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Chinese MH370 relatives threaten 'hunger strike'

Published on Mar 18, 2014 2:53 PM
 
A member of a passenger onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 shouts at Malaysian Airlines officials during the company's briefing to the family members at a hotel in Beijing on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Desperate relatives of Chinese passengers aboard flight MH370 threatened to go on hunger strike on Tuesday as they demanded answers about the missing aircraft from Malaysian officials. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING (AFP) - Desperate relatives of Chinese passengers aboard flight MH370 threatened to go on hunger strike on Tuesday as they demanded answers about the missing aircraft from Malaysian officials.

"Now we have no news, and everyone is understandably worried. The relatives say they will go to the (Malaysian) embassy to find the ambassador," said Wen Wancheng, whose son was aboard the missing flight.

"The Malaysian ambassador should be presenting himself here. But he's not," Wen said, updating reporters after a regular meeting between Malaysia Airlines officials and family members at a hotel in Beijing.

"Relatives are very unsatisfied. So you hear them saying 'hunger strike'," added the 63-year-old from the eastern province of Shandong, speaking as the search entered its 11th day.

 
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