It’s now five years since MH370 disappeared, but there have been no definitive answers about where the airliner is or what happened to it. The failure of the search has had an unbearable impact on the family and friends of the 239 people on board, who are presumed dead. But Danica Weeks, whose husband Paul was one of the passengers, refuses to give up. With Sarah Abo’s assistance, she has achieved what many think is impossible and arranged a face-to-face meeting with the Malaysian Prime Minister, Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad – the first time he has met with a relative of a passenger on MH370. The Perth mother-of-two has pleaded with him to continue searching for the plane. And as our story reveals, Dr Mahathir has been clearly touched by Danica Weeks’ determination, ordering his Minister of Transport to give 60 MINUTES world-first access to the secret vault where recovered parts of the plane’s wreckage are stored. It’s a degree of investigative transparency from Malaysia that is unheard of, and signals a major step forward.
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