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Sunday March 9, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Sunday March 9, 2014 MYT 11:09:35 AM
SEPANG: As relatives of the missing passengers made their way to the special holding area at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, most looked anxious but hopeful.
Corporate planner Afiz Ayub, 30, described the mood best when he said: “We are staying positive. I found out that my brother-in-law, Junaidi Kassim, 37, was missing at 6am and I have since stopped reading any news about the alleged crash.”
“We will only accept the official story of what happened – not rumours,” he said, adding that his sister and her mother-in-law were asked by MAS officials to come to the airport by 6pm with their travel documents and bags.
They were only told that they would be brought to “the site”.
“I don’t know where or what the site is but I’m staying positive,” he said.
About 50 family members and friends started arriving at the KLIA since noon yesterday.
Faced with a flurry of journalists, a few were spotted in tears and shielding their faces but most were calm.
The entrance to the holding area was crowded by more than 50 local and international media personnel.
At 6.30pm, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak arrived with his deputy Tan Sri Muhyddin Yassin to meet with the relatives for about 30 minutes.
The relatives were later taken to a hotel in Putrajaya.
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