SEPANG:The Chinese government on Saturday revealed that their satellite had detected an image measuring 22 metres long and 13 metres wide off the Southern Corridor. This information was announced by acting Transport Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein during a press conference held at the Sama-Sama Hotel here on Saturday, after receiving a mote from the Chinese ambassador to Malaysia, Huang Huikang.
“The Chinese ambassador has said that a detailed information of the location of the image will be informed in several hours, if it is related to the MH370 aircraft,” said Hishammuddin. This announcement comes six days after the announcement by the Australian government of a satellite imagery which could possibly connect to the missing MH370 aircraft.
On March 20, Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott had contacted Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak informing him of the findings of two possible objects spotted on satellite images taken on March 16 by the Australian government. Frustrations have been growing over the lack of progress in tracking down the two objects spotted by satellite, with a Malaysian official expressing worry that the search area will have to be widened if no trace of the plane was found. Search crews have been scouring the area where the satellite took images of objects, about 2,500 kilometres southwest of Perth. However, after three days of searching the area for the two objects, nothing has yet to be found.