Malaysian officials learned quickly that openness during a crisis can help resolve it. Even China criticized the slow or misleading reports about the missing plane. Transparency should be any government's first instinct.
the Monitor's Editorial Board /
March 16, 2014
For governments from Australia to Zimbabwe, there’s a lesson in how Malaysia fumbled its initial release of information about the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. The lesson: Openness during a crisis is critical to save lives, inform families of the missing, and foster international cooperation.