KUALA LUMPUR - Parliament on Tuesday, observed a moment of silence in prayer for the passengers and crew of MH370 and their families.
The mood was sombre at Parliament with Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia expressing condolences, on behalf of Parliament, to the families of those on board the Malaysia Airlines plane, which has been missing for 18 days.
"I hope the families of the passenger will be strong and persevere. We pray that God will bless their souls," said Pandikar Amin.
On Monday night, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced that MH370 has gone down in the southern Indian Ocean at a remote location west of Perth.
Najib said this conclusion was based on new analysis by satellite company Inmarsat and the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) on the satellite data provided.
The Prime Minister said based on the new analysis, Inmarsat and the AAIB have concluded that MH370 flew along the southern corridor and that its last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean west of Perth.
He said this is a remote location far from any possible landing sites.
Flight MH370 went missing on March 8 with 239 people aboard en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.