KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today expressed admiration for the perseverance shown by Siti Nuraisyah Sahrin, 13, who lost both her legs after being run over by a lorry in an accident on Jan 18.
The Prime Minister said he had the opportunity to meet with the Form One student of Sekolah Menengah Bagan Terap in Sabak Bernam, Selangor after performing tarawih prayers at the Al-Mukmin mosque, Sungai Nibong, Sungai Besar, Selangor, near here last night.
“Recently, I read about Siti Nuraisyah’s wish to meet with me. Alhamdulillah, we had the opportunity to meet last night in Sungai Nibong.
“Although what happened to her was poignant, I was amazed by her strong spirit in dealing with the test,” the prime minister said on his Twitter and Facebook sites.
Najib also prayed that the student be given the strength and fortitude as well as blessed by Allah.
Siti Nuraisyah was on her way home from her school on a motorcycle with her stepsister Shamim Amira Roslan, 14, when the incident happened at about 3.30pm at Parit 16, Sungai Panjang.
Siti Nuraisyah when met by reporters last night expressed her happiness at having the opportunity to meet with the Prime Minister and described the meeting as ‘a wish come true’.