Missing MH370: Intelligence agencies helping to identify impostors

Missing MH370: Intelligence agencies helping to identify impostors

SEPANG - The photographs of the two impostors who boarded Flight MH370 that went missing on Saturday have been released to international intelligence agencies.

This is to help identify them, said Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.

"We hope to be able to release the photos to the media in soon.

"All relevant information is being digested by the relevant intelligence agencies. It is premature to release any information for now," he told a press conference in Malaysia yesterday.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi reportedly said on Monday that the two impostors appeared to be Asian.

Asked whether they were Asian-looking, Hishammuddin said: "No, not that I know of."

On a possible security lapse that had enabled the two impostors to get through Immigration checks, Hishammuddin said that more than 40 million stolen passports were now in the Interpol database.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said that one of the impostors had been identified from CCTV footage at KLIA.

"I can confirm that he is not a Malaysian, but cannot divulge which country he is from yet," he said.

He, however, added: "The man we have identified is not from Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China."

"We are now working to identify the other suspect," Khalid told reporters at the Kajang police headquarters yesterday.

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