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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Malaysian minister confirms there is a new lead in investigation of missing plane

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Malaysian minister confirms there is a new lead in ivestigation of missing plane.

Acting Transport Minister, Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussien in a statement here today said, the Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott had called Malaysian Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, informing him that the 'two possible objects related to the search' for MH370 had been identified in the Southern Indian Ocean. "

Hishamuddin himself had also briefed by the Australian High Commissioner on the situation.

"At this stage, Australian officials have yet to establish whether these objects are indeed related to the search for MH370," he said.

News agencies reported Australian satellites spotted two objects in the southern Indian Ocean that could be related to the dissappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

Abott told Parliament this afternoon that he had spoken to Malaysia's prime minister about the objects, which were spotted in satellite imagery off the coast of Perth.

He added that more analysis was needed before it could be determined whether the objects were, indeed from MH370.

"The task of locating these objects will be extremely difficult, and it may turn out that they may not be related," he said.

Abott however characterized the find as a 'new and credible information' in the search for the Beijing-bound plane, which disappered March 8 after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur. - MalaysiaGazette