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Malaysian authorities identify suspicious passenger as search continues for plane

Updated: 2014-03-10 21:07:07 (KST)
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Moving now to some of the top stories on the global front
From the the ongoing search operations for a missing passenger jet to the fast-moving developments in Ukraine, we go over to our Paul Yi at the news center.
Paul let's start with the Malyasian airliner that vanished this weekend.
What's the latest?

There's still no sign of the plane or the 239 people who were on board.
But China has lashed out at Malaysia for the way it's handled the investigation of the Boeing triple-7 that disappeared over the South China Sea this past weekend.
Nearly two-thirds of the passengers aboard the plane were Chinese nationals, marking what could be the country's second-deadliest air disaster recorded.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 took off from Kuala Lumpur on Saturday but vanished from radar en route to Beijing.
There have been sightings of oil slicks and reported pieces of debris, but international efforts have been failed to find the wreckage.
As of early Monday, 40 ships and 34 planes from nine countries had joined the operations, with the search area expanded to include the Malacca Strait.

Well reports say terrorism hasn't been ruled out… especially as Interpol has confirmed at least two passengers onboard had been traveling on fake passports.
Any news on who they are?

Well, Malaysian authorities say they have recently identified one of the two passengers of the missing arline that used stolen passports
Police inspector Khalid Abu Bakar has been quoted as confirming that the suspect is not a Malaysian, but cannot divulge which country he is from yet.
Khalid added that authorities are still trying to find out whether the suspects came in legally.


Reporter : paulyi@arirang.co.kr

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