"We will continue to work closely with Australia and the Netherlands through the Combined Joint International Task Force (CIJTF) and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and other relevant authorities to re-enter the crash site before the onset of winter."
"I will hold further discussions with China next week with regards to the deployment of assets for the MH370 search operation involving two Chinese ships that was involved in the first phase of the search which is the Zhukezhen and the Hai Xhun."
"I'm not aware of that report, but of course a report that involves ISIS (Islamic State group) will be studied by us very carefully, especially in the context of Sabah (Malaysian state on island of Borneo) and the context of BIFF (Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters) and Abu Sayyaf (militant group) recognising and supporting ISIS."
The Malaysian government gave an update on Thursday on the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370 and efforts to find those responsible for the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine in July.
Defence Minister, Hishammuddin Hussein, said Malaysia would continue to "work closely with Australia and the Netherlands" in order to re-enter the crash site for flight MH17 before the onset of winter.
The plane went down on July 17 over Ukrainian territory held by pro-Russian rebels, killing all 298 passengers and crew on board.
Regarding flight 370, Hussein announced he is to hold further talks with China regarding the ongoing search for the aircraft in the southern Indian Ocean.
The flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared in March with 239 people on board.
The Defence Minister also commented on reports of alleged Islamic State (IS) activity in Malaysia.
Hussein was asked whether he had heard of any reports linking the BIFF (Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters) and the militant group Abu Sayyaf with Islamic State militants.
Both the BIFF and Abu Sayyaf are based in the southern Philippines near the coast of Sabah in eastern Malaysia.
Hussein told reporters he was not aware of these allegations, but any such reports would be studied very carefully.