Thursday, September 4, 2014

#MH17 first officer Muhd Firdaus Abdul Rahim was buried: “We want justice”, says Firdaus’s mother

#MH17: “We want justice”, says Firdaus’s mother

By Audrey Dermawan - 3 September 2014 @ 8:53 PM
TELUK INTAN: A day after her son, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 first officer Muhd Firdaus Abdul Rahim was buried, Fatimah Ibrahim, 64, wants those responsible for his death to be brought to justice.
The grieving mother said the family demanded for an open and transparent investigations into the downing of MH17.

"I am sure each and every family out there, just like ours, want Malaysia to be firm and to drag the culprit to court and be punished according to the law.

"Only by so doing, this will bring a sense of solace to the family of all the victims onboard," she said when met after reciting Yassin at her son's grave at the Hilir Perak district Muslim cemetery in Jalan Sultan Abdullah here.

She was accompanied by her son Faizal Abdul Rahim, 38, and daughter Roziana Nor, 28.
Fatimah nevertheless thanked both the Malaysian and Dutch governments for working tirelessly in ensuring her son's remains returned home although it took longer than expected.

"We know that it is not an easy task to identify all the remains... we waited patiently for his return.
"We know there are laws set by the Dutch government which we have to abide," she added.

Meanwhile, Fatimah said the family would stand by Muhd Firdaus' wife, Nurzarith Zaaba, who is currently pregnant with their first child after suffering a miscarriage before this.
The couple, both 27, tied the knot in April last year. Nurzarith is currently more than seven weeks pregnant.

"We are praying for Nurzarith and hope she remains strong. We are certainly looking forward to the birth of their child.

Muhd Firdaus was so excited and had said he would accompany his wife shopping for their bundle of joy," he said, concurring that Muhd Firdaus was told that he would became a father just before flying to Amsterdam.

Fatimah Ibrahim, the mother of MH17 first officer Muhd Firdaus Abdul Rahim could not hold back her tears during the funeral at Hilir Perak district Muslim cemetery.

Fatimah Ibrahim pours scented water on to her son’s grave, Muhammad Firdaus Abdul Rahim

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