BANTING - Retiree G. Subramaniam is a broken man after hearing the announcement that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean.
His only son Puspanathan, a 34-year-old manager with Petronas, was aboard the plane on a working trip to Beijing.
"I held on to hope that the plane had landed somewhere and my son was alive.
"But I know the inevitable has happened and lost hope after the Prime Minister's announcement," Subramaniam said.
He said his wife A. Amirtham was inconsolable. The couple, who live in Telok Panglima Garang, Banting, are both 60.
Subramaniam's daughter Thenmoli and Puspanathan's wife Sri Devi were both at KLIA waiting for further information.
Subramaniam said he would go to Australia with his family if his son's remains were found.
In Klang, 15-year-old Eric Chen was too traumatised to say anything.