TTF: The Third Force appeals to the Department of Civil Aviation and the Transport Ministry to issue a no-fly order for all of Mahathir-owned jets. It is in earnest that we request his safety be made a matter of national security and concern, as he is, after all, the country’s longest serving premier.
Let us not forget the Memali massacre or the hundreds he got the police to detain without trial under the now defunct ISA. There probably are some sick freaks out there who may want to exact some form of revenge on him. We can never be too sure about these things and had best offer him protection before his enemies do him in.
It is for this reason, above all, that a security detail should immediately be dispatched to safeguard both him and the various hangars housing his jets. We feel that the affected areas are likely targets by his enemies and should be cordoned off at all cost.
It is our view that his movements during the GE14 campaign period should be restricted until such a time that we’re assured his safety isn’t at risk of compromise.
KUALA LUMPUR: The government has ordered an immediate investigation into the accusation by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that there is a possibility that the plane he boarded to Langkawi was sabotaged.
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the Department of Civil Aviation has been ordered to investigate the matter.
“This is a serious accusation, we take it seriously.
“At the same time, we hope this is also not a political stunt.
“We want to investigate if this is real or merely a political exploitation,” he said.
Liow said the captain and owner of the private jet would also be called up to give their statements.
“This is a serious matter regarding aviation safety and we do not want anyone to have any doubts on our standards and compliance.” Liow said.
He added that so far, no report has been made by the pilot.
Sinar Harian reported yesterday that the Pakatan Harapan chairman had claimed that before take-off, the pilot had announced that the plane had been damaged and repairs could not be done.
Dr Mahathir said he later had to asked a friend to lend a plane to get to Langkawi in order to attend a function and prepare for Nomination Day today.
Source: NST Online