Response to comments by Malaysian Transport Minsiter Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai in regard to personal items found in Madagascar.
The Aircrash Support Group Australia (ASGA) is outraged at comments made by Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai claiming that “earlier discoveries of several bags, including one with an angry bird picture, and other items found in Madagascar were not connected to MH370.”
No competent investigatory body has had the opportunity to effectively and efficiently examine the items, nor conduct any form of formal identification of the numerous personal effects retrieved from the beach in Madagascar in early June.
It is a fact that the items still sit in storage in Madagascar awaiting collection by Malaysian Officials. How can such firm conclusions be drawn from something that has not even been seen? They can’t.
As a Member State of ICAO, Malaysia has the responsibility and obligation to thoroughly examine these items and ensure that all Next of Kin have the opportunity to do likewise. Furthermore, should they prove to be from anyone on board flight MH370, Malaysia has the responsibility to ensure they are returned to the Families.
To dismiss these items out of hand, without any examination, is an insult to the Next of Kin, disrespectful to those on board flight MH370, an abomination for the international aviation community, and, could be considered by some as a manipulation of ICAO policies and avoidance of international obligations.
The Aircrash Support Group Australia directly pleads to Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, sincerely and humbly requesting that he immediately review his decision to dismiss these items and make arrangements for their URGENT collection, examination and safe keeping.
The article can be found HERE