A Flight Attendant's Husband Wants To Give Children Answers, But Has None

By: CNN (posted by Victoria Calderon)
By: CNN (posted by Victoria Calderon)

(CNN) -- "I told them mummy's going to take a bit longer to come home this time, and I even promised them I'm going to bring her home, but I really don't know where she is now and now I am not sure whether I could bring her home you see."

Lee Khim Fatt's eyes fill with tears as he explains his plight. Lee's wife, Foong Wai Yueng, was a flight attendant on MH370. They shared a happy life together, raising their ten-year-old daughter and four-year-old son.

Now, three weeks after his wife disappeared along with 238 others, he doesn't know what else to tell his daughter because she keeps asking when her mother is coming home.

An 18-year Malaysia Airlines veteran, Foong Wai Yueng loved to fly. "She liked to go around the world," says Lee. "She always, every time she came back, definitely she got something for the kids. This is what she loved to do."

She and Lee met 20 years ago when she was just 19. He was her first boyfriend. Without her, he says, he's lost his direction.

Quest for answers

While many of the passenger's families are staying together in hotels, Lee remains at his home waiting for information about the missing flight. He hears from Malaysia Airlines just once or twice a day, by phone or text message.

He's angry at how the airline has handled the ordeal. Even though his wife was part of the cabin crew, he says he gets more information from the media than the airline. He watches the near-daily press conferences on television.

"The airline management only call us or have some briefing with us, you know, and then they tell us the same thing again as what the press conference told," he complained.

His frustration has led in part to his decision to hire a Chicago-based law firm. They've filed a petition on his behalf, seeking records from Boeing and Malaysia Airlines.

The waiting has not been easy. Lee wants the truth about what happened to MH370. He wants something to tell his daughter, when she asks what happened to her mother. Most of all he wants his wife to come home.

"Of course I'm still hoping for god's miracles," he says.


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