Dakwaan 'Serangan Seksual' di dalam MH20...
Warganegara Australia Laura Bushney, akhirnya mendedahkan kepada umum pengalaman diserang secara seksual oleh seorang ketua pramugara Malaysia Airlines (MAS).
Dalam rancangan temubual "Sunday Night" yang disiarkan saluran televisyen Australia Channel Seven hari ini, Bushney berkata ketua pramugara itu "mengurut kakinya" kononnya untuk "menenangkan beliau".
Menurut Yahoo! Australia Bushney berkata beliau tidak mampu bertindak balas kerana terlalu takut ketika insiden berlaku dalam penerbangan MAS MH20 dari Kuala Lumpur ke Paris 4 Ogos lalu.
"Saya hanya terus bertanya kenapa saya tidak menjerit? Kenapa saya tak hentikannya (perbuatan itu)? Saya seorang yang kuat kerana saya boleh berbuat demikian. Saya tahu saya boleh," kata beliau dipetik dari temubual itu.
Rakaman audio insiden itu yang dibuat menerusi telefon bimbit turut didedahkan dan Bushney didengari membisik "Dia (pramugara) sedang mengurut kaki saya... Saya sangat takut, saya kena turun dari kapal terbang ini."
Menurut laporan itu, Bushney berkata pramugara itu meletakkan tangan di kakinya kemudiannya menggerakkan jarinya ke arah pusat wanita itu tetapi ditolak.
Bushney dilapor mengadu kepada polis di Lapangan Terbang Charles De Gaulle selepas mendarat di Paris dan pramugara itu dikatakan telah membuat pengakuan.
Ia menambah, MAS mengesahkan seorang penumpang membuat dakwaan itu terhadap seorang kru penerbangannya.
“Kakitangan syarikat yang dipersoal itu sudah ditahan dan disiasat oleh polis Perancis,” MAS dipetik sebagai berkata.
Dilaporkan MAS juga berkata mereka meletakkan piawai tertinggi berhubung tingkah laku anak kapalnya dan memandang serius dakwaan itu. - mk
Australian woman records 'sex assault' on Malaysia Airlines flight...
An Australian woman has revealed recordings of her alleged sexual assault at the hands of the chief steward on a Malaysia Airlines flight.
Three hours into the half-full flight to Paris, Laura Bushney claims Mohd Rosli Bin Ab Karim sat beside her and allegedly began massaging her legs under the guise of "comforting her".
In an interview with Sunday Night, the 26-year-old also claims he later put his hand down her pants.
She said she was terrified when the 54-year-old steward allegedly began touching her, but was "frozen in panic".
"I just keep saying why didn’t I scream, why didn’t I shout? Why didn’t I stop it? I am a strong person because I can do that, I know I can," Ms Bushney said.
"When I was in the moment I couldn’t. I felt so scared, so petrified."
However, Ms Bushney recorded the alleged incident on the mobile phone wrapped in a scarf next to her pillow.
Mr Rosli, who is married with three children, has since made admissions to police.
In the recording she can be heard whispering what Mr Rosli was doing to her.
"He's massaging my legs," she can be heard saying.
"I'm so scared, I just want to get off this plane."
She was seated in row 81, which was vacant, except for a man seated six seats away on the far side of the plane.
"He then started pushing his hand down, moving his hand down towards my belly button and I pushed his hand away," she said.
"I thought my pushing him away that I was telling him I didn’t want that to happen but I didn’t want to say it, I was just scared."
It was after she asked the steward to get her something to drink that she alerted the passenger in front of her.
The passenger, Canadian Sophie Lachance, insisted Ms Bushney report what happened, the flight crew sat her down with the steward again.
"Somebody touched my arm … and I remember I woke up and I saw her face full of tears and she was sobbing really, really strong," Ms Lachance said.
"She told me that this man did something to her."
Canadian passenger Sophie Lachance
She also filmed this confrontation, in which Mr Rosli can be seen pleading with her and saying his "intentions were good".
"You've got a wife at home and you're putting your hands down my pants, why would you do that? That's rape."
In addition to being in charge of the cabin crew, Mr Rosli is a powerful trade union figure fighting for the rights of flight stewards.
"I remember the first time we ask for his name, the crew member wouldn’t give us his name because this man was his manager, and that’s when I realized he had power," Ms Lachance said.
Ms Bushney made a formal complaint to police after touchdown at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, saying she had told crew at the beginning of the flight of her apprehension of flying with the airline in the wake of the two recent disasters.
She claims, Mr Rosli had taken advantage of her vulnerability.
Malaysia Airlines has responded with a public statement but has not contacted Ms Bushney or offered any counseling or compensation.
"Malaysia Airlines can confirm that following allegations by a passenger travelling on flight MH20 from Kuala Lumpur to Paris on 4th August 2014 of inappropriate sexual behaviour by a member of the cabin crew, the member of staff in question has been detained for questioning by the French police."
"Malaysia Airlines expects and accepts nothing short of the highest standards of conduct from its crew and takes any such allegations very seriously." - au.news.yahoo.com/sunday night
MAS crew member didn't admit to sexual assault...
The National Union of Flight Attendants Malaysia (Nufam) today said there has been no admission of guilt by the Malaysia Airlines cabin crew member who had allegedly sexually assaulted a passenger.
Stressing that such media reports were untrue, the union also said that trial through the media “should be avoided at all costs”.
“Unsupported allegations are extremely painful for the family of the crew member and such allegations are also affecting the morale of other MAS crew members,” it said in a statement today.
As such, the union called on the authorities concerned to quickly carry out a thorough investigation into the matter and provide details to the public.
“The complaint should be expeditiously completed so that the truth will prevail.”
The union said this was especially necessary since the alleged victim had released a video of the incident and had made statements to the media even before the complaint has been fully investigated.
Australian citizen Laura Bushney went public about her alleged sexual assault ordeal in an interview with Sunday Night aired on Australia's Channel Seven yesterday.
Bushney claimed the chief steward had massaged her legs under the guise of "comforting her".
According to Yahoo! Australia, Bushney said she could not react as she was terrified when the incident occurred on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH20 from Kuala Lumpur to Paris on Aug 4.
An audio recording, via mobile phone, of the incident was also released where Bushney was heard sobbing as she murmured: "He's massaging my legs... I'm so scared, I just want to get off this plane."
Nufam, meanwhile, said that the crew member concerned had periodically visited the passenger concerned to calm her down and assured her that all would be well on the flight.
“There were definitely no inappropriate acts on his part,” it said.
MAS had confirmed that the sexual assault allegation was made by the passenger against the cabin crew member.
The incident comes amid heightened scrutiny of MAS after the airline lost two of its aircraft this year, one being shot down over Ukraine and the whereabouts of the other still a mystery.- mk
Russia claims MH17 crash investigation stalled