China’s state news agency Xinhua publishes an op-ed asking why government officials, presumably Malaysian, are “keeping silent” about the flight’s disappearance. The op-ed says knowledgeable whistleblowers, which it calls “deep throats,” should come forward with information:
More unauthorized deep throats are encouraged to leak information which authorities remain silent on, for whatever reasons.
Family members of the missing passengers are plagued by “fear and desperation,” the editorial states, brought on by an “absence of information.” The search efforts have:
been marred by confusion, early mistakes and lack of information.