Missing MH370: Blame game not helping, says Dr M

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia - Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said playing the blame game on the plight of the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft will not help in solving the mystery of the incident.

"Every unfortunate thing that happened is a lesson. I believe the authorities have done their best in the mission to search the missing airplane," he said.

He said it is up to the authorities to deal with the matter when commenting on the issue of the questionable security level at Kuala Lumpur International Airport following the case of two fake passports.

Mahathir, accompanied by his wife, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah was here at the Everly Hotel yesterday to visit the families of the passengers onboard of missing MH370 flight.

Also present was his son, Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, who was accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Norzieta Zakaria.

Commenting on the current condition of the family members, he urged the social media users to be more sensitive when posting or commenting on the incident as their actions had deeply hurt them.

"I met the families personally. They have expressed that they felt tortured by the little information that they got after been waiting for so long.

"They also mentioned that preferrably, they do not want to get false information as they often disappointed by it after the official news announced the other way around.

"Therefore, I hope the public, particularly the social media user can be more sensitive about this," he told reporters after visiting the family members of passengers onboard MH370.