Missing MH370: 'We have interviewed everyone we need to interview'

KUALA LUMPUR - Police have concluded all interviews with parties connected to the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

"We have interviewed everyone we need to interview," said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said, adding more than 50 people were interviewed.

He the statements obtained included those from passengers' families, captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah's wife, as well as Department of Civil Aviation and the Royal Malaysian Air Force officers.

He said the findings could not be revealed as doing so could jeopardise any possible prosecution in the future.

Police have not eliminated any of the four possibilities that led to the aircraft's disappearance - hijacking, sabotaging, personal problems and psychological problems.

"All passengers have been cleared. Our focus in the investigation has always been on the crew.

"Although the focus is on them, they are innocent until proven guilty," he said.

Khalid also quashed a report by a Malay daily, quoting a US Air Force senior military analyst, Lieutenant General Thomas G. McInerney, who theorised that the missing aircraft was in Pakistan.

"In absence of any evidence, everything remains as speculation. Please do not speculate anything," he said.

Flight MH370, carrying 227 passengers, including two infants, and 12 crew, went missing en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing about an hour after taking off from the KL International Airport at 12.41am Saturday.

The search for the missing plane is now in its 17th day.