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Jakarta Post

Flight attendant reports Belitung official to police for hitting in the face

  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, June 7, 2013   /  02:36 pm

Representatives of the Sriwijaya Air management have reported Belitung Regional Investment Coordinating Board chief Zakaria Umar to the police for slapping flight attendant Febriani across the face, during the last flight from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang on Wednesday night.

'€œZakaria could not accept being warned by Febriani to switch off his phone for flight safety reasons, therefore he slapped her across the face with a rolled up newspaper the minute after landing,'€ Sriwijaya Air spokesman Aguns Soedjono said as quoted by on Thursday.

Commenting on this, Zakaria'€™s lawyer Eliza said that her client had expressed deep regret over the incident and offered a truce, but Febriani insisted on bringing the case to the police.

'€œIt'€™s actually a simple matter. Besides, no serious injury has been caused by this incident. But, if she insists on taking this to the court then we will be ready for it,'€ Eliza said.

Transportation Ministry spokesman Bambang S Ervan said the ministry would monitor closely the legal process.

'€œWe expect that this case will be resolved by legal process,'€ he said.(hrl/dic)

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