PETALING JAYA - Friends and families of passengers and crew members of MH370 are refusing to give up hope, believing that their loved ones are still alive even though it has been more than a month since the aircraft disappeared.
Maira Elizabeth Nari, daughter of chief steward Andrew Nari, posted a hopeful message via her new Twitter account, @MairaElizxbeth_: "Today's the day. Exactly one month the flight MH370 went missing. We are still hoping. Come home, dad. We're here waiting for you," tweeted the 17-year-old yesterday.
Izzat Nazli, the nephew of leading steward Wan Swaid Wan Ismail, finds it hard to believe that the plane's flight may have ended in the southern Indian Ocean, and thinks it was hijacked to another place.
"MH370 has left us for a month, I am still hoping for their safe return. Never lose hope. Uncle Swaid, we love you," he tweeted from @theonlywannn.
For Dr Mohd Ghouse Noor, a schoolmate of Capt Zaharie Ahmad Shah, the last 30 days were full of ups and downs due to widespread speculation about the pilot in charge of the flight.
"His sisters still believe that miracles do happen.
" We are not giving up hope until we are definite that the wreckage has been found, or bodies recovered," said Dr Ghouse, who serves as moderator for the Facebook group Friends of Captain Zaharie MH370 (FOCZ).
Mohamad Sahril Shaari, a cousin of passenger Muhammad Razahan Zamani, prays that solid evidence will emerge soon.
"If the plane is no more, we want proof. If it really ended in the Indian Ocean, there must be debris, at least one piece. Only then will we believe 100 per cent," he said.
Mohamad Sahril also thanked the Malaysian Government for their tireless work and the countries who offered assistance in the daunting search effort.
Another passenger, engineer Suhaili Mustafa, is deeply missed by her friends and family.
"She was really sweet and kind, and we all miss her," said Farah Faisal, her friend and classmate.
Farah also paid tribute to Suhaili on her blog: "Su, like I told you on your birthday: I love you always. I am a better person for having known you.
"You are the kindest person I know, you never had a bad thing to say about anyone".