Chinese star Zhang Ziyi on Thursday urged to “find out the truth” about the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 after collecting an award for best actress at the Asian Film Awards in Macau.
Zhang was awarded for her work in Wong Kar-wai’s The Grandmaster, which managed to rake in seven other trophies on Thursday night. When receiving her prize, Zhang said that one of the film’s stuntmen and choreographer, 35-year-old Ju Kun, was on board the ill-fated flight.
“We have a friend from our team who we have to say farewell to for good,” she said. “We must find out the truth for all the families.”
The actress, known for her role in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, also took to social media on Thursday to voice her opinion on the matter: “Malaysian government, you are wrong not to revere life. You are wrong not to respect the universal quest for truth.”
While Zhang’s not the only Chinese celebrity to publicly express discontent over Malaysia’s handling of the MH370 investigation, Malaysian stars popular in China have been on the receiving end of backlash from angry Chinese netizens.
We reported this week that popular Malaysian-Chinese singer Fish Leong was condemned by Weibo users when she uploaded images of candles to her account as a sign of respect to MH370 victim. Some cursed the expectant mother while demanding accountability from the Malaysian government.