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Sunday, March 09, 09:30 AM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident – 7th Media Statement

More than 24 hours after the lost of contact with Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, the search and rescue teams are still unable to detect the whereabouts of the missing aircraft.

The airline is doing its utmost to provide support to the affected family members, this includes immediate financial aid.

The airline has deployed a team of 94 caregivers consisting of well-trained staff and also Tzu Chi Foundation members to provide emotional support to the families. The airline will also be deploying another set of caregivers to Beijing later today.

Malaysia AirlinesLast night, a Malaysia Airlines’ Senior Management team arrived at Beijing to address the media and met with family members. Families of affected passengers in Kuala Lumpur were also met by the team.

Meanwhile, Malaysia Airlines will set up a command center at Kota Bharu, Malaysia or Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam as soon as the location of the aircraft is established and the airline will make the necessary arrangements.

The airline is continuously working with the authorities in providing assistance. In fearing for the worst, a disaster recovery management specialist from Atlanta, USA will be assisting Malaysia Airlines in this crucial time.

Sunday, March 09, 02:00 AM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident – 6th Media Statement

Sepang, 9 March 2014: Malaysia Airlines humbly asks all Malaysians and people around the world to pray for flight MH370.

It has been more than 24 hours since we last heard from MH370 at 1.30am. The search and rescue team is yet to determine the whereabouts of the Boeing 777-200 aircraft.

An international search and rescue mission from Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam was mobilized yesterday morning. At this stage, they have failed to find evidence of any wreckage. The sea mission will continue overnight while the air mission will recommence at daylight.

We are dispatching all information as and when we receive it. The situation in Beijing is also being monitored closely. As many families of passengers are in China, we have deployed our “Go Team” to Beijing with a team of caregivers and volunteers to assist the family members of the passengers.

Once the whereabouts of the aircraft is determined, Malaysia Airlines will fly members of the family to the location. Travel arrangements and expenses of immediate family members will be borne by Malaysia Airlines.

Our sole priority now is to provide all assistance to the families of the passengers and our staff. We are also working closely with the concerned authorities in the search and rescue operation

The families may contact +603 7884 1234 (Kuala Lumpur) / +8610 6437 6249 (Beijing)

For media queries, kindly contact +603 8777 5698/ +603 8787 1276.

There will be a press conference at Sama Sama Hotel at 9.00 am today 9 March 2014 by DCA.

(2014年3月9日凌晨2点发布)

马来西亚航空公司恭请所有马来西亚及全世界人民共同为MH370航班祈祷。

距离最后一次接收MH370讯号,已经过去超过24小时。搜寻和救援队伍仍然没有确定波音777-200客机的行踪。

来自马来西亚、新加坡及越南的国际搜寻与救援机构已于昨天早晨启动搜救行动。截至目前,搜救队伍还没有找到飞机失事的证据。海上搜救还在进行,空中搜救将在今天白天继续进行。

我们会及时发布收到的相关信息,北京的事态也在紧密地控制中。由于乘客亲属大部分都在中国,我们已经组建“行动小组”与志愿者及安抚人员一起前往北京,为乘客亲属提供全力协助。

一旦确定飞机的具体位置,马航工作人员将安排乘客亲属前往事发地点。亲属的旅行安排及费用将由马来西亚航空公司承担。

我们当前的首要任务是全力为乘客亲属提供帮助。我们也在密切配合有关当局进行搜救工作。

亲属可以联络:+603 7884 1234 (吉隆坡) / +8610 6437 6249 (北京)

媒体可以联络:+603 8777 5698 / +603 8787 1276

马来西亚民航局将于今天早晨9点在吉隆坡Sama Sama酒店举行新闻发布会。

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