Malaysia on Monday rejected as "speculation" a report in a British newspaper which alleged that the pilot of the missing Flight MH370 was a prime suspect behind the baffling disappearance of the aircraft.
Australia on Thursday ruled out a large swathe of Indian Ocean as Flight MH370`s final resting place after a lengthy underwater hunt, as a US Navy official queried whether the missing plane ever went there.
Malaysia has agreed with China and Australia to re-examine all data related to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 to better pinpoint its last location, the acting transport minister said on Thursday, as the hunt for the jet enters a new phase.
Australian navy vessel Ocean Shield, which is fitted with a US-supplied "black box" detector, was Friday expected in the area being scoured for wreckage of Flight MH370 as 14 planes continued the arduous search.
The US military has spent more than USD 3.3 million on the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 and has put in place plans that nearly double the original USD 4 million available for the hunt, a Pentagon spokesman said on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott is set to arrive at Perth`s Pearce Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) base Monday morning, even as search operations continue to find the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
Top US lawmakers familiar with the intelligence information on Sunday said that evidence garnered so far do not indicate terrorism as a possible cause behind the Malaysian plane that went missing with 239 people aboard.
As the search for the wreckage of the crashed Malaysian jet in the Indian Ocean failed to yield any breakthrough, anguished relatives of Chinese passengers aboard the ill-fated plane on Sunday demanded that Malaysia must apologise for its misleading statements.
Stunned relatives in Beijing and Kuala Lumpur reacted with grief and anguish on Monday as Malaysia confirmed their worst fears by announcing that missing flight MH370 had gone down in the Indian Ocean.
Relatives of Chinese passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines flight screamed, cried and collapsed on the ground on Monday after the Malaysian PM announced the jet ended its journey in the remote Southern Indian Ocean.