Media unfair to MH370 pilot Zaharie, say neighbours

Media unfair to MH370 pilot Zaharie, say neighbours

SUBANG JAYA - The Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) failure to find incriminating evidence from the hard drives and flight simulator of Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah proves that the allegations against the MH370 pilot were only ratings driven propaganda by the foreign media.

Zaharie's neighbour, Kamal Nizam Kamal Ibrahim, 29, said the investigation showed that Zaharie loved aviation and was not linked to any terrorist groups.

"They (the allegations) are all lies. I have known Zaharie and his family since young as our families were among the first ones to come and live here.

"He (Zaharie) had invited me over to his house many times to try the simulator. That simulator is just like a video game to him and he loves to share his hobby with everybody," he said.

Kamal said he was close to Zaharie's eldest son, Ahmad Idris, 30, but admitted that they rarely communicated since the jetliner went missing on March 8.

Another neighbour who refused to be identified lamented the way some media was portraying Zaharie.

"The reporting is unfair and the allegations are malicious and baseless.

"I knew him as a nice guy... he was definitely not someone capable of becoming a suicidal terrorist," he said.

Meanwhile, attempts to get reaction from Zaharie's youngest son, Ahmad Seth on the latest FBI findings were in vain as he was not at home.

It is understood that he no longer returns to his house after it was discovered by the media on Tuesday.

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