The international news agency Reuters has begun a suspected misinformation campaign at the behest of the CIA and other intelligence agencies with the sudden revelation that military radar had tracked the missing Boeing 777 to the Malacca Strait, hundreds of kilometres to the west of its last civilian radar reading, more than two days after the Malaysian Airways flight was reported lost.

Civilian radar shows (see related article Cairns News March 11) the doomed aircraft making a right turn, then left, then right and suddenly disappearing from the screen at a recorded 473 knots. The same screen shows an object morphing into an aircraft image, moving at tremendous speed near flight 730, then appearing to hover at the edge of the screen.

This television news bulletin appeared today at 4.58 am, Eastern Australia Time:

Malaysian newspaper Berita Harian quoted the country’s air force chief General Rodzali Daud as saying radar at a military base had detected flight MH370 about 2.40am near Pulau Perak, at the northern approach to the strait.

The radar tracked the Boeing 777, which left Kuala Lumpur carrying 239 people about two hours earlier, for about an hour as it covered 160km before the signal was lost.

The military radar evidence puts the doomed plane hundreds of kilometres away from the last location it showed up on civilian radar screens just over an hour an earlier — roughly midway between the east coast Malaysian town of Kota Bharu and the southern tip of Vietnam.

A separate military source said the plane was flying low at the time, with a cruising altitude of about 500m and its transponder and other tracking systems apparently switched off.

"It changed course after Kota Bharu and took a lower altitude. It made it into the Malacca Strait," an unnamed military official told Reuters