There is so much mystery and so many speculations regarding the missing flight MH370.
And to add to the mystery, PKR’s Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his wife, Datin Seri Dr. Wan Azizah, gave contradict statements about their relationship with the MH370’s pilot, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah.
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s wife, Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah is the president of PKR.
At 0:34 second of the video, Anwar Ibrahim told the parliament that he knows the missing MH370 pilot.
“Tentang tragedi MH370, tentunya kita dah buat berberapa kennyataan dah doakan supaya selamat semuanya. Ada sebahagianya yang saya kenal termasuk juruterbang.”
“About the MH370 incident, we have made (media) statements and prayed that everyone is safe. I know some of them (the passengers and crews), including the pilot.”
Anyway after Britain’s The Mail published a front page story, “Doomed Airliner Pilot Was Political Fanatic”, Anwar’s wife, Wan Azizah told MStar that Anwar does not know Captain Zaharie.
Then, the medias found out that Wan Azizah and Anwar were lying.
Both PKR leaders actually know Captain Zaharie who is their daughter in-law’s uncle.
So, Anwar made another statement:
“I am not denying that he (Zaharie) is related to one of my in-laws and that I have met him on several occasions. In fact, he is a close friend of (PKR supreme council member and Subang MP) R. Sivarasa, as we said before.” – The Star.
But before admiting he knows the pilot, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had claimed that he did not know Captain Zaharie:
Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who previously claimed he did not know the pilot of missing MH370 aircraft, has now revealed that, “Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah is related to one of my in-laws”. – The Star
“Mr Anwar had earlier denied close links to Mr Zaharie” – News.com.au
“Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s opposition leader, has stated he saw the pilot at party meetings but did not know him personally.” – Telegraph.co.uk
“Mr Ibrahim has previously said he did not recognise the pilot’s name.” – Mail Online
“I don’t recollect the name, but when the photographs were shown I remembered I had seen him at party meetings. He doesn’t hold positions in the party, but is an active member in the sense that he has been seen with the party’s parliamentary leaders, taking photographs with them,” – South China Morning Post
Why must Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Datin Seri Dr. Wan Azizah lied about knowing Captain Zaharie?
It is a mystery…
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said in a press conference today that data logs in three flight “games” found on MH370 pilot Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah’s flight simulator have been deleted.
Malaysian police forensic teams and their international counterparts were now working to retrieve the missing logs from three flight simulation programmes – Flight Simulator X, Flight Simulator 9 and XFlight10.
Tan Sri Khalid said:
“The data logs were deleted on Feb 3. Investigation is still ongoing. So far, family members of the pilots (including co-pilot Fariq Ab Hamid) have given us their full cooperation.” – NST
However, Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin reminded that:
“For the sake of their families, I ask that we refrain from any unnecessary speculation that might make an already difficult time even harder.” – NST
PKR leaders are furious when Britain’s The Mail on Sunday published, “Doomed Airliner Pilot Was Political Fanatic” on its front page.
The article stated that the missing MH370 pilot, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah is “a political fanatic” and an “obsessive” supporter of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
It also reported that the pilot had attended Anwar’s trial at the Court of Appeal and could had been very upset over the court decision hours before he piloted the plane to Beijing.
The Star reported that Anwar rubbished the claims and blamed Umno for creating the perception.
PKR’s Fahmi Fadzil, Tian Chua, N. Surendran, Dr Afif Bahardin, Peter Chong and Datuk Abdul Malik Abul Kassim and PAS’s Suhaizan Kaiat also gave strong statements against the report.
I wonder why are they so ‘aggressive’ over the news when PKR are fighting for the freedom of press?
The report only said that the pilot is a political fanatic and an obsessive supporter Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim; well I’m sure he is not the only person who is a ‘political fanatic and an obsessive supporter Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’ – if not how could Anwar claims that a lot of people support him?
Anwar says that he wants press freedom in Malaysia and that overseas medias enjoy the press freedom, so now, why must he be furious and put the blame on UMNO?
Or is UMNO the owner of Britain’s The Mail?
Malaysia Airlines MH370 made the last radar contact at 120 nautical miles from Kota Bharu.
Below is the official statement from Malaysia Airlines regarding flight MH370.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we are deeply saddened this morning with the news on MH370.
Malaysia Airlines confirms that flight MH370 had lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control at 2.40am, today. There has been speculation that the aircraft has landed at Nanming. We are working to verify the authenticity of the report and others.
Flight MH370 was operated on a Boeing 777-200 aircraft. It departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41 am earlier this morning bound for Beijing. The aircraft was scheduled to land at Beijing International Airport at 6.30am local Beijing time.
The flight was carrying a total number of 239 passengers and crew – comprising 227 passengers (including 2 infants), 12 crew members. The passengers were of 14 different nationalities – citizens from:-
1. China – 152 plus 1 infant
2. Malaysia – 38
3. Indonesia – 12
4. Australia – 7
5. France – 3
6. United States of America – 3 pax plus 1 infant
7. New Zealand – 2
8. Ukraine – 2
9. Canada – 2
10. Russia – 1
11. Italy – 1
12. Taiwan – 1
13. Netherlands – 1
14. Austria – 1
This flight was a code share with China Southern Airlines.
We are working with authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft.
Our team is currently calling the next-of-kin of passengers and crew.
The flight was piloted by Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, a Malaysian aged 53. He has a total flying hours of 18,365hours. He joined Malaysia Airlines in 1981. First officer, Fariq Ab.Hamid, a Malaysian, is aged 27. He has a total flying hours of 2,763 hours. He joined Malaysia Airlines in 2007.
Our focus now is to work with the emergency responders and authorities and mobilize its full support. Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members.
The airline will provide regular updates on the situation. The public may contact +603 7884 1234. For media queries, kindly contact +603 8777 5698/ +603 8787 1276.
Next-of-kin may head to the Support Facility Building at KLIA’s South Support Zone. For directions, call 03 8787 1269.