SEPANG - Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin has expressed concern that the objects detected via Australian satellite imagery have still not been found after two days of search operations.
However, there would be no letting up on search operations as more vessels had joined the mission, he said.
"I am concerned that it's been two days, and the searchers have not found the debris from the satellite images.
"I'm saddened we have not found any leads, but we are not giving up. Now we have even more sophisticated equipment assisting the search, and we will wait for an official comment from Australia," he told reporters when met at the Sama-Sama hotel here today.
Hishammuddin, who is also the Defence Minister, said Malaysia had also increased the number of assets deployed for the search and rescue (SAR) mission.
"We have deployed more aircrafts and helicopters, but this is also because the search area has been widened.
"My biggest concern is if we are not able to identify the debris, having to start all over again in the massive search zone.
"I have spoken to so many experts and nearly every leader in the world. This is unprecedented in terms of the complexity which we have to work with in moving forward. It is what I find most perplexing, not frustrating," Hishammuddin said.
He added that Malaysian authorities had received additional satellite data from China, but no credible leads had emerged as yet.