As efforts to trace the missing Malaysian Airlines MH 370 flight intensified on Monday, authorities announced that one of the two suspects who boarded the plane with stolen passports has been identified.
According to the Inspector General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, the man has been identified based on CCTV footage gathered from KLIA.
While speaking at the Kajang police headquarters, he said “I can confirm that he is not a Malaysian, but cannot divulge which country he is from yet.”
When he was asked if both of the men had immigration records of entering the country, Khalid said that they were in the midst of investigating the issue.
“The man is not from XinJiang China. We do not have verification of a Chinese militant group claiming responsibility for the missing plane,” he said as he added that his personnel were investigating the case from all angles.
He also stated that they have not classified the missing plane as linked to terrorism yet.
While urging people not to speculate on the matter, he said “let us investigate the matter thoroughly.”