Missing MH370: Ahmad Zahid denies report over DCA probe

JOHOR BARU - Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has denied a report claiming that 40 officials from the Civil Aviation Department (DCA) are being probed following the disappearance of MH370.

According to Dr Ahmad Zahid on Monday, the DCA officials were only being questioned by the police relating to the matter.

"The police want to see if they can get any additional information from the DCA officials, and they are not being investigated," he said after visiting the Seri Alam district police headquarters here.

Dr Ahmad Zahid was commenting on a report by a Malay daily on Sunday claiming that the 40 DCA officials who were on duty since the MH370 disappeared on March 8 were under police investigations. The report quoted sources.

Dr Ahmad Zahid said that the local and foreign media should understand the standard investigating procedures carried out by the police.

"We question the DCA officials to get more information in hopes of assisting with ongoing investigations.

"I do not want the DCA to be viewed in a negative light, and I hope that this clears the air pertaining to the matter," he said.