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Families Of Flight 370 Passengers Threaten Hunger Strike

Relatives of the missing Chinese passengers aboard flight 370 have threatened a hunger strike while they wait for answers.
Posted at 8:24 AM, Mar 18, 2014

Relatives of the missing Chinese passengers aboard flight 370 have threatened a hunger strike while they wait for answers.

Malaysian authorities now believe the plane was deliberately diverted off course by someone with considerable aviation experience. Media in China are questioning why it took officials more than a week to release that information.

In a stinging editorial, China’s state run news-agency called out Malaysia for its “dereliction of duty.” (Via Xinhua

Since the search began 11 days ago, China has repeatedly accused the Malaysian government of dragging its feet on the investigation. (Via NTD-TV) 

As part of an effort to get more information from officials, The Guardian reports the family members of the missing Chinese passengers are threatening a hunger strike.  

More than 150 Chinese nationals were on the missing plane. China's ambassador to Malaysia says he’s confident none of the Chinese passengers were involved in the airliner’s disappearance. (Via Euronews

In addition to its nine ships, China has deployed 21 satellites to search for the missing jetliner. Twenty-six countries are now involved in the hunt for the missing flight. (Via CNN

Malaysia Airlines said it’s deploying another aircraft Tuesday to bring families from Beijing to Kuala Lumpur.