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Search for missing plane MH370 not yet resumed as relatives' anger leads to police clashes

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Search for missing plane MH370 not yet resumed as relatives' anger leads to police clashes

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Relatives of those who perished on flight MH370 clashed with police outside the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing.

They are outraged at what they claim are attempts by the Malaysian government to “delay, distort and hide the truth.”

Protesters threw water bottles and tried to storm the embassy.

The acting Malaysian transport minister has revealed the latest satellite analysis included a final electronic signal from the plane which is still being investigated. It is little comfort for those who wait.

There will for the moment be no more public announcements from the Malaysian government.

“Our priority at the moment is to find the debris and identify what had happened to the aircraft before we make a public announcement. Now all our effort will be concentrated on the area in the southern Indian Ocean which we have mentioned,” explained Najib Razak, Malaysian Prime Minister.

In light of new satellite analysis the search has been narrowed to focus solely on the southern end of the possible route of the Boeing jet.

The multinational effort, including ships from China and co-ordinated by Australia remains suspended due to the weather conditions.

Australia’s Defence Minister, David Johnson, said the search was unlikely to start again for “at least another 24 hours,” and described it as a “massive logistical exercise.”

But the search for answers by the relatives of the 239 on board the plane goes on.