KUALA LUMPUR, April 8 – The government will brief the opposition on details of the missing Malaysian Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 once investigations have been completed. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim said the government was currently focusing on efforts to ensure the implementation of all the committees established were at their best. “As announced recently, numerous investigation committees have been set up under the Transport Ministry, Defence Ministry, Foreign Ministry and international level committees, including a Special Technical Team, Next-of-Kin Committee; Technical Committee; Search Committee and International Working Group. “As such, the government is of the opinion that a more comprehensive briefing will be given after the committees have carried out their investigations and found new facts that need to be explained,” he said in a statement which was distributed in the Parliament lobby here, Monday.
He was commenting on a letter which was sent by the opposition pact to him through the Member of Parliament for Seremban Loke Siew Fook on Wednesday, asking the government to give a briefing about the missing MH370. In the letter, Loke urged Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein to brief the opposition and suggested it be held tomorrow (April 8). Flight MH370 with 227 passengers and 12 crew went off the radar over the South China Sea on March 8, an hour after departing the Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 12.41am. The aircraft should have landed in Beijing, China at 6.30am on the same day.