BY RAHIMY RAHIM
KAJANG: Malaysia has denied allegations that it turned down an offer for assistance from Interpol to find the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
“I think the collaboration between the country, via the police with Interpol, has long existed, and we share a strong relationship with them. Such an issue should not arise,” said Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
“The police are currently investigating at all aspects including to find evidence from passengers and flight crew,” he told a press conference after attending an Evening with Rela Hulu Langat programme, here, Sunday.
Ahmad Zahid was responding to a report that alleged Malaysia had turned down offers from Interpol to find the missing plane.
He added that measures are being taken to beef up security at KLIA with relevant agencies, to ensure it will meet international standards.
Asked to comment on the report that MH370 flight captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah is a lifetime PKR member and was a “political fanatic” of Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Zahid said that all parties should set aside their political beliefs in the mission to find the missing plane.
“We have no intention to politicise the incident. We are rational and we hope that Malaysians will continue to pray that we will find the MH370 flight as soon as possible,” he said.