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Friday, Oct 31, 2014

Malaysia, World

MH370: Sons of passenger file suit against MAS, four others

The Star/ANN | Nurbaiti Hamdan | Friday, Oct 31, 2014

KUALA LUMPU - Two children of a passenger on board Flight MH370 have filed a suit against Malaysia Airlines System Berhad (MAS) and four others over the disappearance of the aircraft on March 8 this year.

The two boys, aged 13 and 11, filed the suit through their mother Ng Pearl Ming and the firm Messrs Rusmah Arunan and Associates at the High Court registry here Friday.

They also named the civil aviation director-general, immigration director-general, chief of air force and the Government as defendants.

Their businessman father Jee Jing Hang, 41, was on board the flight bound for Beijing.

In the statement of claim, the boys said their father had entered into an agreement with MAS for safe passage to Beijing when he paid the airfare.

They claimed that MAS had breached the "flight agreement" when the plane failed to land at Beijing at 6.30am (Beijing time) on March 8.

They claimed MAS had failed in its duty to take all due measures to ensure a safe flight.

The aircraft is believed to have gone down over the southern Indian Ocean and the search for it continues.