MH370 not forgotten nine years after disappearance: Malaysian Transport Ministry

Transport minister Andrew Loke added that he was "painfully aware of the desire for closure".



March 6, 2023

PETALING JAYA – March 8 marks the ninth anniversary of Malaysia Airlines MH370’s disappearance and Anthony Loke says the tragedy will not be easily forgotten.

“As Transport Minister, I will not summarily close the book on this tragedy.

“I reiterate the Government of Malaysia’s position that due consideration will be given to future search operations should there be new and credible information on the potential location of the aircraft’s final resting place,” he said in a tweet on Sunday (March 5).

“To the families of the 239 passengers and crew members on board the lost aircraft, no amount of sympathy can erase the grief and heartache of losing your loved ones.

“Malaysians will always stand by you and share the weight of this tribulation together. We honour the lives lost and will not forget them,” he said.

Loke added that he was “painfully aware of the desire for closure” and said since 2014, Malaysia and its international partners had conducted searches over millions of square kilometres.

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