Anwar says Capt Zaharie related to his daughter-in-law

Capt Zaharie

(MM) – Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim confirmed having family ties with Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah today, saying the MH370 pilot is the uncle of his daughter-in-law.

“Yes he is related to my daughter-in-law,” Anwar told a press conference in Parliament here when asked to comment on the matter first raised by Umno Youth leader and blogger Tun Faisal Ismail Aziz.

But despite admitting the link, Anwar, suddenly in the limelight when investigators began digging deeper into the pilot’s background, urged the media to refrain from casting aspersions on Zaharie’s character while investigations are still ongoing.

The leader also dismissed talk that Zaharie’s political affiliation and now, family ties with him, had anything to do with MH370’s disappearance.