Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Passengers’ Bank Accounts Being Accessed Unknowingly, Money Goes Missing

Even after five months, missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 remains a mystery. The flight disappeared on March 8, 2014 after losing contact with the radar. In shocking twist of events, the cops have discovered that money from the bank accounts of some passengers traveling in MH370 is missing.

According to New Straits Times, Chief Assistant Commissioner Izany Abdul Ghany of City Commercial Crime Investigation has reported that RM 111, 000 have been withdrawn from the accounts of four passengers' of now missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The doubtful bank activity was reported by a manager of the local bank.

The report notes that the withdrawal by the unknown person was made almost four months after the airliner's disappearance on July 18, 2014. It was only during the "internal audit" the bank discovered that money from the accounts of MH370's passengers' account is missing.

Chief Assistant Commissioner Izany Ghany informed the reporters that before filing a complaint with the police, the bank carried out an "internal investigation." The report notes that the investigators are currently examining the activity under Section 4 (1) of the Computer Crimes Act.

The withdrawal of the money from MH370 passengers' bank account has definitely aroused suspicion. But it is hard to say if there lays any major clue to the overall investigation of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines.

Meanwhile, the search of the missing Malaysian aircraft is to be continued by a Dutch company called Fugro. The Australian Transportation Safety Board (ATSB) made the announcement on Aug. 6, 2014. In its official statement, the company declared that they will deploy "two specialist vessels, equipment and expertise" while searching the vast area of southern Indian Ocean. The search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is expected to be launched in late September with Fugro vessel called Discovery. It will be followed by launch of Fugro Equator. The company announced that the search for missing Boeing 777 could "take up to twelve months."

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing with 239 passengers onboard while traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Based on flight records, the plane is believed to have lost contact with the radars shortly after its take off from Malaysia. On March 24, the Malaysian government announced that flight MH370 crashed in the southern Indian Ocean.

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