Malaysia ‘will not give up’ on miss­ing plane

Daily Trust - - WORLD / INTERNATIONAL -

Malaysia will not give up on the search for miss­ing flight MH370, its prime min­is­ter said as he vis­ited the search hub in Perth.

Prime Min­is­ter Na­jib Razak’s com­ments came at a joint news con­fer­ence with Aus­tralian leader Tony Ab­bott.

Mr Na­jib praised the search ef­fort, say­ing the co-oper­a­tion amid “great tragedy” had “given us all heart”.

The Malaysia Air­lines plane dis­ap­peared on 8 March en route from Kuala Lumpur to Bei­jing. It was car­ry­ing 239 people.

Planes and ships have been scour­ing the south­ern In­dian Ocean, where the jet is be­lieved to have crashed.

The fo­cus of the search is a 221,000 sq km (85,000 sq mile) area 1,500km (932 miles) west of Perth.

But so far not a sin­gle piece of de­bris from the Boe­ing 777 has been found.

Mr Na­jib met search crews at Pearce RAAF base near Perth on Thurs­day morn­ing, be­fore their planes left for the day, and then later held talks with Mr Ab­bott.

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