Official portal to provide latest info on search for MH370

Official portal to provide latest info on search for MH370
People writing well wishes for the passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at a viewing gallery at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on March 16, 2014. The Malaysian authorities say they are resolute in searching for the aircraft, which mysteriously went missing on 8 March 2014.

CANBERRA - The latest information on the search for MH370 can now be obtained from an official website.

Managed by the Communication and Multimedia Ministry, www.mh370.gov.my will supply the public with up-to-date news and information on the search.

"We will upload photos, news and other information in the portal.

"It is the official portal for all news on MH370," Deputy Communication and Multi­media Minister Datuk Jailani Johari said.

He added that the ministry would also work on allowing the public to post questions and feedback.

"We want to ensure the flow of information is smooth.

"This is to prevent and counter any rumours spread through the Internet or other mediums," he said.

Deputy Defence Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri said Malaysia had provided 39 vessels and 26 aircraft since the aircraft disappeared on March 8.

"We will discuss with Australia next week whether we need to prepare another vessel for further bathymetric survey," he said.

Abdul Rahim said the Malaysian contracted vessel, Go Phoenix, was expected to reach the search area by Sept 21.

"It will be the first vessel to arrive at the area for the search of the ocean floor.

"It will be joined by Australia's contracted vessels Fugro Discovery and Fugro Equator.

"The high resolution search of the sea floor is expected to take about 12 months," he said.

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