KUALA LUMPUR May 15 Malaysia has agreed with
China and Australia to re-examine all data related to missing
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 to better pinpoint its
last location, the acting transport minister said on Thursday,
as the hunt for the jet enters a new phase.
The three countries also agreed at a meeting in Canberra
last week to undertake a survey to map the ocean floor and
identify more deep-sea search vehicles to scour it, minister
Hishammuddin Hussein told reporters in Kuala Lumpur.
"I have briefed the Malaysia cabinet yesterday on the
outcome of the meeting and it has been deliberated. I now have
the mandate to announce that the details of the transition phase
have been approved by the Malaysian government," he said.
The Boeing 777 disappeared on March 8 along with its
239 passengers and crew during a scheduled service between Kuala
Lumpur and Beijing, sparking the most expensive search in
It is believed to have gone down in the Indian Ocean, off
(Reporting By Stuart Grudgings; Editing by Robert Birsel)