: Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein brushed aside claims that there was still a possibility for passengers of the ill fated MH370 to communicate with people on the ground at 2am, 30 minutes after the plane was last spotted on Saturday.
"No," he replied when asked in the press conference on Wednesday.
The question was posed by an Astro AWANI reporter based on a screen grab of a conversation that took place between American passenger Philip Wood and his acquaintance, owner of the Instagram account with the user name Hun_l.
Wood, was recorded exchanging messages at 2.12am via instant messaging application, Kik Messenger, whilst the supper service on board the flight was underway.
Astro AWANI was alerted of this conversation by a source that wished to remain anonymous. The source shared screen grabs of his conversation with Hun, who also mentioned that he has been in contact with the Wood's brother who advised him to wait before taking further actions.
The identity of Hun_I who was tracked down to be in Beijing, was verified by Astro AWANI who called two individuals in Malaysia who knows him personally.
In the conversation, Wood who claims to be using his phone in the plane secretly, said that the temperature in the cabin was warm and that there seems to be a problem with the craft’s air conditioning system.
He also added that there was difficulty to breath.
In his last message, Wood told Hun_I that he will contact the latter as he arrives in Beijing.