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Kyrgyz Officials Say No Sign Of Missing Malaysian Plane

A Vietnamese military officer during a mission to find a Malaysian airliner, which disappeared last week.
BISHKEK -- Kyrgyz officials say there is no indication that a missing Malaysian Airlines plane has landed or crashed in Kyrgyzstan or along the Kyrgyz-Chinese border.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on March 15 that the flight of the plane -- missing for more than one week -- was consistent with a deliberate act by someone and that the plane could be anywhere from Central Asia to the southern Indian Ocean.

Kyrgyz authorities told RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service they received no special requests for search assistance on the missing flight.

Both the Foreign Ministry and Deputy Prime Minister Tokon Mamytov, who heads the border service, said there is no evidence to substantiate rumors that the plane was somewhere along the Kyrgyz-Chinese border.

"The situation on the border with China is calm and everything is under control," Mamytov said.

With reporting by the BBC and Reuters