Malaysian police pull two relatives from missing plane conference
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 01:33
Two relatives of passengers missing from flight MH370 are forcibly removed from Malaysian authorities' daily briefing to journalists after trying to unfurl a banner. Sarah Toms reports.
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It's been 12 days since a Malaysia Airlines Jetliner vanished without a trace. For the families and loved ones of the 239 people aboard patience is running thin....
(SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN WHOSE SON WAS ON BOARD THE MISSING MALAYSIAN PLANE SAYING:
"We don't know how long we'll have to wait. It's been 12 days, my loved one... I don't know where my loved one is... it's been 12 days, where is my son? Why are you not giving me any answers?"
About two thirds of flight MH370 were Chinese and many families travelled to Kuala Lumpur for news, after the aircraft went missing from the Malaysian capital.
Tensions boiled over ahead of a news conference, as relatives vented their anger at the airline.
(SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN WEARING FACE MASK SAYING:
"They have followed us, taken care of us very well. However, we don't need to be looked after, we need to know the truth! We need to know where the plane is, we don't need someone to look after us everyday."
Two women were dragged from the daily briefing for journalists by Malaysian police.
The pair were forcibly removed after trying to unfurl a banner.
One was knocked over in the confusion.
Malaysian and U.S. officials believe the aircraft was deliberately diverted perhaps thousands of miles off course, but a background search of the passengers and crew aboard has not yielded any clues.
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