Widow rejects $63,000 MH370 offer: 'No amount of money will ever compensate for loss'
A New Zealand woman has rejected US$50,000 (S$63,000) in compensation from Malaysia Airlines, after her husband disappeared along with 237 other passengers and crew onboard MH370 earlier this year.
The New Zealand Herald reported that Danica Weeks, wife of Kiwi MH370 victim Paul Weeks, said she was told the money was offered on the condition that she complete a detailed questionnaire.
What was on that questionnaire is unknown.
Voice370, a victims' group co-established by Mrs Weeks, said that "no amount of money will ever compensate the MH370 families for the loss of their loved ones".
Widow Danica Weeks has yet to tell her three-year-old son that his father, Paul Weeks, may never return home. PHOTO: YouTube
"We are left asking, 'Is any life worth so little?," the group said.
"No sum of money, no matter how great, can compensate the families for our losses. No amount of money can ever take the pain away. True justice cannot be measured by money.
"Malaysia Airlines cannot undo this tragedy. However, a fair and adequate compensation for all would reflect the magnitude of the effect this tragedy has had on our lives and should be commensurate to this being the worst air tragedy the industry has ever seen."
Mrs Weeks is now raising two preschoolers on her own in Perth, Western Australia, where she and her husband had relocated to.
Sources: The New Zealand Herald, YouTube