Malaysia spent $8.6 million on food, fuel for agencies in MH370 search

Malaysia has so far spent approximately RM27.6 million (US$8.6 million) on search-and-recovery operations for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein revealed this to the media on Monday. 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. He added that some of the other countries involved in the search operations footed their own bills.

The cost that we had to bear is relatively small compared with the other assets given by other countries used in the search. I am proud that many of our friends have come forward to help in the search, and they bear their own expenses and have not made any claims from us.

—acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein

So far, no debris from the aircraft has been found. Several families of those aboard Flight MH370 on Sunday launched a drive to raise $5 million to reward any insider who comes forward and resolves the mystery of the plane’s disappearance exactly three months ago.


MH370 families raise funds to find ‘whistleblower’ ~ AFP News

Reward planned to solve Flight MH370 mystery ~ Al Jazeera

Putrajaya spent over RM27 million on search for MH370, says Hishammuddin ~ The Malaysian Insider

MH370: RM27.6mil spent so far on food, fuel for Malaysian agencies in search operations ~ The Star Online