PENG YINING REPORTER’S LOG
assumptions because they don’t know any facts. Nobody does.
“I’d rather believe they were sucked into a time tunnel,” the woman in the yellow shirt said, verging on tears. “At least they are alive.”
“Don’t worry too much. It will be fine. It will always be fine,” a man in a white shirt said.
Security guards from the hotel hover around, driving away reporters who attempt to disturb the families or take pictures. Every family member has an assistant wearing a blue vest, Malaysian Airlines personnel or local volunteers.
Yan Weixiang, director of the Malaysia Chinese Association, said the group’s volunteers are taking care of the missing passengers’ loved ones.
“All of our 300 volunteers speak Chinese, and this will make them feel more comfort, I think,” he said. “We provide 24-7 service for them to keep them calm and comfortable in Malaysia.”
“You need to hold on. Your family needs you,” a volunteer said to the woman with yellow shirt, whom she accompanied to a bathroom.
“They still don’t have a clue,” said the man in the white shirt. “But it has been six days. Maybe no news is good news.
“I know it doesn’t change anything, coming to Malaysia, unless they find the plane,” he said. “But what else can I do?”