The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 will end in two weeks, according to a report by The Star Online.
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai told the news portal that the search in the southern Indian Ocean, led by Australia, has combed most of the 120,000 sq km search area and has cost the countries more than RM650 million.
The announcement on whether to continue or suspend the search will likely be made by the end of January, Liow added.
We are in the final lap. The search will be completed in the next two weeks, then after that we will let people know. We will have a tripartite meeting.
“We really hope we can find the plane and we really pray hard that the search will bear fruit so we can locate the plane,” he was quoted as saying.
The ill-fated flight, which was on its way to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 passengers and crew on board, went missing on March 8, 2014.