China demanded Tuesday that the secretive Malaysian government hand over the satellite information it used to announce its aircraft crashed into the southern Indian Ocean killing all 239 people on board, according to CBS News. Fueling sketpicism of the Malysian government's announcement is the fact not a single piece of hard evidence has been recovered which would prove the plane actually crashed into the stormy waters about 1500 miles west of Australia.
Some relatives of the Chinese passengers issued a statement Monday criticizing the Malaysian government's handling or lack of handling of the investigation.
"Malaysia Airlines, the government of Malaysia....and the military forces of Malaysia have concealed, delayed and hid the truth from the relatives and the peoples of the world. This despicable act aimed to fool the relatives of the 154 Chinese passengers have devastated us physically and mentally, while misleading and delaying the rescue operations, wasting a lot of manpower, material resources and leading to the loss of precious rescue time," the statement read.
One Chinese relative told CBS News that he heard the news from television that all passengers were killed. The controversial report was made by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. Without the recovery of any plane parts in the ocean, Razak announced people must accept beyond a reasonable doubt the plane crashed in the ocean and everyone aboard perished.
Many Chinese relatives marched on the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing after Razak's blunt announcement. Many said they believed the Malaysian government was lying.
Nearly 100 Chinese marched on the embassy chanting, "Liars!"
Police were present at the embassy to prevent possible violence against the Malaysian diplomats inside.
Deputy Foreign Minister Xie Hangsheng told the Malaysian ambassador Monday that China wanted to know exactly what led Najib to announce that the plane had crashed into the ocean.
Rudy Giuliani said on Fox News it could either be incompetence or a plan on the part of the Malaysians that has led to their abysmal handling of the investigation.
Puzzling to many is the fact a new course was entered into the plane's computer and the transponder was turned off as well as other communication systems only 28 minutes into the flight which was supposed to head for Beijing. Another issue is why the Malaysian military did not respond when the vanished plane suddenly veered off its course and headed west directly across the heart of Malaysia.
Those who believe terrorism may have been involved in the disappearance of the plane, wonder if the upcoming anniversary of the death of Osama Bin Laden at the hands of Seal Team Six may have something to do with the vanishing of the Boeing 777. Experts say this plane has an excellent track record, fueling the suspicions of foul play.
Najib said his announcement was based on a report from Inmarsat, a British company. Inmarsat reportedly made its conclusions based on mathematical computations resulting from its satellite over the Indian Ocean near the east coast of Africa.
But without any hard evidence in the form of a wing or some other piece of the lost aircraft, skepticism around the world and especially China continues to grow rather than to decrease. After more than two weeks of searching, not a single object confirmed to be from the plane has been found. A wing is approximately 200 feet long on the Boeing 777.
Malaysia probably doesn't want to make its neighbor China any more angry than it already is.
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