Missing plane's aircraft pilot a friend of Malaysia's Oppn leader

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Kuala Lumpur, March 17: As the suspense over the disappearance of the Malaysian Airlines jet deepens, it was revealed that the pilot of the missing flight, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, is close to the country's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. However, friends of Shah denied that the latter is a terrorist.

Hours before he took charge of MH 370, Shah attended the Court of Appeal in Malaysia's new administrative capital Putrajaya for a hearing on Anwar who is facing charges of sodomy. Anwar was sentenced to five years of imprisonment. Did that provoke Shah?

The pilot's friends have denied that he is a terrorist

Malaysian authorities were refocussing on the crew and passengers of the aircraft. Police also visited the pilot's home and examined his flight simulator. It was said on Saturday that technical actions were undertaken to deceive the modern detection systems and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said that the flight's route was changed soon after it took off on March 8.

The final words heard from the plane were "All right, good night".

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