MH370: Don't speculate about Zaharie, says Mukhriz

MH370: Don't speculate about Zaharie, says Mukhriz
Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, pilot of MH370, with his flight simulator.

ALOR STAR - Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir today joined the chorus in defending ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 pilot Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah and co-pilot Fariq Abd Hamid. In his Tweet this evening, Mukhriz urged all quarters not to speculate about Zaharie until investigations into the mysterious and unprecedented aviation tragedy are completed.

In his Twitter status said: "Do not speculate about our pilots. As long as the black box is not discovered and analysed, do not accuse our pilots or crew of wrongdoing."

Mukhriz was responding to negative reports, by foreign press which run speculative pieces on Zaharie and Fariq since the aircraft vanished from civilian radar while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on Mar 8.

Some of the reports even claimed that the jetliner with 239 people on board, could have been deliberately crashed into the Indian Ocean by a suicidal pilot.

However, CNN today reported that investigations into Zaharie and Fariq so far did not show any sign of the duo's possible wrongdoings.

Quoting a Malaysian government official, CNN reported that law enforcement analyst Tom Fuentes had said authorities have found nothing negative in 19 days of investigating the two pilots that has led to any motive, be it political, suicidal or extremist.

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