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By Ram Anand

Gov't mulls MH370 RCI, only after black box found

PARLIAMENT The government would consider setting up a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) on the MH370 tragedy, but any such commission needs to wait until the flight recorder and black box data of the flight has been retrieved.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Shahidan Kassim said today that the government’s focus remains on finding the black box of the flight right now.

“The RCI, we decided to look into it, after we find the black box,” Shahidan told the Parliament while wrapping up the royal address for the Prime Minister’s Department.

He said that any consideration of the parliamentary select committee (PSC) which is being demanded by the opposition would also come after the finding of the black box.

However, Shahidan insisted that the government would only consider one of the two options.

“If there is an RCI, there is no need for a PSC. We would consider either one. There is no need for both to be formed,” he said.

Meanwhile, Bung Moktar Radin (BN-Kinabatangan) said that he would volunteer to help in the search for the black box.

“I volunteer to help search for the black box. Come, I urge all parliamentarians to together help in this search,” he said, after Shahidan had said that the government could use any help it could get to locate the black box.

“Bring us all to the Indian Ocean,” Bung Moktar urged.