Missing MH370: Prayers for the missing passengers and crew

The heavy rain did not dampen the spirit of Kajang folk who gathered at Bukit Angkat to pray for the safety of those on board the missing flight MH370.

Hundreds of people of different faiths joined MCA leaders in praying for the well-being of the 239 passengers and crew of the jetliner Wednesday night.

The prayers were conducted in accordance with various religions including Buddhism, Taoism and Christianity.

Those who attended the ceremony endured the muddy ground brought about by the downpour.

Kajang folk joined MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, deputy president Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong, vice-president Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun and other leaders in lighting candles.

Some also folded paper cranes and lotus flowers using coloured paper laid on the table.

MAS flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing mysteriously disappeared on March 8.

Liow, in his speech, said it had been 12 days since the plane went missing and everyone was concerned for the people on board the aircraft.

He thanked Kajang folks for attending the prayer ceremony even though the Kajang by-election was just several days away.

Chew will face off with PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail in the by-election for the state seat which fell vacant following assemblyman Lee Chin Cheh's resignation.