Wed, 12 Mar 2014 03:30:00 GMT | By The Malaysian Insider

Search for MH370 focusing on Andaman Sea, Vietnam stops air operations

The multinational search for flight MH370 which vanished last Saturday involves more than 40 ships and three dozen aircraft combing an area from the Andaman Sea to the South China Sea.


The international search for the missing Malaysia Airlines B777-200ER has been expanded into the Andaman Sea, hundreds of kilometres to the northwest of the original search radius as Vietnam suspended air operations in its waters.

The multinational search for flight MH370 which vanished last Saturday involves more than 40 ships and three dozen aircraft combing an area from the Andaman Sea to the South China Sea.

"Yes, above Sumatra is the Andaman Sea," director-general of Civil Aviation Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman told AFP when asked to confirm whether ships and planes were searching for missing flight MH370 there.

Sumatra is a large Indonesian island south of the Andaman Sea. The body of water is off Thailand's west coast.

Flight MH370 with 239 people on board had left Kuala Lumpur for Beijing early Saturday but went missing from radar screens 40 minutes into the six-hour flight. It never arrived.

Vietnam also said today it had suspended its air search for MH370 as it waited for Malaysia to clarify the potential new direction of the multi-national hunt.

"We've decided to temporarily suspend some search and rescue activities, pending information from Malaysia," deputy minister of transport Pham Quy Tieu said, adding that a sea search was ongoing, but on a smaller scale.

MORE TO COME.

5Comments
Mar 12, 2014 12:03AM
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Malaysia BN government and authorities are fooling Malaysian for the past 50 years and this time you can't fool the world. What you expect from Malaysia when the country is run by a bunch of morons.
Mar 12, 2014 1:37AM
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This is the real test,....and the result.....

MALAYSIA TAK BOLEH !!!

Look like the rakyat have a bunch of clowns ruuning the country and these clowns failed miserably , what a DISGRACE !!!

Mar 12, 2014 1:42AM
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The international communities are monitoring & laughing off our flip flop information to the world media. Can our Scumno Mamak  please tell it especially to China " Apa Lu Cina Mau ? " There are " Endless Possibilities " to come.  Coming days, weeks & months to come, Malaysia will be in "front Page" media on the injustices befalling on the people of Malaysia. We are witnessing the Karmic Law of cause & effect on our corrupted leaderships.
Mar 12, 2014 2:02AM
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Exactly.......This government is so incompetent it is pathetic.  They have fooled too many of the Malaysian people for too long, now they are having to answer to the world and they continue to fail miserably..........
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