I am not a die hard fan of the former PM Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Not because he was a bad PM, it was just because there were things during his time as PM I just didn’t agree with but that does not mean I do not respect his views. Everybody has their own view.
But I do agree with his statement regarding the handling of the missing flight MH370.
Yes, the authorities haven’t released much information. People are speculating that the authorities are holding information back. I think they are just being cautious. I think the authorities really do not know what happened. How can they release a statement when they themselves do not have hard evidence? And why would they want to release it to the media before informing the relatives of those involved?
All eyes are upon Malaysia at the moment. Why would the authority want to embarrass the whole nation by showing their inability to handle a crisis?
This is a crisis. A crisis that they’ve never had to handle before. It is new territory. Give them some slack and let them do their job.
And please understand that yes a Boeing 777 is a big aeroplane, but it is a mere speck compared to the vastness of the South China Sea, as per this article in the Straits Time.
As much as I like to hold on to this slither of hope that all 239 people on board MH370 are safe, I think something catastrophic happened out there and I just hope that the families will one day find closure.