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MH370 hunt will resume in the new year: Malaysia PM

Regret: Mahathir Mohamad
Regret: Mahathir Mohamad

By David Reed

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has said the country regrets having to end the search for Flight MH370 and will consider resuming the hunt if any new information emerges.

The final search effort focused on the seabed in the Indian Ocean ended on Tuesday after more than three months.

Malaysia had signed a "no cure, no fee" deal with US technology company Ocean Infinity to resume the hunt in January.

Mr Mahathir said Malaysia has come to a stage "where we cannot keep on searching for something we really cannot find".

The Malaysia Airlines plane vanished with 239 people on board in March 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

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