BEIJING, March 17 Malaysia must "immediately"
expand and clarify the scope of the search for a Malaysia
Airlines jetliner that disappeared with 239 people on
board, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday in a
China's ambassador to Malaysia met Malaysia's foreign
minister on Monday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at
a regular briefing in Beijing.
About two-thirds of the passengers on board the flight were
Malaysian investigators are trawling through the backgrounds
of the pilots, crew and ground staff who worked on the missing
Boeing 777-200ER for clues as to why someone on board
flew it perhaps thousands of miles off course.
No trace of the plane has been found more than a week after
it vanished but investigators believe it was diverted by someone
with deep knowledge of the plane and commercial navigation.