'Jailed' Malaysian opposition leader admits having links to missing MH370 pilot

Last Updated: Wed, Mar 19, 2014 06:15 hrs

Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has reportedly admitted that he is related to missing Malaysia Airline plane's pilot Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah.

Ibrahim said that he was not denying that Zaharie is related to one of his in-laws and that he has met him on several occasions, adding that the pilot is a close friend of PKR supreme council member and Subang MP R. Sivarasa.

Dismissing reports that Zaharie was a political fanatic, Ibrahim said that the pilot was a follower of his Twitter account and had no personal contact with him, News.com.au reported.

While Ibrahim had previously denied close links with Zaharie, he later said that it was only after he saw the pilot's photograph that he remembered seeing him at party meetings. (ANI)

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