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Published: Tuesday April 1, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday April 1, 2014 MYT 11:30:47 AM

Malaysian student defends country over MH370 incident

PETALING JAYA: A Malaysian student in China gave a strong defence of Malaysia over the MH370 incident in a commentary which was published in China Press.

The article, published on the front page of the newspaper on Friday, began with the popular theory going around China that the aircraft was hijacked and a failed negotiation caused the flight to crash.

“I think Malaysia is not capable of playing this game to this extent. If this scenario had really happened, the ultimate losers would be Malay­sia Airlines and the country itself,” she wrote.

She hit out at people in China who had been constantly demanding that Malaysia reveal the truth.

She said it seemed that these people might know more about the incident than the authorities.

“If you really know the truth, I do not mind if you come and chair the upcoming press conferences.

“Everyone is already doing their best to look (for the plane). The black box, the debris and any of the survivors has yet to be found... what (kind of evidence) do you want this country to give you?” she asked.

The student also said Malaysia might not have anticipated the extent of the incident early on during the crisis.

“Malay­sia has not experienced any destructive disasters or dangerous riots. The people lead an easy life. Although sometimes we do have peaceful rallies to protest against the ruling party, these rallies end in good terms and that’s all,” she added.

She said Malaysians were proud of the peace they enjoyed in the country. This kind of attitude might have caused the people not to pay too much attention when MH370 was detected by military radar hours after it disappeared from civilian radar.

“I can understand it if outsiders... say bad things about us. But if we Malaysians do not stand by our own country... how then can we defend ourselves?” she asked.

Tags / Keywords: Government, Nation, mas plane, MAS flight, KL, Beijing, missing flight, MH370

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