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Missing Malaysia Plane: 'Truth Will Prevail'
The "truth will prevail" in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, the country's transport minister has pledged.
Hishammuddin Hussein made the promise during the latest update on efforts to find flight MH370.
He told a news conference analysis had revealed five objects retrieved from the Indian Ocean on Saturday were not from the missing Boeing 777.
But when asked to clarify the pilots' last words before contact was lost with the aircraft and whether it had performed a sharp left turn, Mr Hussein said such matters were still a focus for investigators.
"Can I just give you an assurance?" he said.
"All these inquiries are already in place and the truth will prevail and will be out there.
"So basically, if you're asking questions which are part and parcel of investigations, talking about transcripts, you must be fair to us because only those who are doing the investigations can give us the OK.
"There comes a time when this can be shared with the public ... We are not hiding anything, we're just following the procedure that has been set."
He said the search area now covered 254,000 sq km of the Indian Ocean.
The deployment of deep-sea and recovery assets was being discussed with other countries as the search effort moved into a more complex phase, he added.
Mr Hussein said Malaysia's prime minister, Najib Razak, would be flying to Australia on Wednesday to discuss the country's ongoing and key involvement in the search effort.
And he said he had attended the most difficult meeting he had been to in his life when he spoke to relatives of passengers over the weekend, saying it was understandable that they wanted to see evidence the aircraft had crashed into the Indian Ocean.
It came after a statement by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who said the "extraordinarily difficult" search would go on for as long as possible.
Mr Abbott said the "best brains in the world" were trying to solve the mystery, with 10 aircraft and 10 ships now searching the ocean 1,200 miles (2,000km) off the western coast of Australia for debris from the plane.
The aircraft was travelling from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to the Chinese capital Beijing more than three weeks ago when it vanished with 239 people on board.
Speaking at Pearce airbase in Perth, which is home for the search teams scouring the southern Indian Ocean, Mr Abbott said crews were "well, well short" of any point where they would scale back their efforts.
"If this mystery is solvable, we will solve it," he said.
The official China Daily newspaper said in an editorial on Sunday that it was understandable not all sensitive information could be made public.
Chinese relatives of passengers have flown to Malaysia to demand an apology, accusing officials there of "delays and deception".
But the editorial said: "Although the Malaysian government's handling of the crisis has been quite clumsy, we need to understand that this is perhaps the most bizarre incident in Asian civil aviation history."