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Malaysia - Cost of Search for MH370

Malaysia spent $10.8m on food, fuel for agencies in MH370 search operations

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia has so far spent approximately RM27.6 million (S$10.8 million) on search-and-recovery (SAR) operations for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, said acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.

The cost was for food and fuel for Malaysian agencies that took part in the search.

The five agencies were the Royal Malaysian Airforce, Royal Malaysian Navy, Royal Malaysian Police, Fire and Rescue Department and the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency.

"The cost that we had to bear is relatively small compared with the other assets given by other countries used in the search."

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The significance of the above quote is not in the cost alone, it is the list of Agencies which were involved in the search for MH370:--

  1. Royal Malaysian Airforce

  2. Royal Malaysian Navy

  3. Royal Malaysian Police

  4. Fire and Rescue Department

  5. Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency