Speaking today, YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said: “The fact that MH370 has still not been found underscores the complexity and difficulty of this search operation. We are tremendously grateful for the effort the Australian authorities have made, leading the search for MH370 off the coast of Perth.

“Malaysia will discuss with our international counterparts, including Australia, how the new search operation, as announced by Prime Minister Abbott on Monday, will proceed. This discussion will include issues such as the deployment of assets with deep sea search capabilities, the cost of the operation and how best authorities can ensure the next of kin of those onboard MH370 are properly informed of the latest developments.

Following the announcement by the Malaysian Minister of Defence and Acting Minister of Transport on 19th May 2014,
the Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) is pleased to provide further information on the discussion with Inmarsat, assisted by the AAIB, to get a common descriptor for the Inmarsat satellite data which had been provided to Malaysia Airlines when MH370 first went missing.

CANBERRA - THURSDAY, 28 AUGUST 2014

Senior Ministers from Australia, Malaysia and the People’s Republic of China met today to discuss progress in the search for MH370.

Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister, the Honourable Warren Truss MP, chaired the meeting with the Malaysian Minister of Transport, Mr Liow Tiong Lai and the Chinese Vice Minister of Transport, Mr He Jianzhong.

Ministers acknowledged and expressed their sincere appreciation to the nations that have provided assets and assistance for the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 over the past five months and remain cautiously optimistic that the missing aircraft will be found.