Chinese relatives of MH370 passengers walk out of briefing, demand China inquiry
Published on Mar 28, 2014 7:06 PM
BEIJING/KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Frustrated family members of the Chinese passengers aboard missing flight MH370 walked out of a briefing by Malaysian officials on Friday, leaving the panel to stare at ranks of empty chairs while a relatives' representative berated them.
With the search into its 20th day, hundreds of family members of the 153 Chinese passengers stood up about an hour into a briefing at Beijing's Lido Hotel and calmly filed out of the room, in a surreal scene that underscored the simmering tensions between the relatives and Malaysian authorities.
The man who led them in protest - a representative of the families who gave only his surname Jiang - took the microphone as soon as officials opened the floor for questions following their presentation on the latest details of the search effort.
Mr Jiang, who was wearing a white MH370 T-shirt underneath a tan blazer, turned to the relatives and asked them whether they were satisfied with what they have heard from officials so far.
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