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Past few weeks have been 'heartbreaking': Najib

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak urged people to allow family members and relatives of passengers on board flight MH370 space and time to grieve over their loss, at a surprise press conference on Monday evening.

He said he wanted to share the latest development at the earliest opportunity with the passengers' next-of-kin, adding that Malaysia Airlines has already briefed them about the development.

"The past few weeks have been heartbreaking," Mr Najib said.

MH370 Sequence of events map