KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 (Xinhua) -- Investigators found that several recent files in the flight simulator of the pilot of the missing plane had been deleted, Malaysian Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Wednesday in Putrajaya, local media reported.
Zahid said computer forensics experts were now busy working on retrieving the deleted files.
He said that the police were not accusing Zaharie Ahmad Shah, the lead pilot of the missing plane, of any wrong-doing or giving pressure on any of his family members, while they were conducting a thorough and intensive investigation.
"The police had invited several Boeing 777 operators and also those who were experts in flight simulators, as well as Information Technology (IT) professionals to assist in the probe," he told a press conference.
Zahid also said that a meeting would be organized by the home ministry with related government agencies to discuss measures to improve security protocols in Kuala Lumpur International Airport ( KLIA) and other entry points.
BEIJING, March 18 (Xinhua) -- The United States withdrew the USS Kidd, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, on Monday from the multinational massive search for missing Malaysian flight MH370 to rely on long-range surveillance aircraft for the hunt.
So far, no clues have been found related to the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which vanished on March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people aboard. Full Story
No reason to suspect MH370 enters Lao airspace: Lao Civil Aviation chief
VIENTIANE, March 18 (Xinhua) -- Director General of Lao PDR's Civil Aviation Department Yakua Lopangkao told Xinhua that according to civilian radar there is no reason to suspect missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 entered Lao airspace, Tuesday.
"We have no reason to suspect it was detected," Yakua told Xinhua. Later Tuesday Yakua will meet with the Malaysian ambassador to Laos to further discuss the issue. Full story
China readjusting search efforts for missing flight
BEIJING, March 17 (Xinhua) -- With ten Chinese vessels on standby for further instructions, China was readjusting its search efforts for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet and would not give up a gleam of hope, according to Chinese officials.
Malaysia should play a better role in coordinating international search efforts for the missing flight MH370, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said here on Monday. Full story