Missing MH370: Families of passengers to be flown from Beijing to Australia

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia - Families of passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight will be taken from Beijing to Australia after more objects were spotted in the search area in the southern Indian Ocean, Britain's Sky News reported on its website, quoting sources.

The report said that relatives have been called to an emergency meeting with the company.

Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein informed lawmakers in Parliament that Prime Minister Najib Razak was scheduled to hold a news conference at 10pm.

Hishammudin, who appeared before lawmakers in the Dewan for the first time since the plane went missing on March 8, did not reveal details of the scheduled press conference.

"There is some development. Whatever it is, the focus is to reduce the search area, so anything that PM announces is in relation to the reduction," he said.