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Malaysia to investigate false allegations over MH370 disappearance

Published on Mar 25, 2014 1:11 AM

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will investigate 18 complaints over allegations and inaccurate information on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Communication and Multimedia Minister Ahmad Shabery Cheek said there had been a lot of lies and inaccurate information spread over the Internet so much so that it belittled the government's efforts to find the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

Flight MH370 with 239 people on board disappeared after taking off from KL International Airport on March 8.

"MCMC has received 18 reports with one in particular receiving close attention," he said in a reply in Parliament.

He said the investigations into the allegations were put on hold as focus was on locating the missing plane.

"At present, MCMC is assisting in locating the plane in relation to the use of communication technology.

"However, we will surely look into the complaints in due time," he added.