Acting Transportation Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said the tip could only be confirmed by sending vessels to the area, which is thousands of kilometers away from the official search area in the southern Indian ocean.
"But I just want to stress that by doing that, we are distracting ourselves from the main search," Hussein said Friday. "And in the event that the result from the search is negative, who is going to be responsible for that loss of time?"
Hussein said the odds of finding MH370 is in the Bay of Bengal is "highly unlikely," but he has not yet decided whether to deploy a vessel to the bay.(Click link below to read more)
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