Malaysia To Declassify Report On 1976 Sabah Air Crash That Killed Several Leaders – Anwar

KUALA LUMPUR, April 5 – Malaysia will declassify the final report on the investigations carried out on the 1976 Sabah Air crash that took the lives of several top leaders from the Sabah state.

At a press conference here today, following the weekly Cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the report that had been classified for decades under the Official Secrets Act will now be released and statements will be issued on the report by the government and the Transport Ministry.

Replying to a reporter’s query, Anwar said the report was being classified as there had been continued requests from family members as well as other people from Sabah and other states seeking information on the investigation into the air crash that took place on June 6. 1976.

The crash killed the then chief minister Fuad Stephens and 10 others.

One leader, who is said to have escaped the crash was the then Finance Minister Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah with a last minute change in his flight schedule.