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PUBLISHED: Mar 8, 2014 11:09pm

Freescale confirms TRP report of its staff on board MH370

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HAMZAH NAZARI By:
Hamzah Nazari

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 8

Update at 11pm

A spokesman from the Freescale Semiconductors  regional office contacted The Rakyat Post regarding their staff on the flight.

“We can confirm that there were members of the Freescale team on the flight. We’re continuing to monitor the situation and will have more information as it becomes available.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those affected by this event and we are doing our best to help them with this tragedy.

“Counsellors and other professionals are available through our Employee Assistance Programme with a round-the-clock assistance for those who are experiencing difficulty with this incident,” read the statement.

Earlier, sources told The Rakyat Post that at least eight staff from Freescale Semiconductor Malaysia have been identified to be among the passengers of the flight.

However, multiple sources have claimed that there may have been more than a dozen members of staff from the Malaysian office and another two dozen from the China office of the same company on the flight.

Among them is Suhaili Mustafa who is reported to be the niece of Kuching OCPD Asst Comm Roslan Bek Ahmad.

The regional office of the semiconductor company said they have been monitoring the situation but were unable to confirm any details at this point.

Another source said Freescale Malaysia has conducted a meeting on the matter and said that updates wouldl only be given by Freescale United States.

The Malaysian branch will not even reveal the number of their staff members on board MH370.

A Ministry assistant director, a newlywed couple and the wife, two daughters and sister-in-law of a former telecommunications company CEO have also been identified to be among the passengers of missing flight MH370.

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) confirmed it has lost contact with the aircraft which left the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) heading towards Beijing, China.

The Boeing 777-200 aircraft was carrying 239 passengers along with 12 crew members.

It left KLIA at 12.41am early this morning and was expected to land in Beijing at 6.30am.

More than 12 hours now after it went radio silent, the aircraft has yet to be found.

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