Malaysia Airlines has reportedly spoken with family members of 80 per cent of the passengers who were on board MAS 370. Malaysian Airways CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya announced at a press conference that the carrier has also arranged to ferry a team to Beijing “to provide support and assistance to families there”. The passenger manifest will not be released until all families of the passengers have been informed but some names are listed here.
In China at the Lido Hotel near Beijing Airport, security staff are apparently having a hard time holding back a large group of reporters who are making it hard for relatives, friends and associates to enter or exit the room.
An man in his 60s, believed to be a family member of one of the passengers of flight MH370 has punched a cameraman in the face who had been trying to film him as he walked past. A security guard was reported as shouting at the reporters “Don’t you all have families?”
Come on reporters, be respectful here.
Yahoo Malaysia news is reporting that a passenger’s brother of a passenger says relatives have to be at KLIA before 6pm with valid passports for Malaysia Airlines to transport them to the crash site. Malaysia Airlines are continuing to say, however, they have not located the plane. Police are reportedly escorting grief-stricken relatives out of the special Relatives waiting room at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
I noted in my last post that Malaysia Airlines Facebook page Cover and Profile photos have now been greyed out. Their latest post reads: We share the anxieties of family members & we’re doing everything possible to get more status updates on MH370.
The massive search and rescue is on-going. One hopes they find the craft soon. In the meantime, we have to wait and see.