The Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) confirmed Thursday that an oil slick collected in the Southern Indian Ocean is not aircraft engine oil or hydraulic fluid.
Hishammuddin told a daily news conference on Wednesday that the reports had been investigated by police in the Maldives and were determined to be untrue.
Indian govt has done nothing for the family members of the passengers on board the Malaysia Airlines plane that "vanished" five days earlier, a relative of one of the aircraft passengers said.
Indian Air Force and the Navy have kept their aircraft on standby and are waiting for final instructions for taking part in the search operations for locating the missing Malaysian plane.
Malaysian Air Force chief said a "blip" detected on the military radar may have been the missing flight MH370 in an area northwest of Penang in the Straits of Malacca.
Chinese high-resolution satellites have found three oil slicks which scientists believe might be linked to the missing Malaysian plane.
Malaysia on Tuesday said "no ill feelings" were meant by a transport official`s reference to black Italian footballer Mario Balotelli when discussing two suspicious passengers on a missing jet.
Day in Pics: 30th September
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