Missing MAS flight: Airline's Beijing office to give updates over website, Weibo

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  • Saturday, 08 Mar 2014

Reporters waiting outside a room reserved for next-of-kin at a Beijing Hotel

 BEIJING: MAS announced here it will keep the people updated on developments pertaining to its aircraft that went missing on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to this Chinese capital city.

MAS regional senior vice-president for China, Joshua Law Kok Hwa, said the airline would provide the updates on its official website and Weibo, China's equivalent of Twitter.

He read out an official statement issued by MAS at a press conference held at the Li Du Hotel at 2.30pm (local time) Saturday.

No question-and-answer session was held.

The press conference, attended by more than 200 reporters, ended in less than 10 minutes. 

Family members of the passengers were gathered in a separate room at the same hotel, but reporters were disallowed from talking to them.

MH370 departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41am and went missing at 2.40am when it was in the airspace over the South China Sea between Malaysia and Vietnam. It was to have landed here at 6.30am (local time). - Bernama

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