In my rough translation from a Chinese-language page of the Epochtimes.com, it is claimed that as early as December 15th, someone using the moniker, “The Landlord” made 39 posts on Baidu (a Chinese version of Facebook) to the “End of the World Community”, predicting that something bad would happen with an AirAsia aircraft.
Epochtimes.com is a New York-based media organization associated with the Falun Gong movement. Falun Gong is a growing spiritual movement in China and elsewhere, that is a blend of the traditional Chinese spiritual practices: Buddhism, Taoism and Qi Gong. The group has been subjected to human rights abuses by the PRC on its home turf, due to its popularity, its promotion of spirituality within an atheist State and the inevitable cognitive independence from same.
“The Landlord” repeatedly warned “all Chinese people to stay away” from both Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia, lest they become the next casualties in the “disappeance” of a commercial airliner, saying that the “Blackhand” extended to AirAsia, as it, too was Malaysia-Based.
In a subsequent post, European and American tourists were also warned away from using these airlines.
Alas, among the 162 missing/casualties, almost all are Indonesian nationals in this as-yet unsolved case where a thunderstorm
is being blamed for the crash and “disappearance” of a completely modern and well-maintained Airbus commercial jet, amid reports that some family members received text messages that the plane had landed safely and that nobody was hurt.
It has also come to light that AirAsia CEO, Tony Fernandes, who the BBC reports as “devastated,” sold 944,800 shares of Tune insurance stock within a week before this incident, where no distress calls were made prior to the plane’s disappearance over the Java Sea.