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Malaysia to discuss forming international panel on missing plane investigation

English.news.cn   2014-04-16 20:56:51

KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 (Xinhua) -- Malaysian acting Transport Minister Hishammudin Hussein said here Wednesday that the Malaysian cabinet would discuss forming an international expert panel to look into the missing flight MH370 incident.

He said the cabinet would discuss the issue to show the world that Malaysia had nothing to hide.

"We are forming a panel of inquiry consisting of experts from around the world ... who are respected, credible and who will make decisions and investigate without fear or favor," he added.

He also said Malaysia had sent another auxiliary vessel, Bunga Mas 6 to the waters off Perth, Australia, to assist in the search efforts.


China covers 646,000 sq km searching for MH370

BEIJING, April 15 (Xinhua) -- Chinese vessels have covered 646,000 square kilometers in the southern Indian Ocean in search of the missing Malaysian flight MH370, said the China Maritime Search and Rescue Center on Tuesday.

Search efforts were about 18,000 square kilometers more than the previous day, said the center. Full story

Bluefin cuts short first dive after exceeding depth limit; Malaysia vows to reveal black box data if found

PERTH, Australia, April 15 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Navy's mini-submarine Bluefin-21 cut short its first underwater search for the Malaysian jet Tuesday after exceeding its programmed depth limit in the Indian Ocean.

Of the 40 square km of search area initially planned for its first mission, 30 percent had been covered, but no discovery related to the missing flight MH370 was made, U.S. Navy Captain Mark Matthews told Xinhua. Full story

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