Wan Azizah: Is everything Anwar's fault?

Aidila Razak

Modified 17 Mar 2014, 9:53 am

In questioning a news report that linked the pilot of MH370 to her husband, PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail asked: "Is everything Anwar's fault?".

She was responding to the report in UK tabloid Daily Mail that Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, a PKR member, is a "political fanatic".

"There are many PKR members. They say Captain Zaharie cried over the (sodomy) verdict. Millions of other Malaysians did so, too,” Wan Azizah said.

Daily Mail had reported that Zaharie ( right ) was in court when Anwar Ibrahim’s Sodomy II verdict was delivered, less than 24 hours before MH370 took off from KLIA at 12.41am on March 8.

Berita Harian also published a column floating the theory that the mysterious disappearance had to do with claims that most MAS pilots support Pakatan Rakyat.

Wan Azizah also denied that Pakatan is politicising the disappearance of MH370 but was merely criticising what seemed to be poor crisis management on the part of the government.

"We sympathise with the victims but we criticise how the government has handled this crisis. We are not politicising it.

"We see a lack of preparedness for such crises, especially aviation ones. We prepare for floods and crises on land but not in the air. That is the critique," the Kajang by-election candidate told reporters.

BN leaders have urged Pakatan to stop politicising the missing Malaysia Airlines' aircraft on the campaign trail.

Meanwhile, PKR Kajang by-election director Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said the party does not dispute that Zaharie is a life member of PKR.

"It means he paid the party RM200. Just like I did," Khalid said.