Home > News > Nation
Sunday March 16, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Sunday March 16, 2014 MYT 10:57:14 AM
Heartfelt thoughts: Amira Fateha, 22, writing a message on the 'Pray For MH370' billboard at the MATTA fair.
KUALA LUMPUR: The words of “hope”, “come back” and “home” littered the giant board put up for those aboard the missing MH370 plane at the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) Fair March 2014.
Eight days have passed since the plane vanished but many of those thronging the fair are still holding out hope, penning their thoughts on the board.
Writing in various languages and many styles, each and every one hopes for the safe return of the 239 passengers and crew members.
Nine-year-old Loh Chang Yang scribbled “Xi wang ni men ping an hui lai (Hope for your safe return) while a woman told her son to jot down the words: “We love you. Please come back.”
“Waiting to say ‘Welcome home!’” wrote one Faizul on the board.
There were also heartfelt messages to Malaysia Airlines (MAS), the national carrier, which has come under intense scrutiny since the incident began on March 8.
“Yes, we are behind you, MAS,” said one message.
Employees of the airline also took to the board, writing “To my dearest fellow colleagues of MH370, we pray 4 your safe return” as well as messages for the pilot, Capt Zaharie Ahmad Shah.
Kolej Poly-Tech MARA Bangi student Nor Sahiera Saiful Azuan, 19, said she had never stopped praying for the passengers and crew members of MH370.
“It’s been a week and the plane remains missing. With no news on the passengers, I hope for the best, for a miracle,” she said when met at the fair.
Educator Ivy Ngai, 30, said as long as the plane was not found, she would never stop hoping.
For 61-year-old businessman, M. Govinddaraju, and his wife, J. Vaani, 53, they had spent the past week catching up on news updates of the missing plane.
“I even wake up at 5am sometimes just to catch up on the latest updates,” said Govinddaraju.
Tags / Keywords:
Transport Safety, mh370, matta fair, MAS flight, KL, Beijing, missing flight, MH370
MH370: Then I saw the 'weird thing' on shore, says debris finder
MH370: Malaysian team in France to check on debris, says PM
Aziz Kaprawi: 'Almost certain' Boeing 777 debris
Transport Ministry: Not enough evidence debris from MH370
MH370: Found debris likely from a Boeing 777
MH17: China says abstained vote over 'major concerns'
Hadi hits back at Guan Eng for not standing up for Muhyiddin
Bank Negara: Zeti has not quit, did not suffer heart attack
MH370: Chinese next-of-kin want search to go on
MH17: Russia will not deter Malaysia from seeking justice
Negri MB denies it is him in viral audio clip
Getting a taste of hunger
Napoli sign Romania defender Chiriches from Spurs
Volkswagen to offer crash avoidance systems on most US models
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)