MH370 latest: Whistleblower reward offered. Plus conspiracy theories. Monday, 9th June 2014 Source : External Sources
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. † The "Reward MH370" campaign launches on fundraising website Indiegogo and aims to raise at least $5 million "to encourage a whistleblower to come forward with information", the families said in a press release. † "We are convinced that somewhere, someone knows something, and we hope this reward will entice him or her to come forward," said Ethan Hunt, a technology company chief who is heading the "Reward MH370" project. † Sarah Bajc, partner of American passenger Philip Wood, said a handful of families were behind the campaign to look at the unprecedented aviation mystery with "a fresh set of eyes". † "Governments and agencies have given it their best shot but have failed to turn up a single shred of evidence, either because of a faulty approach or due to intentional misdirection by one or more individuals," she said in the release. † Malaysia and Australia, which is leading the search far off its western coast, have promised that the hunt for the plane will continue. † An international team is now determining an expanded search zone of up to 60,000 square kilometres (24,000 square miles) based on where the aircraft last communicated with an Inmarsat satellite. † Australia has also released a request for tenders for a company to be engaged as a prime contractor and provide the expertise, equipment and vessels needed to carry out the deep-sea search from August. † Malaysia -- ruled by the same coalition since 1957 with a history of sweeping scandals aside -- has taken the brunt of criticism from upset relatives. † The Southeast Asian country has insisted it is doing all it can and working closely with Australia, China and other countries to find the jet. † Conspiracy Theories: † No firm evidence have been provided as to what really happened to missing flight MH370. † World's conspiracy theorists have weighed in with explanations of their own for the Malaysian Airlines plane's disappearance.
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