In the anxiety and deep dismay for the search and fate of B777-200 with registration number 9M-MRO designated MH370 from KUL-PEK which went missing since 0230hrs on 8 March 2014, it necessary everyone to remain calm and level headed. Especially, as the operation is getting more complicated.
As the search and rescue mission already into the 12th day with 25 countries confirmed participation in the largest in the recent times, a lot of negativity are coming from China. Be it the officials, media or family members of the missing 154 Chinese nationals.
They literally shout out aloud words like “Lie”, “Cover ups” and refuse to accept any latest information offered.
The fact is that the Malaysia Airlines representatives in Beijing to deal with this crisis are fed with information no more that what have been offered to the international media in their daily briefs at Sama Sama Hotel in KLIA, usually at 1730hrs.
These information share by almost daily Acting Transport Minister Dato’ Seri Hishamuddin Hussein, DG of DCA Dato’ Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, GCEO of Malaysia Airlines Ahmad Jauhari Yahya and occasionally joined by IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, Chief of Defense Forces Jen. Tan Sri Zulkifli Md. Zin and Chief of the RMAF Jen. Tan Sri Rodzali Daud TUDM.
It is after careful deliberation of what ever latest information available on the table, which has been corroborated with relevant corresponding agencies from abroad such as FAA, NTSB, FBI and others.
However, in the essence of a society which had been under repression and ‘closed’ for so long and today information flow is still not transparent as other places in the globe, the mainland Chinese in Beijing have the audacity to charge that Malaysian authorities are “Lying” and “Not telling the truth” about details of the missing flight MH370.
That is totally unfair.
Then again, it was rationalized that the mainland Chinese have to compete for survival and resort to “Take forcefully” whenever they want something or they want to be heard. “Otherwise, they feel that they would just be ignored and their needs would not be served”.
What is shocking, is their uncanny behaviour bordering beastly like animals. On the second day after the missing flight MH370 was confimred, Malaysia Airlines decide to organise their Ops Centre in a hotel in Beijing, to cater for any work need to attend queries and facilitate any requirement for the affected family of passengers.
First, as they are being assembled, they demanded that they be briefed every 15 minustes about the latest. The Malaysia Airlines representatives find it pointless to do that since they would not have anything new, if they require to do it four times hourly. But the Chinese were very adamant.
Then, after a few days when the Malaysia Airlines representative had no fresh information offered, whenever they do briefings they were pelted with bottled water and shouted at.
Then there is bit of taking opportunity for the hospitality provided. Malaysia Airlines provide food and lodging for the affected families, which was part of their service to attend to the next of kin of the passengers.
At one of point of time last week, it is believed that meals for 8,000-9,000 persons were have to be prepared to cater the number of people congregated at the hotel. Considering there is only 154 of them onboard, it literally means that there are 60 persons grieving congregated at the hotel or every passengers.
When Malaysia Airlines open the registry to collect information for next of kin for passengers in case they need and want to be flown to Kuala Lumpur or any other destination pertaining to the missing plane, names were collected. Usually, it would be immediate families. Some even list cousins and employees.
This evening, three women believed to be Chinese nationals tried to smuggle into the media briefing hall at Sama Sama Hotel as the daily media briefing by Transport Minister and DG of DCA about to start.
SEPANG: Three women believed to be relatives of passengers onboard the missing MH370 flight, tried to enter the auditorium of Sama-Sama Hotel where a Press conference is scheduled to be held.
This led to a commotion when police tried to prevent them from entering the room and the Pressmen started coming near to get a glimpse of the incident.
A shoving match then ensued as Press photographers refused to leave the auditorium. The women was later led out by police and situation returned to normal five minutes later.
Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein is slated to hold a Press conference at the auditorium at 5.30pm.The chaotic situation at the Sama-Sama Hotel’s auditorium. Pix by Yazit Razali
Read more: MISSING MH370: Commotion at Sama-Sama Hotel auditorium as 3 women barge in – Latest – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/latest/font-color-red-missing-mh370-font-commotion-at-sama-sama-hotel-auditorium-as-3-women-barge-in-1.521426#ixzz2wPSruaLA
They just wanted to “Forcefully taken notice of”.
Whether the claim to be a civilisation of 5,000 years is validated by current events or not, the fact of the matter is that the Chinese have proven to be be selfish, coarse, rude and disrespectful of other people’s rights and decorum. They have also demonstrated steadfastness to ignore, dishonour and disrespect international laws and documents that they signed.
The fact is that Transport Minister Hishamuddin announced a high level team lead by Air Operations Commander Lt. Jen. Ackbal Abdul Samad TUDM which include a a senior director of DCA, senior officer of PM’s Office and senior B777-200 Captain to be desptached to Beijing immediately to meet the next of kin of the passengers, is the demonstration the seriousness of the Malaysian Government’s commitment to resolve this mystery.