The latest 'ping' has been detected near where the Australian defence vessel Ocean Shield found signals earlier in the week


A fifth signal has been detected in the Indian ocean that Australian authorities believe to be man-made, in a further indication the search is narrowing for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

The head of Australia's joint agency coordination centre, Angus Houston, said late on Thursday the latest ping had been detected by an Australian AP-3C Orion aircraft near the location where the Australian defence vessel Ocean Shield had picked up signals earlier in the week.

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Ambil alih syarikat konsesi: Selangor tetap tawar RM9.65 bilion

Selangor tegas dengan pendirian bahawa nilai pengambilalihan syarikat konsesi air negeri itu tidak boleh melebihi tawaran asal RM9.65 bilion.

Ini kerana, peningkatan kos pengambilalihan akan memberi impak negatif kepada tarif air seterusnya membebankan lebih 5 juta pengguna air di Selangor, Kuala Lumpur dan Putrajaya, kata Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.

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Underwater "pings" are the strongest clues yet to the whereabouts of the missing Malaysian plane, flight MH370. Two batches of these ultrasound signals have now been detected by an Australian ship 1600 kilometres north-west of Perth.

"I believe we are now searching in the right area," said Angus Houston, head of the Joint Agency Coordination Centre that is managing the multinational search operation from Perth, at a press conference this morning.

Planes carry two flight recorders – the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) and the flight data recorder (FDR). Both are equipped with an underwater location device that emits regular ultrasound pulses, aka pings, for 30 days after they are submerged.

Read more: Ultrasonic 'pings' now strongest clue in MH370 hunt

There has been a dip in the number of Chinese tourists arriving in Malaysia, following the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) MH370 aircraft in the southern Indian Ocean. Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said to date, many Chinese tourists had cancelled their visit to Malaysia.
 
In fact, no future flight booking had been recorded for the China-Malaysia flight, he said.

Read more: MH370 Tragedy: Drop in Chinese tourists to Malaysia following incident

DAP hari ini mengkritik ‘percutian golf lima hari’ Menteri Pendidikan Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin dan delegasi kementerian itu di Dubai atas nama lawatan kerja.

Ahli Parlimen DAP Bukit Bendera Zairil Khir Johari dan Ahli Parlimen DAP Bukit Mertajam Steven Sim Chee Keong membangkitkan hal itu berdasarkan pendedahan dokumen jadual atur cara lawatan itu dalam sebuah blog.

“Menurut dokumen yang bocor di blog peniupwisel2020.blogspot.com, Timbalan Perdana Menteri yang juga Menteri Pendidikan sedang menikmati percutian golf lima hari di Dubai dengan menggunakan wang pembayar cukai,” kata Zairil dalam sidang media di Parlimen.

Menurut dokumen itu, Muhyiddin dan rombongan ke Dubai menaiki ‘pesawat khas’ dan menginap di hotel bertaraf lima bintang Shangri-La Dubai.

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