Transport Ministry invited Ocean Infinity for updates

The Transport Ministry has extended an invitation to Ocean Infinity to discuss a “no cure, no fee” proposal aimed at reigniting the search efforts for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 according to Transport Minister Anthony Loke. 

“We are now awaiting for them to provide suitable dates and I hope to meet them soon,” said Transport Minister Anthony Loke during the tenth Annual Remembrance Event for MH370.

The reason being that any search operations would only be considered upon the emergence of new, credible evidence

He further emphasised the Malaysian government’s position is clear on the subject.

He expressed sympathies to those affected by the loss of MH370 and will always keep them in his thoughts and prayers. 

“It pains us that the search mission for the aircraft has yet to provide the closure sought by the next-of-kin of the MH370 victims,” he said. 

“I hope the families and friends of the victims will remain strong,” he said. 

On March 8, 2014, Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 vanished from radar screens during its journey from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, just two hours after departure.

Since then, there has been a dearth of updates regarding the plane’s whereabouts despite efforts made by the Malaysian government, foreign nations and various parties to locate the plane. 

In January 2017, the 3 governments (Australian, Chinese and Malaysian governments) jointly announced that all search efforts for MH370 were to be suspended until new evidence was found according to News Strait Times. 

In 2018, Ocean Infinity embarked on a journey to search for the plane and the search ended that very year without success.