Too many questions, no real answers for MH370
Unfortunately, for the families and friends of the passengers and crew who were (and who knows if still) onboard Malaysian Fight MH370, there are as of yet no real answer as to the what, when and how of this mystifying news of their disappearance.
What began as a seemingly routine flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing has turned into an international incident that has so far stumped leading investigators and probes from around the world.
Needless to say Malaysians are expressing much concerned over the apparent ineffectiveness of the Prime Minister Razak and specially assigned teams created after the incident to disseminate information. A Malaysian online news reporter posted the following remarks after the announcement Monday that the plane’s flight had “ended in the Indian Ocean”. The webpage FMT (Free Malaysia Today’) contributor Alfian ZM Tahir reported on the mishaps;
“… on March 8, 2014. Relatives and friends of passengers were instead jolted by news that flight MH370 had gone off radar and simply vanished. Initial thought was that it crash landed into the South China Sea; fleets were rushed over but this theory was debunked days later.”
“The Acting Transport Minister, Director General of Civil Aviation, MAS CEO and Armed Forces Chief have been disseminating information by reading press statements as well as taking questions from the world’s media, often offering nothing new. … Malaysia’s role in the search for MH370 has been reduced to daily press conferences…”
“…Rather, the twists and conundrums unraveled by the Malaysian authorities on preceding days only served to complicate the entire episode, causing much anger, anxiety and distrust… particularly after the initial denial, then confirmation that MH370 had deliberately diverted from its original path.”
“The Armed Forces had failed to intercept the unidentified flying object they had presumed to be a commercial aircraft instead of a hostile agent.” [ Malayasia Today reported; “Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri, the Deputy Defence Minister said that the military did not respond when it detected an unidentified flight on its radar because they assumed that it was ordered by a control tower in Subang, an affluent residential town in Malayasia, to turn back.]
“As search moved from the South China Sea to the Indian Ocean, the Chinese, whose citizens make up two-thirds of those on board MH370, have been the most vociferous in demanding answers, as even after two weeks the world was more swarmed with theories than anything concrete from the authorities; no tangible leads as yet for a proper closure for those grieving.”
Malay commenters weighed in on the topic (click on image to enlarge):
In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has begun discussing the issue of compensation with various legal parties as well as the families of passengers on board Flight MH370. But the MAS CEO MAS CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya says families are more interested in hard evidence that MH370 crashed before any discussions of compensation.