KOTA BARU: “I hope to celebrate Aidilfitri with mum next year,” said Aishah Azizul Raheem, the eldest daughter of the Malaysian couple accused of child abuse in Sweden.
Aishah, 14, said her Aidilfitri celebration this year was incomplete without the presence of her mother Shalwati Norshal.
“I miss her but it is cushioned by dad’s presence,” she said after attending an Aidilfitri event of the Association of Women Civil Servants (Puspanita) of the Kelantan Federal Development Department and the Kelantan Media Club here yesterday.
Shalwati, 46, was handed a 14-month prison sentence in March by the Solna district court in Sweden for gross violation of the integrity of their daughter and eldest son, as well as assault of their two younger sons in 2010.
Shalwati’s husband Azizul Raheem Awalluddin, 38, who was in Sweden as a Tourism Malaysia director, was sentenced to 10 months prison for gross violation of the integrity of his eldest son and the assault of his daughter and second-oldest son.
He was acquitted of the offences against his youngest son. He was released just before Hari Raya.
Shalwati’s sister Shaleena said Azizul Raheem’s return to Malaysia on July 15 had lifted the Aidilfitri spirit of the four siblings. — Ber-nama