Missing MH370: From terror to suicide - all possible motives count as the world tries to solve puzzle

Missing MH370: From terror to suicide - all possible motives count as the world tries to solve puzzle
A Malaysia Airlines flag is seen at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang.

KUALA LUMPUR - As the world scrambles to solve the frustrating puzzle of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, every possible motive is being looked at.

Anything from terrorism, hijack and suicide is being looked at.

Both Malaysia and China are looking into the terror angle with MAS CEO Ahmad Jauhari saying that the passenger manifest had been passed to the police to check the background of each passenger.

"We know the background of the crew and now the police are doing background checks on the passengers," he said.

Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein also said Beijing had been asked to look again at the passenger manifest although all of them had earlier been cleared by the Chinese.

The details of the probe into the stolen passports used by two Iranian passengers will be made public.

However, Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said at the Dewan Rakyat that the details would be only made public "in due course".

Iranians Pouri Nour Mohammad Merhdad, 19, and Delavar Seyed Mohammad Erza, 29, raised a global stir when they reportedly flew here from Doha using Iranian passports and then switched to stolen Austrian and Italian passports to board the Malaysia Airlines flight to Beijing on March 8.

Initial investigations showed that Pouri Nour had planned to go to Germany to seek asylum and reunite with his mother in Frankfurt.

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