I can heal and help

I can heal and help
MI185 widow Susan Chee has come out to offer her services to the grieving families of MH370.

SINGAPORE - She lost her husband almost 17 years ago, under similar circumstances.

His body has never been found.

SilkAir Flight MI185 widow Susan Chee, 56, has been through what most could never imagine - and not want to experience.

She knows what it is like to wait. And wait with no closure.

Now she wants to help family members of those who were on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which went missing last Saturday.

She is willing to travel to Kuala Lumpur, where the Malaysian crisis management team is based, and where family members are gathering.

The drama, which began early on Saturday morning when airport authorities lost contact with the Beijing-bound flight just 50 minutes into its journey, is into its fourth day with no word on the location of the plane.

It had left Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 12.41am carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members. It was slated to arrive in Beijing at 6.30am.

Madam Chee's personal heartache began on Dec 19, 1997, when SilkAir MI185 crashed into the Musi River in Palembang, Indonesia, with 104 people on board.

Among them was her husband Tan Choon Yeow, 46, a financial controller.

No bodies were recovered and the cause of the crash remains a mystery till this day.

"I can understand the anxiety and anger many of (the MH370 families) would be feeling," Madam Chee said.

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