BEIJING: Families of the missing passengers on Malaysian flight MH370 have threatened to go on hunger strike in protest at the lack of information regarding the whereabouts of the plane.
The Boeing 777 has been missing for 11 days now and the unprecedented search for the plane is still continuing since it disappeared less than one hour after taking off from Kuala Lumpur airport on its way to Beijing.
A total of 153 of the 239 people on board MH370 were Chinese. Now, many of the relatives of those Chinese passengers who are missing are threatening to go on hunger strike to emphasise their demands for more information from the Malaysian authorities, according to report in The Guardian.
“Now we have no news, and everyone is understandably worried,” said Wen Wanchen, whose son is one of the people missing on board MH370.
“The relatives say they will go to the [Malaysian] embassy to find the ambassador. The Malaysian ambassador should be presenting himself here. But he’s not. Relatives are very unsatisfied. So you hear them saying ‘hunger strike’,” he told AFP
THAI AIR FORCE SAW IT NEAR STRAIT OF MALACCA !!!
BANGKOK: The Royal Thai Air Force will send the radar information which suggests that the lost Malaysia airliner deviated its path to the Strait of Malacca to the Malaysian government. However, the air force does not confirm the detected airplane was the missing MH370.
Air Force Commander-in-Chief ACM Prachin Chantong said the air force’s radar station in the South had detected an aircraft taking off in Malaysia and later turning around passing Butterworth. The plane was believed to head toward the Strait of Malacca, the same speculation as Kuala Lumpur had, the official said.
ACM Prachin stressed that further analysis was needed to ascertain whether the plane was the MH370 jetliner.
If the missing aircraft flew toward Vietnam, Thailand’s radar would not be able to detect it, the air force chief said.