KUALA LUMPUR: “I thought I was strong and ready, but was not able to contain my emotions on hearing the announcement by the prime minister,” said Kelvin Shim, 39, the husband of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370 stewardess, Tan Ser Kuin.
Shim said he broke down on hearing the announcement by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak early today that a flaperon which was found on Reunion Island, Madagascar, was that of the ill-fated MH370 which went missing on March 8 last year.
“For now, I will wait for further investigation to be conducted and hope our government and Australia will find more evidence,” he said when contacted by Bernama today.
Tan was among the 12 crew and 226 passengers onboard the ill-fated MH370 when it disappeared from the radar enroute to Beijing, China, about an hour after it took off from the KL International Airport. Tan also left a nine-year-old son and a seven-year-old daughter.
Shim said he hoped to go to Reunion Island one day to look for whatever was still left of the aircraft.
“Perhaps, there may be some items belonging to my wife that I can identify, but the fare is costly and there is no direct flight to the island,” he added.
He said MAS contacted him earlier today to inform him on the latest development about MH370 and to convey their sympathies.
He also welcome the assurance given by the prime minister that that government was committed to do everything to find the aircraft and find out the truth of what happened to MH370.
He also thanked the prime minister for promising that all those who were lost onboard MH370 would always be remembered and honoured.- BERNAMA