Home > News > Nation
Monday March 17, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Monday March 17, 2014 MYT 8:05:32 AM
PUTRAJAYA: Family members of the passengers of MH370 who are being hosted at a hotel here are allowed to indulge in various pursuits and distractions while waiting for news regarding the missing flight.
Deputy Director of the Psychology Management Division of the Public Service Department, Dr Abdul Jalil Hassan, said among the activities that they could take part in were visits to certain places such as tourist attractions.
“So far, no one has taken them out of this area for trips. But in view of the proximity of the hotel to malls, some families have gone to these places for a break,” he said yesterday.
Late last night, a Bernama reporter came across a father of one of the passengers exiting the hotel’s main entrance.
“Going for a drink,” he said briefly before rushing away, only to return an one hour later.
Abdul Jalil said that after eight days of staying at the hotel, they should do something different other than watching television in their rooms.
He added that the families appeared to be calmer after listening to the explanation on the incident from the Prime Minister on Saturday afternoon, where it was strongly hinted that the aircraft had been intentionally diverted from its original route.
“We could see how some parents who have missing children could communicate without feeling sad. I think this is probably because of the news conveyed.
“Previously, we saw eight days without any answer. But on Saturday, we received some answer, although not in full. But that could at least give them some relief,” he said. — Bernama
Tags / Keywords:
Environment, Nation, MH370, malaysia airlines
MH370: Australia offers to build memorial to mark tragedy
Palanivel: India, Malaysia keen on enhancing bilateral ties
Najib: Malaysia will move forward together
Khazanah to announce plan for Malaysia Airlines in 6 to 12 months
Cops still trying to contact owner of seditious FB page
Smooth traffic on Causeway as new toll charges kick in on Singapore side
Motorists throng petrol stations, bemoan fuel price hike
Khalid ‘fully aware’ his sacking is valid, says PKR
Malaysian mother in Sweden child abuse case returns home
Azmin announces Selangor exco portfolios
Flash flood inundates parking lot in city, hundreds of cars submerged
Young Malaysian skiers ready for Asian Oceanian championships
Survey results of Malaysian travellers
Alibaba and Wanda face off: online and offline
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)