Zaharie Ahmad Shah
Summary: distant relative and staunch supporter of Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim who had voiced support for the politician's People's Justice Party campaign on a platform of social justice and anti-corruption, but who was believed to have attended the proceedings of a controversial March 2014 fraught political trial where Ibrahim was jailed for five years for sodomy after his acquittal for the same charge was overturned, and who also had a professional career as a veteran pilot for Malaysia Airlines with 18,365 hours of flying experience.
Cause of Death: Airplane accident
Born: July 31, 1961
Died: March 8, 2014
Location: South Indian Ocean