As a multi-national search team continues to scour the Indian Ocean and a dozen different countries for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, families of the missing passengers are growing more and more frustrated. In fact, some Chinese families’ anger boiled over on Wednesday during a press briefing. CCTV’s Barnaby Lo reports from Kuala Lumpur with the latest.
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Distressed family members of missing passengers aboard Flight 370 were forcibly removed from the daily news conference by officials in Kuala Lumpur. At least two crying women entered the media briefing room shortly before the briefing was due to begin and unfurled a protest banner.” I want my son back,” sobbed one of the women, who were shoved into a side room before being taken away by police.
In Beijing, families of the missing passengers are forming a special committee designed to pressure the Malaysian government into speaking to them directly. For days, they say all they have been getting is lip service from the airline company’s spokesperson. CCTV’s Han Peng spoke with some of the relatives at Beijing’s Lido Hotel.
Meanwhile, a Chinese rescue ship “Haixun 01” has joined the search for the missing plane. It’s concentrating its search in the Bango Bay and Sunda Strait. CCTV’s Ying Yiyuan is on board.