MH370 Families Protest at Malaysian Embassy

Following an announcement from Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak that “Flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean” and that there was no hope of any survivors, families of passengers took to the streets to protests Malaysia’s handling of the investigation into the flight’s disappearance. After gathering at the Lido Hotel, where they have been receiving briefings on the search, family members marched to the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing. The Chinese government also called on the Malaysian government to show them the evidence of the plane’s final location, which has not yet been released to the public. From Reuters:

Early on Tuesday, just hours after Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said the plane had crashed in the Indian Ocean, an unidentified family member read out a statement at the Beijing hotel where many of the relatives of those on board were staying, denouncing the airline, the Malaysian government and military for “constantly trying to delay, hide and cover up the truth”.

It was “an attempt to deceive the families of the passengers and an attempt to deceive the people of the world”, said the statement, which was later posted on a Chinese microblog by the “Malaysia Airlines MH370 Family Committee”.

In a later statement, the families said they would head to the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing to “protest, seek the truth and the return of their family members”.

The families, in a statement, said they would “take all possible means” to pursue the “unforgivable guilt” of the airline, the Malaysian government and the military. [Source]

Journalists and others in Beijing live-tweeted the protests and a press conference by Malaysia Airlines:



Read more about Flight MH370, via CDT.

March 24, 2014 11:37 PM
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