Last updated Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:08am

Members of a youth group hold roses as they pray for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane at a hotel in Putrajaya on March 10, 2014. — AFP picMembers of a youth group hold roses as they pray for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane at a hotel in Putrajaya on March 10, 2014. — AFP picPUTRAJAYA, March 10 — Malaysians continue to offer special prayers for the safety of the passengers and crew of MAS Flight MH370 which has gone missing since March 8.

In a special session today, Ustaz Tuan Ismail Tuan Abdullah from the home ministry, who led a congregation, prayed that efforts to locate the aircraft proceed unhindered.

Also present in the congregation was Datin Seri Anggraini Sentiyakithe, wife of the federal territories minister, who visited the next-of-kin of the passengers and crew members of MH370 at their accomodation here today.

The Beijing-bound aircraft which ferried 227 passengers and 12 crewmen disappeared from the radar screen, about an hour after departing from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 12.41am on Saturday.

It was scheduled to arrive in Beijing at 6.30am.

In KOTA BARU, Polytechnic Studies Department director-general Datuk Mohlis

Jaafar said all 32 polytechnics nationwide would hold special prayers for the quick recovery of the missing aircraft.

“We suggest that all students and staff pray for positive development in the case.

“The prayers would be done twice, once in the morning, and the other at night. They will be held daily until the case is solved,” he told reporters after the 27th Convocation Ceremony of the Kota Baharu Polytechnic here today.

Mohlis said the department’s polytechnic volunteer team was ready to provide assistance. — Bernama