Amy Maas

Amy Maas is a news reporter with the Herald on Sunday.

Flight MH370: Compo refusal likely

Danica Weeks.
Danica Weeks.

The wife of New Zealander Paul Weeks, who was on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 when it vanished, will reject an offer of compensation.

Families of passengers on the missing flight have started receiving payments of $50,000 each.

More than 40 Chinese families are having their claims assessed by insurers and can claim up to $175,000 each.

Danica Weeks told the Herald on Sunday she was aware of the payments, but said that her claim was being reviewed by a lawyer.

"Most likely I'll be rejecting it at this point. I shouldn't really divulge why," she said.

Christchurch-born Paul Weeks was among the 239 passengers on board the flight when it vanished in March.

His wife said she and her two young sons, Jack 1, and Lincoln, 3, were still struggling and they are no closer to getting any answers from Malaysian authorities.

"We still want the truth, nothing much has changed since day one. Any questions that I have asked they haven't answered, they haven't spoken to me," she said.

"It's unbelievable, on top of everything we're already going through it's just a shocker."

Danica Weeks and the families of other missing passengers are now supporting a crowd-funding campaign to uncover what happened to the missing boeing.

The campaign is offering $3.22 million for whistleblower information to uncover information they believe is being withheld by by authorities.

- Herald on Sunday

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