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Missing Malaysia flight highlights tensions between nations

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak Attends Press Conference

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Datuk Hishammuddin Hussein (L), acting Minister of Transport and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak update the media on the search and rescue plan for the missing MAS Airlines flight MH370 during a press conference on March 15, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The search for the plane has also highlighted tensions between nations in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

The search for missing Malyasia Airlines flight 370 was suspended earlier Tuesday due to weather.

Officials say they hope to resume efforts tomorrow.

But relatives of those passengers on the plane are crying out for answers.

Malaysia's prime minister announced yesterday that the plane crashed into the southern Indian Ocean. There is still no answer as to why or precisely where.

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The two and a half week long search effort has involved the cooperation of more than two dozen countries.

But the experience also highlights some long-standing tensions between nations in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt, Director of the Asia-Pacific Program at the US Institute of Peace, joins Take Two to talk about the situation. 

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