KUALA LUMPUR – Humanitarian Care Malaysia Berhad (MyCare) will set up a special fund soon to help the family of Palestinian lecturer and imam, Dr Fadi Mohammed Al Batsh, who was shot dead in Setapak yesterday.
MyCare Trustees Board member Fauziah Mohd Hassan said the proposed fund was aimed at easing the financial burden of Fadi’s wife and three children in Malaysia.
“We hope to get support from the public once the fund is set up,” she said during a press conference in Seri Kembangan, near here today.
Fauziah said Fadi’s wife, Enas, 30, was badly traumatised right now and their children, aged one to six were being taken care of by neighbours.
“I was informed by Enas’ friends and other women from the Palestinian community that she has to take medicine to help her sleep,” he said.
Fauziah said Enas had just completed her Master’s degree in Islamic Studies, and wanted to pursue her Ph.D in the same field at Universiti Malaya here.
In the 6 am incident yesterday, Fadi was shot dead while walking to a surau near a condominium in Jalan Meranti, Setapak, to perform the Subuh prayer.
Meanwhile, Federal Territories Mufti Datuk Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri when met at the Forensics Unit at the Selayang Hospital said he was deeply saddened by the tragedy as Fadi was a good Quran memoriser and Imam who had been leading Terawih prayers in local mosques during Ramadan for several years.
“I would like to extend my condolences to his family. I’m deeply saddened by this tragedy.
“May God keep us safe from such heinous crimes,” he said. – BERNAMA