KUALA LUMPUR: The Prime Minister’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor today met with the widow of the Malaysian military officer who died in the floods in the United States in December.
Rosmah, who is also president of the Welfare Association of Wives of Ministers and Deputy Ministers (BAKTI), spent about an hour chatting with the widow of the late Capt Hasman Hussin, Siti Hazwani Ahmad, 29, and her three sons.
Rosmah also handed over a contribution from BAKTI to Siti Hazwani at the meeting at the BAKTI building, here.
Describing her experience after the loss of her husband, Siti Hazwani said only the laughter of her twin sons would cheer her up from longing for her late husband.
She said both her twin sons, Muhammad Aqil Solihin and Muhammad Aqil Solihan, who are now four months old, had the looks of their late father.
However, at times Siti Hazwani would feel sad looking at her eldest child, Muhammad Aqil Tahfiz, 4, who frequently asked when he could meet with his father, as he was very close to his late father.
“Alhamdulillah (praise be to Allah) I am given the strength to accept what has happened and am thankful for all the support and assistance given by the various parties,” she said after the visit.
Siti Hazwani, who now resides at her parents’ home in Jempol, Negeri Sembilan, was thankful for the contribution received today and would use it for her children’s education.
“I thank the government and the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) for the support and assistance given,” she said.
Siti Hazwani, who is doing on-line business, said that she and her family were renting a house in Gemencheh previously, but as her husband had passed away it was better to stay with her mother who could also help to look after the children.
The late Hasman, 33, was an ATM officer who was undergoing a course in ‘Engineer Captains Career’ at Fort Leonard, Missouri, in the United States of America, died after the vehicle he was travelling in was swept off in a flood there on Dec 26, last year.
His body was recovered two days later.-BERNAMA