Govt committed to resuming search for MH370, says Loke


PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian government is ready to resume the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke.

He said he would make every effort to convince Cabinet to sign a contract with Ocean Infinity to restart the search operations.

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"The Transport Ministry is ready to invite Ocean Infinity to Malaysia to discuss the 'no find, no fee' proposal, he said at the 10th Remembrance Event for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

"As the Minister, representing the Malaysian Government to be here today, it is not just to express our solidarity, but it is a commitment and a promise that the search will go on.

"And I stand before you and make this promise that I will do everything possible to get the Cabinet's approval to sign a new contract with Ocean Infinity for the search to resume as soon as possible.

"I am glad that there is some progress in some of the new research and new technologies which have been presented, and we hope that the search can find the plane and give the truth to the next of kin," he added.

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The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was a tragic incident that occurred on March 8, 2014.

The flight, a Boeing 777-200ER, was en route from Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia to Beijing Capital International Airport in China.

However, it disappeared from radar screens less than an hour after take-off.

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 had a total of 239 people on board when it disappeared on March 8, 2014. This included 227 passengers and 12 crew members.

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