SHAH ALAM, 16 Mar: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) slammed reports by British newspaper, Daily Mail, claiming the the pilot Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, hijacked the Malaysia Airlines MH370 aircraft because he was disappointed with the court’s decision to pass a guilty sentence on Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
The PKR Secretary-General, Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, said that the report is an extraordinary delusion and that the situation is an impossibility because it involves the lives of innocent people, in addition to being an absurd political conspiracy theory.
“Everything associated with Anwar is unique in Malaysian politics. However, knowing Umno and Barisan Nasional, one they run out of capital, something imaginary can become real,” he said.
Saifuddin said that the real issue is that the Malaysian Government is not competent in managing the missing MH370 aircraft case which involves 239 passengers, including the crew, which disappeared on 8 March.
With numerous speculations regarding the disappearance of MH370, the Daily mail reported the theory that the aircraft was hijacked in protest of the Court of Appeal’s decision to convict Anwar on the case involving his former aide, Saiful Bukhari Azlan, in 2008.
The British newspaper revealed, a few hours prior to the Boeing 777-200ER’s (9M-MRO) departure to Beijing, Zaharie went to the court to express support for Anwar on 7 March.
When asked if PKR will take action against the British tabloid, Saifuddin said that there will be no action from the party at this time.
“Our focus is to urge Malaysians to pray for the MH370 aircraft to be found,” he said, quoted from the Malaysian Insider.
Yesterday, the police raided that home of the experienced pilot in Laman Seri, Shah Alam, where he has a flight simulator, after the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, announced the second phase of the search for the MH370 aircraft in a special press conference.
The Daily Mail also reported that too much time has been wasted investigation the two laptops taken from Zaharie’s home, which were believed to contain flight simulation data.
However, the authorities have failed to find Zaharie’s personal laptop and it is believed to have been taken into the cockpit of the aircraft in the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.