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Prayers for a miracle as the fate of missing Malaysia Airlines jet baffles the experts


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Prayers for a miracle as the fate of missing Malaysia Airlines jet baffles the experts

Members of the Chinese community in Kuala Lumpur pray for a miracle as the search widens for a missing Malaysia Airlines jet.

About two thirds of the 277 passengers and 12 crew, presumed dead by the authorities, were Chinese.

But with still no sign of the aircraft, the fate of flight MH370 is becoming one of aviation’s biggest mysteries.

“We must have hope. If we give up hope then who will support the families (of passengers). So I think everyone should keep giving them hope,” said events organiser Low Ling Fei.

There is now scepticism that two passengers on board who had been using stolen passports were part of a terror plot, as reports of any debris sightings are also downplayed.

Director General of the Malaysian Civil Aviation Agency, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman:

“On the oil slick that was found by the Maritime Enforcement Agency of Malaysia, they have sent samples to the chemistry department today and we have got the report from the department. They have said that they have confirmed that the oil is not from an aircraft.”

China has now deployed 10 satellites to help. In the massive air and sea search, dozens of ships and aircraft continue to scour the seas around Malaysia and Vietnam, where the aircraft was last heard from on Saturday.

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