Pilot Zaharie distant relative of Anwar
OPPOSITION leader Anwar Ibrahim admitted yesterday that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 pilot Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah is related to his son's in-laws.
"I am not denying that he (Zaharie) is related to one of my in-laws and that I have met him on several occasions," he said.
A Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) party official confirmed reports that the pilot was actually a "distant relative" of Anwar's daughter-in-law.
Earlier, Anwar was quoted by South China Morning Post as saying: "I don't recollect the name (Zaharie), but when the photographs were shown, I remembered I had seen him at party meetings."
On Sunday, PKR dismissed a Daily Mail report which claimed Capt Zaharie is a "political fanatic".
THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK