On March 24, the Malaysian government officially announced that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 had crashed into the Indian Ocean without any survivors. Prime Minister Najib Razak’s announcement was made without producing further evidence, and no wreckage has been found of the plane, which has been missing since March 8. Since two-thirds of the plane’s passengers are Chinese, local celebrities Zhang Ziyi (章子怡), Huang Xiaoming (黃曉明), Li Bingbing (李冰冰) and Chen Kun (陳坤) reacted with anger over the Malaysian government’s handling of the missing plane, criticizing its incompetency and accusing it of hiding information.
Zhang Ziyi posted on her Weibo, “Malaysian government, you have hurt the whole world! We are looking for the plane. You are looking for opportunity. Malaysian government, you are wrong today. You have misjudged how a government should handle international politics. You have misjudged the kind of respect a government should have for the people. You have misjudged the Chinese people’s persistence in finding out the truth.”
Huang Xiaoming posted, “I really could not take it anymore. The Malaysian government should give everyone an explanation. Give everyone the truth. Give the deceased respect! We want the truth!”
Chen Kun who was never one to hold back his words, proclaimed he will indefinitely boycott all Malaysian produce and tourism unless the government provides a satisfactory explanation. He said, “With regards to the Malaysian government and Malaysia Airlines’ clown-like prevarication, lies, and disrespect for my compatriots, I speak for myself that I’m going to boycott Malaysian products and tourism…unless the Malaysian government removes their clown mask and gives us the truth.”
Director Wong Kar Wai (王家衛) expressed his sadness over the disappearance of The Grandmaster’s <一代宗師> stunt coordinator, Ju Kun (鞠坤), who was one of the passengers on board flight MH370. Wong said, “A very sad piece of news. The announcement was so sudden. Don’t even know if there would be more news today. But I will remain hopeful as long as the Malaysian government and the airlines have not found any evidence. I hope Ju Kun’s family will be strong. Hope there’s a miracle.”
Li Bingbing expressed her sorrow and also demanded to know the truth behind the missing plane.
Source: Ming Pao
by Karen for JayneStars.com.