RIYADH: ARAB NEWS
Published — Friday 8 February 2013
Last update 8 February 2013 1:23 am
A Saudi scholarship student in the UK will file a lawsuit against Saudi Post demanding damages. Abdurrahman Abu Naser sent a suitcase by post to Saudi Arabia, which included by mistake his passport and official documents.
The suitcase went missing between the UK and Saudi Arabia. He incurred a year’s delay in his studies as a result of losing the documents.
“My brother went to the post office in the Kingdom to inquire about the issue, but was informed that the package had already reached its destination,” said Abu Naser.
But authorities at the Royal Mail in the UK said nothing had arrived yet, he added.
“This ensued my going back to Saudi Arabia with a special permit to apply for a new passport. But upon my returning to study, my scholarship was stopped.”
He added that he lost the first chance for admission to the university, and was forced to wait a whole year to get a second chance.
He said that both Saudi Post and the Royal Mail are to be held responsible for the damages, stressing that he would file to the administrative court in the Kingdom for compensations.
Hamad Al-Baker, director of Saudi Post said that the British Royal Mail is to be held responsible for losing the package, as evidence is available that Saudi Post did its part of the job.
“This does not relief us from the task of following the issue. We are stepping forward according to regulations in this regard,” he said.