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MH370: Families Accept Reality, Hope For Explanations

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SHAH ALAM – “We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return.”

The wife of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 steward Mohd Hazrin Mohamed Hasnan said these words following the announcement by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak early today on the discovery of a flaperon on Reunion Island which was confirmed by experts to belong to the ill-fated aircraft.

In her Instagram account, Intan Maizura Othman said she accepted the tragedy which befell her husband as fated, but insisted that there be a detailed explanation on the incident by the relevant authorities.

Intan Maizura, however, regretted that the airline had not informed about this to the families first.

Efforts to meet or contact Intan Maizura were fruitless as no one was at her home in Kota Kemuning.

Rohani Ahmad, mother of Suhaili Mustafa who was one of the 227 passengers on board the ill-fated plane, said her family left it to the Malaysian government to take further action.

“What else can we do, we cannot do anything…it is up to the government,” she said when contacted by Bernama to comment on the latest development on MH370.

The family of Muzi Yusof, another passenger on board MH370, had long accepted the reality of the tragedy although they hoped the investigating team would intensify efforts to detect more of the plane’s parts.

His younger brother, Zurihan Yusof said the family was hopeful that the real reason for the tragedy would be uncovered.

“Hopefully, the investigating team would quickly find other parts and end all the mysteries about the plane,” he said.

G. Subramanian, 61, the father of one of the victims of the tragedy, refused to accept the announcement that the flaperon found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean was from MH370.

He said, his son, S. Puspanathan, 35, was still alive and hoped the investigating team would locate any of his son’s personal belongings.

“I will only believe if the investigating team locates any one of my son’s personal belongings in the search area. Till then, I will not believe whatever material found in the search area.

“I want the Malaysian government to continue with the search for more evidence,” he said.

Flight MH370 disappeared from radar screens while en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur on March 8 and was scheduled to land in the Chinese capital at 6.30am the same day.

Early today, Najib announced that the flaperon found on Reunion Island, a French territory, on July 29, was from MH370.

This confirms that the Boeing 777 with its 239 passengers and crew had crashed. – BERNAMA

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