Friday, March 21, 2014


The Malaysian Minister of Defence (above), who is also Transport Minister, in charge of the MH370 crisis, is Hishammuddin Hussein, who is allegedly gay.

The allegedly gay Hishammuddin Hussein is seen above with his friend Chuck Hagel, US Secretary of Defence.

Australian aviation expert Neil Hansford accuses the Malaysian government of not telling the full story of what happened.

He told Sky News: "I'm finding in any interviews I'm doing with Malaysians, there is a fair bit of spin, there's a fair bit of denial of the boarding procedures and the manifest checking with the stolen passport list, and inconsistencies all the time."

Pouri Nour Mohammadi, 19, and Delavar Seyed Mohammadreza, 29, who boarded Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 with stolen passports. Agents of the CIA?

According to Neil Hansford: "Nothing that I'm hearing is giving me any warmth about the two passengers with the stolen passports," he said.

"If they were heading for Germany, why would they be on a Malaysian aircraft going to China? It just doesn't make sense."

Neil Hansford (above), chairman of Strategic Aviation Solutions, says:

1. What had happened to MH370 was not an accident.

2. The evidence points to the plane's crew being involved.

3. The disappearance "has been well structured and well planned."

4. The Malaysian investigator's have never had control of the incident.


 Tony Ryals (Wolfblitzzer0) alerted us to Paul Weeks (above), a passenger on MH370.

New Zealander Paul Weeks, a mechanical engineer, is based in Perth, Australia.

Before the flight, Weeks took off his wedding ring and watch and gave them to his wife with strict instructions to pass them to his sons if anything happened to him.

Mrs Weeks told has told her son Lincoln aged 3: "You know Daddy has gone away... and on the way Daddy got lost."

The media describes Weeks as an ex New Zealand soldier.

Just before he boarded flight MH370, Weeks sent a text to his wife saying she and their children meant the world to him. 

Paul Weeks from MH370

Tony Ryals notes that there is a Paul Weeks who is a Boeing mechanical engineer specializing in Boeing 777's.

Paul Weeks | LinkedIn

And what about the pilot and his wife?

MH370 pilot Zaharie Shah

Reportedly, the wife and three children of MH370 pilot Zaharie Shah vanished from the family home the day before the flight went missing.

Malaysia Airlines MH370 pilot Zaharie Shah

2005 : William Cohen, Anwar Ibrahim and Paul Wolfowitz

MH370 pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah is related to Anwar Ibrahimwho is reportedly an asset of the CIA

Anwar Ibrahim; CIA, GAY BARS.

Reportedly the CIA has secret prison facilities on Diego Garcia.

"Five major technological communications military contractor companies have high-tech employees and executives on the MH370 passenger manifest.

The companies involved are: "China Telecom, Business Machines Corp., Austin-based Freescale, International Business Machines (IBM), ZTE Corp., and Huawei Technologies Co. 

"Combined, they have 26 high-tech experts on the passenger manifest list."

Spies On Malaysia Plane

China Telecom executive Hualian Zhang, network planning vice president for China Telecom Global, is on the passenger manifest.

ZTE employee Li Yanlin, an engineer who is part of the company’s telecom gear installation and maintenance team is on the passenger manifest.

Huawei China-based telecom company with military ties has two employees on the manifest list, but declined identifying them.

Spies On Malaysia Plane

Freescale Semiconductor, a US technology company, had 20 senior staff on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

Twelve were from Malaysia, while eight were Chinese nationals.

On 3 March 2014, just five days before MH370 went missing, Freescale launched a new electronic warfare gadget for military radar systems.

Freescale's shareholders include the Carlyle Group of private equity investors whose past advisers have included ex-US president George Bush Sr and whose past investors have included the bin Laden family.

Reportedly, "the 20 technology nerds aboard, who happen to work for China designing 'classified' leading edge computer/internet control software, are carrying the matching hardware with them on the plane...

"The jet lands by wire at Diego Garcia, and the appropriate hardware and software is offloaded as are the nerds."

Malaysia Flight MH370 Missing - Page 83 - David Icke

On 20 March 2014, an Australian search and rescue official said that planes had been sent to check on two objects possibly related to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight that were spotted on satellite imagery in the Indian Ocean about 2,500 kilometres (1,550 miles) southwest of Perth.

