Drunk Malaysian ‘behaved like terrorist’ on plane

>> Friday, April 15, 2011

April 15, 2011

KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — An intoxicated Malaysian graduate had to be handcuffed and bound to his seat during a flight to Australia on July 22 last year, the Melbourne magistrate’s court was told yesterday.

Khairulddin Mohammad Yahya, 22, a Melbourne University honours graduate, behaved like a “terrorist” while on board the flight and had cursed loudly at the inflight supervisor and poked him in the chest before the captain left the cockpit to deal with him.

The incident, which was reported by Australian newspaper The Age, stated that Khairulddin swore loudly at the supervisor while a passenger told his mother to shut him up because he was frightening people.

Prosecutor Aman Dhillon told the court that Khairulddin repeatedly left his economy-class seat and sat next to his mother in business class after her requests for his upgrade were refused.

Dhillon said hours after the Malaysia Airlines flight left Kuala Lumpur on July 22 last year, he was seen in the vacant seat next to his mother. He complied with a request to return to his seat but soon after reappeared, after which the supervisor detected alcohol on him.

The prosecutor said that several hours before landing Khairulddin again sat in business where he called the supervisor a ‘‘mother******’’ and to ‘‘**** all of you’’.

The captain, who noticed Khairulddin slurred his words and smelt of alcohol, asked his mother to tell him to return to his seat and stop harassing the crew.

Khairulddin agreed, but later returned four times to business class before he was handcuffed in his seat and then was restrained with his ankles tied with tape.

Dhillon said his mother tried to loosen the handcuffs and lead Khairulddin to the toilet, then she began screaming hysterically and fell to the floor as he shouted threats.

Khairulddin however co-operated with Australian police when the plane landed.

According to Dhillon, some of the flight crew felt threatened and some passengers appeared stressed and frightened. One was crying.

Defence lawyer Anna Balmer said Khairulddin was ‘‘somewhat intoxicated’’ but wanted to sit with his mother who had medical conditions that included chronic anxiety, neurosis and depression.

Balmer said Khairulddin, a chemical engineer, acted uncharacteristically with poor judgment and behaviour, and that a conviction could jeopardise his visa status and work.

Senior magistrate Dan Muling told Khairulddin, who pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour on an aircraft, that he was out of control.

‘‘It’s like you’re a terrorist on a plane,’’ Muling said.

Khairulddin was convicted and fined A$1,500 (RM4,500).



Anonymous,  April 15, 2011 at 3:43 PM  

Fuck this motherfucker Malay Idiot. What did his mother bought the plane. If he is so fucking rich why don't his parent bought him Gulf stream or Lear Jet where he can do fucking the plane to kingdom kong.

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