Missing MH370: AirAsia boss praises Malaysian minister Hisham

PETALING JAYA: Air Asia CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has taken to Twitter to praise the efforts of acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein in handling the search for the missing MH370 plane.

"After some unclear statements @HishammuddinH2O has taken control been transparent and ever present.

One voice. Transparent. Clear. Honest.

"Seen lots in the aviation industry in my 12 years. This is unprecedented. @HishammuddinH2O must be given praise for his untiring efforts," tweeted Tony on Sunday.

As acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin has been pushed to the forefront as the face of the Malaysian search and rescue operation.

Many believe that he has handled the role well, especially when facing grilling from the media at the daily press conferences.

Meanwhile, Hishammuddin's own Twitter timeline Sunday has been full of tweets about finding the missing plane.

He has been asking everybody to pray for the safety of the passengers from the missing plane.

"Good Sunday Morning 2 all - those praying in Churches around the country a prayer please 4 d passengers,crew n their family #MH370," was one tweet directed to Christians who normally conduct their prayers on Sundays.

Hishammuddin also said that he was touched by the CCTV interview with Liu Guiqui, the mother of a Chinese passenger who denied mistreatment by the Malaysian police.

"Touched me 2 d core. We will continue TQ," in reply to a message from James Chau, the CCTV journalist who interviewed Liu.