KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian police said nine people were detained on Monday on suspicion of involvement in terrorist acts or forming links with terrorists inside the country and abroad. Police have said they are probing terrorism as one possible reason why Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 veered off course and vanished on March 8. National police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said the suspects, aged from 25 to 55, were arrested in several locations in Selangor state, near Kuala Lumpur, and in northern Kedah state bordering Thailand. "Some of the individuals arrested have taken part in clandestine meetings to strengthen militant ideology, for fundraising and military-style training in preparation for violence," he said in a statement. The Southeast Asia nation has not been the target of major terror attacks, but has been the home of people believed to be linked with militant groups, such as al Qaeda linked Jemaah Islamiyah.
KUALA LUMPUR (CNN) Malaysia's government has been widely criticized over its handling of the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 and disclosures of its investigations. The plane disappeared on March 8 after leaving Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for Beijing. U.S. President Barack Obama had words of praise during a visit to the southeast Asian country. He said the Malaysian government has been "forthcoming" with the United States about the information it has. "The Malaysian government is working tirelessly to recover the aircraft and investigate exactly what happened."
SARASOTA PI BILL WARNER: I Witnessed ‘Dry Run’ on US Airways Flight 2095 By Two Saudi Guys Who looked Like Shoe-bomb Maker Ibrahim Hassaon al-Asiri See Photos. Homeland Security Alerts Airlines to Muslim Terrorist Shoe-Bomb Threat By Ibrahim Hassaon al-Asiri, PI Bill Warner Witnessed ‘Dry Run’ on US Airways Flight 2095. On September 9th 2013 I was on US Airways Flight 2095 out of Newark NJ (United Airlines Flight 93 was a 9/11 hijacked plane out of Newark NJ by Muslim terrorists).
I was in seat 6B, seated directly in front of me were two Saudi males, they were about 22 years old and 26 years old, the one seated to my left spent the whole time of the flight, about 1 hour and 15 minutes, making diagrams of the cabin, making note of where the drink cart was kept and notes on the activity of the flight attendants. The flight attendants (all women) appeared to be alerted about the two Arab males and kept close tabs on them.
The Department of Homeland Security issued the warning about U.S.-bound flights out of concern that Ibrahim Hassaon al-Asiri, a Saudi believed to have been behind previous failed attempts to attack planes, may have come up with new bomb designs that could evade airport security measures, the sources said. The bulletin to airlines urges screeners to use the explosive trace detection swabs to check shoes that are worn and in carry-on bags. British national (Muslim radical) Richard Reid the “Shoe Bomber” first raised the specter of such threats just three months after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks when he attempted to ignite bombs hidden in his sneakers on a Paris-to-Miami flight. Reid was subdued by passengers and crew. He pleaded guilty to terrorism charges in 2002 and is now serving a life sentence at a maximum security federal prison in Florence, Colo.
Bill Warner Sarasota Private Investigator, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM at www.wbipi.com