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'Malaysia Will Not Give Up Hope' in Search for Missing Jet

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Malaysia “will not give up hope” in the search for the missing jet search, the country’s acting transport minister said Monday.

Hishamuddin Hussein said a meeting Sunday with the “heartbroken” families of passengers had been the most difficult thing he had ever attended, but that he had vowed not to give up the search.

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“I promised the families that Malaysia will not give up hope,” he told a media conference. “This is a promise Malaysia intends to keep. We will continue searching.”

The Malaysia Airlines 777 vanished on March after leaving Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing.

--Henry Austin

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