Missing MH370: Malaysia's transport ministry working closely with US

Missing MH370: Malaysia's transport ministry working closely with US

SEPANG, Malaysia - The Transport Ministry said today it was following all fresh leads in locating the missing MH370 aircraft, and was working closely with the United States team, whose officials have been on hand to help with investigations since Saturday.

This follows fresh overnight reports by US media quoting White House officials as saying that new information had surfaced, which had expanded search parameters for the aircraft to the Indian Ocean.

"As is standard procedure, the investigation team will not publicly release information until it has been properly verified. Any new evidence should be passed to the Malaysian investigation team to assist the investigation," the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry confirmed that Vietnam was still participating in the ongoing search and rescue efforts.

"The Indian Air Force has also joined the multinational search operation and is conducting SAR efforts off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia," it added.

The ministry also categorically denied that the government or any of its agencies had any involvement or role in the presence of a 'bomoh' at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

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