Excerpt from a CCTV News interview:

JAMES: Why did you go to the press conference?

Liu: I wanted to ask the politicians what happened to my son… it was March the 19th, by then the 12th day, and there was still no news about my son, no news about my son.… I was losing my mind…

JAMES: The media has been reporting that the Malaysia police treated you badly, is that true?

Liu: No. I was surrounded by journalists and police. At first I didn’t understand what was going on. I thought they came to arrest me, I began to ask for help and was screaming “What are you doing?” They carried me out of the crowd of journalists, and someone from Malaysia Airlines told me in Chinese that I needn’t worry. My daughter said they were there to protect me, not to arrest me.

See the full interview (video and transcript) at the link above.

8 COMMENTS

  1. PR increase its share of the popular vote by 1.6%, but Astro Awani and TV3 report that Pakatan won by reduced majority.

  2. This interview appears to support what I said before that the press/media gathered there that day was the problem, now that this woman has clarified the role of the police that day. CNN Shubert’s comment that the way the press had acted did not help seemed to be factually accurate, though an understatement. What’s also refreshing about this interview is that it shows something else about the Chinese nationals. They have been shown to be either in grief or utterly hostile towards the Malaysian authorities. And the media, especially those of the Western conglomerates, have exploited all that because it is dramatic and sensationalistic in order to get larger viewership/readership to get more advertising revenues. I wonder now whether they will show this other side of Chinese nationals as shown by this woman, who is not beyond reason at all and gives credit where credit is due even though we can all see how much pain she is going through.

  3. I watched the interview by James Chau “live” on CCTV. It teared me non-stop when a very distraught Madam Liu went on bended knees to thank all those officials and concern volunteers involved in the search for MH370 passengers and crew.

    It sure has been most difficult the past two weeks and traumatic for family members and loved ones who must be going through hell but we won’t be able to understand their pain, would we?

    The lack of info, lack of understanding, the contradicting of facts, reflects Malaysia’s incompetency
    that got onto raw nerves! Another factor – the haughtiness and lack of compassion displayed by members of Malaysian team headed by Defense Minister/Acting Transport, the Director-General of Dept Civil Aviation, Malaysian Inspector-General of Police and MAS Ceo handling the Search & Rescue(S&R), at the daily Press Conference(PCs), left much to be desired.

    That abrupt “don’t question, we are looking into it” attitude definitely did not go down well with tired, waiting families and foreign press. It’s a wonder how our Malaysian media could stomach that type of behavior for so long!

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