A married couple in Malaysia have been jailed for allegedly stealing more than £20,000 from the bank accounts of four passengers on missing flight MH370 in the months after the plane disappeared.
HSBC employee Nur Shila Kanan and her husband Basheer Ahmad Maula Sahul Hameed made dozens of illegal transfers and withdrawals from four accounts, amounting £20,320.
Basheer Hameed, 34,was sentenced to four years in jail and three strokes of the cane for admitting to four counts of withdrawing 7,650 ringgit from the bank account of a passenger.Nur-Shila Kanan, 34, was sentenced to six years in jail.
The bank discovered the withdrawals during an accounts audit in July last year, four months after the Malaysia Airlines flight vanished on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board.
The accounts belonged to two Chinese victims Tian Junwei and Ju Kun, and two Malaysian victims Hue Pui Heng and Tan Sze Hiang.