KUALA LUMPUR – Former acting Minister of Transport, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein emphasized that the investigation team had never reported any conclusive answer to him on the disappearance of MH370.
He said, throughout his tenure as the acting minister, the Malaysian government had explored every lead and possibility in regards to the unfortunate missing aircraft, which included speculations, theories or any other relevant information.
“Over the course of the investigation, new information and leads surfaced on a constant basis, and I have always maintained consistently then that all information needed to be properly verified and all evidence corroborated before further action was taken.
“In the best interest of the public, I had also shared timely updates on the investigation especially during my daily media briefings and interviews.
“Unfortunately, until the end of my tenure as Acting Transport Minister, the investigation team did not report to me any conclusive answers on the exact cause of the missing plane.
“Revealing anything which has not been corroborated would have affected the ongoing investigations and would be unfair to the families of the passengers onboard MH370 and the general public.
“It would have been an irresponsible and insensitive thing to do,” he said in a statement.
The statement had flatly denied the statement of former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott who said that the highest level of Malaysian government believed that the passengers and crew on board of the missing MH370 were killed by the pilot in a suicide.
The Member of Parliament of Sembrong also pleaded anyone with relevant information on the incident to come forward and assist the authorities.
The MH370 went missing on 8 March 2014 after it took off from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Beijing with 269 individuals on board.
It could not be contacted after 40 minutes of its departure when it was at the South China Sea. -MalaysiaGazette