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Royal Malaysia Police Response

Following the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on Saturday, 8 March 2014 the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) commenced a Criminal Investigation under Section 130(C) of the Penal Code (Malaysia) which includes offences of hijacking, sabotage and acts of terrorism; and also all offences under the Aviation Offences Act. See article Civil Aviation Regulations.

Dato’ Hadi Ho, the Director of Criminal Investigation Department was appointed to head the team of the investigators.

The Investigation focussed on four areas:-

  1. Hijacking
  2. Sabotage
  3. Psychological problem of the passengers and crews
  4. Personal problems among the passengers and crews

The scope was broad, including the aircraft flight crew, cabin crew, and passengers, the ground staff - everybody[1].

On Sunday, 9 March 2014 police visited the home of the Pilot-in-Command Zaharie Shah and the home of the First Officer Fariq Ab.Hamid.

On Saturday, 15 March 2014 police visited the home of the Pilot-in-Command Zaharie Shah again and seized his personal the flight simulator for the purpose of examination.

Notes and References
  1. Adapted from a Press Conference Transcript 16 March 2014, Sunday, 5.30 PM Spokesperson Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein (Acting Minister of Transport), and attended by Tan Sri KhalidD Abu Bakar (Inspector-General of Police), Dato’ Azharuddin AbdulL Rahman (DG DCA), and Ahmad JauhariI Yahya (CEO MAS)