Thai Airways, commonly branded as THAI, has reportedly asked for more time on the probe into the Rolls-Royce bribery allegation. The carrier asks for an extension until the end of April, according to the country’s Minister of Transport Arkhom Termpittiyapaisith, the Bangkok Post reports.

The carrier is yet to provide a report to the Ministry.

According to report by UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO), an illegal payment of $18.8 million was provided to regional intermediaries between 1991 and 2005 to help the UK-based company in selling T800 jet engines to the airline. 

The notorious Rolls-Royce scandal also involves airline executives in several other Asian countries. The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) revealed that there were bribery cases in Indonesia, India, Russia, Nigeria, China and Malaysia.

In February 2017, THAI set up a special task force to look into the bribery case with the National Anti-Corruption Commission (ACT) and the Office of the Auditor-General having launched their own probes.