Missing MH370: MAS requests for families to be left alone

CYBERJAYA - Malaysian Airlines has released a statement requesting for the media to respect the privacy of the families of passengers on-board missing flight MH370.

MAS strategic communications senior vice president Datuk Najmuddin Abdullah said on Thursday that the airline had released the statement after receiving reports that families were being harassed by the media.

"Some journalists have even turned up at their doorsteps seeking information the families do not wish to share.

"We do understand your need to provide the public with the latest information, we request your co-operation to respect the privacy of the grieving families," Najmuddin said in the statement.

He however added that it would be all right if the families are willing to be interviewed.

"But otherwise it would be great if the media could respect them," he said adding that the media was doing a great job in covering the incident.