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'Under siege' Malaysians hit back at China over MH370

Malaysians are chafing at scathing Chinese criticism over the lost MH370 passenger jet, with fed-up officials, media and citizens now hitting back after being assailed as incompetent liars and murderers. Authorities in Kuala Lumpur have been on the defensive since the Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines flight went missing on March 8 with 239 people aboard, most of them Chinese citizens.

Chinese MH370 relatives renew pressure on Malaysia officials

Frustrated relatives of Chinese passengers aboard missing flight MH370 demanded answers from the Malaysian ambassador for a second consecutive day Wednesday, with some mocking him at a Beijing hotel. "All the things that were promised, we have received nothing. Was Mr Yahya talking out of the other end of his body -- was he talking out of his arse?" one relative said, referring to Malaysia Airlines Group CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya.

Chinese families protest at Malaysian Embassy in Beijing

Chinese relatives of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on Tuesday staged a protest in Beijing, venting their anger against what they call Malaysia's mishandling of the disaster, a day after it concluded that the aircraft crashed into the southern Indian Ocean.

Malaysia's jet crash announcement draws criticism

Malaysia drew criticism at home and abroad on Tuesday for announcing that a missing passenger jet with 239 people aboard had been lost at sea, even before any wreckage was found. The country's flag carrier also received ire for informing some relatives of the plane's loss by text message, although it insisted this had been a "last resort". A sombre Prime Minister Najib Razak said Monday that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which vanished more than two weeks ago, had "ended in the southern Indian Ocean".

Hysterical scenes in China after Malaysia says plane crashed

BEIJING (Reuters) - Relatives of Chinese passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines flight reacted with hysteria on Monday after the Malaysian prime minister announced the jet ended its journey in the remote Southern Indian Ocean. At the Beijing hotel where many of the relatives are staying, family members erupted in shouts and tears after they heard the news, wailing and in some cases dropping to the floor. One woman screamed out: "It's not possible, it's not possible!" before collapsing.

Malaysian PM to brief press amid missing plane search

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Monday he would hold a press conference at 10:00 pm (1400 GMT), after authorities indicated they were close to retrieving suspected debris from missing flight MH370. "I will be making a statement on #MH370 at 10pm Malaysian tonight," Najib said on his Twitter feed. dma/lto

Airliner crisis compounds Malaysian government's woes

Malaysia's missing-plane crisis has exposed the shortcomings of a ruling regime already wrestling with a rapidly shrinking support base, fierce racial divisions and international criticism of its tough handling of political opponents. The same government has ruled since Malaysia's birth in 1957, and political observers said its much-criticised response to the jet drama is symptomatic of years of institutional atrophy under an ethnic Malay elite known for cronyism.

Airliner crisis compounds Malaysian government's woes

Malaysia's missing-plane crisis has exposed the shortcomings of a ruling regime already wrestling with a rapidly shrinking support base, fierce racial divisions and international criticism of its tough handling of political opponents. The same government has ruled since Malaysia's birth in 1957, and political observers said its much-criticised response to the jet drama is symptomatic of years of institutional atrophy under an ethnic Malay elite known for cronyism.

Scrutiny of Malaysia pilots reveals picture of normality

By Stuart Grudgings and Anshuman Daga KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - One is a technical wizard whose affable manner made him a favorite of trainee pilots; the other an enthusiastic young aviator planning to marry his sweetheart. The captain and co-pilot of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 are now at the center of a baffling paradox: as circumstantial evidence mounts that at least one of them may have been involved in the plane's disappearance on March 8, accounts of their lives portray them as sociable, well-balanced and happy.

Anwar 'disgusted' by speculation over missing plane's pilot

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim condemned on Tuesday speculation that the captain of a missing Malaysian airliner -- a member of his party and a distant relative -- may have had political motives to sabotage the plane. Describing Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah as a "decent man", Anwar said he was "disgusted" by what he saw as an attempt to smear the pilot and somehow implicate the opposition leadership in the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
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