MH370 crash: Families in Beijing protest, demand 'direct proof'

Relatives of Chinese passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight reacted with hysteria after the Malaysian PM announced the jet ended its journey in the Southern Indian Ocean.

BEIJING - The committee representing family members of Chinese passengers on MH370 has conveyed its "strongest protest and condemnation" to Malaysia Airlines, the Malaysian government and Malaysian military, following Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's announcement late Monday that the aircraft ended its journey in the southern Indian Ocean.

Talking to the reporters here early Tuesday, one of the committee members read from a statement, claiming that Najib made the announcement without "any direct proof".

"In the last 18 days, MAS, the Malaysian government and Malaysian military have delayed announcing, and hid the truth in an attempt to fool the family members of passengers as well as the whole world," he alleged.

Flight MH370 went missing on March 8 with 239 people aboard en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.