Liow: Malaysia wants to search Mozambique, South Africa coast for MH370 plane debris


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 31 Mar 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is negotiating with Mozambique and South Africa for permission to search its coastal areas for debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 plane, says Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

The Transport Minister said he hoped that the two countries would offer their cooperation so search parties could find more of the Boeing 777 aircraft debris.

Flight MH370 disappeared on route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014, with 239 passengers and crew on board.

"When we can collect more of the debris, we will know the search areas more accurately," he said after launching the Global Union and Grow Global event Thursday.

Liow said that Australia, China and Malaysia were committed to search for the aircraft.

However, he expressed concern that the loss of high-tech equipment from China's search and rescue ship would delay the search, which was expected to be completed by June.

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