The conspiracy theory started following the murder of Zahid Raza, a Malaysian diplomat who spent 10 years investigating the case.
The Honoury Malaysian Consul in Madagascar was shot dead in the country’s capital of Antananarivo on August 24, 2017.
Many have pointed out the link between his death and his work to find missing parts of the doomed flight.
Blaine Gibson, a US lawyer and amateur investigator of MH370, claimed his friend had been due to deliver new evidence to Malaysia before he was killed.
“However, tragic events have intervened.
“Under the agreement between the two countries, debris is supposed to be collected by Zahid Raza, the Honorary Malaysian Consul in Madagascar, and delivered by private courier to Malaysia.
“On August 24 the Hon. Zahid Raza was assassinated in Antananarivo.
“The debris is still safely in the hands of the Madagascar Authorities. However, new arrangements must be made for the collection and delivery of debris.”
Multiple pieces of wreckage, including a wing flaperon, the iconic “No Step” piece and at least one section of the interior cabin, have been confirmed as having come from the missing Boeing 777 after washing up on islands off Africa’s south-east coast.
However, integral parts such as the fuselage and the black box have never been found, adding fuel to the conspiracy theories.
Despite the claims, local reports suggest Mr Raza was a marked man long before Mr Gibson came along.
French news website ZINFOS 974 speculated Mr Raza was killed as payback for his alleged involvement in the 2009 abduction of several members of the Karens community.
The article read: “Zahid Raza was the manager of an office supply business, Z & Z Center, in the Malagasy capital.
“He lived a few years in La Reunion before returning to Madagascar about three years ago to take up the post of consul in Antananarivo.
“In Madagascar, his name is associated with the kidnapping of members of the Karen community in Fianarantsoa in 2009.
“Suspected of having participated, he is imprisoned in Tsiafahy and then in Antanimora prison.
“He was able to return to his country freely in December 2010, provoking indignation within the Karen community.”
Anthony Loke said: “We are more than willing to restart the search.”
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