It had been predicted that "The plane’s wreckage would later be carefully deposited by (presumably by air) on a location far away from Diego Garcia..." 

From Diego Garcia to the USA?

"If suppose we are to assume that the plane was indeed diverted to Diego Garcia, it is reasonable to assume that the plane and its passengers would not be kept there indefinitely."

Was Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Redirected to Diego Garcia and then South carolina?

"If we are to follow the logic of some devoted conspiracy theorists who are pursuing this on other forums, the plane and its passengers would be flown to the Eastern mainland of the United States, over the Atlantic Ocean to escape scrutiny (and comparatively less distance than the other way around). 

"Of course, the plane’s livery would be painted over. 

"The plane’s wreckage would later be carefully deposited by (presumably by air) on a location far away from Diego Garcia..." 

"Four days after the disappearance of MH370, a curious military exercise took place on the Southern-Eastern part of the United States coastline. 

"Fighter jets were reportedly 'escorting' a plane." 

To quote:

"Members of the South Carolina Air National Guard are conducting an air defense exercise along the coast. 

"Guard Senior Master Sergeant Edward Snyder says people might see fighter jets escorting a civilian aircraft Thursday over the North Charleston and Myrtle Beach areas."

SC Air National Guard plans coastal exercise - SFGate.

MH370: Indonesian Embassy regrets Utusan Malaysia report.


Investigators have discovered that Diego Garcia (above) is one of the 5 airports in the Indian Ocean loaded into Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah’s home-made flight simulator

US military base, South Asian airports in MH370 pilot's simulator

Diego Garcia is a U.S. military base.

Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah's simulator was removed from his home and it was revealed today that information had been deleted from the system.

"It became apparent as I inspected SIA68’s flight path history that MH370 had maneuvered itself directly behind SIA68 at approximately 18:00UTC and over the next 15 minutes had been following SIA68...

"Singapore Airlines Flight 68 proceeded across the Andaman Sea into the Bay of Bengal and finally into India’s airspace...

"It is my belief that MH370 likely flew in the shadow of SIA68 through India and Afghanistan airspace..."

Did Malaysian Airlines 370 disappear using SIA68/SQ68 -

Thanks to: Thirteenth Monkey

On 16 March 2014, British anti-terror expert Dr Sally Leivesley (above) is quoted as saying that, in the MH370 case, there appears to be an element of planning from someone with a very sophisticated systems engineering understanding.

Hackers could have changed MH370's speed, altitude and direction by sending radio signals to its flight management system.

It could then be landed or made to crash by remote control.

Possible culprits include a foreign power.

James R said...

"The announcement that MH 370 was still airborne and detected on radar at 8.11am Malaysian time indicates that the whole search in the South China sea has been a farcical waste of time.

"And yet someone had this information, and apparently sat back and let a futile search continue for almost a week.

"The information released by the Malaysian authorities yesterday indicates that the plane was hijacked remotely.

"People in the cockpit do not have the ability to mask an aircraft from radar.

"Radar does not depend on any equipment on a plane to operate; it cannot be switched off.

"Only very high tech electronic warfare capabilities can make an aircraft disappear from radar over the ocean...

"It is almost certainly the USA or an allied corporation under their supervision (that made the plane disappear."

As reported in the UK Telegraph, evidence has emerged of a possible 9/11 CIA style plot involving MH370.

British-born Saajid Muhammad Badat (above), a 'CIA-MI6-al Qaeda operative', recently told a court that four to five Malaysian men had been planning to take control of a plane, using a bomb hidden in a shoe to blow open the cockpit door.

Saajid Muhammad Badat said that he had met the Malaysian CIA-MI6-al Qaeda operatives - one of whom was a pilot - in Afghanistan and given them a shoe bomb to use to take control of an aircraft.

The possibility of such a plot, hatched by the CIA masterminds of the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers in New York, was bolstered by an admission by Najib Razak, Malaysia’s prime minister, that the Boeing 777’s communications systems had been deliberately switched off “by someone on the plane”.

Badat is having everything from his rent to his mobile phone costs paid by the UK taxpayer.http://www.dailymail.

