More than six months have passed since Malaysian Flight MH370 vanished and yet mystery continues to unravel surrounding its disappearance.
The latest to emerge is the revelation made by the Indonesian police chief claiming he knows what happened to the doomed flight that disappeared on March 08 with 239 people on board.
As reported by Indonesian website Kompas.com, Indonesian police chief General Sutarman announced the startling revelation during a meeting with representatives of an airline and a handful of senior police officers.
“I spoke to the Malaysian Police Chief Tun Mohammed Hanif Omar. I actually know what had actually happened with MH370,” General Sutarman reportedly told Lion Air officials and high-ranking Indonesian police officers.
His statements, once again, is beginning to lend credence to speculations government officials may have known all along the cause of the plane’s disappearance and the fate of its passengers and crew members.
The current Malaysian Inspector General of Police, Khalid Abu Bakar, told reporters he was shocked upon learning of General Sutarman’s claim and would want to speak with his Indonesian counterpart as soon as possible.
He also denied any knowledge as pointed out by Sutarman.
“I would like to know which media and when such a report was published. I will ask my counterpart, whether he had said anything about the issue,” Gen. Abu Bakar was quoted as telling Malaysian Bernama news agency.
However, according to a Daily Mail article, Mohammed Hanif Omar, the man General Sutarman referred to as the one spoken with, is no longer with the Malaysian police since 1994 and was replaced by Abu Bakar. (Click here to read more)
It was not clear in Sutarman’s statement whether he knew Omar is no longer in the service, but it is obvious he did not speak to Abu Bakar regarding his claim.