Missing MH370: Fariq planned to marry AirAsia pilot

Co-pilot Fariq Ab.Hamid

KOTA BARU: Fariq Abdul Hamid (pic), the first officer of the missing MH370, was planning to marry a fellow pilot from another airline.

A report in the Sabah-based Daily Express said that Capt Nadira Ramli, 26, who is attached with AirAsia, is a daughter of a senior Malaysia Airlines pilot.

Mystery of MH370

She is now with Fariq’s distraught mother at an undisclosed hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

The Daily Express and several news portals claimed that Nadira had been given a month’s leave to enable her to weather her sadness over her 27-year-old boyfriend’s disappearance with 11 other crew members and 227 passengers on board the missing MAS aircraft.

Both had studied at the Langkawi pilot school and had known each other for nine years.

The paper added that Nadira was the youngest child of Capt Ramli Ibrahim and Nancy Jipanis of Penampang in Sabah.

The daily quoted a relative in Kota Kinabalu as saying Nadira was calm, acting as the pillar of strength to Fariq’s mother.

Nancy and her husband were reportedly upset with the press and social media for churning “all sorts of stories” about the missing jet.

The daily said Fariq, the youngest son of Selangor public works department deputy director Abdul Hamid Mad Daud, had intended to marry Nadira soon.

Local press here attempted to interview Fariq’s uncle, Aziz Daud, 47, at his home in Bunut Susu, Pasir Mas, yesterday but was politely refused.

He had been advised by MAS and the relevant government ministries to not speak to the press, Aziz said.

However, Fariq’s cousin, who declined to be named, said the pilot never went to school in Kelantan as he was brought up in Kuala Lumpur.

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