MH370: Malaysia remains committed to the search effort

KUALA LUMPUR, June 15 (PNA/Bernama) — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today reiterated Malaysia’s commitment to continue searching for the missing Malaysian jetliner MH370.

“On this hundredth day since MH370 went missing, remembering those on-board and their families, Malaysia remains committed to the search effort,” Najib said in his Twitter posting Sunday.

Beijing-bound Flight MH370 with 239 people aboard vanished from radar screens while over the South China Sea, about an hour after taking off from Kuala Lumpur at 12.41am on March 8. It was to have landed in Beijing at 6.30 am on the same day.

A massive multinational search was launched, first in the South China Sea and later extended to the Straits of Melaka and Andaman Sea, before search teams shifted their attention to the waters off western Australia in the Southern Indian Ocean, half way to Antarctica.

On March 24, Najib announced that Flight MH370 was believed to have ended in the southern Indian Ocean.

Since it went missing, the search operation team had been looking into every possible lead that emerged, from words of mouth to underwater signals, but still failed to locate MH370.

Malaysia has spent a total of RM27.6 million so far for the search of the missing plane. (PNA/Bernama)