Hong Kong hostage relatives sue Philippine government
HONG KONG (AFP) - Hong Kong survivors of a Manila hostage crisis and families of those killed sued the Philippine government on Thursday to demand an apology and compensation, a day before the tragedy's third anniversary.
The group took the case to a local court after accusing Manila of failing to respond to their demands over the 2010 drama, which cost the lives of eight tourists following a bungled rescue operation.
"Until now, there is no positive response to our demands regarding the tragedy," said Mr Tse Chi Hang, brother of tour guide Masa Tse.
The guide was among those killed when a sacked Philippine policeman seized a bus packed with tourists in a desperate bid to be reinstated in his job.