Malaysiakini reported that "a ransom was paid for both the ships (MISC oil tankers). We delivered the money with the help of the navy. It was cash on delivery", quoting MISC chairperson Mohamad Hassan Merican.
Ok, fine. Let's not argue whether it is morally correct to give in to the demands of the hijackers. Right or wrong, what's proven is that Hospital Bahagia will get a new patient soon. How soon? Well, maybe on or before 09/10/2008.
The evidence that this mentally challenged flip-flopping lame duck Prime Minister is certified to check-into this asylum? The report in details; (please pay attention to the highlighted texts in bold)
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi says the release of two tankers held by pirates in the Gulf of Aden was "a gift from God to us."
Somali pirates had been holding the two MISC Berhad vessels for 40 days. The MT Bunga Melati 2 was released Monday and the MT Bunga Melati 5 was freed Sunday with their crews unharmed, the Malaysian news agency Bernama reported.
"This is a Hari Raya Aidilfitri gift from God to us, especially the families of the crew of MT Bunga Melati 2 and MT Bunga Melati 5," Badawi said.
Hari Raya Aidilfitri is the Malaysian celebration of the Muslim holiday of Eid ul-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
MISC Berhad Chairman Tan Sri Hassan Marican told Bernama the company had no plans to change the routes of its ships through the pirate-infested waters of the Gulf of Aden. He said such changes would require the vessels to take a longer time to reach their destinations.http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2008/09/30/Release_of_tankers_called_gift_from_God/UPI-41881222776243/