Maira’s wish: ‘We are still waiting for you, dad :’)’

By Geryl Ogilvy Ruekeith
@gerylogilvy
 
 

ON FEB 24, Maira Elizabeth Nari posted a picture on her Twitter account  captioned: “He’s my true happiness. I love you through thick and thin, forever daddy.”

 

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Since the disappearance of the Boeing 777 jet on March 8, she has been posting pictures of her father on her Twitter account, all with poignant, heartfelt messages attached.

 

The 18-year-old’s heartfelt tweets under her Twitter handle @Gorgxous_ has caught the nation’s attention with many providing words of encouragement and comfort to the family through Twitter, with some even replying to Maira’s tweets.

 

On Sunday, she tweeted: “Daddy. You’re all over the news and papers. Come home fast, so you could read them! Don’t you feel excited?”

 

At around 2 am Monday, Maira tweet had read: “Daddy, it’s almost 48 hours. Don’t forget to eat your dinner. You must be starving.”

 

“Normally at this hour, before my dad goes to bed, he would tell me this,” Don’t sleep so late okay. Goodnight, daddy.”

 

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Maira also expressed her gratitude for the support pouring in her Twitter account. She tweeted: “I’d like to thank everyone for their concern towards my dad and the whole passengers of flight #MH370. Only God can repay your kindness.”

 

Ambrose Nari, Andrew’s younger brother, said the family was feeling better yesterday amidst the difficult situation. He added that the family was coping well despite yet to receive any new developments on the search and rescue mission.

 

“We’re doing alright, not too bad. Still waiting for the latest news. The two children are doing better today when compared to the first day (Saturday). Everybody was feeling very down then. That’s nothing we can do except waiting for any updates from the authorities,” he told The Borneo Post when contacted yesterday.

 

Ambrose, together with Andrew’s mother Catherine Tamoh, wife Melanie Antonio Jawi, Maira and son Malcolm are all put up at a leading hotel in Kuala Lumpur while waiting for  updates on the missing plane.

 

The family members of crews on board the missing MH370 also received a visit by former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah yesterday’s morning, which Maira tweeted.

 

“It’s very nice, kind and thoughtful of Tun Dr. Mahathir and his loving wife to give us the support we need. God bless them,”

 

“When Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah hugged me, she said, “Stay strong, keep on praying. Remember the happy moments in life”. She’s beautiful,” she said.

 

She highlighted in her tweet how the endless positive support prayers from family members, friends and the public had helped the family to keep on going. Maira hoped the rumour-spreading about the Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight would stop.

 

She also urged people not to put blame on the pilot of flight MH370, Capt Zaharie Ahmad Shah, for the missing plane.

 

Flight MH370 has now been missing for more than two days since it lost contact after departing Kuala Lumpur International Airport for Beijing, China on March 8. There were 239 people on board, including 12 crew members.

 

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