Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak visited the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Pearce base, here today, to get a firsthand look at the search operation for the missing Malaysian airliner.

He arrived at 7.30 am and was welcomed by his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott at the airbase.

Accompanying Najib are Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman, Advisor in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Jamaluddin Jarjis, Malaysia High Commissioner to Australia Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad, Department of Civil Aviation Director-General Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman and Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Chief Tan Sri Rodzali Daud.

Yesterday Zainal Abidin, in a press conference with the Malaysian media, said that Najib and Abbott would have a 40-minute briefing of the search mission at the airbase.

Later both of them are scheduled to have breakfast with the air search personnel, including the Malaysian search team.