Family members of the Chinese passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 stormed a press briefing at a Kuala Lumpur hotel earlier today, shouting and holding a banner that read “We protest against the Malaysian government withholding information and wasting time and hampering search efforts.” This comes one day after several relatives threatened a hunger-strike in protest of the perceived slow and shoddy response to the flight’s disappearance.
South China Morning Post has collected various quotes from the screaming family members, and they go as follows:
“Where are my sons, I need to know where they are,” wailed one woman from Beijing. […]
“It’s been 12 days. How can the Malaysian government not let us know of our son’s whereabouts?” one woman demanded.
“Not one Malaysian official has said one comforting word to us,” she said.
“The Chinese Embassy has been sending its officers to talk to us and make sure we’re fine every day, but not a Malaysian official has appeared,” said the Beijing resident.
Today marks the 11th day of investigation into the plane’s disappearance, and sometime around midnight we should hit our 1 millionth different conspiracy theory surrounding the plane’s whereabouts.
Chinese friends and relatives have been particularly outspoken about the Malaysian government’s—how to put this kindly?—less than expert response to the situation and if (conspiracy theory No. 531,274) shady online rumors that the Malaysian air defense may have accidentally shot down the plane prove to be true, then all bets are off.
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