A friend sent me a lengthy message this morning expressing sadness over what happened to MH370.
It seems that hope for the passengers being still alive is fast fading as countries which airspace it could had traversed on a north-west flight path after its air turn back had denied detecting it on their radars.
The alternative possibility of the plane heading to the Indian Ocean could only mean one thing: the plane had flown till it ran out of fuel and crashed into the water.
A possible scenario of that happening is available at Pasquale's posting
A simple theory about our missing MH370?
I do not know how to console my friend as I am feeling so down myself over the missing plane.
All I can do is to share my friend's thoughts here.
My friend was particularly upset with close buddies, particularly those working overseas who had been condemning Malaysia for its handling of the crisis.
They swallowed sensational foreign media reports of the incident and put the whole blame of losing the plane on the government.
Most, if not all of them, were DAP supporters.
They said they were ashamed to be Malaysians and considering to apply for citizenship of their host country.
My friend who is also a DAP supporter got so upset with their attitude of wanting to abandon their own country in a time of crisis.
"I actually did the unthinkable. I said something an Umno goon used to say to someone like myself. I told them to just get out of this country if they think so lowly of Malaysia. How can they joined the foreigners and condemned our own country?" my friend wrote.
Though pro-establishment people like myself may want to think that we are more patriotic than those who support Pakatan, particularly DAP, in the case of my friend, I think we were wrong.
My friend is a Chinese, and educated entirely in the Chinese education system, but I believe was more patriotic than myself and many others who think that they were patriots.
My friend genuinely believes that our country is under threat at the moment as foreign interests seem to be putting a lot of pressure on us following the disappearance of MH370.
My friend feels extremely sad that Malaysians appear to be only good at fighting with each other in the cyberspace but they were hopelessly disunited in the face of attacks by outside forces.
Ending of my friend's message:
"We totally failed to unite and defend our frontline when Malaysia's reputation was being savaged by foreigners."
I totally agree.