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Missing Plane Captain Investigated For Support Of Leader Jailed for Homosexuality

by Jean Ann Esselink on March 17, 2014

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The Captain of missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 is being investigated for his support of a political leader who was jailed for homosexuality hours before the plane went missing.

Barbara Walters reported on the View today that Zaharie Ahmad Shah, captain of the missing flight, is being investigated for his support of a politician who was imprisoned on a homosexuality charge, only hours before the ill-fated flight.

Zaharie Shah is said to be an ardent supporter of Anwar Ibrahim, a former Deputy Prime Minister, and leader of the Pakatan Rakyat coalition which controls three state governments within Malaysia. The Barisan Nasional party controls the national government. Supporters of Ibrahim believe he has been the victim of political dirty tricks by his political rivals of the Barisan Nasional.

In 1998, a book entitled 50 Reasons Why Anwar Cannot Become Prime Minister was circulated among the members of the General Assembly accusing Anwar Ibrahim of corruption. Worse, the book contained graphic illustrations of his homosexuality, which is illegal in Malaysia. When the police announced they were following up on the charges in the book, Ibrahim was fired from his cabinet post.

The day after Ibrahim was fired, his speech writer and brother were arrested and charged with homosexual acts. Five days later, they were sentenced to six months each, after they pleaded guilty to “unnatural sex” with Anwar Ibrahim. Based on their plea, which they later appealed saying it was coerced, Anwar Ibrahim was tried, convicted of homosexuality, and given a nine-year sentence.

In 2004, Ibrahim’s conviction was overturned and he was released from jail. But in 2008, in a move many believe was politically motivated, he was again accused of homosexuality. Captain Shah was among those who believed Anwar Ibrahim was being railroaded, and friends said he even expressed an interest in attending the trial.

Ibrahim was tried in 2010, and acquitted. But there is no “double jeopardy” in Malaysia and in 2012, the acquittal was overturned. Ibrahim was returned to prison just hours before Flight MH370 took off.

Although they are investigating Captian Zaharie Ahmad Shah on the theory he hijacked the plane in protest, so far no smoking guns have been found. The pilot’s support of Anwar Ibrahim is only one theory they are exploring.

 

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{ 6 comments }

LOrion March 17, 2014 at 1:35 pm

YES YES! You put it up! I hoped someone would…spent an hour yesterday sharing piece! No one wanted to touch it! Thank you! ..I know all the persecuted #LGBT of Maylasia will too…eventually.

Robroberts2013 March 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm

I knew bigots would eventually find a way to blame gays for this tragedy,

LOrion March 17, 2014 at 9:33 pm

Ah ha! Whoever turned the transponder to "off", whether or not the move was deliberate, did so at a vulnerable point between two airspace sectors when Malaysian and Vietnamese controllers could easily assume the airplane was each others' responsibility.
Hubby thinks the trip up at 45,000 is what killed everyone. Then put on autopilot till fuel ran out! http://tinyurl.com/ln3qocf

LOrion March 17, 2014 at 9:37 pm

PS Rob Roberts these are FACTS NOT hearsay .. If the pot did it to support a POLITICAL PARTY .. It is the current Govts fault for NOT ALLOWING ANY OPPOSITION! If things brings down a Party that would falsely jail ALL OPPOSITION more power to the pilot. This man had been cleared by the Cpuntrie's Supreme Court.. But new elections are coming up so he was RE RE RE RE Arrested on trumped up charges!WAKE UP!

LOrion March 20, 2014 at 12:20 am

HERE IT IS FOLKS! RT @guardiannews: MH370: two objects spotted in southern Indian Ocean, Australia says http://t.co/j3RfFWMnEg

LOrion March 20, 2014 at 2:31 am

HERE IT IS FOLKS! RT @guardiannews: MH370: two objects spotted in southern Indian Ocean.. Anderson Cooper is still on ..supposedly have radar pings on a US P-8 plane ABC stated..

MEANWHILE Here is BBC NEWS Story from Mar 7 on the arrest AGAIN! of the opposition leader. http://tinyurl.com/ormjy7o
A Malaysian court has sentenced opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to five years in jail after overturning his acquittal on sodomy charges.
Mr Anwar led the opposition to its strongest ever performance in the May 2013 general elections.

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