Wednesday, March 26, 2014

MH370: No Closure Yet

Just a day after Najib Razak made the announcement, Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein (left) stated that there will be no closure for MH370 passengers' families unless debris is found to confirm that the aircraft had gone down. He said there was no solid proof of MH370's whereabouts.

And he made the promise that "we will do whatever it takes to locate MH370". He did point out that French authorities had spent two years searching before finally locating the bulk of the wreckage (and the black box) of the ill-fated Air France flight 447 – which disappeared in June 2009 – in the vast Atlantic Ocean. 

That may be so but it took search teams only five days before they found debris. 

In MH370’s case, nothing has been found yet. It is therefore important that we do not abandon the search. 

The world may have gone weary with the waiting and therefore, I am seeing an outpouring of grief since Monday. And all of this was because of a simple statement that the Prime Minister made, i.e. “…flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean”. 

But if you have someone on board MH370, you would want to wait for a little while longer. At least until wreckage or some debris is found to confirm that MH370 did go down to the bottom of the Indian Ocean. 

Last evening, I was at the Taman Indrahana Toastmasters meeting at the Cobra Club in Lorong Utara B in Petaling Jaya. I presented my CC#3 speech titled "Second Place” and Lim Thian Seng was my evaluator. This was Round 3 of Project 15. [I have so far already started on nine rounds of the CC manual but I have yet to kickstart another six to make it 15, which is my original goal for this calendar year]. 

Yesterday’s speeches were generally good and so too were the evaluations. A good meeting overall and it deserves a score of an 8 over 10.

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