“The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight was descending into confusion and acrimony on Wednesday as Vietnam called off part of its search pending further information from Malaysia”, the paper says. “Disagreements within the international search operation were surfacing and Malaysian officials failed to clarify the aircraft’s last known movements”
Meanwhile, the BBC is leading on a denial by the PM’s cousin/ come Transport Minister that there is any confusion over the whereabouts of the missing plane.
Over in the US TV news channel CNN put the matter succinctly enough in its own report:
“More than four days since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared over Southeast Asia, Malaysian officials not only don’t know what happened to the plane, they don’t seem sure where to look. On Wednesday, officials announced they had once again expanded the search area. It now covers 27,000 square miles, more than double the size of the area being searched just a day before. Such a dramatic expansion at this stage of the investigation is troubling, said CNN aviation expert Richard Quest.” [CNN News]
It is quite heart rending that, on top of the agony of the tragedy itself, Malaysia should be earning such unwanted embarrassment.