KUALA LUMPUR, March 31 – Aishah Zahari, daughter of Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, the pilot of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 aircraft, has rubbished a report in London-based The Daily Mail, alleging her father was emotionally distraught for weeks before the tragedy. “Dear Daily Mail, you should consider making movies since you are so good at making up stories and scripts out of thin air…May God have mercy on your soul. You can bet your (*#*) I will not forgive you,” she said in her latest Facebook posting. Besides, the posting also received response from her friends who gave their support, and one of Aishah’s friends, Izni Disney had commented that her father was a good man. On Sunday, The Daily Mail was headlined, ‘Daughter admits MH370 Captain Seemed Lost and Disturbed’.
On March 8, Beijing-bound Flight MH370 left the KL International Airport at 12.41am, carrying 239 passengers and crew before it disappeared from the radar, an hour later. It was scheduled to land in Beijing at 6.30am the same day. A multinational search was mounted for the aircraft in the South China Sea, northern corridor – stretching from the border of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan to northern Thailand – and the southern corridor from Indonesia to the southern Indian Ocean. On March 24, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced that the flight path of the Boeing 777-200ER aircraft “ended in the southern Indian Ocean”. The search for the aircraft is continuing.