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Artist ic tribute : Che Yusaidi’s batik-inspired piece with the names of the cabin crew aboard the missing flight.
PETALING JAYA: As nation and world continue to reel in shock over the missing MH370 flight, there has been plenty of public support for families and friends of the 239 onboard.
There have been outpourings of sympathy and empathy in the form of public message walls; poems and good wishes over the radio; as well as tributes made over Twitter and via Facebook and Instagram to show support.
Malaysians for Malaysia, a civil society movement, has been mobilising shopping malls in the Klang Valley to help people show their support.
Several malls have set up message walls on their premises.
“These let people express their support and compassion,” said Azrul Mohd Khalib, a convenor for the movement.
“The messages also offer some comfort to the families and friends of those aboard MH370.”
At MATTA Fair 2014, taking place at the Putra World Trade Centre this weekend, the anticipated 100,000 visitors are expected to show support for MH370 by leaving messages of hope on a specially set up wall.
The Star Radio Group, through its CapitalFM radio station, interviewed Singaporean Susan Chee yesterday, who gave pointers on coping with anxiety. She lost her husband in the 1997 Silkair tragedy.
Chee is also the general manager of Wicare, a Singapore organisation which counsels and supports families who are less fortunate.
Another radio station 988FM, will be holding a vigil tomorrow from 8pm to 9.30pm in front of Tropicana City Office Towers.
Listeners can express their hopes and prayers by writing it on balloons and boards, and there will be a performance by local Chinese artistes, who are coming together to show their support for MH370.
On SuriaFM’s Ceria Pagi show, words of encouragement in the form of poems and stories from the public were read out at intervals from 5am to 9am yesterday.
Social media was also flooded with prayers and hope wishes.
Malaysian food-art star Samantha Lee posted this on her Facebook page: “MH370 … I know you’re somewhere out there n I pray for your safe return”, garnering 3,430 likes.
She also created a “dish of hope” with bread representing clouds and the aeroplane, buildings of cream cheese, an orange as the sun and the flight number in chocolate.
Instagram user Che Yusaidi Che Yusoff (@Chedd) created a batik-inspired piece on his smartphone containing the names of the cabin crew aboard the missing flight.
“My wife works for MAS so she knows half of the crew members on the plane,” said the creative head at a production company.
Malls offer platforms for shoppers to pen messages for those affected by MH370
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