In the wake of a statement by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak saying that his government believes the flight crashed in the Indian Ocean, many relatives and friends of the missing passengers accuse Najib of deceiving them, citing two weeks of incomplete and contradictory information released by the Malaysian government. Relatives of the 154 Chinese passengers, distraught at the announcement from the Malaysian government that everyone on the plane must be considered dead, issues an angry statement:
If the 154 passengers did lose their lives, Malaysia Airlines, the Malaysian government and military are the real executioners who killed them. We the families of those on board submit our strongest protest against them. We will take every possible means to pursue the unforgivable crimes and responsibility of all three.