Monday, 24 March 2014 | MYT 10:07 PM
MH370 crash: Najib's full statement
Najib (second from left) making an announcement at PWTC on Monday. - SHAARI CHEMAT/ The Star
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's full statement on the missing MH370 plane:
"This evening I was briefed by representatives from the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB).
They informed me that Inmarsat, the UK company that provided the satellite data which indicated the northern and southern corridors, has been performing further calculations on the data.
Using a type of analysis never before used in an investigation of this sort, they have been able to shed more light on MH370’s flight path.
Based on their new analysis, Inmarsat and the AAIB have concluded that MH370 flew along the southern corridor, and that its last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth.
This is a remote location, far from any possible landing sites.
It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that, according to this new data, flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean.
We will be holding a press conference tomorrow with further details.
In the meantime, we wanted to inform you of this new development at the earliest opportunity.
We share this information out of a commitment to openness and respect for the families, two principles which have guided this investigation."