“If there is any concrete data backing up an allegation we will respond to it. If anyone aboard (the flight) chose to attend the Anwar trial that is their right as it was in open court.”
“There is not a drop of evidence to support such speculation. It is just a speculation. Let us be fair to the missing captain as well – he cannot answer for himself.”
The Mail on Sunday however said Zaharie quoting anonymous sources was ‘obsessed with politics’.
There are of course strong indicators that the crew WERE involved.
Zaharie’s family moved out of the home the day before the flight and the plans ACARS reporting system was switched off before the pilot said ‘Goon night’ to air traffic control in Malaysia.
|Anwar – Newsweek cover|
Meanwhile new allegations are being made today that (1) Malaysian Govermment repeatedly declined the assistance of Interpol and (2) ignored a statement by the Vietnamese government four day ago that MH370 had turned away from Vietnam.
Today the Malaysian Government is also seeking the assistance of all countries along the two corridors one of which they believe the aircraft flew along. “
The countries include: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, China, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, and Australia.
Footnote: Media coverage on this has not been helped by
ambiguities and lack of answers. Mailonline coverage however has been as usual vast and a must-watch even though, like the media everywhere (here included) they have published stories, which even if not proven wrong, turn out to be red herrings. The political side of Captain Zaharie was waiting to be done. And indeed Special Branch are duty bound to check everything about the flight crew. But the suggestions that he was involved has clearly upset lot of Malaysians who have been sending strong messages to the media all week that Captain Zaharie was a 100 per cent kind of guy. Professional to the last. And perhaps equally fanatical about his work, his flight simulator, and his DIY videos. But then again both Captain and First Officer must be the prime suspects – in fact they are the only suspects.
The Malaysian Government’s confirmation that the ACARS system was turned off before a pilot said goodnight on the radio is a little bit chilling.