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Friday August 15, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Friday August 15, 2014 MYT 7:34:53 AM
by victoria brown
KUALA LUMPUR: A cabin crew member of Malaysia Airlines has been detained for questioning by the French police for alleged inappropriate sexual behaviour towards a passenger.
The alleged incident occurred on Flight MH20 that was travelling from here to Paris on Aug 4.
MAS expects and accepts nothing short of the highest standards of conduct from its crew and takes any such allegations very seriously, the airline said in a statement yesterday.
“We will naturally assist the French authorities as they conduct their investigations and would stress that the safety, comfort and well-being of our passengers are always our highest priority,” the airline added, confirming a report by French news portal FranceTVInfo that a MAS crew member was being investigated for allegedly sexually assaulting an Australian passenger.
The incident purportedly happened when the passenger expressed nervousness about flying following the disappearance of Flight MH370 in March and the downing of Flight MH17 in July.
The report stated that the crew member sat next to the passenger under the pretext of comforting her before “sexually assaulting” her.
AFP reported that the passenger lodged a report with the French border police upon her arrival in Paris and the crew member was detained on Aug 7.
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