China Demands Malaysia Give More Accurate Information on Plane

Image: Search For Missing Malaysian Airliner Expands To Indian Ocean
A member of the Malaysian Navy makes a call as their ship approaches a ship belonging to the Chinese Coast Guard during an exchange of communication in the South China Sea on March 15 in Kuantan, Malaysia. Rahman Roslan / Getty Images

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China demanded that Malaysia keep providing more thorough and accurate information about a Malaysia Airlines flight that was on its way to Beijing when it disappeared a week ago.

China also asked Malaysia to get more countries involved in the search, and said that China will ask for other relevant countries to help look for the plane, the country's foreign ministry said in a statement Saturday.

Investigators believe someone aboard the airliner deliberately shut off its communications and tracking systems, turned the plane around and flew for nearly seven hours after it vanished, Prime Minister Najib Razak said earlier on Saturday.

- Reuters