Malaysia Airlines MH370 Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was not just a huge supporter of jailed political activist Anwar Ibrahim — but he was actually related to him! The new revelation could be another clue that the pilot had something to do with the vanishing of Flight 370.
Just seven hours before Zaharie Ahmad Shah flew Malaysian Flight 370, he watched his political hero, Anwar Ibrahim get charged with five years in prison for sodomy. Once the news was discovered that the pilot had connections with the opposition leader, many began to wonder if he was behind the disappearing of the flight. Now, the plot has thickened as Anwar has revealed they are actually related.
Malaysian Flight Pilot & Opposition Leader Related
“I am not denying that he [Zaharie] is related to one of my in-laws and that I have met him on several occasions,” Anwar told reporters at the Parliament Lobby on March 18, according to MailOnline. “To politicize this is not right. We should respect the family’s rights and pray for them instead of prosecuting him before the investigation is completed.”
“In fact, he is a close friend of R. Sivarasa, as we said before,” he added about the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) supreme council member .
This directly contradicts what Anwar had said in the past to South China Morning Post. “I don’t recollect the name (Zaharie), but when the photographs were shown, I remembered I had seen him at party meetings,” he said, adding that they hadn’t had personal contact but that he followed him on Twitter.
Co-Pilot Sent Last Signal?
However, that’s not the end — there’s no proof that he hijacked the plan to get revenge or to show his faith to his relative. Officials are also looking into every passenger and crew member that was on the plane on March 8, including co-pilot, Fariq Abdul Hamid.
Malaysia Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said during a press conference that that Fariq was the last to speak to ground control over the radio when he calmly said, “All right, good night.”
It seems that the plot continues to thicken, and we will keep you updated on any new discoveries in the case of the missing flight.
— Emily Longeretta