KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian police denied media reports in Indonesia that the police were aware of the mysterious disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370, on March 8.
Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar told Bernama that he was shocked by such media reports since Malaysian police did not have any information about the missing flight MH370.
“I would like to know which media and when such a report was published! I will ask my counterpart in Kapolri (Police Chief of Indonesia Jeneral Sutarman) whether he had said anything about the issue.
“I was not informed of any such report,” he said.
Yesterday, an Indonesian online portal (Tempo.co) quoted Sutarman as saying that Kapolri and the Malaysian police knew the reason for the disappearance of MH370 but would not elaborate further.
Flight MH370 dropped off radar on March 8 as it flew from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 227 passengers and 12 crew on board.
The Boeing 777 aircraft has yet to be found, even after an exhaustive multinational search in the southern Indian Ocean where it is believed to have gone down after veering off course. – BERNAMA