Malaysia vows to keep hunting for MH370

2014-06-15 07:28
A shadow of a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3 Orion aircraft is seen on low cloud cover while it searches for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. (File, AP)

A shadow of a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3 Orion aircraft is seen on low cloud cover while it searches for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. (File, AP)

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Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia said on Sunday there would be no let-up in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, in a statement to mark 100 days since the plane disappeared.

"We cannot and will not rest until MH370 is found," Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said.

The Beijing-bound aircraft, with 239 people on board, disappeared about an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport on 8 March.

"We cannot and will not abandon the families of the crew and passengers of MH370," he added, following criticism of how the search operation was handled, particularly from relatives of the passengers.

Hishammuddin expressed gratitude to Australia, China and all the countries that have joined the so far fruitless search.

"Indeed, as the search transitions to a more challenging phase, we reaffirm our commitment with renewed vigour to locate the missing MH370," he added.

Hishammuddin said he was confident, despite the criticisms aimed at the Malaysian authorities, that "Malaysia will be credited for doing the best to our abilities under near-impossible circumstances and history will judge us favourably for that".

On Thursday, seven relatives of people aboard the missing plane received $50 000 as an initial payout from Malaysia Airlines' insurers.

The insurers are processing the papers of the other relatives in preparation for receiving the initial compensation, said Hamzah Zainuddin, chief of the government committee dealing with the families.

He said a final payment would be determined only after the search operation is concluded.
- SAPA

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