KUALA LUMPUR - A downpour did not deter 20 members of the Malaysians for Malaysia movement from gathering at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa here to say prayers for those on board MH370.
The prayers were conducted in Bahasa Malaysia, English and Mandarin. There was also a recital of a poem in Iban language.
The crowd included a former Malaysia Airlines crew member who had earlier been in Beijing as part of the airline's effort to take care of the families.
If it had not been the rain, they had wanted to release 239 purple balloons, each bearing the name of everyone onboard the flight.
"I take that as a blessing from the heaven. Maybe there's mething good out there," said movement member Latika Abdullah, who works in an oil and gas company.
Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir said the act was to give hope to the grieving families.
"It's a way of telling them we are all behind them. We feel very much a part of them.
"Hope is very important. It's what sustains them. We are hoping for an answer. Hopefully, God will give us some signs," she said.