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An Admission Of Guilt – Former Boeing Official Invokes Fifth Amendment Protection In 737 MAX Scandal

While watching TV, you would sometimes hear about a lawyer telling his client to “plead the Fifth”. In a nutshell, it’s the constitutional right of a person to refuse to answer questions or otherwise give testimony against himself. Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer and “fixer”, famously triggered his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in the stripper […]

... written on Sep 10 2019

Boycott Non-Muslim Products – Do You Own Enough Products Or Have Financial Muscle To Go To War?

A campaign to boycott non-Muslim products, believed to have been quietly unleashed by opposition UMNO Malay nationalist and PAS Islamist parties has spread like wildfire, at least on social media. On the surface, it certainly looks like a declaration of war against the minorities in the country, especially ethnic Chinese whose prowess in the business […]

... written on Sep 04 2019

Boeing 737 MAX Has “No Value” – Lawyer Says Public Doesn’t Trust It, Client Can’t Use It

Chicago-based United Airlines had planned to resume service with the grounded Boeing 737 MAX in early November, but is now targeting December 19 instead. Grounded by safety regulators since March in the wake of two crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia that claimed 346 lives, the carrier seriously hopes flights could resume before Christmas.   Airlines […]

... written on Aug 31 2019

Historic $2.9 Billion Loss! – How Ignoring $2 Million Safety Features Create Nightmare To Greedy Boeing

According to the New York Times, the two optional safety features which could have saved the Boeing 737 MAX jets from crashing would probably add US$800,000 (£640,000; RM3.3 million) to US$2 million (£1.6 million; RM8.2 million) to the price of the aircraft – about 5% of the total cost of the jet purchased by Lion […]

... written on Jul 25 2019

Balance Of Power – After S-400 Missile Defense System, Russia Offers To Sell Su-35 Fighter Jets To Turkey

Turkey began receiving deliveries of Russian S-400 systems earlier this month (July 12), and the United States was not happy. Turkish’s defiance has forced the U.S. to begin removing the NATO ally from its F-35 stealth fighter program over security concerns. U.S. officials argued the Russian system would be incompatible with NATO air defence systems […]

... written on Jul 23 2019

An Incredible Retaliation – Britain Seized An Iranian Ship, So Iran Return The Favour And Seized Two British Ships

Two weeks earlier (July 4), Britain’s Royal Marines seized an Iranian oil tanker carrying more than 2 million barrels of Iranian crude oil in Gibraltar, a British overseas territory. Britain accused the ship of transporting oil to Syria, hence had violated European Union sanctions. Officials initially said the seizure happened on orders from the United […]

... written on Jul 21 2019

Zero New Orders For 737 MAX – Airbus To Overtake Boeing As World’s Biggest Plane Maker

American plane manufacturer Boeing has every reason to be worried even after 4 months its best-seller 737 MAX aeroplanes has been grounded. It seems the safety scandal isn’t going to be solved as quickly as Boeing and its stakeholders had expected – suggesting that the problems plaguing the aircraft’s flight-control systems are not as simple as […]

... written on Jul 10 2019

Watch Out Trump!! – China May Weaponize “Rare Earth” To Retaliate Against U.S.’ Ban On Huawei

In what appears to be a hit below the belt and a coordinate attacks against China in the second phase of a trade war between the Middle Kingdom and the U.S., Trump has banned Huawei. The U.S. president’s executive order effectively prohibits U.S. companies from selling semiconductors to (or buying technological equipment from) the China’s […]

... written on May 21 2019

This Driver Was Shocked When Jewel Car Park At Changi Airport Shows Parking Fees Of S$3,158.72

Jewel Car Park at Terminal 1 of Changi Airport charges S$0.04 per minute for the first 90 minutes. Subsequent 30 minutes or part thereof will be S$5 per 30 minutes. However, the rate for general parking at level B3 to B5 is S$0.04 per minute. Here’s the Math question – How long do you need […]

... written on Apr 27 2019

It’s Not Over Yet – Lawsuits Are Piling Up Against Boeing For Misleading Investors & Covering Up

Boeing is not out of the woods yet, despite saying it has completed 96 flights testing the performance of the 737 Max with updated software for the plane’s MCAS flight control system. CEO Dennis Muilenburg said – “Our team has made 96 flights totaling over 159 hours of air time with this updated software. We […]

... written on Apr 12 2019









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