MISSING MALAYSIA PLANE: FAMILY MEMBERS CALL GOVERNMENT ‘TRAITORS’
Screaming family members of passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines jet were forcibly removed from a hotel room after invading a press conference which was about to start, accusing the Malaysian government of failing to work hard enough to find the plane.
Half a dozen people held up banners blaming the government of inaction as airline officials desperately tried to resume order.
But one women screamed: ‘You are traitors to us… you have let us down. Tell us the truth! We want the truth!’
Two women, believed to be relatives of passengers on board the missing plane, were forcibly removed from the news conference and taken to another room, Sky News has reported.
Investigators meanwhile searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane have discounted reports the plane may have been sighted over the Maldives.
Two women were forcibly removed and taken to another room after invading a hotel room where a press conference was about to take place today
A family member of missing passengers on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 from China speaks to the media at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Several residents of Kudahuvadhoo, one of the more remote atolls in the Indian Ocean island chain nation, had reported seeing a low-flying aircraft on the morning of March 8, when Flight MH370 disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
Malaysia’s Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein told a daily news conference today that the reports had been investigated by police in the Maldives and were determined to be untrue.
The anger of the Chinese group reflected the fury of other relatives in Beijing who have threatened to go on a hunger strike unless more details about the search for the flight were immediately released.
During the press conference Hishammuddin said he ‘fully understands’ the frustration of the relatives of the missing passengers and said a high-level delegation was being sent to Beijing to speak to the families.
Meanwhile, investigators probing the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner with 239 people on board believe it most likely flew into the southern Indian Ocean, a source close to the investigation said on Wednesday.
No wreckage has been found from Flight MH370, which vanished from air traffic control screens off Malaysia’s east coast at 1:21 a.m. local time on March 8, less than an hour after taking off from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing.
Courtesy: Daily Mail