Malaysia will send a high-level working team to Beijing to deal with issues related to the lost Malaysia Airlines plane, said the country’s Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein at a March 19 press conference.

Flight MH370 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing went missing on March 8, carrying 239 passengers and crew members, two thirds of whom are from China.

Hussein , who is also Defence Minister, said that t he team will give briefings and updates to the passengers’ families on the latest search and rescue situation and strategy.

The delegation will be comprised of representatives from the Prime Minister's Office, the Foreign Ministry, the Royal Air Force, the Department of Civil Aviation and Malaysia Airlines, he added.

The minister affirmed that Malaysia is doing all it can to narrow the search belt by radar and satellite data collection, and urged related countries to share any and all information that could help with the investigation and the search for MH 370.

Hussein also rejected rumours that the lost jet had been detected in Maldives.

Background checks have been conducted on passengers, he said, stressing that no information of significance on any individual has been found.-VNA