The downing of MH17 AMS-KUL with 298 souls at 1415GMT yesterday brought unsurpassed shock through spine of hundreds of millions global television viewers, not just Malaysians. The fact that high on speculation is that the downing is believed to be caused by hostile fire, from unidentified forces on ground in the eastern most parts of Ukraine brought the complication another notch down.
Again from the experience of the missing MH370 on 8 March earlier this year, speculations are freely offered especially in the advancement of communication technology which include round-the-clock international news networks and social media.
Arm chair critics, experts and philosophers suddenly pop from the least expected corners, where Malaysians are part of them.
The fact is that, Malaysia Airlines as the commercial national carrier and Malaysian Government as the custodian and steward of Malaysian interests more over if it involve lives and asset of GLCs, are working very hard to sort things out.
Hence, they would need time to do all the necessary in the standard operating procedure already prepared for crisis such as this. This include contacting all the families and kins of the 298 souls who are believed to have died instantly when the B777-200 mysteriously exploded at 10% short of the speed of sound, six miles above the ground almost twenty nautical miles to the Russian Federation border.
Let them sort out what they need to do first, high on the priority list. When they are ready, they would come and face the world media.
Yes, the world demand minimal answers to this shocking story. However the world should owe it to the grieving families, kins and loved ones of the 298 souls onboard before they want to satisfy their curiosity.
As for now, all the conspiracy theory about the pro-Russian Federation separatists versus the Ukranian hardliners could just wait. Remains of the 298 souls got to be sorted out first and the bereavement of the affected families and loved ones must be the priority.
This include the 22 Malaysian passengers and 15 Malaysia Airlines crew onboard.