Putrajaya’s dribs-and-drabs info no comfort for relatives of MH370 passengers, says report
The Economist reported an instance of such contradictory statements when it chronicled the Malaysian authorities’ flip-flop reporting on the ACARs system, from the initial suspicion of foul play on board the flight to a revised statement which included a fire that incapacitated crew and passengers, leaving the plane to fly on ungoverned.
The newsweekly’s criticism comes hot on the heels of an outburst two days ago from Chinese relatives on board the missing flight MH370, who caused a stir when they stormed into the auditorium at the Sama Sama Hotel in Sepang where daily press briefings were scheduled to be held.
They accused Putrajaya of hiding information and misleading the public about the search and rescue operation.
The group also carried a huge banner with Mandarin characters, demanding answers from Putrajaya.
A sobbing Chinese woman, speaking in Mandarin, cried: "Please let me know where is my son, where is his whereabouts".
The distraught woman kept repeating her demands, calling the government "liars".
The anxiety and disappointment was exacerbated yesterday when a special briefing by Putrajaya and Malaysia Airlines for the families of passengers on board missing flight MH370 last night failed to provide them much anticipated answers.
More than 50 people turned up at the Cyberview Resort & Spa in Cyberjaya, Selangor, for the 9pm briefing.
However, they failed to get the answers which they had sought regarding the whereabouts of MH370 and their loved ones.
Many of those who attended the briefing were Chinese nationals whose faces belied the strain and stress of their ordeal over the past two weeks.
The Economist said, “Until parts of the plane are examined, how it came to grief will remain unknown. In the meantime, for the grieving relatives, there is little comfort to be taken from the fact that such mysteries should soon be a thing of the past.”
The search for the Malaysian jetliner is the longest in modern passenger-airline history. The previous record was the 10-day search for a Boeing 737-400 operated by Indonesia’s PT Adam Skyconnection Airlines, which went missing off the coast of that country’s Sulawesi island January 1, 2007. – March 21, 2014.
What is Malaysian Government hiding that they choose to give out stale news?
Malaysian Government for too long think they are God who knows what is best for everyone.
Today people are not stupid and naive to believe a Government who is only good at lying.
Today is the second day the Australian Government has taken over the search and boy the news brief were more informative than what the Malaysian Government has been dishing daily for the past 11 days.
The Prime Minister of Australia has been very open and up to date on the search to Parliament and the world. Unlike Malaysia where only BN representatives were brief and Parliament objected for the matter to be brought up.
Evidences by local people were either ditched back into the sea or destroyed. Innocent victims who found the evidences were taken in by Special Branch and tortured. WHY?
To everyone's benefit it would be good and proper that the Malaysian Government SHUT UP and just put up screens and tune into smh.com.au for all the latest development instead of talking cock.