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Malaysia, Families Mark 100 Days Since Flight Went Missing


A family member of a passenger aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 cries as she burns incense to pray at Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing, June 15, 2014.

A family member of a passenger aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 cries as she burns incense to pray at Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing, June 15, 2014.


The government of Malaysia said on Monday it “will not rest” until a missing Malaysian airplane is found. Transport Minister Hishammudin Hussein released a statement to mark 100 days since the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

It said, “One hundred days after MH370 went missing, its loss remains a painful voice in the hearts of all Malaysians and those around the world.” The statement continued, “We cannot and will not rest until MH370 is found.”
100 Days Remembrance of MH370 ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 15, 2014.

100 Days Remembrance of MH370 ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 15, 2014.

The plane disappeared on March 8 on a flight from the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, to Beijing. It was carrying 239 passengers and crew members at the time. The plane’s disappearance shocked the world.

Government officials and international experts generally believe the plane went down in the southern Indian Ocean. Yet not a single piece of physical evidence has been recovered.

The never-ending questions have made the past 100 days even more difficult for the families and loved ones of those on the flight.

On Sunday, family members of some of the people on MH370 gathered in Beijing and Kuala Lumpur to mark 100 days since the flight disappeared.

Jacquita Gonzalez spoke at an observance in Kuala Lumpur. She is the wife of a Malaysia Airlines crew member who was on the plane. She said, “We hope people don’t forget about this, because it’s just like getting quiet and quieter. So we need to make people realize there are still people missing out there, and they need to be found.”

Nicolette Gomes is the daughter of another crew member. She said, “I don’t think it’s only me. I think the whole world wants to know what happened to the plane. But of course, we all want them back, whatever form they come back. As long as they are found and they come back.” The Associated Press news agency reported her comments.

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