“Mystery” has turned to “Coverup” regarding the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, to the point that relations are outraged with officials for refusing to disclose what they know, especially after authorities tightened security around the hotel where the loved ones are, keeping them more in the dark, from the rest of the world.
Outrage over the Malaysia Airlines missing jet coverup and resulted in family members throwing objects at officials because they are hiding information learned about the plane that vanished three days ago.
Angry family members threw water bottles at an MAS spokesman and threatened to protest in front of the Malaysian embassy in China if the airline did not “disclose” the “truth,” according to International Business Times.
Chinese media reports several of the passengers’ mobile phones were connecting when called by relatives, but the calls were not picked up.
“This morning, around 11:40 [am], I called my older brother’s number twice, and I got the ringing tone,” said Bian Liangwei, sister of one of the passengers. At 2:00 pm, Bian called again and heard it ringing again.
“If I could get through, the police could locate the position, and there’s a chance he could still be alive.”
She has passed on the number to Malaysia Airlines and the Chinese police.
“The world is speculating whether the stolen passport holders were terrorists,” while Interpol asks why only a handful of countries world-wide took care to ensure persons possessing stolen passports are not boarding international flights, said Ronald Noble, secretary-general of Interpol on Sunday.
Relatives of the passengers are urging the authorities to search for the location of phones that rang using the Global Positioning System.
At a press conference in Beijing, however, MAS spokesman Ignatius Ong said one of the numbers that had been passed on to the airline’s command office in Kuala Lumpur failed to get through.
“I myself have called the number five times while the airline’s command centre also called the number. We got no answering tone,” said Ong.
A phone company in Singapore that was investigating this number said the number was out of credit. But that’s only one phone. Numerous relations have provided cell phone numbers of loved ones that they said ring when dialed.
China.org.cn reported 19 families signed a joint statement saying their family members’ cell phones connected, but the calls hung up. Relatives have asked Malaysia Airlines to reveal any information they might be hiding, seeking an explanation for the eerie phone connections. The relatives have complained that the Malaysia Airlines is not responding as actively as it should.
Debris and oil not from plane
As officials waited to test receovered debris thought to possibly be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 plane, secuirty tightened at the hotel where family and other loved ones of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 passengers have agonized over 48 hours.
Authorities tightened security yesterday morning at Everly Hotel outside Kuala Lumpur where families of passengers on missing plane continued their painful watch for news of loved ones and officials withheld from them the possibility that debris found was from the jet.
Late Sunday night, a Vietnamese search and rescue plane spotted possible fragments of the missing plane around 50 miles south-southwest of Vietnam’s Tho Chu island. Malaysia Airlines said late Sunday it had received no confirmation regarding the suspected debris. Volunteer workers in the Everly Hotel say Malaysia Airlines has not yet told the families about the sighted debris. Just as well, because it was another false alarm. Same with the oil slick spotted. According to fingerprints, the oil is not from the missing plane.
”We also don’t know,” said one member of Malaysia Airlines’ crisis management team. “It has not been confirmed (as Flight MH370 debris),” he said.
“A Malaysian team of investigators stands ready to travel to Vietnam or the crash site,” Gaurav Raghuvanshi reports from livestreaming. “But it’s waiting for a ‘positive’ confirmation, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, director general of Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation told The Wall Street Journal on Monday.”
Authorities in Vietnam claimed seeing parts such as life jackets and a door lining. It’s been confirmed, however, that those objects were not from the missing Boeing 777-200 jet that went off the radar over the Gulf of Thailand .
We don’t know if anything has been recovered,” Mr. Azharuddin said, adding that his department is in constant touch with authorities in Vietnam.
Making matters worse, at 11.19 A.M. Malaysian time, the Associated Press reported that Vietnam said it could not locate the debris spotted from the air Sunday. Doan Huu Gia, chief of the search and rescue coordination center, said Monday that six planes and seven ships from Vietnam were searching for the object in the area where the possible plane parts were spotted but nothing had been found.
Ships and aircraft from over six nations including Malaysia, the U.S. and Singapore are scouring a wide area in the South China Sea where the plane was last seen on radar.
Meanwhile, 20 passengers on the missing plane are world-class electronic geeks for a major Defense contracting company that specializing in such things as weapons that disappear planes and ships for the battlefield.
They are employed by a company designing and manufacturing cutting edge electronic weaponry for the Department of Defense. Such weaponry includes those making it possible to vanish planes off the radar.
By Deborah Dupre