MH370: New satellite data from Japan, Thailand corroborates existing evidence

MH370: New satellite data from Japan, Thailand corroborates existing evidence

PETALING JAYA - The latest satellite images received from Japanese and Thai authorities corroborates those released by several countries searching for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

In a press conference on Friday, Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussien said the images showed a number of floating objects about 2,500km south-west of Perth, Australia.

The new images have been handed over to Australia's Rescue Coordination Centre, which is leading the search in the area.

"The range of potential objects, and the difficulty in re-identifying them shows just how complex this investigation is.

"We remain grateful to all our partners for continuing to assist in the search operations," Hishamuddin said.

"Australia continues to lead the search efforts in this new area, and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority gave a comprehensive operational update earlier today (Friday).

"As more information emerges, they will be issuing frequent operational updates, including on assets deployed," he said.

He added that although the search area was more focused now, it was still considerable and just as challenging.

"For the families of those on board, we pray that further processing of data, and further progress in the search itself, brings us closer to finding MH370," he said.

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