IGP orders probe on Twitter user for suggesting MH370 conspiracy

Posting a screenshot of the 'offending' tweet on his feed, Khalid ordered the police to find and investigate the user. — file picture
Posting a screenshot of the 'offending' tweet on his feed, Khalid ordered the police to find and investigate the user. — file picture
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 30 — Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar today told police to investigate a Twitter user for claiming that the disappearance of flight MH370 was a conspiracy and not an accident.

Posting a screenshot of the “offending” tweet on his feed, Khalid ordered the police to find and investigate the user, who goes by the handle [email protected]_mollie.

“PCIRC @PDRMsia Sila kesan dan siasat ‘Fazel’ di bawah ini.” Khalid said in his tweet, without specifying what crime had been committed.

Translated, it means “PCIRC @PDRM Please track and investigate ‘Fazel’ here”.

Earlier, Fazel had claimed that the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner nearly a year ago was a conspiracy and not an accident as declared by Malaysian authorities yesterday.

“@NajibRazak jib jib..it’s not an accident, it’s a conspiracy,” he said, in response to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s tweet assuring that search efforts will continue.

In his tweet, Najib said; “Today my thoughts are with the families of those on MH 370. The search will continue. Msia, Aus and China remain committed to finding the plane."

He was responding to the Department of Civil Aviation’s (DCA) declaration of loss of the 239 passengers and crew aboard the missing plane, barely 11 months after its mysterious disappearance on March 8 last year.

The declaration was made pursuant to International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) Chicago Convention, allowing the family members of the 239 passengers onboard to proceed with their claim for damages.

The DCA, however, assured the families of those aboard the plane that search efforts will continue.

On March 8 last year, Beijing-bound Flight MH370 disappeared with 239 people on board and remains missing till today, with months of searching failing to yield any clues of its resting place or debris.

Screenshot of the tweet sent by Inspector-General Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.
Screenshot of the tweet sent by Inspector-General Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

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