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Family hopes Mohd Tarmizi recovers quickly and son found safe


Zarina shows her brother’s family photo. — Bernama photo

ALOR SETAR: The family of Mohd Tarmizi Shuib who was injured in the shooting incident in a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand can only hope that he recovers quickly, while his son who is still missing is found safe.

His sister Zarina Shuib, 53, said her brother, 42, migrated to New Zealand about a year-and-a-half ago after his eldest daughter, 19, received an offer to study in a university there.

“I only learnt about the news this afternoon, at 1.30pm, after I was told by another sister in Penang…we were shocked and did not know what to do because we had tried contacting Tarmizi’s wife but could not reach her.

“For now, we can only pray that all will be fine and hope Haziq (Tarmizi’s second son, 17) is found safe,” she said when met at her home in  Hutan Kampung near here yesterday.

Zarina said the last time she met Mohd Tarmizi was in November last year when his whole family returned to Malaysia for a holiday.

Zarina said when Mohd Tarmizi said his whole family was migrating to New Zealand, she advised him to think it over properly as they would be living in a foreign land. — Bernama