Missing MH370: Anwar has seen Zaharie but has no links to him


(The Star) – Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pic) has seen Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah at PKR meetings but does not know him personally.

Anwar criticised attempts to link Zaharie’s political affiliations to the plane’s disappearance on March 8.

“I don’t recollect the name, but when the photographs were shown I remembered I had seen him at party meetings,” the South China Morning Post quoted Anwar as saying.

“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.”

Anwar said they had had no personal contact, but Zaharie was a follower of his Twitter account.

Anwar said that instead of trying to associate the missing plane with him, the focus should be on carrying out transparent and objective investigations.

He also said China’s condemnation of Malaysia’s handling of the search for the Boeing 777 was “absolutely justified”.