Facing anger from families of Flight 370 passengers, Malaysia’s Prime Minister said Thursday his government will release its preliminary report on the plane’s disappearance.
In a TV exclusive, Najib Razak told CNN the report will be available to the public next week.
“I have directed an internal investigation team of experts to look at the report, and there is a likelihood that next week we could release the report,” Najib said. Later in the interview with CNN aviation correspondent Richard Quest, he gave a more definitive statement, saying the report will be released next week.
He also asked an internal investigation team to look into what other information may be released publicly next week, his office said.
In the CNN interview, Najib discussed why he is not yet officially declaring the flight — and the 239 people on board — lost.
The report has already been sent to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the U.N. body for global aviation, but not made available to the public.