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Netflix Dismissed A Defamatory Film About MH370

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The Vietnamese government requested that the first episode of “MH370: The Plane That Disappeared” be deleted from Netflix, and Netflix complied with their request.
The United States Department of Radio, Television, and Electronic Information had issued a demand that the British documentary series about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 erase any false information about Vietnam that was included in it.

In reaction, Netflix pulled the entire first episode of the three-part series on Thursday afternoon from its platform in Vietnam, head of the department, Le Quang Tu Do, stated.

It incorrectly states that Vietnam did not help in international attempts to search for the missing airliner.

During a news conference that took place on April 6 in Hanoi, the deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pham Thu Hang, referred to the assumptions that were made in the film as “untrue, baseless, and inaccurate reflections of Vietnam’s efforts.”

She stated that this produced “frustration among the Vietnamese populace” since it disregarded the official conclusions reached by the Vietnamese authorities.

The film concerning the fate of flight MH370 incorrectly suggested that Vietnam did not help in international efforts to hunt for the missing airliner.

She pointed out that Vietnamese authorities had swiftly sent reaction teams in coordination with Malaysia and other nations, and supplied information relevant to its search activities.

Vietnam had gone to lengths to support foreign reporters covering news of the aircraft’s disappearance, she claimed.

Advertisement “The efforts that Vietnam was making at the time were recognised not only by the international world but also by both domestic and international media.

“We ask the company that produced the film and the filmmakers [to remove or modify information] to accurately reflect Vietnam’s contributions to the search and rescue efforts for Malaysia’s flightMH370 aircraft.”

On March 8, 2014, less than an hour after takeoff, the Boeing 777-200ER aeroplane carrying 239 passengers from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing lost touch with the ground. The flight was en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

As soon as Vietnam received word of the missing airliner, they immediately sent out 10 ships and 11 planes on search missions.

Over a week’s worth of searching a sea region that was over 100,000 km2 in size yielded no results for the Vietnamese military looking for the missing plane.

After that, Vietnam decided to end its efforts and sent a call to other countries’ search and rescue organisations, asking them to do the same and exit Vietnam’s territorial waters.

On March 24, 2014, the government of Malaysia announced that it had conducted studies of satellite signals, which proved that flight MH370 had deviated hundreds of kilometres from the course it was supposed to take to reach the southern Indian Ocean.

The tragic journey came to an end just to the southwest of the city of Perth in Australia.

After an exhaustive search turned up no survivors, the government of Malaysia said on January 1, 2015 that it was highly likely that all 239 people on board, including passengers and crew, had perished.

In January of 2017, the authorities in Malaysia, China, and Australia made the announcement that they were going to stop searching for MH370. This brought an end to an almost three-year search effort in waters that covered an area of approximately 120,000 square kilometres.

The reason for the airplane’s disappearance is still a mystery to this day, and the black box and the fuselage of the plane have never been located.

Info Source-VNExpress International, NBC New York

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