Azharuddin Abd Rahman said Malaysia was still occupied with investigating the mystery of the MH370 airliner which disappeared a few months before MH17 was shot down.
Sekumpulan penyelidik menyebut bahawa pasukan yang berusaha mengesan lokasi terakhir pesawat MH370 mungkin mencari di tempat yang salah.
Study says new model taking into account ocean drifts will help in future searches.
The report says a mobile phone number was detected by a telco tower in Bandar Baru Farlim, Penang.
Search efforts ended last year, with only a few fragments of the plane found.
Putrajaya last week said it would consider resuming the search if viable proposals or credible leads emerged.
Darlene Lieblich Tipton, who was recently embroiled in a controversy, says she hopes to give each family of those who were on board the ill-fated plane US$100,000.
Ocean Infinity has yet to put forward a fresh proposal for a new search using new technology, says Transport Minister Loke Siew Fook.
Zulhaimi Wahidin nafi beliau buat panggilan kepada Zaharie sebelum pesawat hilang untuk bantunya merampas kapal terbang tersebut.
Aziz Kaprawi says the claim by four Indonesian fishermen could not be entertained because no debris has been found in the area.
Dakwaan nelayan Indonesia harus diketepi kerana tidak ada serpihan pesawat MH370 dijumpai di Selat Melaka.
Pesawat bergerak seperti layang-layang, sebelum terhempas ke air, kata mereka.
Four fishermen from Indonesia claim to have witnessed Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 going down in the Straits of Melaka.
Blaine Gibson menunjukkan 5 serpihan dipercayai daripada pesawat Boeing 777 yang diberikan oleh nelayan berdekatan Madagascar.
These five items include a part from a Boeing 777 floor panel, according to group spokesman Blaine Gibson.
Transport Minister Loke Siew Fook says he will meet families who claim they have found more pieces of the missing plane.
They say they will meet the transport minister on Friday to hand over the newly discovered debris.
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson ruled that the case filed by the victims' families belonged in Malaysia and not in the US.
Peguam syarikat penerbangan negara itu berkata, ia bukan pihak betul untuk disaman kerana belum diperbadankan ketika MH370 hilang.
High Court allows MAB's bid to annul the lawsuit, while the airliner's lawyer says it is not the right party to be sued as it was not yet incorporated at the time of the incident.
Aviation workers' union Nufam says the sovereign wealth fund has only made things worse for the national airline.
The Seabed Constructor ship, used to search for flight MH370, will begin a new search for the missing Argentine submarine that disappeared last year.
Mike Keane writes in The Australian that pilot hijack is the only realistic scenario that makes sense of what is dubbed the greatest aviation mystery in history.
They want the search for the aircraft to resume, monthly meeting with Malaysian officials, and investigators to explain the recent MH370 report.