PETALING JAYA - Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein (pic) has called for the privacy of the families of passengers and crew of Malaysia Airlines's MH370 to be respected, following the announcement by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak that the Boeing 777's flight ended in the southern Indian Ocean.
"In these times of grief, I urge the public to give the family members some space, respect their privacy. Words just cannot describe how I feel 2nite but I promise you esp d families of all d passengers n crew: The search continues," said Hishammuddin on his Twitter account, @HishammuddinH20 late Monday night.
He added: "I truly understand there are no words which could console the family members of #MH370. The whole world is with you in these difficult times."
At 10pm Tuesday, Najib announced that British investigators from its UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) have concluded that the flight of Malaysian Airlines MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean.
MH370, which had been missing for the last 17 days disappeared from Malaysian radars at 2.15am on March 8 after taking off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport for Beijing at 1.30am. It carried 227 passengers and 12 crew.