|(Flight MH370) Families pray at Buddhist temple, but will not forgive Malaysia for deception
Several dozen Chinese relatives of passenger on the missing Malaysia Airline Boeing 777 visited a Buddhist temple near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia today to pray for their loved ones.
They offered incense, bowed their heads in a moment of silence, knelt several times during the prayers and lowered their heads in kowtows.
Buddhist nuns handed out prayer beads to them. “You are not alone,'' one nun said. “You have the whole world's love, including Malaysia's.''
Several of the relatives were overcome with emotion, tears streaming down their faces.
The family members later made a brief statement to journalists, expressing their appreciation to the Chinese government and the people of Malaysia and the volunteers who have been assisting them. They bowed as a show of gratitude, but also said they were still demanding answers.
“To those who are guilty of harming our loved ones, hiding the truth, and delaying the search and rescue, we will also definitely not forgive them,'' said a family representative, Jiang Hui.
The relatives' comments were seen as a small conciliatory move after they staged an angry protest in front of reporters on Sunday at a hotel near Kuala Lumpur. At the time, they chanted slogans, raised banners and called on the Malaysian government to apologize for what they dubbed missteps in the handling of the disaster.--AP