[QODLink]
Asia-pacific

Mistrust hampers search for Malaysian plane

Critics say disorganised search effort of missing aircraft highlights how Asian neighbours do not cooperate enough.

Last updated: 23 Mar 2014 05:32
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said there was "increasing hope" of finding missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, after a plane spotted more debris near the search site.

But many observers say what happened after the plane vanished, only highlights how nations in Southeast Asia do not cooperate enough.

The South China Sea has been identified as a potential flashpoint, with several countries including Malaysia and China, having competing territorial claims.

Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports from Kuala Lumpur.

78

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
Your chance to be an investigative journalist in Al Jazeera’s new interactive game.
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Featured
Private citizens take initiative to help 'irregular' migrants, accusing governments of excessive focus on security.
Indonesia's cassava plantations are being killed by mealybugs, and thousands of wasps will be released to stop them.
Violence in Ain al-Arab has prompted many Kurdish Syrians to flee to Turkey, but others are returning to battle ISIL.
Unelected representatives quietly iron out logistics of massive TPP and TTIP deals among US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
Led by students concerned for their future with 'nothing to lose', it remains to be seen who will blink first.