KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd, one of the investigating officers of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 five years ago, has deemed an article in The Atlantic news portal recently as baseless and not constructive.
Khalil, who is now Johor police chief, said the article, written by American William Langewiesche, consisted of accusations that were not backed by evidence.
“How can he (Langewiesche) touch on or discuss the investigative process when he does not know anything about it?
“I believe he does not have an iota of evidence, but has accused the police of hiding facts.
“The reasoning Langewiesche puts forth in the article is shallow, based entirely on conjecture and pure assumptions. There’s nothing constructive in the article,” he said.
Khalil said the investigations were done in a transparent manner and involved several parties, including foreign experts.
“We worked with the French and we shared whatever we had with the Australians, and vice versa.
“The investigation was transparent and we have already laid out all findings during the process.
“Every investigation has its own formula and conclusion, and for this case, we can only arrive at a conclusion when we find the MH370 aircraft. So we must find it,” he said.
Langewiesche has revived the theory that the pilot of MH370, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, had hijacked the aircraft and crashed it into the southern Indian Ocean.
He claimed that Malaysian
authorities had covered up
certain aspects of the probe, including investigations into Zaharie, in particular his mental state.
Langewiesche had claimed that members of the aviation community and aviation investigators were of the opinion that Zaharie was under tremendous mental pressure.
However, he did not produce evidence to back any of his claims.