Looks like Malaysians have become fed up with China accusing them of being dishonest about missing flight MH370, wondering why China hasn’t taken over the search if they’re so distrustful. They also stress the fact that they had relatives on the plane as well. SCMP reports:
“If China is so good, why don’t they just take over and find the plane,” said a 30-year-old petrol kiosk employee. His friends nodded in approval. “I don’t think even Singapore could have done a better job.” Malaysians want the Chinese to know something: they, too, lost people when the Malaysia Airlines flight vanished. And they want the insults to cease.
…..At the Everly Hotel in Putrajaya, the site of an official briefing for the passengers’ relatives, Gurusamy Subramaniam was there to learn more about the fate of his 34-year-old son, who was aboard the flight. He had quietly endured Chinese complaints. But TV footage last week of Chinese relatives protesting outside the Malaysian embassy in Beijing was the last straw, he said.
“What’s the point? Will violence or protests bring the passengers back?” the 60-year-old said in Tamil. He admitted he had trouble sleeping. “All of us are suffering inside in our hearts.”
On Sunday, a new group of relatives from China arrived in the Malaysian capital and staged their own press conference at the Holiday Villa, an expensive hotel in Subang. They unfurled Chinese state flags and banners and condemned Malaysians. “Let me ask you something,” said a Malaysian government official. “Which country do you think will allow others from another country to come and let them stay in a great hotel and allow them to throw insults? We’ve been very nice already. I hope they realise that.”
China’s state rags have already called for “rationality in response to MH370,” urging relatives of missing family members to make funeral arrangements.