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New York Congressman: FBI, NTSB Need to Get More Involved with Malaysian Airliner Investigation

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Frustrated with the pace of the investigation into the missing Malaysian airliner, a New York Congressman insisted Sunday that the FBI and NTSB should get more involved, Fox News reports.

New York Rep. Peter King, a Republican, said the the Malaysia government is not cooperating.

“This has been frustrating for the FBI,” said King, chairman of the House Sub-Committee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence and a former chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security. “My understanding is the Malaysian government is not cooperating.”

Among the 239 missing passengers are three Americans.

Much of the frustration stems from the slow Malaysian response.

At Least 10 Countries Investigating Mysterious Disappearance of Malaysian Airlines

 Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The United States and at least nine other countries are investigating the disappearance of a Malaysian Airlines jetliner, CBS News reports.

The Boeing 777, which included 239 people, has been missing for four days.

Without any sign of trouble, authorities are having trouble pinning down why the plane disappeared.

It’s unclear whether it was a pilot error, plane malfunction or a hijacking.

The plane departed Malaysia early Saturday en route to Beijing before disappearing from radar.

Former Stanford University Student Successfully Sues to Be Removed from No-Fly List

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A former Stanford University student became the first person to successfully challenge placement on a government’s no-fly list, Wired.com reports.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup said Thursday that an FBI agent “erroneously nominated” Rahinah Ibrahim to the list in 2004. The agent, Michael Kelly, “checked the wrong boxes, filling out the form exactly the opposite way from the instructions on the form.”

The Malaysian woman discovered she was on the no-fly list in December 2005 when she was detained and handcuffed while trying to travel to Hawaii to present a paper on affordable housing.

She sued, and despite the mistakes, federal authorities challenged her in court.