BANGKOK, 20 March 2014 Malaysia has asked Thailand for assistance in finding Malaysia Airlines jet that has gone missing for almost a fortnight.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul revealed that the Malaysian government had sought assistance from Thailand in its search operation for the missing Boeing 777 that lost contact with air traffic control on March 8th.
According to him, Thailand has been asked to search for the plane on land, sea, and air, and keep other countries updated on the latest findings and developments.
The Malaysian side also requested that Thailand allow search teams from other countries to enter Thai territory, if necessary.
Meanwhile, Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott made an announcement that two objects had been spotted, that may have been part of the wreckage of the missing jet, adding that Australian authorities’ information was based on satellite imagery of the objects.
As of now, 26 nations have been involved in the major search for the missing aircraft.