A gloomy and dour-faced Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced what many feared today – “all were lost.”
The statement was made after intel provided by a British satellite company and examiners of the crash came to the conclusion that the aircraft smashed into the southern Indian Ocean with no possible survivors.
“They have told us all lives are lost,” a relative of one missing passenger said. Family and friends were so overcome with grief a few were removed from their hotels via stretchers.
While the devastating outcome of flight MH370 was delivered to the world, many family members of the Malaysian airlines crash were left in disbelief with one female leaving the news conference screaming: “Where is the proof? You haven’t confirmed the suspected objects to tell us no one survived.”
An agency representing 154 Taiwanese and Chinese family members of the passengers aboard flight MH370 have condemned the actions of the Malaysian government with cries of fowl behavior, cover-ups and premeditated search delays, this according to CCTV, China’s state-run news forum.
The family members also released a statement which, in part, read: “If our 154 relatives aboard lost their lives due to such reasons, then Malaysia Airlines, the Malaysian government and the Malaysian military are the real murderers that killed them.”
Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakal, Inspector-General of Police said the search still continues with Malaysian investigators interviewing over 50 people and examining 4 prospective motives: sabotage, personal problems of the passengers and/or crew, a potential hijacking or psychological issues.
“Such cases may take up to a year, so please don’t jump to conclusions that the police are slow,” Mr. Abu Bakal said.
Earlier, Malaysian Airlines sent a text to family members of passengers aboard flight MH370 which read: “… deeply regrets that we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those onboard survived.”
Meanwhile, Australian officials have halted further air and sea search operations of flight MH370 “due to poor weather conditions in the search area,” the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said.