Are they behind the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370
In the middle of the nuclear 'negotiations,' could Hassan Rohani and Ayatollah Ali Khameni
be behind the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 on Friday night? It's beginning to look like that might be the case.
Malaysian authorities have given US investigators biometric details on two passengers who used stolen passports to travel on a Malaysia Airlines flight
that disappeared on Saturday.
It is hoped the move could accelerate
identification of the two men who are now at the centre of the
international mystery over what happened to flight MH370, which disappeared over the South China Sea
with 239 passengers and crew aboard.
Krutnait, owner of the agency Grand Horizon Travel in Pattaya,
Thailand, said the Iranian, a long-term business contact who she knew
only as “Mr Ali”, first asked her to book cheap tickets to Europe for
the two men on March 1. Ms Benjaporn initially reserved one of the men
on a Qatar Airways flight and the other on Etihad.
But the tickets expired when Ms Benjaporn did not
hear back from Mr Ali. When he contacted her again on Thursday, she
rebooked the men on the Malaysia Airlines
flight through Beijing because it was the cheapest available. Ms
Benjaporn booked the tickets through China Southern Airlines via a code
A friend of Mr Ali paid Ms Benjaporn cash for the tickets, she said,
adding that it was quite common for people to book tickets in Pattaya
through middle men such as Mr Ali, who then take a commission.
Mr Ali could not immediately be reached for comment on a Tehran
mobile number provided by Ms Benjaporn. She added that she had known Mr
Ali for about three years, during which time he spent a lot of time in
Pattaya and booked travel for himself or his contacts at least once a
month on average. There is no evidence that Mr Ali knew the two men were
travelling on stolen passports.
Benjaporn said she did not believe Mr Ali was linked to terrorism,
particularly as he had not specified booking the Kuala Lumpur-Beijing
flight but had instead asked for the cheapest route to Europe. Ms
Benjaporn said she was speaking about the case because she was concerned
over the speculation about a terrorist attack and wanted the facts to
Ya think? Hmmm.
Labels: Iran, Malaysia, terrorism