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Two Iranians on board MH370 entered Malaysia legitimately, says Home Minister

Published on Mar 17, 2014 11:55 AM
 
The two Iranians on board the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 came into Malaysia using legitimate Italian and Austrian passports they had obtained in Phuket, Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi told Parliament on Monday. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

KUALA LUMPUR - The two Iranians who were on board the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 came into Malaysia using legitimate Italian and Austrian passports they had obtained in Phuket, Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi told Parliament on Monday.

"The travelled from Teheran to Doha to Phuket on their own passports, after which they obtained the Italian and Austrian passports and entered Malaysia," Mr Zahid said.

He also said police had questioned two immigration officers who had processed the two Iranians' entry into the country in addition to the two officers who stamped their passports before they left on MH370, Malaysian Insider reported.

He said details of the investigations would be revealed later.

 
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