Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador today said there was no evidence to support the theory that the pilot of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 committed “murder-suicide” as claimed by former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott.
Rubbishing Abbott’s claims, Hamid said that the exact cause of MH370’s disappearance could not be determined as the plane has not been found.
“The problem is that right now, we cannot find the plane, the people involved or the passengers,” he said.
“I do not know who the Malaysian official Abbott was referring to, but I was among those involved in the investigation.
“We investigated all angles. From terrorism to hijack by certain parties. There were various theories that involved the use of sophisticated technology and a lot of facts were gathered,” he said today.
Abbott was prime minister when the flight disappeared on March 8, 2014, triggering the biggest hunt in aviation history.
Abbott said he did not suspect there was a conspiracy to conceal the pilot’s alleged plan and supported any move to reopen the investigation.
Hamid said Abbott had the right to state his position, but he would not comment on the matter again until the plane is found.
However, the country’s top cop said he would reopen the probe into MH370’s disappearance if the plane’s frame was found.
Earlier today, Najib said the government at the time did not make public its suspicions that criminal motive was behind the disappearance of MH370 as there was no concrete proof.