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Malaysia 'will not rest' until closure on MH370

Malaysia will not rest until it can give answers to the distraught families of those on board missing Flight MH370, Prime Minister Najib Razak said Thursday, admitting the search was a "gargantuan" challenge. International efforts to find any sign of the Malaysia Airlines plane which vanished on March 8 have so far failed, but search coordinator Australia says there are no imminent plans to abandon the operation.

Malaysia PM visits search base for missing jet; sub joins hunt

By Swati Pandey and Niluksi Koswanage PERTH/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's prime minister visited the Australian search base for missing Flight MH370 on Thursday as a nuclear-powered submarine joined the near-four week hunt that has so far failed to find any sign of the missing airliner and the 239 people on board.

Malaysian PM in Perth as Australia says search will go on

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak toured the military base being used as a staging post in the hunt for Flight MH370 Thursday as Australia said are no imminent plans to abandon the search. Retired Australian air chief marshal Angus Houston, who is heading a new coordination centre in Perth, told Najib "Australia is doing everything it can" to track down the missing jet while praising the "remarkable" international cooperation in the quest for answers.

Sub joins MH370 hunt ahead of Malaysian PM visit to Perth

The protracted search for missing Flight MH370 was boosted Wednesday with the arrival of a British nuclear submarine in the Indian Ocean, ahead of a visit to Australia by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. The personal jet of Oscar-winning New Zealand movie director Peter Jackson is also now reportedly being used in the multinational hunt for the plane that vanished on March 8 with 239 people on board.

Malaysian PM to visit Australia to witness jet search

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will travel to an Australian air force base near Perth to observe the multi-nation search for missing flight MH370, his government said on Monday. Transport and Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said Najib would make the trip on Wednesday. "Our prime minister has decided to travel to Perth on Wednesday for a working visit to Pearce Air force base to see the operations first hand and also to thank the personnel involved in the multinational search effort, including the Malaysian personnel," Hishammuddin said during a press briefing.

Australia says no time limit on hunt for Malaysian jet

Australian premier Tony Abbott said Monday there was no time limit on the search for MH370 and that the world deserved to know what happened, as a ship equipped to locate the "black box" prepared to set sail. The hunt for physical evidence that the Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 239 people crashed in the Indian Ocean more than three weeks ago has so far proved fruitless despite a massive operation involving seven countries. Hopes raised by sightings of debris have repeatedly been crushed as the objects turned out to be random sea junk such as fishing gear.

'Overwhelming' evidence that MH370 is lost: Australian PM

All evidence points to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 being lost in the remote Indian Ocean, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Monday, backing his Malaysian counterpart's view that the plane crashed. The flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing vanished on March 8 carrying 239 passengers and crew, but more than three weeks later no wreckage has been found.

Formula One: Sombre minute's silence for MH370 victims

Drivers, officials and thousands of fans observed a sombre minute's silence on Sunday before the Malaysian Grand Prix for those missing on disappeared flight MH370. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone led the tribute as they stood with drivers on the starting grid, in front of thousands of spectators in the grandstands. "Our thoughts are with those who are missing, their loved ones and with the tireless rescue-workers," an announcer said before the minute's silence, which was followed by the Malaysian national anthem.

More Chinese families arrive in Malaysia over MH370 tragedy

About 50 Chinese relatives of passengers on board missing flight MH370 arrived in Malaysia on Sunday to press for answers about the fate of their loved ones. The grieving families, who have accused Malaysia of hiding information over the fate of the Boeing 777, are calling for a meeting with Prime Minister Najib Razak and his transport minister Hishammuddin Hussein, The Star online said. Najib's aide said no meeting with the newly arrived families had been scheduled for Sunday.

Missing jet drama boosts veteran Malaysian politician

Malaysia's missing plane has made Hishammuddin Hussein a globally recognised lightning rod for foreign criticism of his country's handling of the crisis, but could end up catapulting him to prime minister someday. Hishammuddin, 52, has become a household name thanks to his daily press briefings on the crisis, broadcast live to rapt audiences around the world.
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