Arrest warrants issued for MH370 thieves

2015-01-12 16:19
A memorial for the victims of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 in Kualar Lumpur, Malaysia.

A memorial for the victims of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 in Kualar Lumpur, Malaysia. (Shutterstock)

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Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian court on Monday issued arrest warrants for a couple charged with theft from three bank accounts owned by passengers and a flight attendant from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Fadhli Mahmud said the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court had granted his petition to issue an arrest warrant against the couple after they failed to attend a court hearing.

Bank employee Nur Shila Kanan and mechanic husband Basheer Ahmad Maula Sahul Hameed, both 34, are accused of making illegal transfers and withdrawals worth over $31 000.

The crimes were committed between 15 May and 29 June, 2014. The bank's manager reported the suspicious transactions to the police just over a month later.

The Beijing-bound MH 370 disappeared without a trace with 239 people on board after it took off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport on 8 March.

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