Minister of Transport Anthony Loke (second left) listened to the briefings by two independent investigators Jacquita Gonzales (second right) and Blaine Alan Gibson (right) on the debris believed to be from the MH370. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / Malaysia Gazette / 30 NOVEMBER 2018.
Minister of Transport Anthony Loke (second left) listened to the briefings by two independent investigators Jacquita Gonzales (second right) and Blaine Alan Gibson (right) on the debris believed to be from the MH370. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / Malaysia Gazette / 30 NOVEMBER 2018.

By Mohammad Arif Nizam

PUTRAJAYA – The families of the MH370 victims known as Voice370 surrendered five pieces of new debris recovered from Madagascar, believed to be from the aircraft.

Representative of the group, Grace Nathan said, they hope that the debris can give new leads and the government can launch a new search.

Grace, whose mother was on the unfortunate flight said, the five pieces of debris was found between December 2016 and last August in three different locations.

“The debris were found and gathered by the public and fishermen there.

“Although these were only debris, when we gather them together, it could reveal what happened to the MH370 aircraft.

“I’m surprised that most of these debris were found by the civilians and not the investigators,” she said during a press conference with two independent investigators, Blaine Alan Gibson and Jacquita Gonzales at the Ministry of Transport today.

The debris were surrendered to the Minister of Transport, Anthony Loke, who was also accompanied by the Chief Investigator of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Annex 13, Malaysia, Datuk Kok Soo Chon.

Among the debris include the floor panel of the aircraft along with its serial number.

Grace hoped that in view with the new found debris, the government could run initiatives to continue the search which stopped earlier.

Meanwhile, Anthony said that the five debris will be given to ICAO for further actions.

He also gave his assurance that the government will continue the search mission of MH370 if there were convincing evidences.

He said, the government has never made the decision to fully stop the search of the aircraft.

“The recovery of these new debris will be brought to the Cabinet for discussion,” he said.

On 29 May, an America based seabed exploration company, Ocean Infinity ended their search for MH370 after they failed to recover any findings.

The Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight went missing on 8 March 2014 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing along with 239 passengers and crews on board.

The elaborated efforts to search for the unfortunate plane were unsuccessful and its disappearance remained the biggest mystery in the aviation history. – MalaysiaGazette

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