Missing MH37: Families called in for briefing after Australia's press conference

Missing MH37: Families called in for briefing after Australia's press conference
Mr Selamat Omar, whose son is on MH370, said he remains hopeful that everyone on the plane are still alive. He said the latest news from Australia on the debris was overwhelming for some but he is trying to keep calm until the information is verified.

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia - At The Everly Putrajaya hotel, the five remaining families of Malaysian passengers have been called for a briefing with Malaysia Airlines.

Family member Selamat Omar told reporters all families of passengers have been called for a briefing on Thursday at the Cyberview Lodge Resort and Spa, where the families of international passengers were staying.

"If it is indeed MH370, I will accept the discovery, difficult as it may be.

"However, for as long as there is no confirmed news, I still have hope that my son is alive," he said.

Selamat, 60, has a son, 29 years old aviation engineer Mohd Khairul Amri Selamat, on board the ill-fated flight.

The briefing was apparently announced after the live telecast of the press conference by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

Other family members are gathered at the other side of the hotel lobby, guarded by auxiliary police.

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