KUALA LUMPUR – “Mak (mom) will always wait for you, dear for as long as I live. I will never stop.”
Those were the words of Kamariah Sarip, whose son, Mohd Razahan Zamani, was on board the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 while en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur on March 8, 2014.
Despite four years on, the 59-year-old woman had never stopped praying and hoping that her son and daughter-in-law, Nurli Akma Hamid, would be found safe and sound.
“I miss him dearly. I would hug and smell his clothes whenever I miss him. He went missing after his father’s death. Somehow, I feel like I have broken wings.
“Although there are quarters who would say bad things (about the missing plane), I will brush it off as I am confident that only God knows where they are… If he is dead, why isn’t there any death certificate?” she asked reporters at the fourth annual remembrance event for MH370 here today.
Apart from providing avenue for members of the public to give moral support to the family members, other activities held at the event included talks, performances and the writing and pasting of messages on the wall.
For Nurlaila Ngah@Awang, 44, the wife of leading steward Wan Swaid Wan Ismail, the incident forced her and the children to be stronger as days went by.
“We are getting stronger and stronger. Life goes on as usual although the deep sadness is still there. I still think of him and miss him to this day.
“Although I have to admit that it is pretty difficult to raise them (children) alone, I try to be stronger by attending religious classes and be closer to God. That makes me calm and feel blessed,” she said.
The ill-fated Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, carrying 239 passengers and crew, vanished from the radar less than an hour after taking off from the KL International Airport. – BERNAMA