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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Teenager Flees on Dad's Credit

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- A 14-year-old British boy is scheduled to fly back to London on Monday night after he ran away to Malaysia using his father's passport and credit card, airline officials said.


Malaysia's Deputy Home Minister, Megat Junid Megat Ayob, said Peter Kerry would be allowed to leave "on humanitarian grounds."


Kerry, now in the custody of the British High Commission, bluffed his way past immigration in Britain and Malaysia, using his father's passport on a strange odyssey that began a week ago with a family quarrel over a spilled can of spaghetti.


He was discovered Sunday night in the northern town of Kota Baru by Malaysians who took him to the home of a British doctor, Nicholas Jackson.


The national news agency, Bernama, said Kerry was believed to have traveled by bus to Kota Baru from Kuala Lumpur.


There are red faces in the British and Malaysian immigration departments over the case.


Kerry's father, John, has hit out at what he called lax passport controls for allowing Peter to flee Britain.