Sajid Mahomed Badat's parents Muhammad Badat and Zubeida Patel came to Britain after quitting Malawi, where they had been part of the Asian community brought there to help run the country when it was the British colony of Nyasaland.

His father became a newsagent and still runs a corner shop.

Badat attended the Crypt Grammar School in the UK, where he gained four A-levels.

On 15 March 2014, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (above) said:

1.Flight 370 was likely steered off course by someone on the plane

2. Flight 370 was airborne for more than seven hours, and may have traveled as far as Kazakhstan.

Prime Minister Najib Razak said that although the movements were consistent with deliberate acts, he did not confirm that the plane was hijacked.

An American guided missile destroyer.

In relation to MH370, officials, and others, have made conflicting statements, which suggests that some of them may have something to hide.

1. One theory, put forward on the Professional Pilots Rumour Network, is that MH 370 was hit by missiles and that the surrounding countries are involved in a cover-up or conspiracy.

The Sydney Morning Herald.

However, US satellites reportedly found no blast.

2. There were rumours that MH370 had landed in China, at Xian or Nanning

These rumours were denied by Malaysian Airlines.

Email From Worker Saying He Saw MH370 go down.

3. Malaysia Airlines initially said MH370 lost contact with air traffic control at 2:40 a.m.

Malaysia Airlines later said that contact was lost at 1:30 a.m., as data on flight tracking websites had been showing.

4. The Malaysian government said, on the day of MH370's disappearance, that there were indications the plane 'attempted to turn back'.

Days later, a military official reportedly said that the military had spotted images of what might be the plane on air defense radar recordings indicating that the plane might have headed to the Strait of Malacca.

Malaysia's Gen Rodzali Daud later said he "did not make any such statements".

5. Malaysian officials initially said that four or five passengers had checked in for the flight but did not board, and their luggage was taken off the plane.

Days later, Malaysian officials said no baggage was removed.

6.  Malaysian Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi initially described the two passengers with stolen passports as having Asian features.

A day later, Malaysia's civil aviation chief, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, appeared to indicate that one of these passengers was black.

The two men were later identified by Interpol as Iranian.

The photos of the two men released by the Malaysian police had identical legs, which turned out to be digitally manipulated.

Malaysian Response To Missing Flight MH370

7. The Wall Street Journal said U.S. aviation investigators and national security officials believed that the plane, after it disappeared, flew on for a total of five hours, based on data automatically downloaded from the plane's engines.

However, on 14 March 2014, Rolls-Royce reportedly said that it agreed with the Malaysian government that reports that MH370 may have flown on for hours after it vanished were not true.

Above, we see the minimum distance - around 2,500 miles - MH370 may have traveled, after it 'disappeared'.

However, on 14 March 2014, Rolls-Royce said it agreed with the Malaysian government that reports that MH370 may have flown on for hours after it vanished were not true.

The Wall Street Journal said U.S. aviation investigators and national security officials believed the plane flew for a total of five hours, based on data automatically downloaded from the plane's engines. 

Major military bases. 8) Brunei, 10) South Korea, 11) Japan

MH370 could have reached some of the military bases shown above.

(12) on the map is Guam - Andersen Air Force base.

(14) is Diego Garcia.

There is a military base on the Andaman Islands (not shown)


Could MH370 have been forced to land at Guam?

Could Guam have been the target of a terrorist plot using this plane?

In February 2014, on Andersen Air Force base on Guam, more than 1,800 service members and approximately 50 aircraft from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Air Force and Republic of Korea Air Forces came together for a military exercise.

The field training exercise featured command and control aircraft (AWACS) from the U.S., JASDF, and RAAF

Cope North '14 Commences at Andersen AFB on Guam - 17 Feb 2014

Anderson Air Force Base, Guam - Colonel Charles McMillan, Commander, 36th Contingency Response Group, salutes members of the China Defense Ministry on Andersen, June 19, 2006. More than 40 members from different countries all over the world to include China, Australia, Japan, India, Singapore, Republic of Korea and Russia are observing Valiant Shield, an exercise exhibiting U.S. capabilities and interoperability while working together as a joint force.(U.S. Air Force photo by Miranda Moorer)(Released) Valiant Shield

Diego Garcia 

Could MH370 have been forced to land at Diego Garcia?

