The Straits Times
Published on Sep 14, 2012

UAE man who molested SIA girls fined $10k


A school teacher from the United Arab Emirates molested three flight attendants while on board a Singapore Airlines flight from Dubai to Singapore with his family.

On Thursday, Ahmad Abdulla Saleh Alyasi, 41, was fined $10,000 after admitting to two counts of touching the buttocks of two 27-year-old air stewardesses on Aug 19.

Before the two incidents, he had also brushed against a 23-year-old flight attendant's thigh and this charge was considered during his sentencing.

The court heard that at about 4am, an air stewardess was attending to Ahmad's daughter when he touched her buttock with his palm while walking past her. She glared at him. He apologised and walked off.