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Search For MH370 Ends

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PUTRAJAYA – Ocean Infinity, the United States-based technology company specialising in collecting high resolution seabed data, today confirmed that its search for the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has come to an end. Ocean Infinity in a statement today said the company searched and collected high quality data from over 112,000 sq km of…

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Cabinet Agrees Search For MH370 To End May 29

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PUTRAJAYA – The Cabinet meeting today agreed that the search mission for missing Malaysia Airlines’ Flight MH370 by Ocean Infinity, a US-based underwater exploration company, be terminated on May 29. Transport Minister Anthony Loke said after that date no further extension would be given to Ocean Infinity. “After May 29, the decision will be made…

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Malaysia To Review MH370 Search Contract

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PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today the government would review, and possibly terminate, the agreement with a United States-based seabed exploration company searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. He said the government would like to know the details and the necessity for the search conducted by Ocean Infinity Limited.…

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Report On MH370 Discovery Unfounded, Baseless

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KUALA LUMPUR – The MH370 Response Team said a report that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has been found is unfounded and baseless. MH370 Response Team head Datuk Seri Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said it was aware of a widely circulated report titled ‘MH370 found on Google Earth’. The team, he said, had always been guided…

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Najib Reiterates Commitment To Find MH370

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KUALA LUMPUR – Today marks the fourth year of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wrote in his Facebook page: “Four years have passed since the tragic disappearance of MH370, but the passengers and crew who were on the plane that fateful day remain in our prayers…

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Investigation Updates On MH370 To Be Released Tomorrow

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) will release an interim statement pertaining to investigation updates involving the vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 tomorrow, marking the fourth anniversary of the disappearance of the Boeing 777 passenger jetliner. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the team’s chief investigator, Datuk Kok Soo…

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MH370: I Will Always Wait For You As Long As I Live

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KUALA LUMPUR – “Mak (mom) will always wait for you, dear for as long as I live. I will never stop.” Those were the words of Kamariah Sarip, whose son, Mohd Razahan Zamani, was on board the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 while en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur on March 8, 2014. Despite…

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MH370: Seabed Constructor Arrives At Search Area

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PUTRAJAYA — Seabed Constructor, the vessel tasked to search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, has arrived at the search area in the southern Indian Ocean. Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) Director-General and Head of MH370 Response Team Datuk Seri Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said the vessel had commenced search operations with the first Autonomous Underwater…

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Fresh MH370 Search Faces Uphill Task

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KUALA LUMPUR – Interpreting sonar data into credible image scenes will be the primary challenge for Seabed Constructor vessel during the fresh search for Malaysia Airlines jetliner MH370 which went missing in March 2014, aviation experts opine. Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) test pilot Prof Dr Mohd Harridon Mohamed Suffian said the process involved transforming discreet…

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Announcement Next Week On Renewes Search For Missing MH370

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KUALA LUMPUR – The government is in the final phase of negotiations to reach an agreement with companies that may be interested in undertaking a renewed search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 that disappeared almost four years ago, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. He said more information on the matter would be…

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MH370: Not True Search Mission To Continue Next Year

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KUALA LUMPUR – An international media outlet which claimed the search operation for the missing MH370 could resume next year, was not true, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. He said his ministry had not finalised the negotiation with United States-based seabed exploration outfit, ‘Ocean Infinity’ and would look into the details of…

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Australian Final Report On MH370 Search Admits ‘Failure’

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  CANBERRA – The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) expressed regret on Tuesday that the search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 had been unsuccessful, saying it wished it could have delivered better news to bereaving friends and families of those missing, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. In releasing the ATSB’s final report on Tuesday, Bureau…

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Australia Has ‘Better Understanding’ Of Where MH370 Might Be

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  SYDNEY – Australian search chiefs said Tuesday they now have a better understanding of where flight MH370 might be, admitting it was inconceivable that a commercial plane could vanish in the modern era. The Malaysia Airlines jet with 239 people on board disappeared in March 2014 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, sparking…

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MH370 Investigating Team Confirms Seychelles Splinter Not From Boeing 777

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PUTRAJAYA – The MH370 Investigating Team which is evaluating the photograph of the splinter found in the Seychelles recently has confirmed that the splinter was not from the Boeing 777 or the Rolls Royce engine. The Director-General of the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), Datuk Seri Azharuddin Abdul Rahman in his statement said, the DCA had contacted the Seychelles Civil Aviation…

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Australian Scientists Claim They Have Found Missing MH370 Plane

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  KUALA LUMPUR – A team of investigators from Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have said they believe they may have found the wreckage of the MH370 plane. The Boeing 777 jet vanished during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014 with 239 people on board. The team…

