In the six days since Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared, search and rescue personnel from around the world have scoured wider and wider swathes of ocean for a sign, a wreck, anything. But as rumour piles upon innuendo and bizarre twists emerge, one clear target has emerged from the confusion: the Malaysian government.

First to launch a broadside was Businessweek, which drew parallels between the way the incident has been handled and the government’s lack of transparency and dismissive, hostile attitude towards the press: