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Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – Malaysian Minister of Transport Anthony Loke on March 3 announced that the country will consider resuming the search for the missing plane of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 if companies interested in the hunt come forward with viable proposals or credible leads.

Speaking to the media at the fifth annual remembrance event for MH370, the minister said that Malaysia will only pay for searching companies if they can define the position of the aircraft, which vanished on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014 with 239 people aboard.

Previously, Malaysia had offered Ocean Infinity 70 million USD under a “no cure, no fee” deal, but the firm failed to find the airplane after a three-month campaign which ended in March 2018.

Loke stressed that if there is a proposal and credible lead, Malaysia is willing to work with them.

Meanwhile, Ocean Infinity had expressed interest in another search, citing new technology developed in the past year.

More than 30 pieces of debris, believed to be part of the plane, have washed up along the Indian Ocean coastline, but only three were confirmed to be from the aircraft.-VNA