Today Malaysia marks the first anniversary of the loss of flight MH370. The Malaysian airliner was on its way to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur when it vanished on 8th March, 2014. Despite an extensive search no trace has ever been found.The international search term is focusing on an area of the southern Indian Ocean, approximately 1,600km (1,000 miles) off the coast of western Australia. The search team is due to release an interim report about MH370 later today. Earlier, Malaysia’s Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said that he was confident that the plane would be found in the southern Indian Ocean. Mr Liow promised his government would continue to back the search and said he was confident they could complete the search operation “hopefully by May this year”.