Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Last call for MH370 claims today, says Liow

The MH370 next-of-kins will lose the right to file claims if they fail to do so by today, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. He said as long as the next-of-kin filed in under the Montreal Convention latest by today, the government would continue to work closely with them on the compensation and the Malaysian Airline System Berhad (MAS) had been directed to complete the compensation as fast as possible. "So this is the reason why before the two years was up, we had been calling the next-of-kin to file in the claims as soon as possible... Malaysia is signatory to the convention (Montreal Convention), so we have to follow the convention," he told the media at the Dewan Rakyat lobby today. Liow pointed out that over the past two years Malaysia had never given up, but was committed on putting a lot of resources, time and efforts to look for the missing flight. "We continue to be committed and we hope that we can cover the 120,000 sq km search area, within the time stipulated by June this year and we hope we can find the flight MH370," he said. Meanwhile, Liow said the object found on the sandbank in Mozambique and believed to be part of the missing aircraft was now in Malaysia's custody. "Our team is already in Mozambique, we were given the green light to collect the debris and it is now in our custody...and we will verify the debris as soon as possible," he said while mentioning that Malaysia was working together with Australia in identifying the debris. On the latest discovery of the second object at Reunion Island yesterday, Liow said Malaysia was waiting for a judge in France to decide whether Malaysia could collect the debris, or it had to remain in France. – Bernama, March 8, 2016.]]>

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