregon and Washington State.

He says both areas are long over due a so-called “Big One” earthquake and would likely cause devastating tsunamis to surge over the west coast if it happened.

He said: “Beware the new and full moons.”

He says this causes "equinoctal tides", which are extreme gravitational forces that cause solid earth to expand and contract, in the way ocean tides rise and fall.

Mr Berkland studied geology at the University of California, Berkeley.

Jim Berkland claims the new or full moon can cause a mega earthquake by tidal pull

Sources: http://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/662872/Scientist-warns-mega-quake-that-threatens-millions-could-hit-USA-as-early-as-FRIDAY


The big one’: Is there really a ‘mega-earthquake’ on the way this week?

You really, really shouldn’t believe everything you read on the internet.
This week, a lot of news outlets have been warning of an incoming ‘mega-earthquake’, set to flatten cities around the world.
There’s just one, tiny problem.
While there have been several of earthquakes in the past week, the quote used to predict a ‘mega quake’ is actually several months old – and about earthquakes in India.
Scientist Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado DID warn of risks of ‘mega-earthquakes – but in January, and specifically in the Himalayas.
But the quote, ‘The current conditions might trigger at least four earthquakes greater than 8.0 in magnitude. And if they delay, the strain accumulated during the centuries provokes more catastrophic mega earthquakes,’ has been jumped on by conspiracy sites, reported as if it was said this week, and is now circulating around the world.

View of a fallen building after a 7.8-magnitude quake in Portoviejo, Ecuador on April 17, 2016. At least 77 people were killed when a powerful earthquake struck Ecuador, destroying buildings and a bridge and sending terrified residents scrambling from their homes, authorities said Sunday. / AFP PHOTO / JUAN CEVALLOSJUAN CEVALLOS/AFP/Getty Images
View of a fallen building after a 7.8-magnitude quake in Portoviejo, Ecuador AFP/Getty

Until a scientist says something specific (and new) about the risks this week, you probably shouldn’t worry that a ‘megaquake’ is about to destroy the world.
More than 260 people died and 2,500 others were injured in the powerful quake in Ecuador, which measured 7.8 on the Richter scale – the strongest to hit the country since 1979.
A state of emergency has since been declared in six of Ecuador’s 24 provinces – with 10,000 armed forces deployed and 4,600 national police sent to the towns near the epicentre.
Homes, buildings and roads have been reduced to rubble – with more than 70% of the town of Pedernales, a town of 40,000, destroyed.

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2016/04/18/the-big-one-is-there-really-a-mega-earthquake-on-the-way-this-week-5824431/#ixzz46QM5oU4y

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Video shows increased activity at Yellowstone

Range and thickness of Yellowstone supervolcano's eruption 640,000 years ago.
Over the past week, our planet has been hit by large earthquake after large earthquake, and according to Volcano Discoverythere are 38 volcanoes around the world that are erupting right now. We have seen a dramatic spike in global seismic activity that is unlike anything that we have seen in ages, and that is why what is going on at Yellowstone is so incredibly alarming. Geologists tell us that a full-blown eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano would have up to 2,000 times the power of the Mount St. Helens volcanic eruption of 1980, and approximately two-thirds of the country would immediately become uninhabitable. As you will see below, there are signs that something big is getting ready to happen at Yellowstone, and if it does erupt all of our lives will be permanently changed forever.

I want to share with you some footage from Yellowstone that was recorded on Thursday night. In this video, it appears to be as bright as day even though it is the middle of the night, you can see a whole host of geysers steaming violently, and Old Faithful just keeps going off over and over...

This stunning footage was posted by a YouTube user known as Kat Martin 2016, and the following is what she had to say about the video that you just saw...
There are places s(t)eaming I have never seen steam before....and also note that the bright ground is back. There are no shadows, so it is not from above! As you know the cameras were froze up last night, so we could not see what was going ....or so we thought LOL...I found a way. Somehow (don't ask me how), the Geyser Observation Study site was able to capture the ENTIRE night with NO freeze ups and cutting in and out....how is THAT? Anyway, I got it and slowed it down so you can see better. Old Faithful had weird seismos last night, and was going off constantly.
But it wasn't just that one night. The weird activity at Yellowstone has continued, and you can watch even more recent footage that Kat Martin has posted right here and right here.

So what does this mean?

I don't know, but watching that footage definitely got my attention.

And it is interesting to note that just a few weeks ago the Shoshone River changed color and started boiling without any warning whatsoever...
The Shoshone River, near Yellowstone National Park, suddenly and without warning started boiling, changed color and began to emit a sulfuric odor on March 25. Nearby witnesses wondered if they were "all going to die." The current consensus among geologists and other experts is that a portion of the Shoshone River began to boil, located near Cody, Wyoming, and a new Yellowstone vent has opened up.

As Mysterious Universe reports, the boiling river near Yellowstone runs just east of Yellowstone National Park. It is close enough to the park and super volcano to be a "canary in a coal mine" as it relates to unusual geothermic events. The event was initially recorded by Dewey Vanderhoff, a photographer who spotted the Shoshone River near Yellowstone boiling and noted other bizarre features in the river.
When a river located above a supervolcano that could wipe out most of the country starts boiling, you would think that would make headline news all over the nation.

But it didn't.

It would be exceedingly difficult to overstate the potential danger that Yellowstone poses to the United States. Other than an extremely large asteroid or meteor, it is hard to imagine any natural disaster that would pose a greater threat. The following comes from an excellent article by Steve Elwart...
The Yellowstone Caldera, or cauldron, sits on top of North America's largest volcanic field. Four hundred miles under the Earth's surface is a magma 'hotspot' that reaches up to just 30 miles below ground level before spreading out over an area of 300 miles across three states.

Over all this sits the volcano.

While most scientists believe the probability of a major eruption is very small, there are signs that have some analysts worried, and most agree the volcano holds catastrophic potential. It could blast 240 cubic miles of ash, rocks and lava into the atmosphere, rendering about two-thirds of the nation immediately uninhabitable, according to some estimates, and plunge the world into a "nuclear winter."
That certainly does not sound good.

And as I mentioned above, volcanic activity all over the planet is rising. 38 volcanoes are erupting at the moment, and it seems like we hear about another new eruption almost every day now.

But let us hope that Yellowstone does not erupt any time soon.

There are approximately 3,000 earthquakes in the area around Yellowstone every single year, so it is a very seismically active region. In the event of a full-scale eruption of Yellowstone, virtually the entire northwest United States will be completely destroyed. Basically everything within a 100 mile radius would be immediately killed, Salt Lake City would literally be toast, and almost everyone and everything in Denver would be dead in short order.

Further away, volcanic ash would rain down continually for weeks. Those foolish enough to step outside would quickly discover that the ash turns into a substance similar to cement in the lungs, and many would die from suffocation.

The amount of volcanic ash released by Yellowstone would be almost unimaginable. In fact, it has been estimated that a full-blown eruption would dump a layer of volcanic ash that is at least 10 feet deep up to 1,000 miles away.

Food production in America would be almost totally wiped out, and the "volcanic winter" that would result from a Yellowstone eruption would dramatically cool the planet. Some have projected that global temperatures would decline by up to 20 degrees.

In the end, the death, famine and destruction that we would experience would be vastly greater than anything that we have ever seen in the history of western civilization.

So yes, there is reason to be concerned that weird stuff is going on at Yellowstone right now.

Let us just hope and pray that we do not see an eruption in 2016 or any time soon.