News

Family hurt by rush to ‘cash in’ on missing Malaysian flight

Irene and George Burrows
Irene and George Burrows

IT IS not even three months since Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared but already a book has been published and a movie is in the works.

For Biloela's Irene Burrows, whose son Rodney and his wife Mary were on the ill-fated plane, it is insensitive and inappropriate.

"I think it is all in very poor taste," she said yesterday.

"There is no end to it yet, is there? There is no story - it just disappeared."

The book - Flight MH370: The Mystery - by author and journalist Nigel Cawthorne went on sale on Monday.

The movie, The Vanishing Act, was reportedly being promoted to buyers at Cannes Film Festival and could be in theatres within months.

The idea that people want to cash in on the tragedy has shocked the Burrows family, who are still waiting for answers.

Exhaustive searches have failed to find any sign of the Boeing 777 with 239 people on board, which disappeared from radars en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8.

Rodney and Mary were about to embark on their first holiday to China.

BELOVED PAIR: Rodney and Mary Burrows in December 2013.
BELOVED PAIR: Rodney and Mary Burrows in December 2013. Contributed

Irene said emotions were "still very raw".

Her sentiments were echoed by her daughter-in-law Sandra, who said the sadness could overwhelm her when she least expected it.

"I'll be quite okay for a few days and then there will be some little thing, someone will say something, and you are back to square one," she said.

Sandra said not knowing the fate of the plane was prolonging the agony for the family.

"There are a host of different theories that people are coming up with now.

"There is still nothing concrete whatsoever.

"We just want something... that's all we need."

Topics:  malaysian airlines, mh370




Visual artist 'amazes' with recycled craft project

Building a cardboard maze was a childhood dream of Ruby Boussards.

Next week, Ruby will travel to the Central Highlands

Extra State Budget money for Rockhampton Hospital ICU

EXTRA FUNDING: Rockhampton Hospital is set to get more financial support under the State Budget.

CQ Hospital and Health Service to scoop up 8.9% more in State Budget

Rocky family bring brand-new Toyworld to town

Hannah and Meagan Boyce in the space that will shortly become Rockhampton's new Toyworld.

Katrina and Dennis hope to bring smiles to the faces of all ages

Latest deals and offers

Tackling depression through song and story

BUSKER: Brian Musch. Photo: Bec Cawthorne

Giving back through song and speech

Rob Kardashian 'neglected' by Blac Chyna

Friends say they are now 'back in love'

Isla Fisher: I don't like talking about my private life

Isla Fisher shut down TV hosts when they asked about her husband

Mariah Carey: I 'can't believe' Prince has gone

'Prince was one of the best people I've met'

Joe Jonas' 'tough' pals

Joe Jonas' pals are 'tough' with his potential partners

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Iconic Denison St building sold for close to $1M

The Swan Hotel building in Denison St.

ONE of Rockhampton’s most iconic buildings has been sold

Unique Rockhampton bar hits the market

HOT PROPERTY: Cuban themed bar Chango Chango is up for sale.

Popular Rocky bar hits the market.

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd