Malaysia Airlines should NOT have sent this text message to the families of those on MH370.

Families of those on MH370 were sent the following text message before Prime Minister Najib Razak’s press conference.

Malaysia Airlines deeply regrets that we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board survived. As you will hear in the next hour from Malaysia’s Prime Minister, we must now accept all evidence suggests the plane went down in the Southern Indian Ocean

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Photo: ReutersCan you imagine how it would feel to receive a text message like that after more than 2 weeks of painful waiting?

Sharelor wishes to express 3 points:

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. Text message is the least appropriate form of communication in a difficult time like this
At the very least, a spokesperson from Malaysia Airlines, even the CEO should be the one addressing the family members and be ready to answer ANY questions.

2. The text message seems to be written without any tact
“Malaysia Airlines deeply regrets that we have to assume beyond any reasonably doubt”
If it is beyond any reasonable doubt, why do you have to assume? Also, Malaysia Airlines is a company, not a person. Companies cannot deeply regret anything. Refer to point 1.

“MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board survived”
Is there no better way to express this? For example: 

Investigations have shown that Flight MH370’s path ended in the South Indian Ocean.  Based on the location and on-site investigations, it is with a very heavy heart I regret to inform you that there are likely to be no survivors. As we receive more information from search & rescue teams, you will be the first to know from me. I understand that this is a very difficult time for you. Nevertheless, Malaysia Airlines will continue to provide full support to all families. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me personally.

Signed, CEO

3. With no evidence shown, must the families “accept that the plane went down in the Southern Indian Ocean”?
“As you will hear in the next hour from Malaysia’s Prime Minister, we must now accept all evidence suggests the plane went down in the Southern Indian Ocean”
Where are the satellite images? Where are the pictures of debris? Where are the updates on investigations? Lives of family members are at stake here, and they need closure. 


Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences go out to the families of those on board MH370. 

Emails from Captain Zaharie: Do you really think this man is a terrorist?

Sharelor got in touch with Thanos Kontogiannis, moderator of the X-Sim.de motion simulator forums where MH370 pilot Captain Zaharie shared his passion for flight simulation. 

Here is what Thanos said to Sharelor:
“I believe a terrorist wouldn’t be quite as open as Captain Zaharie with his love and passion for flight simulations. Many commercial airline pilots from all over the world contact me for help in adding motion to their home made simulators that share the same interest as Captain Zaharie. I don’t see that as a “threat”, I see that as “for the love of flying.” Let me point out one thing, race car drivers have motion simulators in their homes as well. Will they be deemed terrorists too?”

Captain Zaharie contacted Thanos in 2013 asking for electronics to be added to his home flight simulator. They have exchanged hundreds of emails and we are sharing some of them below:

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Does Captain Zaharie sound more like a passionate pilot or a terrorist?


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Captain Zaharie shared this photo of some equipment that he received from Thanos


Captain Zaharie is a man who calls himself an extremist. An extremist in flight simulation.

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Translation –

Shohimi Harun: Z, how many GPUs do you have to install?
Zaharie Shah: DEPENDS ON ONES OBSESSION. ONE IS ENOUGH FOR STARTERS. I’M A SIM EXTREMIST. HEHEH
Shohimi Harun: Extremist, OK just don’t become a terrorist


Captain Zaharie sent condolences to the victims of the Boston Marathon terror attacks.

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We ask you again – do you really think Captain Zaharie is a terrorist?


Emails shared by Thanos Kontogiannis in his blog. He is based in USA and has helped hundreds of enthusiasts build their own motion simulators.

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TRIBUTE: The crew behind Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

Earlier, we published a tribute article on Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah showing just how passionate he is about aviation.

We’d like to also bring attention to a few of the other brave crew members of MH370 and to show that they are ordinary people like you and me who were put in an extraordinary situation.

Our thoughts go out to everyone on Flight MH370, their family and their friends. judi slot online 

Note: All information found here is publicly available. This post acts as a tribute to the crew of MH370. Do not politicize, belittle or use this information with malicious intent. Do have respect for the crew members and their family. Most of all – please have common sense.


Fariq bin Ab Hamid, Co-Pilot

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Fariq’s Facebook profileEven on Facebook he proudly shows that he is an employee of Malaysia Airlines. 

Fariq has more than 2,763 hours of flying experience. Hailing from Shah Alam, Fariq was a student of MRSM Taiping from the 2003-2004 batch. He began his career with MAS in 2007.

Here is a photo uploaded by Fariq’s friend, Pak Bakar. Fariq is on the back row in the middle.

