PR MPs Question MH370 ‘Confidential’ Briefing Session

KUALA LUMPUR, 18 Mar: Several leaders of Pakatan Rakyat (PR) continue to question the move by the Federal Government to discriminate them regarding the MH370 missing aircraft briefing.

The Opposition Leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, said that he does not know why the briefing session was deliberately hidden and politicised like it does not involve the interest of the country.

He said that the Federal Government should be more professional in the matter and to be fair to all Members of Parliament.


“I do not understand why the briefing was not given to all Members of Parliament.

“The question is, why do they want to politicise this briefing and why are they not prepared to be in front of all Members of Parliament? What are they trying to hide?” he said in a press conference at the Parliament lobby today.

The Shah Alam Member of Parliament, Khalid Samad, is of the opinion that the briefing is deliberately held behind closed doors to gain support from Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders so that they will not attack or ask questions if it is presented in the Dewan Rakyat.

He said that this is driven by the increasingly evident weaknesses of the Federal Government in handling the issue, in addition to the various conflicting statements by ministers involved.


“It is a briefing session to gain full support from BN Members of Parliament so that they will not ask the ministers questions or attack them. The government does not want to face the problem of PR Members of Parliament,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Member of Parliament for Tumpat, Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar, urged for the acting Transport Minister, Datuk Seri hishammuddin Hussein, to attend the Dewan Rakyat session to give a briefing on the matter.

“It must be known by all representatives of the people because this matter has brought up anger from other countries, especially China,” he said.

Hishammuddin, in an invitation dated 14 March, stated that the briefing is scheduled to take place at Aloft KL Sentral at 8.30pm today.

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