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MH370: Closed-door briefing with families of passengers scheduled

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MH370: Closed-door briefing with families of passengers scheduled
Acting Transport Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein - File pic
KUALA LUMPUR: A closed-door briefing will be held for family members of passengers on-board Malaysia Airlines (MAS) MH370 flight in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday.

Acting Transport Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein in a statement on Tuesday said the briefing will be led by the Department of Civil Aviation and Malaysia Airlines, and moderated by the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to China.

"Technical experts from Malaysia, China and Australia will participate in the briefing, and the Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia will attend," said Hishammuddin.

On Sunday, families of Chinese passengers on flight MH370 who travelled to Malaysia vented their frustrations at the government, demanding for ‘truth’ over what they believe was a ‘government cover up’.

At an emotionally charged press conference at the Holiday Villa hotel in Subang Jaya recently, they had asked for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to retract his March 24 statement which concluded that the flight path of the airliner Boeing 777-200ER airliner had “ended” in the southern Indian Ocean.

Chanting “We want the truth! We want our relatives! We want evidence!” , the families also held up banners which read "Hand us the murderer. Tell us the truth" "Return our relatives of MH370" and “Relatives of MH370 strongly condemn Malaysian government's delay of rescue time”.

The Chinese families claimed that there were flaws in the investigations demanded meetings with the technical team investigating the case.

Protests were also held in the United Kingdom where a group of Chinese nationals marched to the Malaysian High Commission in London organised by the Chinese Weekly accusing the Malaysian government of withholding information regarding the missing flight MH370.

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