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Government Pushes For Renewed Search A Decade After MH370 Vanished

As the world approaches the 10th anniversary of the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, Malaysia’s government’s renewed hunt for aviation could be underway soon. 

Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke announced on Sunday that the government is pushing for a renewed exploration.

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Flight MH370, a Boeing 777, vanished without a trace on March 8, 2014, during its journey from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members. 

The incident has baffled investigators, leading to numerous theories and speculations surrounding the disappearance.

Malaysia now turns to the US seabed exploration firm Ocean Infinity for a fresh search attempt. 

Mr Loke said the Texas-based Ocean Infinity company had proposed another “no find, no fee” search proposal following two previous unsuccessful attempts. 

Ocean Infinity had been engaged by Malaysia in 2018, with the promise of a reward of up to $70 million if the wreckage was located in the southern Indian Ocean.

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“The Malaysian government is committed to the search (for MH370), and the search must go on,” Mr Loke said during a remembrance event on Sunday.

Malaysia, China, and Australia had previously conducted an extensive and costly underwater search lasting two years, ending in January 2017,

The search ended in January 2017 without any significant findings. 

Mr Loke also intends to discuss cooperation with Australia once Ocean Infinity’s proposal receives approval from Malaysia’s cabinet.

“We really hope the search can find the plane and provide truth to the next-of-kin.”

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