It is unbelievable that the statement by MAS that “the foreign lawyers representing the family of the MH 370 crews have directed MAS to cease direct communication with their clients and to communicate with them” has now been challenged by the Chicago based law firm, Ribbeck Law Chartered.
Let us look at the chronology of events:
- on 31-3-2014 Ribbeck Law Chartered has been ticked off by the learned Judge Kathy Flanagan for filing improper applications in the US Court to order MAS and Chicago based Boeing to hand over documents related to MH 370 disappearance because Ribbeck has filed similar application in two other airplane crashes. The learned Judge has warned the firm it could face “sanctions” if it happens again, HERE & HERE
- On 19-5-2014: The family members of seven missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 crew have claimed that they have been “abandoned” by MAS for seeking legal advice, HERE.
- On 19-5-2014: MAS has issued a statement stating that certain MH 370 crew member’s families had retained foreign lawyers to represent their interests. “These foreign lawyers directed that MAS cease any further direct communication with their clients, and that MAS direct all further communications regarding these crew member families to them,” it said, HERE.
- On 20-5-2014: “At no time did Ribbeck Law Chartered contact Malaysia Airlines to stop providing information regarding the search for the missing MH370 plane or to stop providing any other kind of assistance to our clients,” said Ribbeck Law Chartered attorney Monica R. Kelly, HERE.
We have had enough of the endless spinning by the famous Spin Doctor, MAS must never tolerate spinning by any of its high ranking manager on this serious matter where not only the image of MAS but Malaysia is at stake.
From the above statements, the credibility of both MAS and the foreign law firm Ribbeck Law Chartered are now at stake.
All that MAS has to do now is to produce the letter from the said foreign law firm stating that it should not communicate directly with their clients, failing which the person responsible for the lies or spin has to be sacked.
To the top management of MAS: SILENCE ON THIS SERIOUS MATTER IS NOT AN OPTION.