Two major air crashes within 4 months and involving almost 500 people is no small matter.
We Malaysians have barely recovered from the grief of MH370, not to mention the absence of closure because we never found the aircraft. We don't know why it happened.
And maybe we never will.
But why, out of the hundreds of other airlines that fly over the troubled airspace, was Malaysia Airlines yet again selected for tragedy with MH17?
Haven't we suffered enough? Are we being punished for something we did? Have we incurred the wrath of God or the universe?
Why were so many Chinese people killed? And then so many Dutch people? Did they deserve it? Do we deserve it?
Why should conflict between Russia and Ukraine affect innocent passers-by?
So many questions, but so few answers.
A few days after I had posted this, someone from PAS Youth again (previously about the MH370) remarked that this incident was retribution from God (or Allah) for Malaysia Airlines serving alcohol in-flight and its flight attendants (particularly female ones) wearing the uniforms that they do.
I never got round to posting about it, but I found a superb response from Azly Rahman: IS ALLAH ANGRY at THE MALAYSIAN AIRLINE? and at Muslims?