Transport minister Hishammuddin Hussein denies that his government has done anything to impede the investigation or withhold information from grieving relatives:
We are in the middle of a multinational search involving many countries and more than 80 ships and aircraft. This is a crisis situation. It is a very complex operation and it has not always been easy. We have not done anything to jeopardize this search effort. At times when we have not been able to reveal information, for example some radar signals because they require analysis and confirmation by other agencies … to release such information before it is ready could have compromised the search operation and added anguish to the relatives.