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The Malaysian government asked the US and Kazakhstan for assistance in its search for missing flight MH370.
The Strait Times reported:
Search efforts for the missing MH370 plane are continuing as Malaysia asks for more help, said Malaysia’s Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein on Friday.
He will be speaking to US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday night on deploying more assets for the search and rescue operations, Mr Hishammuddin said at a daily press briefing.
Malaysia is also obtaining help from French experts who recovered the black box of Air France Flight 447 after two years, said Mr Hishammuddin, who is also Defence Minister.
“Malaysia is still awaiting information on whether the debris spotted in the Indian Ocean are linked to MH370,” he said.
Japan is sending two aircraft to Perth to assist in the search in the southern Indian Ocean while China is sending five ships and three ship-borne helicopters to the southern corridor.
Malaysia is awaiting confirmation on whether Kazakhstan can be used as a staging point for future investigations but Kazakhstan has said it has not found any trace of MH370, he added.