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MRSM Taiping Batch 2003-2004According to Fariq’s grandmother Halimah Abdul Rahman, he is “a good son, obedient, respect the elders and a pious man”.

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Co-Pilot Fariq Ab Hamid


Andrew Nari, Chief Steward

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“Was served by my crew and I in first class cabin to London…good luck to u Chong Wei in the Birmingham All England.”A Sarawakian and proud Liverpool fan, Andrew once had the pleasure of serving Dato’ Lee Chong Wei earlier in March on a flight to London. 

Like many Malaysians, Andrew is a dog-lover and fan of classic rock bands like Pink Floyd and Dire Straits.

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A Facebook group was even set up dedicated to Andrew and all those on MH370

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Goh Sock Lay, Chief Stewardess

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From Malacca, Sock Lay is an alumnus of Sacred Heart Convent Malacca class of 1986. Here is a picture shared by one of her Facebook friends.

If anyone knows her personally, we would love to get in touch and write more about her.

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Sock Lay is the fourth from the left


Junaidi Kassim, Flight Steward

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Junaidi Kassim, Flight Steward and Cat LoverFrom Petaling Jaya, Junaidi has been working with MAS since 1997. He is an alumnus of SMK Bukit Bintang. 

To all BB boys, Nisi Dominus Frustra.

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Junaidi – last row, 5th from the leftFrom the photos he uploads on Facebook, he is a huge fan of photography, cars and cats just like many of us. He also owns a sweet Toyota hatchback sports car.

I’m sure photographers will agree that some of his shots are really good. Here are some of the pictures he’s taken:


Mohd Hazrin Mohamed Hasnan, Flight Steward

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Originally from Petaling Jaya, Hazrin or “Rain” as he is known on Facebook studied at Sekolah Menengah Subang Jaya.

Edit: Sharelor reader Megat has notified us that Hazrin studied in Sekolah Menengah Subang Jaya, not Sekolah Menengah Sains Johor as originally stated.


Also, we recommend that you take a look at his Instagram page as he has some really great photos. 

One notable image from Instagram that @rainhasnan posted is this one he took with Chef Wan on a flight to Dubai:

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He even made a joke about nasi lemak: “@chefwan58 jom makan nasi lemak.. heheheh.. anyways its being a pleasure serving u onboard flight to dxb. Such a humble person.”Hazrin was referring to this nasi lemak issue. If anyone knows Chef Wan personally, can you please reach out and share this photograph with him?


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Photo credits to Iskandar MirzaWe missed out crew members Patrick Francis Gomes, Tan Ser Kuin, Wan Swaid Wan Ismail, Ng Yar Chien, Foong Wai Yueng and Tan Size Hiang. If you know them and would like to share with our readers about them, do contact us.

EDIT: We have published an article on Mr. Tan Size Hiang. Read here
EDIT: 2 steps to help find MH370 using your computer

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Note: If any of the above crew’s family members or friends are uncomfortable with what we are sharing here, please notify us and we will remove the content.

TRIBUTE: Who exactly is Malaysia Airlines Captain Zaharie Shah of MH370?

EDIT: We have also published a tribute to the other crew members of MH370 and an article on Tan Size Hiang, flight steward.

The brave pilot of MH370 must not go unnoticed. We find out just how passionate Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah is about flying.

Note: All information found here is publicly available. This post acts as a tribute to the brave Captain Zaharie. Do not politicize, belittle or use this information with malicious intent. Do have respect for him and his family and please have common sense.

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53 year old Penangite and ex-Penang Free School student Captain Zaharie joined Malaysia Airlines in 1981 and has a whopping 18,365 hours of flying under his belt. It is very unfortunate that he was involved in the tragic MH370 accident. judi slot terpercaya

Some have mentioned that the accident could have been caused by pilot error, however we provide evidence showing that it was extremely unlikely that this was caused by pilot error.


Captain Zaharie’s passions are flying. Even when not piloting the massive Boeing 777, he flies remote-controlled aircraft.

Images below were uploaded on Facebook by Captain Zaharie himself.

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His remote-controlled version of the Bell 222, a lighweight twin-engined helicopter


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His Cataline PBY plane is an amphibious aircraft, made by Consolidated Aircraft. The word RESCUE is printed on top of the aircraft.


We also mentioned that he made his own Boeing 777 flight simulator. That’s just how passionate he is about flying.

When he was away from piloting an actual Boeing 777, he built his own simulator to practice even more.


