Malaysian military leaders are unrepentant today for failing to mention that they saw what looked like a commercial aircraft on their radar half an hour after Flight MH370 had been declared missing.
'It could have been anything, as long as you include anything that is large and plane-shaped,' suggested one general. 'For example, a flying whale, a Chinese bomber or maybe a flying saucer. We'd have looked really silly if we'd said we might know where the missing plane is and it turned out to be one of those three.'
Flying whales are believed to stray into Malaysian airspace on a frequent basis.