MH370: Loss and allegation, a bitter pill for Captain Zaharie's family

PETALING JAYA - For the son of Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, the MH370 tragedy is a bitter pill to swallow, not only because of his loss but also because of the barrage of allegations against his father and the ill-fated flight.

Four days ago, Ahmad Idris Zaharie commented on a poem posted by a teacher, Norzuraidah Md Nor, on a Facebook page dedicated to Captain Zaharie.

"In light of the baseless allegations made on my father, at least Norzuraidah's poem is able to heal our family's wounds and sadness. Thank you," he commented on her post.

On March 21, Norzuraidah posted a poem titled 'Terkhusus untukmu… Kapten Zaharie Ahmad Shah' (Especially for you...Kapten Zaharie Ahmad Shah) and it received 326 likes.

The poem is dedicated to Captain Zaharie and his family. In the poem, Norzuraidah said the allegations had affected the family and as person, she doesn't want delve into them.

"Together with others, I believe that you have the answers for all the questions and all of your actions are based rational thoughts.

"Together with others, I believe you sacrificed your life for MH370," she said in her poem.

Flight MH370 went missing on March 8 with 239 people aboard en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

On Monday night, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced that MH370 had gone down in the southern Indian Ocean at a remote location west of Perth, and all on the aircraft were feared dead.