Could Diego Garcia have been the target of a terrorist plot using this plane? 

"The last plot on the military radar's tracking suggested the plane was flying toward India's Andaman Islands, a chain of isles between the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal."

Exclusive: Radar data 

India has a naval base in the Andaman Islands.

In 2013, it was reported that the USA had plans for an air force base on the Andaman Islands.

Plans for US Military Bases in Andaman Islands

The Malaysian ambassador to China has received confirmation from the Malaysian military that it detected a rogue jet just an hour after flight MH370 vanished.

Rogue jet

It is believed that Malaysian airlines flight 377 could have been hijacked by a US air force AWACS plane.

On 9/11 AWACS planes were seen on video observing or controlling the crashes into the twin towers.

The US has AWACS bases in Asia.

AWACS means 'Airborne early warning and control'.

Two men with 'stolen passports'. Malaysia Airlines and the case of the missing legs.

The Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. investigators suspect the missing Malaysian jetliner flew on for four to five hours once it lost contact with air traffic controllers.

This is based on data from the plane's engines that are automatically downloaded and transmitted to the ground as part of routine maintenance programs.

Missing Malaysia Airlines plane 'flew on for 4 hours' after it disappeared from radar ...

On 13 March 2014, the Malaysian authorities said that there was no evidence that a jetliner flew for hours after losing contact with air traffic controllers and continued to transmit technical data.

Malaysia says no evidence missing plane flew hours after losing contact

Malaysia's air force chief, Gen. Rodzali Daud

"The Royal Malaysian Air force has now rejected a report from the Berita Harian newspaper in which an air force commander was quoted as saying that he believed the plane had turned back on itself, crossed over Malaysia and flown west over the Malacca Strait."

MH370 revealed

On 11 March 2014, three days after the plane disappeared, Malaysia's air force chief, Gen. Rodzali Daud, was quoted in a Malaysian newspaper as saying the military received "signals" that after the aircraft stopped communicating with ground controllers, it turned from heading northeast to heading west, lowered its altitude and flew hundreds of miles across Peninsular Malaysian and out over the Strait of Malacca before the tracking went blank.

Tengku Sariffuddin Tengku Ahmad, spokesman for the prime minister's office, said in a telephone interview that he had checked with senior military officials, who told him there was no evidence that the plane had recrossed the Malaysian peninsula

"The government and the airline have released imprecise, incomplete and sometimes inaccurate information, with civilian officials sometimes contradicting military leaders."

General Tan Sri Rodzali Daud, the Chief of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), has now made the following official statement:

"The last time the plane was detected by the air control tower was in the vicinity of Pulau Perak in the Strait of Malacca at 2.40 in the morning before the signal disappeared without any trace".

I wish to state that I did not make any such statements as above.

Berita Harian's report on search and rescue –Rodzali Daud.

The air force commander had (reportedly) said that, according to Malaysian military radar, Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 370 turned and flew hundreds of kilometres to the west after it last made contact with civilian air traffic control.

"It changed course after Kota Bharu and took a lower altitude.

"It made it into the Malacca Strait," the senior Malaysian military officer told Reuters.

That would appear to rule out sudden catastrophic mechanical failure, as it would mean the plane flew around 500 km (350 miles) at least after its last contact with air traffic control.

Malaysian authorities had previously said flight MH370 disappeared about an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia military tracked missing plane to west coast - source

The radar return was last seen near Pulau Perak in the Straits of Malacca.

Local Police at the city of Bharu confirmed a number of locals reported lights and a low flying aircraft at Bharu.

Aviation Herald

The International Business Times suggests that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been kidnapped.

Various newspapers report that, long after the plane disappeared, several of the passengers' mobile phones were connecting when called by relatives.

But the calls were not picked up.

The sister of one of the Chinese passengers reported: "This morning, around 11:40 am, I called my older brother's number twice, and I got the ringing tone"

At 2pm, she called again and again heard it ringing.

A Chinese man called his missing brother on the plane, and reported that the phone connected three times and rang before appearing to hang up.

Read more at International Business Times 

20 passengers on the missing plane are 'world-class electronic scientists' for Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor.

