Monday, March 10, 2014

MH370: ON FATE, SCIENCE, and INTERNATIONAL SCRUTINY ...

MH370: ON FATE, SCIENCE, and INTERNATIONAL SCRUTINY ...
azly rahman

there will always be a sense of leaving everything to Fate and we must believe in the "mysterious"; indeed a legitimate call and a way towards consolation especially in face of a tragedy ...

but there is also a saying ... "pray to god, but tie your camel ..." connotating and denotating the need to use our sense awareness and perception and judgement based on a sense of scientific-ness in the way we act, and then comes the self-assurance that there will be a force bigger that us that will help as well .. Fate and Determinism ... has always been a complex question of the phenomenology of being and becoming human.

and then when there is, at least at this moment, NO EXPLANATION at all on the fate of the missing plane, whilst beings are determined to find out what happened, using the most advanced "search and rescue technology", aided by a multinational coalition of humanitarian effort, crossing borders, putting aside ideological differences to help search for an missing object seemingly lost .. like a pin dropping in an ocean of a thousand miles radius ... the question comes to mind?

could the plane have disintegrated in mid-air? (scientific explanation)
missing just like that as god has willed (religious explanation)

or there is yet another explanation phenomenologically political in nature: that there is something the public is not made known.

-- was the plane shot down as it entered unauthorized space of a foreign country? that the air force could not determine what kind of plane it is or will turn out to be? land space, sea space, and air spaces are bound by international law re: sovereignty of nations/states/nation-states ... just as how refugee boats are capsized and those trying to cross borders are shot ...

-- OR ... is the plane somewhere else safe and those in there held captive after being guided by "air marshalls" to a place yet to be made known? what might be the story behind this, "conspiracy-theory type of conjecture"? seems that information is released to the public with extreme care ... we are getting more information from the world and independent news agencies whose business is honoring free speech and the right to know and to information ... this is when the world needs wikileaks ...

i don't know ... but daily i am overwhelmed by this "inquiry theme of the phenomenology of the MH370" whilst lecturing on world issues .. issues ... issues ... issues .... including global terrorism and cyber-terrorism and bitcoins, Chinese workers producing iPhones committing suicide, and CEOs of Wall Street too committing suicide ...

sometimes our human mind vacillates between paradigms ... be they scientific, spiritual, supernatural, or cultural ... looking for explanations ... because we are pattern-making and explanation-seeking beings ...

in this case, Malaysia as a sovereign state is now under scrutiny -- international scrutiny big time ... it will be a good global lesson in everything, including the nature of human rights, national and regional security, political leadership, culture of security management, issue of religious fundamentalism, politics and ethnicity, political persecution, etc. etc. .... once the international media zooms in on a country, it will be an open court of more than just international opinion ... simply because we live in a global village with post-industrial tribes vying for power and control .... there is good publicity ... there is bad publicity ... but transparency is a necessity.

agree? -- ar

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sir, just a thought...

Whatever it is, got our attention...

Anonymous said...

Dr. Azly,

in the second last paragraph, line four indicates … followed by anomalies in the data radar…
What could be the anomalies ? One is flight MH 370 changed its track from 024 degrees to 333 degrees, an extreme turn.What could have caused them ? Any hands involved ? Any high orders and directions recorded ? leaving the theory of terrorism out. Where could the flight be heading then ? What could be issues ? Yet no clues have been discovered. Why not ?

Is the jet “parked” somewhere, but up till now no news has been leaked out ? The catastrophe of this magnitude with conflicting information and bafflingly bizarreness aggravate the grief and anguish of the families and loved ones of the passengers on Flight MH370 including nations and Malaysians. Someone shared one of the best articles entitled Radar Blips Baffle Officials in Malaysian Jet Inquiry by Thomas Fuller and Michael Forsythe of the New York Times.

A few of us have been repeated asked, had all the “ insurmountable madness” in our tanahair stopped long ago … and the abomination of seeking this that is leading to infernos, unstoppable madness, imbedded as beyond recognition, losing the true human character with fear, dignity and restraint of causing pains and brutality to many others in the said participants …

which the Almighty God clearly detests in record, whereby the effects of the abhorrence have distanced massive people away from massive divine protection. Something like highly defiants disobeying rules, then run into the wild from safe haven and expose others to destructions.

As it is the freedom and rights of believers of Faith to believe in the Almighty One in contrary to some who do not have that belief. In catastrophic moments like this Faith and Hopes uplift the human spirit in each person hoping for a miracle (s) from His great compassion and mercy... for one it is - the swiftest assistance of the highest collaboration from nations sending out that magnitude of various state of art equipment and experts assisting our nation in the search and rescue operations for the missing MH370 and its passengers,

and the tears and prayers from Malaysians and worldwide.

Segregation policies is brutal, still people of all nationalities are needed for their assistance, expertise and great friendship at all times, the leaders back there in our tanahair Malaysia need to subject themselves to life and death thinking and change for the better, racing against time.

Thank you Dr. Azly.

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