New allegations about one of the individuals piloting the missing Malaysia Airlines jet were reported in the Mail Online Sunday, as authorities continue to examine a flight simulator taken from his home.
A security guard stands at a main gate of the missing Malaysia Airlines pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah's house in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, March 15, 2014. Malaysian police have already said they are looking at the psychological state, the family life and connections of pilot Zaharie, 53, and co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid, 27. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)
According to Mail Online, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was a "fanatical" and "obsessive" supporter of Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who was imprisoned for homosexuality hours before flight MH370 vanished.
Shah was reportedly at the trial where Ibrahim was sentenced for five years. Police sources added to the Mail Online that the pilot was a vocal political activist.
A new image of Shah also surfaced online, appearing to show the pilot wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the "Democracy is Dead" slogan.
Is surfaced picture of #MH370 pilot wearing Democracy is Dead T-Shirt evidence of political fanaticism? pic.twitter.com/Dm6xhlnHEJ
— Tom H C Anderson (@TomHCAnderson) March 16, 2014
Further, the Mail Online reported that Shah's wife and three kids moved out of their home just one day before the Malaysia Airlines plane went missing.
Over the weekend, attention focused on whether the pilots may have been responsible for the jet's disappearance. The U.S. intelligence community likes the theory that blame rests with "those in the cockpit" and investigators have concluded that the plane's communications were deliberately disabled.
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