RM16,000 initial aid for MH370 families

As search goes northwest, Vietnam says Malaysia were told MH370 doubled back

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) regional Senior Vice president for China Joshua Law Kok Hwa said MAS will provide a total of 31,000 Yuan (RM16,577) in initial financial assistance to all families over and above
their basic needs.

He said the airline would bear all the expenses for at least one week for the families who decide to stay in Beijing or leave for Kuala Lumpur, Chinese state-run newspaper People's Daily reported.

It has been more than 48 hours since MAS Flight MH370 went missing while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

In the latest statement issued by MAS on Monday, it said it was working closely with the government of China to expedite the issuance of passports for the families intending to travel to Malaysia, as well as with Malaysian
Immigration on facilitating their visas.

The national carrier was deploying an additional aircraft to bring the families from Beijing to Kuala Lumpur on 11 March 2014, the statement said. – Bernama, March 11, 2014.