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Parts to build Captain Zaharie’s flight simulator

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When not flying his Boeing 777, he still flies a Boeing 777 at home

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Captain Zaharie with his self-built flight simulatorHe made a post on http://x-sim.de regarding his setup. To those who don’t know, X-Sim is a motion simulator community.

Elo guys,
zaharie here…. pls to join x-sim. About a month ago I finish assembly of FSX and FS9 with 
6 monitors …. with the latest graphic card ( 2 pieces of asus 7970) on one cpu awesome view on 3 panasonic 32 in. LCD HDMI
and 3 touchscreen Dell 21 inches for main (MCP) , center pedestal, overhead panel.
time to take to the next level of simulation.Motion! looking for buddies to share this passion.
Capt Zaharie Ahmad Shah
BOEING 777 MALAYSIA AIRLINES
zaharies@hotmail.com


Besides aviation, he also has a YouTube channel that he has used to upload handy video guides. Here’s a video of him teaching viewers how to save electricity by tuning their air conditioner. He truly has a good heart.

Notice how he has the “pilot voice” even in his videos. 


He is also an avid chef, sharing different dishes for those around him just like a true Malaysian and Penangite. 

Here are some photos he uploaded on Facebook of his creations:

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Making bihun

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Butter prawns, curry fish and brocolli mushroom

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Sambal tahu


In terms of social media, he has a Twitter profile but he hasn’t posted before. 

His political affiliations are clear through who he is following and we request that you do not attempt to taint this tragic event by linking any political issues to the accident or the respected Captain Zaharie.

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We think that this man deserves all our respect. Commend Captain Zaharie by Tweeting at his account here @ZAHARIES

Who is Passenger 84 on MH370 and why is his/her name blurred out? [View Uncensored Image]

You may have seen the passenger list of flight MH370 circulating, and if you look closely you may have noticed that Passenger 84’s name has been blurred out. 

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Here is the uncensored version. Rumours are circulating as to who Passenger 84 is and why the name was blurred out in the first place. 

According to reddit user CDK1

Apparently on Chinese social media (i.e. netizens), there is a photo of a passengers list which includes all passenger names and information. On this picture, the name of passenger 84 is blurred out. Apparently the rumor among the netizens is that Passenger 84 is Uyghur, an ethnic group in China.

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Malaysia Airlines Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah of MH370 is an experienced pilot. He set up this 777 simulator.

This picture is a flight simulator system that was set up by the pilot of MH370, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah. He has been flying since 1981 with 18,365 hours clocked. He is certainly no beginner when it comes to piloting a Boeing 777 with Malaysia Airlines.

He once posted on x-sim forums before, and attached this picture. The x-sim forum is a DIY motion simulator community.

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Elo guys,
zaharie here…. pls to join x-sim. About a month ago I finish assembly of FSX and FS9 with 
6 monitors …. with the latest graphic card ( 2 pieces of asus 7970) on one cpu awesome view on 3 panasonic 32 in. LCD HDMI
and 3 touchscreen Dell 21 inches for main (MCP) , center pedestal, overhead panel.
time to take to the next level of simulation.Motion! looking for buddies to share this passion.
Capt Zaharie Ahmad Shah
BOEING 777 MALAYSIA AIRLINES
zaharies@hotmail.com

Credits to meritt_zare for the information

LATEST UPDATE: Why was Passenger 84’s name blurred out in the passenger list circulating? We find out here

Tan Size Hiang: Father and Flight Steward, MH370

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A picture paints a thousand words. A picture of a smile paints a thousand more. In this picture, Tan Size Hiang is seen smiling with Crystal Lee, a young Malaysian actress in one of his previous flights.

You are looking at Tan Size Hiang, 46 year old flight steward and father of a 5-year old daughter. On the 14th of March, she celebrates her birthday and we can only hope that she gets some good news before then.

Sharelor got in touch with Kenny, Size Hiang’s brother. He described Size Hiang as someone who is very passionate about his job. He would always share his in-flight experiences with his family. 

Before each flight, Size Hiang would call his father once then once again upon arriving back in Kuala Lumpur.

Kenny also described Size Hiang as a family-orientated man who not only takes care of his own wife and daughter but his siblings and parents as well. 

He has worked with Malaysia Airlines for almost 18 years and just like Captain Zaharie, he has his own flight simulator at home. In his pastime, he is a passionate football fan.

Size Hiang, our thoughts go out to you, your family and all those on MH370. You have our respect.

Readers are welcome to share their words of support. Selected comments will be compiled and shared with Kenny and family.

EDIT: 2 steps to help find MH370 using your computer