Monday, March 31, 2014

#MH370: Students From China Want Media To Stop Tarnish Malaysia’s Image

PicsArt_1396188225331Students from China, currently pursuing studies in Malaysia, and former students have urged the Chinese media as well as the public in China not to tarnish Malaysia’s image following the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370 tragedy.

The Malaysian Association of China Students Alumni (MACSA) president, Adam Huang said the association had contacted the media in China through their embassy here, urging them not to condemn Malaysia.

“We have contacted the media in China to stop condemning Malaysia and tarnishing the country’s image. We also want them to help restore the faith about Malaysia to the people in China,” he told a press conference at Wisma MCA here, Sunday.

Besides that, he said the association also had started efforts to explain the real situation following the tragedy through the social media.

“Since the first week of the tragedy, we started to use social media as a platform to express our gratitude to the country (Malaysia) and the real situation here,” he said.

He said the social media users were also requested to stop provoking the Malaysian authorities, which was worsening the situation.

Meanwhile MACSA adviser Datuk Seri Michael Chong said he was trying to assist these students on the issue after they met him and said they must do something to rebuild the situation.

Founded on Jan 5, 2012, the association currently has more than 1,000 members, including current students and alumni living in Malaysia and China.

Flight MH370, carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew, left the KL International Airport at 12.41 am on March 8 and disappeared from radar screens about an hour later while over the South China Sea. It was to have landed in Beijing at 6.30 am on the same day.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak then announced on March 24, 17 days after the disappearance of Flight MH370 that it “ended in the southern Indian Ocean” based on an unprecedented type of analysis of satellite data by the United Kingdom satellite telecommunications company, Inmarsat and the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB).

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