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Hijacked MAS flight MH 653 on 4th December 1977

Old 27th Dec 2007, 20:55
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Dead and long forgotten. Soon will this thread be!
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Old 31st Dec 2007, 05:05
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Where is Sireh...how's the trek down to Kebun Teh?
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Out of tanahair for a long time; was there anything done for this occasion?
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Old 4th Feb 2008, 03:07
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Heard that there was some insignificant news article but nothing much. Long forgotten and buried!
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Old 9th Feb 2008, 21:05
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mas flight 653 hijacked 04/12/1977

hi ,
i am trying to gather some information about this flight as my grandfather was one of the pasengers killed ( thomas parr ( uk)
i have read some of the posts and there is speculation about what happened, i m not interested in that ,im just trying to find out about a memorial that was erected after the crash , we (my family ) only found out about the memorial today via the internet as we were very young when it happend
i see that some of the people posted here were friends with the crew , i would like to ask if anyone has any photos or knows the exact location of the memorial so we can see it , any information is gratefully accepted .
its also nice to see from the posts that even after 30 years some have not forgot their friends who were killed

if anyone has any info my email is [email protected]
thanks for reading this post


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Old 13th Feb 2008, 00:20
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Paul, please refer to your newly posted thread.
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Old 25th Dec 2008, 16:30
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I seem to know more about the MAS hijacking than is written sofar.
 
Old 26th Dec 2008, 09:58
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SunnyBoy,

Our ears are ready to listen!

Thanks,

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Old 26th Dec 2008, 14:33
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The answer is really government sensitive and I suspect trouble if not handled with care.
 
Old 26th Dec 2008, 14:37
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Originally Posted by SunnyBoy
The answer is really government sensitive and I suspect trouble if not handled with care.
If you're not going to tell us, then why even bother mentioning it in the first place?
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Old 26th Dec 2008, 15:23
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You are right Smoking Monkey.
 
Old 27th Dec 2008, 14:47
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Pauh6582

Hey, I'm really sorry to hear you had relatives in the accident.

Following is a link to the Wickipedia article about the crash, with the exact location of the memorial and some pictures.

Regards.

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Old 29th Dec 2008, 01:45
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Update 1

Heard on the golf course....Babu's exacting retribution in the KLSE; the pariah bai might have lost his pants in the current plunge. Looks like the karma thingy does have its working.........hope there won't be a fatwa on belief in this karma philosophy!

It has been a good 31 years since this tragedy and the aviation community in bolehland has scant regard for the victims, judging from the general lack of interest in commemorating the 30th anniversary last year.

I believe Sireh's was a pretty lonely on his trek to Kebun Teh last December. As consolation, maybe he managed to locate Kak Odah's superb laksa at Majidi!
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Old 29th Dec 2008, 08:51
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Don't think they can fatwa against a " belief "!!!

Karma is just deserts for that low life they called dato g string!

As for the ulang tahun tiga puluh commemoration, alamak, don't you know melayu sekarang senang lupa! Hey, that crash was some 30 years ago, so I don't think the current crop of young uns care too hoots. For them its all about money, power, image and me, me, me!
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Old 29th Dec 2008, 23:21
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The M'sian aviation community, aviation authorities and government missed a great chance to meaningfully pay tribute to those who perished in that tragedy. It has been 30 years and any " official " secrets should have been let to lapse and allow lessons to be learnt.

When I joined MAS for a short period in the late 1980s/early 1990s, their SEP training did have some elements connected to lessons learnt from that tragedy; they were good procedures for that time. Now in a post 911 world, whatever that come out of TSA and FAA rum ramshod over others.

As for the so called g string, I have personally crossed swords with him when he was MAPA president.......I wonder what MAS pilots had been thinking, putting such an arrogant and insolent ass at the helm of their association. He sold their souls for them!!! I have seen him used the local Malays against their non Malays and vice versa, occasionally throwing expats into his cauldron as he stirred the ****pot to fit his personnal agenda.
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Old 30th Dec 2008, 11:54
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Wow!......
 
Old 30th Dec 2008, 12:07
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I agree with your first paragraph though Jandalotcruiser.
 
Old 30th Dec 2008, 23:15
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Jandakot.....many thanks for being such an astute observer of MAS pilots who shot themselves in the foot then. Well, maybe they thought the elected the lesser of evils who turned out to be a greater demon than most cared to surmise.

30 years seemed a long time ago and a lot of the comtemporaries of the crew and victims of that tragedy have left the aviation scene. The newer chaps at the helm in MAS and the M'sian transport ministry are so full of themselves that they never see any lessons to be learnt except for the little bits of silly ideas coming out from outsize heads.
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Old 31st Dec 2008, 06:55
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Well said old timers! Even a relative newbe like me failed to see why MAS and the M'sian gomen consigned the tragedy to the dustbin. A lot of goodwill and crucial lessons can be learnt. Also time for the gomen to come clean about the former agriculture Minister and his body guard. All the talk of Japanese accent and Japanese Red Army is really a red herring.

A disturbing thing I heard was that the skipper's widow was conned and cheated..........I hope it's not her insurance payout!
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Old 31st Dec 2008, 11:12
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If you're not going to tell us, then why even bother mentioning it in the first place?
Smiling Monkey,

A simple search on Google revealed a rumor that a certain government official was involved in the hijacking.

See here:
Print Page - Old Story,,Malaysia Airlines 653 crash
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