After Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Raza announced on April 24 that his government’s investigation report about the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 wouldn’t be released to the public until next week, many people are suspicious that he may be hiding the plane’s location.
Najib Razak‘s refusal to reveal whether Flight 370 is lost has led some people — including the angry family members of the passengers — to question whether the Malaysian government actually knows where the plane is and is keeping that information from the public for some reason.
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Najib told CNN in a television interview on April 24, “I have directed an internal investigation team of experts to look at the report, and there is a likelihood that next week we could release the report.”
He later confirmed that the report would be released to the public sometime next week — but that’s not soon enough for the devastated family members of Flight 370 passengers.
And the fact that the report, which has been sent to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the U.N. body for global aviation, remains hidden for now only “adds fuel to the fire,” one analyst said.
Of course, it’s possible that Najib is biding time so that the government can continue to look for the plane — but either way, family members who lost their loved ones in the flight’s disappearance are demanding answers.
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The families are so tired of relying on the government for information about what happened to the flight, that they’re cutting out the middleman and taking their questions directly to Boeing.
“There is a subset of those questions, including some new ones, that are much more technical that we will be bringing directly to Boeing,” passenger Philip Wood‘s partner Sarah Bajc told CNN. “Boeing has a shareholders meeting next week. And if we’re not getting information directly from Malaysia Airlines and from the Malaysian government, we might as well try to go directly to the source.”
“We need a fresh start here,” she added.
We hope this tragic mystery is solved soon, so that the families of the flight’s passengers can finally get some much-needed closure.
— Tierney McAfee