There is a theory that these scientists may know how to make planes appear to disappear.

French teenagers Zhao Yan and Hadrien Wattrelos reportedly on board MH 370.

Pattaya, in Thailand, is a major base for the CIA and its friends.

A travel agent in Pattaya has said that, on 1 March 2014, an Iranian business contact, 'Mr Ali', asked her to book tickets for the two men who turned out to have stolen passports.

She had initially booked them on other airlines but those reservations expired.

So on March 6, she to booked them again onto the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 370.

Read more:

In 1955, it is believed that an airport cleaner at Hong Kong International Airport managed to place a bomb on an Air India flight to Jakarta in the anticipation that Chinese premier Zhou Enlai (above) would be on board.

Zhou did not travel, but the aircraft was destroyed.

On March 7, 2008 (almost six years to the day before the loss of MH370), a 19-year-old woman called Guzalinur Turdi allegedly attempted to destroy a China Southern flight en route from Urumqi, in Xinjiang Province, to Beijing.

Read more:


Malaysia's civil aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman has said that the two men who boarded the plane were not of 'Asian appearance'.

A reporter asked what they looked like 'roughly'.

Azharuddin Abdul Rahman replied: 'Do you know of a footballer by the name of (Mario) Balotelli? He is an Italian. Do you know how he looks like?'

A reporter then asked, 'Is he black?'

Azharuddin Abdul Rahman replied, 'Yes'.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.

Reportedly, the CIA and its friends brought down PanAm 103 over Lockerbie.

In 1988, the United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes shot down Iran Air Flight 655, an Iran Air civilian passenger flight from Tehran to Dubai.

The attack took place in Iranian airspace, over Iran's territorial waters in the Persian Gulf, and on the flight's usual flight path. The aircraft, an Airbus A300 B2-203, was destroyed by SM-2MR surface-to-air missiles fired from the Vincennes.

All 290 on board, including 66 children and 16 crew, died.[1]

Abu Nidal (above) reportedly carried out the Lockerbie bombing.

Abu Nidal was a US agent.

Former UK Labour MP Tam Dalyell and Edinburgh law professor Robert Black "have long believed Abu Nidal, who died in Iraq in 2002, and his PFLP-GC, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine General Command, were responsible for co-ordinating the bomb that blew up Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie on 21 December, 1988 with the loss of 270 lives."

Dalyell and Black have urged the Scottish and UK governments to answer reports that Abu Nidal was a US agent.

(Was Lockerbie suspect working for US? - News ) (Abu Nidal - Mossad terrorist) (Abu Nidal, notorious Palestinian mercenary, 'was a US spy'LOCKERBIE IS ABOUT HEROIN

The two passengers travelling on stolen passports on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are reportedly Iranians.

An Iranian friend of one of the men told BBC Persia he hosted the pair in Kuala Lumpur after they arrived from Iran in the days before their flight to Beijing.

The source, who claimed he knew one of the men from his school days in Iran, said the two had bought the fake passports because they wanted to migrate to Europe.

They had bought the passports in Kuala Lumpur as well as tickets to Amsterdam, via Beijing.

The correspondent told BBC Persia that one of the Iranians was heading for Frankfurt, Germany, where his mother lives, while the other wanted to travel to Denmark.

BBC Persia's UN correspondent told The Telegraph that the two Iranians were "looking for a place to settle".

We do not necessarily trust the BBC or the Telegraph. There appear to be lots of red herrings being produced by the spooks.

On 9 March 2014, a group called the Chinese Martyrs' Brigade claimed responsibility for the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

The group, unheard of before now, sent an email to journalists across China that read: "You kill one of our clan, we will kill 100 of you as pay back."

The burden of empire.

Malaysia’s acting transport minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, told reporters he doubted the claim’s legitimacy.

Other officials said the claim could be a hoax aimed at increasing ethnic tensions between Uighurs and Han Chinese in the wake of the recent knife attack in the southwestern city of Kunming on March 1 that left 29 people dead and injured about 140 others.

Chinese group claims responsibility for missing jet

The Pentagon's Operation Northwoods. Aircraft were to be brought down and the incidents blamed on Cuba. WHO DID 9 11?.

