MH370: No stone will be left unturned, says Inspector-General of Police

PETALING JAYA - Bukit Aman is wading through uncharted territory in their investigations into the disappearance of MH370.

The police are working days and nights to piece together what actually happened to the ill fated flight, which departed KL International Airport (KLIA) on March 8.

Compared to other air craft disasters such as the Tanjung Kupang crash, the plane is yet to be located while the mystery does not seem to be unravelling.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has vowed that the police would leave no stone unturned in the investigation.

"We are doing everything we can to get to the truth to what occurred to the aircraft.

"We are not discounting any leads or angles in the investigation," he said when contacted on Thursday.

However, baseless rumours and the spread of unverified information could distract the authorities in the course of the investigation.

"I urge the public not to speculate on this case.

"Information will be revealed at an opportune time as we don't want to jeopardize the investigation," he said.

According to the IGP, the police have recorded the statements of 125 people, including the families of those on board as well as Department of Civil Aviation personnel.

While conceding it was a more complex investigation, Khalid said the police would perform a thorough investigation.

"Information will be revealed at an opportune time as we don't want to jeopardise the investigation," he said.

Bukit Aman assistant chief of the Inspector-General of Police secretariat Asst Comm Datin Asmawati Ahmad said the investigations on MH370 was unprecedented in its mystery as well as scope.

"It is definitely difficult compared to regular criminal cases.

"We are working with other countries to get to the truth of the matter,"she said.

ACP Asmawati said even for the Air France disaster, it took the authorities two years to recover the black box and close to three years to complete the investigation.

"It is even more difficult for us as we cannot pinpoint the location of the aircraft.

"Rest assured that we will never give up until we get to the truth," she said.

She also hoped that the public could give the police ample space to investigate the case thoroughly.

The police have yet to rule out any of the four theories being investigated at the start of the investigation.

The theories - hijack, sabotage, psychological background of those board and personal troubles - are still being pursued by the police even after close to three weeks since the aircraft went missing.

Bukit Aman task force led by Federal CID director Comm Datuk Hadi is also working with foreign intelligence agencies.

Investigators are also working to recover the deleted data from Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah's flight simulator.