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China envoy says families of MH370 passengers need fast, accurate updates

Published on Mar 12, 2014 10:01 PM
 

PUTRAJAYA - China's ambassador to Malaysia said the families of Chinese passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 need fast and accurate updates on the situation and appealed to the media to leave them alone.

"Updates and information have been chaotic. All kind of speculation and rumours have been flying about. This is bad, which is why we have requested for the Malaysian authorities to disseminate information promptly and accurately," said Dr Huang Huikang. He was speaking to reporters after his meeting with the families at a resort in Cyberjaya on Wednesday.

He added that the Chinese embassy in Malaysia will do its utmost to provide the families with immediate and accurate updates.

"At the same time, I request that the media do not aid in any hearsay so as to help control the chaos...I hope that members of the media leave them alone, so that they can handle this difficult time in a quiet and comfortable environment,'' said Dr Huang.

China ambassador to Malaysia Dr Huang Huikang speaks to members of the media and leaves the resort in Cyberjaya after meeting with the Chinese relatives of the missing MH370 plane passengers on Mar 12, 2014. China's ambassador to Malaysia said the families of Chinese passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 need fast and accurate updates on the situation and appealed to the media to leave them alone. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

"They have kept calm and patient. They just want to get accurate information - what happened, what's going on and what is next step."

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