Saturday, August 2, 2014   

(Flight MH370) Three days on, Malaysian carrier offers 31,000 yuan for a week’s expenses
(03-11 12:26)

Three days after a Beijing-bound Boeing 777 went missing, Malaysia’s loss-making state-owned carrier Malaysia Airlines said it will provide 31,000 yuan to all families.
Regional senior vice president for China, Joshua Law Kok Hwa said the carrier will provide a total of 31,000 yuan in initial financial assistance to all families over and above their basic needs, the state news agency Bernama reported, citing the People’s Daily.
Family members of the passengers are expected to receive the money in the afternoon today, the People's Daily reported.
Law said the airline would bear all expenses for at least one week for the families who decide to stay in Beijing, or leave for Kuala Lumpur, the People's Daily reported.
Relatives of Chinese passengers on board the flight have denounced the Malaysian carrier for the delayed response and for not providing information for nearly five hours after the plane was reported missing.
The majority of passengers on board were Chinese nationals. There were 12 crew. Others on the flight included 38 from Malaysia, 7 Indonesians, 6 Australians, 5 Indians, 4 French and 3 from the US.--The Standard



   
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