Govt open to discussion on continuing with search for MH370

KUALA LUMPUR: The government is open to discussions on continuing the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which vanished after leaving Kuala Lumpur for Beijing on March 8, 2014.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong, in a short video message in conjunction with the 7th anniversary of the incident, said the Malaysian government was ready to cooperate with Australia and China to resolve the mystery behind the missing aircraft.

"The Malaysian, Australian and Chinese governments had spared no expense and resources to locate the missing aircraft.

"It is our shared aim to find the aircraft and get answers. However, with a heavy heart, we reached the difficult decision to suspend search and rescue until new credible evidence is obtained.

"We wish to reassure you that any reasonable efforts will be made in cooperation with China and Australia, and keep the next of kin informed of any future developments," he said.

The video was played during an online video conference organised by Voice 370, an MH370 family support group.

In January 2018, private exploration firm Ocean Infinity commenced its search operations for the Boeing 777, but was halted in May the same year after scouring 120,000 square kilometres in the southern Indian Ocean.

There were 239 passengers and crew on board Flight MH370.

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