Asia Briefs: Nut rage: Steward's injury claim approved

Former Korean Air executive Cho Hyun Ah (centre) after she was freed by a Seoul appeals court on May 22.
Former Korean Air executive Cho Hyun Ah (centre) after she was freed by a Seoul appeals court on May 22.PHOTO: AFP

Nut rage: Steward's injury claim approved

SEOUL• The Korean Air chief steward ejected from a flight by a senior airline executive, in a now infamous "nut rage" incident, has had his industrial injury claim approved by a state agency, officials said yesterday.

Mr Park Chang Jin is preparing to file a lawsuit in a US court demanding US$50 million (S$67.6 million) in damages from Korean Air for the abuse he claims he had suffered at the hands of Ms Cho Hyun Ah, a former vice-president of the airline.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Cyber security draft boosts Beijing's control

BEIJING•  China's Parliament has published a draft cyber security law that consolidates Beijing's control over data, with potentially significant consequences for Internet service providers and multinational firms doing business in the country.

The document, dated Monday, gives Beijing the power to obtain records on and block dissemination of private information deemed illegal under Chinese law.

REUTERS

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