Malaysia says no decision yet on new offers to search for missing MH370

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 17, 2017 12:07 AM

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia said on Tuesday it has received proposals from three companies offering to continue the search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, which has been missing since 2014, but no decision has been made yet.

Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said proposals were received from U.S.-based seabed exploration firm Ocean Infinity, Dutch firm Fugro and an unidentified Malaysian company.

"We wont be deciding anything now on whether we are embarking on a new search or not," Liow told reporters on the sidelines of an event in Kuala Lumpur.

MH370 vanished three years ago somewhere in the southern Indian ocean en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people aboard.

(This version of the story has been refiled to correct to provide full name of Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai, paragraph two)

(Reporting by Joseph Sipalan; Writing by Praveen Menon; Editing by Paul Tait)