Malaysia PM slams Oppn leader for “illogical” claim on MH370 mystery

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 14:24

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak Tuesday dismissed as "illogical" a recent remark by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim who claimed he could solve the mystery of the missing plane in "one second".

The disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 needed the support of countries within and outside the region due to the complexity of the search and its unprecedented challenges, Najib said.

On April 5, a Chinese newspaper published an interview by the Southern weekly magazine with Anwar, quoting him as saying that if he were the prime minister, he would take one second to solve the mystery of the Boeing 777-200.

"The remark of the opposition leader is illogical and regarded the people of Malaysia as stupid," he said at the monthly meeting of the Finance Ministry here.

The Beijing-bound jet had vanished from radar screens on March 8, with 239 people on board, including five Indians after taking off from here.

The mystery of the missing plane continued to baffle aviation and security authorities who have so far not succeeded in tracking the aircraft despite deploying hi-tech radar and other gadgets.


First Published: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 14:24

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