KUALA LUMPUR: Police will not release any findings on the passengers and crew of the Boeing 777 MH370 plane, which mysteriously ended in the southern Indian Ocean, as it will jeopardise the ongoing investigation, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar. Khalid, however, noted that the four areas of focus – hijacking, sabotage, psychological and personal problems – had not changed.
“The focus is still on the four areas, and I’m not ready to release any findings as yet because that will jeopardise the investigation,” he said at the daily press conference on the update of the MH370 here on Tuesday. Also present at the press conference were acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, MAS chief executive officer Ahmad Jauhari Yahya and Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) director-general Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman. Khalid added that MH370 Capt Zaharie Ahmad Shah’s simulator was still being examined. “We’re awaiting the report from foreign investigators on the matter,” he said.
Khalid stated that the data, which had been erased on Feb 3 from Zaharie’s simulator, was the data log of three types of aviation games. On Monday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the United Kingdom’s Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) and Inmarsat Satellite had concluded that MH370 flew through the southern corridor, with its last position in the middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth. The Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 with 227 passengers and 12 crew took off from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 12.41am on March 8 for Beijing, but went off the radar an hour later. The aircraft was scheduled to have landed in Beijing at 6.30 am the same day. – Bernama