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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

I Say You Say They Say

What a way to start a new year.
A plane is reported missing and dozens of busybodies can't even get the fact right:

Hasanuddin airport announced that the wreckage of AdamAir plane was found in Ranguan village, Polman,West Sulawesi.
Information was given by the locals who found the plane and the bodies.
Transportation minister Hatta Rajasa announced that AdamAir is found. 90 died, 12 survived.
The press went from Makassar to Polman
Hasanuddin air force base commander Eddy Suyanto confirmed , 90 bodies found, 12 still missing.
The press, 30km from the village reported that the locals had never found a single dead body.
KNKT held a press conference, confirming 90 dead.
From Polman, the press reported that the SAR team had not gone to Ranguan. Not because of the rain, but because no wreckage to be seen. Locals also said they did not see any plane crashed in the area.
AdamAir held a press conference saying that the news about 90 dead and 12 survivors came from the locals.
Transportation minister Hatta Rajasa and the Hasanuddin-airbase commander held a press conference at Hasanuddin airport, saying the plane is still missing. The location of the crash was a hoax. The fate of the passengers and the crew are still uncertain. They apologized. [1]

All this people. Even a minister with literally hundreds of staff under him. All just swallowed whatever they heard, took it as their own, and then open their mouth without even bother to at least re-check the fact.

Come on. People are confused because their loved ones are missing. The least you can do is to get the fact right. The last thing you should do is to give false information.

(Not a) happy new year.

Oh, one more thing: we think the minister should be fired. If this is not incompetence, we don't know what is.

[1] translated from


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, the minister must be fired. What a shame!

3:20 AM  
Blogger iway disini said...

you fired! you fired! you fired! hahaahahha

7:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a shame, indeed.

8:24 AM  
Blogger Jakartass said...

And Adam Air should lose their licence ~ and their pilots agree.

2:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

typically.. Indonesian media..

11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

better say something (even hoax) than say nothing... *lol*

3:29 AM  

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