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Malaysian parliament observes minute's silence on MH370

(Xinhua)    12:41, March 10, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, March 10 -- A minute's silence was observed in Malaysia's parliament on Tuesday to mark the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines' MH370 flight.

"The MH370 tragedy has truly touched the whole nation. The members of parliament and me hope, while rescue efforts are still on going, that the families and victims of the incident will continue to remain strong throughout the ordeal," Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia said.

The Malaysia Airlines plane disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014 with 239 people on board. So far no trace has been found despite a massive surface and underwater hunt.

The massive search has been jointly carried out by Australia, Malaysia and China in the Indian Ocean some 1,600 kilometers off Australia's west coast, with four ships using sophisticated sonar systems to scour a huge underwater area. The vessels are focusing on a 60,000-square-kilometer priority zone, with the hunt scheduled to end in May.

An interim statement accompanied by a 587-page report containing factual information was released by a 19-member independent international investigation team which was set up by Malaysia's Ministry of Transport.

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