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MH370 CRASH: Indonesia to send special envoy to Malaysia over flight MH370
Publication Date : 26-03-2014
Indonesia will soon send a special envoy to Malaysia to seek comprehensive information on the investigations of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said.
"China will also send its special envoy there. I think this is a good thing to do as we need to get clear and complete information from Malaysia," Marty said in The Hague on Tuesday, as quoted by Antara news agency.
Marty, who was in The Hague to attend the Nuclear Security Summit, said he had informed President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono about the latest developments in the Malaysian authorities’ handling of the tragedy.
The Malaysian government claimed that the Boeing 777-200 aircraft crashed in the Indian Ocean, killing all 239 people on board.
Marty said he had contacted the families of the Indonesian citizens who died in the accident.
"We need clarification from the Malaysian authorities. We do not want the families to miss out on clear information. The Foreign Ministry will send its special envoy to hold an intensive dialogue with the Malaysian authorities and so will the Chinese government," he added.
"Malaysia should provide complete information," he asserted.
Flight MH370 was carrying 12 crew members and 227 passengers, including seven Indonesians, when it lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control early on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
The aircraft left Kuala Lumpur at 12:21 a.m. that morning, bound for Beijing.