Flight 370 landed? The missing Malaysian plane vanished just a few hours after Malaysia’s main opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was sentenced to five years in prison. The missing Malaysian plane’s captain, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, was a devout supporter of Anwar Ibrahim, reported the Times of India on March 17, 2014.
“Zaharie, the captain, was a supporter of a Malaysian opposition political party that is locked in a bitter dispute with the government, according to postings on his Facebook page and a friend, Peter Chong, who is a party member.”
The missing Malaysian’s plane captain had told his friends that he planned on attending the high-profile trial against Anwar Ibrahim on March 7.
According to an Australia Network News report, the ruling that came just a few hours before Flight MH370 disappeared “sparked uproar in the courtroom, which was filled with Anwar's opposition colleagues and family. About 150 of his supporters demonstrated outside the court after hearing the announcement.”
Whether the captain of the missing Malaysian plane MH370 was among the supporters in the courtroom or outside of the courtroom, the 53-year-old father and grandfather must have been affected by the verdict as it was indicative that nothing is going to change in the Malaysian government, which keeps any opposition leaders off the grid with allegations, its people with a lack of human rights, and its pilots underpaid.
“In a statement OHCHR spokesman Rupert Colville says Malaysia's 1948 Sedition Act ‘is not in conformity with international human rights law.’ Human Rights Watch had called the case against Anwar Ibrahim ‘politically motivated persecution’ and said the government wanted to remove him from the political scene ‘by hook or by crook’. ‘It's truly a dark day for the Malaysia judiciary, which has shown itself incapable of standing up straight when national political issues are in play in cases before them,’ Phil Robertson, deputy Asia head of Human Rights Watch, said after the verdict."
The missing Malaysian plane’s captain is being described by his colleagues and friends as a family man, devoted, community service oriented, and trustworthy. Whatever happened to flight MH370, the ones that cannot be trusted are the members of the Malaysian government who continually revoke their own information about the missing Malaysian Airlines plane. Unless Flight MH370 was abducted by aliens, Malaysian top officials know more.