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NEW UPDATES Asean Affairs  21 March 2014  

Thailand aiding Malaysia locate missing flight MH370

 BANGKOK, Mar 20 – Malaysia has sought assistance from Thailand in the search-and-rescue operation for the missing Malaysian Airlines (MAS) flight MH370, according to a Thai Cabinet member.
Caretaker Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said Malaysia asked for satellite data on the northern corridor at 0011UTC on March 8.
Thailand was also asked to conduct a land, sea, an air search-and-rescue operation and inform the neighbouring country on latest search developments, he said, adding that Malaysia asked Thailand to permit air and sea rescue teams from various countries to enter Thai territory if necessary.
He said Malaysia was informed of Thailand’s cooperation and related Thai government agencies were instructed to assist accordingly.

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This year in Thailand-what next?

AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

The first issue that can’t be answered is the health of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who is now 83 years old. He is the world's longest reigning monarch, but elaborate birthday celebrations in December failed to mask concern over his health. More






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