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(From left)  Malaysia Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, Director General of the Department of Civil Aviation Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, Acting Minister of Transport Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein and the Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar at the daily MH370 press conference at Sama Sama Hotel in KLIA, on March 16, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng(From left) Malaysia Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, Director General of the Department of Civil Aviation Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, Acting Minister of Transport Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein and the Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar at the daily MH370 press conference at Sama Sama Hotel in KLIA, on March 16, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow FengSEPANG, March 16 — No hazardous goods were loaded onto missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370, the airline’s group CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said today.

Jauhari said the cargo on the Boeing 777-200 ER plane was checked and scanned according to standard procedures.

“We examined the cargo manifest, it contains no hazardous goods,” he told reporters at the Sama-Sama hotel here.

Ahmad Jauhari added that the MH370 flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing would have taken six-and-a-half hours, but that the jetliner had fuel reserves of between 45 minutes and an hour to allow for delays.

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, who was also at the press conference, said that some foreign security agencies have cleared all 227 passengers on the plane in their background checks.

But he noted that some countries have yet to respond to Malaysia’s vetting requests.

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  • A Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency pilot studies the map onboard a Japan Coast Guard aircraft searching for the missing MH370 plane over the South China Sea March 15, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Messages of support and hope for the passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 are placed at the departure hall of Kuala Lumpur International Airport March 15, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Japan Coast Guard personnel conduct a briefing outside their Gulfstream V Jet aircraft, customised for search and rescue operations, at Subang Airport March 15, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Subramaniam Gurusamy, 60, on March 14, 2014 shows a portrait of his son Puspanathan who was onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight at his home near Kuala Lumpur. — AFP pic

  • A child is cuddled as relatives of passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 attend a meeting with Malaysia Airlines at Lido Hotel in Beijing, March 16, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Relatives of passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 chat after a meeting with representatives from the airline at Lido Hotel in Beijing, March 16, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Passengers have their belongings screened by airport security at the departure hall of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport March 16, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A hotel security personnel tries to keep the distance between a relative of a passenger aboard Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 from MAS representatives as the relative asks questions during a meeting at Lido Hotel in Beijing, March 16, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A journalist from France films the entrance of the compound where the home of pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah, the captain of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, is located in Shah Alam, near Kuala Lumpur March 16, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A police car is seen coming from the compound of the home of pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah, the captain of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, in Shah Alam, near Kuala Lumpur March 16, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A journalist films the home of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid in Shah Alam, near Kuala Lumpur March 16, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A Navy officer puts his signature on a 'Sign for MH370' banner at the viewing gallery in KLIA, on 16 March, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • Some women and children write messages and signatures on a 'Sign for MH370' banner at the viewing gallery in KLIA, on 16 March, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • A woman writes well wishes on a banner for passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport March 16, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • A Malaysian Army paratrooper patrols past banners of well wishes at the viewing gallery of the departure hall at Kuala Lumpur International Airport March 16, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A woman writes well wishes on a banner for passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport March 16, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A woman holds up a sticker in support of the passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as she poses for a camera at Kuala Lumpur International Airport March 16, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A Malaysian Army paratrooper patrols at the viewing gallery of the departure hall at Kuala Lumpur International Airport March 16, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A message for pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah (centre), captain of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, is pictured at an event to express solidarity to the family members of passengers onboard the plane, in Subang Jaya March 16, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Women look at messages and well-wishes for family members of passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 at an event to express solidarity in Subang Jaya March 16, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A woman uses her mobile phone as she stands against a chalkboard with messages for family members of passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, at an event to express solidarity in Subang Jaya March 16, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A person holding a smartphone takes a picture of the MH370 press conference at Sama Sama Hotel in Sepang, on March 16, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • MAS CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, DCA chief Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein and IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar at the MH370 press conference at Sama Sama Hotel, on March 16, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • A woman leaves a messages of support and hope for the passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 as others pose for picture in central Kuala Lumpur March 16, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A woman places a lighted candle on a poster with messages expressing hope for passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 during a candlelight vigil in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur March 16, 2014. — Reuters pic

He also said that the investigation into MH370 that vanished in the early morning of March 8 is now classified under Section 130C of the Penal Code that deals with hijacking, sabotage, and other acts of terrorism.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said yesterday that MH370 was diverted deliberately after someone on board switched off the plane’s communications systems, an act which experts say would require extensive flight experience.

Flight MH370 disappeared shortly after it departed Kuala Lumpur International Airport for Beijing on March 8 with 239 people on board. 

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