PENG YIN­ING RE­PORTER’S LOG

China Daily (Canada) - - CHINA -

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?”

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