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Malaysian PM says hopeful that Flight 370 will be found

/ 03:58 PM March 08, 2016
Malaysia Missing Plane Families

A Malaysian woman writes well wishes on a wall of hope during a remembrance event for the ill fated Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, March 6, 2016. At the commemorative event Sunday to mark the second anniversary of the jet’s March 8, 2014, disappearance, the families of Flight 370 passengers released white balloons tagged with the names of everyone aboard the plane and the words: “MH370: Always remembered in our hearts.” AP

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says he is hopeful that missing Flight 370 will still be found as lawmakers observe a moment of silence to mark the second anniversary of the plane’s disappearance.

Najib says the wing part found on France’s Reunion island last July was evidence the flight tragically ended in the southern Indian Ocean. He says an ongoing search is expected to be completed later this year and that Malaysia “remains hopeful” that the plane will be found.

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READ: Second plane part found on Reunion Island possibly linked to MH370

If the search turns up nothing, he said in a statement Tuesday that Malaysia, Australia and China will hold a meeting to determine the way forward.

The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 jet vanished mysteriously with 239 people on board while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014.

READ: Questions linger as Malaysia marks two years since MH370

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