Malaysia’s Civil Aviation Chief Azaharuddin Abdul Rahman said officials had reviewed surveillance tape of the plane’s boarding and are now saying the pair were not Asian, as they had originally indicated.

“We confirmed now they are not Asian-looking males,” Rahman said, adding that one of the men was black.

One had been identified, officials said, though they refused to release a name or nationality.

A telephone operator on a China-based hot line for KLM airlines confirmed Sunday that the passengers traveling with the stolen passports had booked one-way tickets on the same KLM flight from Beijing to Amsterdam on Saturday.

Chinese group claims responsibility for missing jet

PanAm 103, Lockerbie. LOCKERBIE .

The South China Morning Post said that Taiwan's spy chief had received warning of "planned attacks on Beijing airport and the city’s subway system" on March 4, three days after a knife attack on Kunming railway station in China left 29 civilians dead.

"Security chiefs were believed to have received the alert from China Airlines, following a phone call to the company earlier in the day, from a man speaking in French who claimed he wanted to warn of possible terrorist activity."


Malaysia's interior minister said two passengers who used stolen passports to board the Malaysia Airlines plane that went missing had "Asian facial features", according to a report.

Read more at:

Rupert Murdoch tweets that jihadis are behind the Malaysian Airlines incident.

Murdoch sees this as an opportunity for the USA to become more friendly with China.

777crash confirms jihadists turning to make trouble for China. Chance for US to make common cause, befriend China while Russia bullies.

Are 'terrorists' behind Malaysian Airline crash? Fears grow after it emerges two passengers were using stolen passports.

"A European official said he was surprised that it had been possible to check in with stolen passports at the Kuala Lumpur airport and that an alert should have popped up on the airline agent’s computer."

Passport Theft Adds to Mystery of Missing Malaysia Airlines

"Five passengers booked on the flight did not board."

"The BBC has confirmed that a man falsely using an Italian passport and a man falsely using an Austrian passport purchased tickets at the same time, and were both booked on the same onward flight from Beijing to Europe on Saturday."

Missing Malaysia Airlines plane 'may have turned back'

An unnamed American government official told the New York Times that the Pentagon had reviewed its surveillance system that looks for flashes around the world, and saw no evidence of an explosion.

Counter-terrorism agencies alerted over missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370


Some of the 'CIA planning' for the 9 11 attacks in the United States was done in Malaysia.

 Malaysia and 9 11

'The main planner' of the 'CIA bombings' on the Indonesian island of Bali in 2002, Riduan Isamuddin, is Malaysian

The CIA in Malaysia and Indonesia; Hambali / BALI BOMB - inside job.

In the case of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the Malaysian authorities are probing possible foul play after a missing passports claim.

Authorities probing possible foul play after 'missing' passport claim MARCH 09, 2014

Reports have emerged that two passengers - one Italian and one Austrian - listed on the flight manifest never boarded the plane.

Italian Luigi Maraldi and Austrian Christian Kozel had their passports stolen some time ago.

Malaysia's Deputy Transport Minister, Datuk Aziz Kaprawi, said the authorities are probing the matter for possible foul play.

According to the UK's The Telegraph, the 37-year-old Maraldi told his parents he was in Thailand and never boarded the flight, after his name turned up on the manifest.

In a report in The Guardian, Austria's foreign ministry spokesman Martin Weiss was quoted as telling media that the Austrian citizen listed on the manifest is safe in Austria and had his passport stolen some years ago in Thailand.

9/11 Hijackers Passports were issued by the CIA – Whistleblower Michael Springmann


China's President Xi Jinping (R) and Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak in Kula Lumpur, October 2013.

In October 2013, "China and Malaysia agreed to strengthen mutual ties and to almost double bilateral trade to $160 billion by 2017.

"Observers believe that the arrangement underscores the growing influence of China in the region at a time when the U.S. is struggling to cope with its own internal political and fiscal crisis.

"Both countries' leaders announced plans to boost economic cooperation and defense ties and Chinese President Xi Jinping told a news conference in the Malaysian administrative capital, Putrajaya: 'We have agreed to strengthen our partnership with naval defense, joint military exercises to combat terrorism, transnational crime and promote security.'

China, Malaysia To Boost Defense Economic Ties