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Govt To Continue Analysing Data In Search Of MH370

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KUALA LUMPUR – The government will continue to analyse data in search for the location of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 aircraft which went missing three years ago, despite having suspended search operation since January 17. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said complete data analysis would assist investigation experts to conduct search mission to…

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Three Years On, MH370 Remains A Puzzle

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KUALA LUMPUR – Three years after the disappearance of Flight MH370, the reasons why the Malaysia Airlines jetliner deviated from its intended route remains a puzzle to the investigation team. The third interim statement on the progress of the probe into the missing Boeing 777 also noted there was insufficient information to determine if the…

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MH370 Final Report Will Be Issued Next Year

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KUALA LUMPUR – The final report on the international investigation into the vanishing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, exactly three years ago today, will be issued on Jan 17 next year. That date is one year from the announcement of the suspension of the search operations on Jan 17 this year. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow…

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After 3 Years, RM456 Million Spent On MH370 Search Mission

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KUALA LUMPUR – The government has spent a total of RM456 million in the search mission for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the figure was an estimation of expenditure throughout the two and a half years of the search mission. He said the decision to suspend the…

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MH370: Australian Service Marks Third Anniversary Of Tragedy

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CANBERRA – The Australian government minister in charge of the suspended seabed search for Malaysia Airlines jet has joined victims’ families and friends in the east coast city of Brisbane for a memorial service to mark the third anniversary of Flight 370’s disappearance. Darren Chester, minister for infrastructure and transport, and Angus Houston, the former…

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Chinese Tourists Not Affected By MH370, Sabah Kidnapping

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PORT DICKSON: The involvement of Chinese nationals as victims in the MH370 tragedy and kidnapping cases, especially in Sabah, does not hamper tourists from China from coming to Malaysia. Malaysian Consul-General in Kunming Datuk Siow Chen Pin said this was reflected in the arrival of 1.68 million tourists from China to Malaysia in 2015, which…

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DCA To Lead Response Team Handling MH370 Maters – Liow

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PUTRAJAYA – Following suspension of the underwater search for the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370 jetliner which vanished two years ago, a response team led by the Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) will be established to handle all matters relating to the incident. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said this included information…

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Liow To Meet With MH370 Families In Perth

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SYDNEY: Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said he will meet relatives of passengers from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Perth on Monday, after being lobbied by a group representing families of those lost when the plane vanished in 2014. The Voice370 group said on Sunday that a spokeswoman, Danica Weeks, would deliver…

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GOVT YET To Decide On Rewarding Parties Which Locate Missing MH370 Jetliner

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BAGAN DATUK – The Malaysian Government has yet to decide on rewarding parties which manage to locate the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 jetliner which vanished in 2014. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said despite receiving such a proposal from various quarters, the government would not decide on the reward until there was strong…

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Suspended MH370 Search Could Restart In The Future

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SYDNEY – The Australian government said on Wednesday it was not ruling out a future underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, but added there was currently no credible new evidence to warrant that. “I don’t rule out a future underwater search by any stretch,” Australian Transport Minister Darren Chester told reporters in Melbourne,…

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MH370: Malaysia, China, Australia Have Done Their Best

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian government with the cooperation of Australia and China had intensely searched for Malaysia Airlines MH370 aircraft since it went missing from the radar 34 months ago, said geostrategist Prof Dr Azmi Hassan. In fact, he said, it was not easy for the three countries without any experience in locating missing…

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Search For MH370 Suspended

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KUALA LUMPUR – Underwater search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has been suspended, according to a communique from Malaysia, Australia and China. It said the last search vessel for the operation left the 120,000sq km search area in the southern Indian Ocean today. The communique said the aircraft had not been located “despite…

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MH370: No Suspicions Of Crew, Passengers, Says French Probe

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PARIS – A French background check of passengers and crew aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which mysteriously disappeared in 2014, has found no cause for suspicion, concurring sources told AFP on Friday. France has opened its own investigation into the disappearance because four French nationals were among the 227 passengers and 12 crew aboard the…

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MH370: Tripartite Meeting To Be Held Before Jan 28

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KUALA LUMPUR – The tripartite meeting between Malaysia, Australia and China on the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will be held before Jan 28, according to Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. He said the decision whether or not to continue or to temporarily suspend the search for the missing aircraft…

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Missing MH370: Investigators Looking In The Wrong Place

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International investigators hunting for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have admitted after combing the Indian Ocean for two years search crews were likely looking in the wrong place. Tuesday’s conclusion raises the possibility the search for the Boeing 777 could continue well beyond next month, when crews are expected to finish their deep sea sonar…

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