KUALA LUMPUR – The body of a Malaysian army captain who drowned in the floods in Missouri, United States, is expected to arrive in Malaysia tomorrow.
The body of Capt Hasman Hussin is expected to be flown in tomorrow to the KL International Airport at 1.15pm by a China Airlines flight, according to a statement from the Army headquarters.
The remains will be taken to Melaka for funeral prayers at As-Syuhada Mosque in the Terendak Camp before burial at the Kampung Durian Daun Muslim cemetery in Masjid Tanah.
Hasman’s remains were brought to New York at 5.30am on Sunday after being flown by a commercial aircraft from the Lambert-St Louis International Airport, Missouri, on Saturday.
Hasman, 33, who had been attending a course at Fort Leonard Wood since Oct 1, was reported missing on Dec 26 when the vehicle he was travelling in with four college mates was swept away by the floods in Missouri. The college mates also drowned.
Last Wednesday, the Army confirmed that the body was found at 11am on Dec 28 (1 am on Dec 29 in Malaysia).
In MELAKA the family of Hasman is preparing to leave for the KL International Airport early tomorrow.
Hasman’s younger brother Mohd Hairi, 29, said Hasman’s widow Siti Hazwani Ahmad, 29, would also be going to KLIA with family members to bring home the remains.
He said the family had done all the necessary preparations to receive the remains for burial. – BERNAMA