Several family members of the victims of the fatal MH370 flight that disappeared in 2014 said they are against the building of a memorial in remembrance of the missing persons, said ABC Australia.
The memorial is billed as a setting for “quiet reflection and contemplation” of an unsolved aviation disaster.
A surprise decision to build a memorial for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 in Perth’s new Elizabeth Quay entertainment zone has upset the next of kin.
A protest letter was sent to the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
And some of the families say they want the Australian government to maintain pressure on Malaysia to find the plane.
The wife of Perth man Paul Weeks, who was on-board missing flight MH370, is pleading for the WA and Federal governments to abandon a “distasteful” plan to build a memorial in Perth to the lost passengers.
Danica Weeks said she was told by email on December 22 — the day of Paul’s 42nd birthday — about the decision to install the national monument on the banks of the Swan River at Elizabeth Quay.
“It’s totally distasteful to even think about a memorial when the plane hasn’t been found. I requested that they please don’t do it, especially just before Christmas,” she said.
“Do we need more reminders that our loved ones are missing, especially at a time when it hurts us the most? Clearly they didn’t listen to that plea and they went ahead and did it. I’m totally angered by it. To me, it’s like a slap in the face really,” she said to Perth Now.