KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman has refuted a theory published by an international publication, linking the pilot of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 to the aircraft’s disappearance, about seven months ago.
Expressing surprise over the article in The Huffington Post UK dated September 16, he said he was disappointed such reputable media could publish unproven claims by a New Zealand-based air accident investigator.
“Ewan Wilson’s theory regarding Captain Zaharie Shah’s mental condition has no basis, whatsoever, but only manages to create more anxiety and trauma for the families and friends of the deceased,” he said in a statement here today.
Anifah was responding to the article which quoted the aviation expert as saying that it was likely the Flight MH370 captain committed suicide, was mentally ill and his action resulted in the deaths of everyone on board the plane.
“No thought or consideration is given to the victims’ loved ones as they await news of the missing plane and the circumstances under which it came to grief.
“Even as closure is hard to come by, and investigations are ongoing, The Huffington Post deems it fit to publish the article, with no regard for the feelings and sufferings of those who have been touched by the incident,” he noted.
Wilson, a veteran commercial pilot, is also the author of a book titled ‘Good Night Malaysian 370: The Truth Behind The Loss Of Flight 370’, alleging there were five other incidents of murder or suicide involving commercial flights.
On March 8, Flight MH370 carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members disappeared from radar, about an hour after it departed from the KL International Airport to Beijing, China.
Its flight path was believed to have ended in the southern Indian Ocean. — Bernama