Kpl Razkan’s death still too much to bear for mum


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015

Immense loss: Bukit Aman PDRM Pension Unit Chief ASP Suraya Ng talking with Kpl Razkan’s wife Setinurafeni Andu during her visit to their home in Kampung Saradan as mother Sabarah Jili (right) and children Nur Aqilah Darwisya, and Ahmad Qais look on. — NORMIMIE DIUN / The Star

KOTA KINABALU: Many days after the death of her son in a helicopter crash, Sabarah Jili is still unable to cope with the tragedy and weeps every time she thinks of him.

The 69-year-old mother of five was continuously wiping away her tears as police and government representatives visited her home in Kampung Saradan in Tenghilan, some 50km from the state capital, to hand over pension funds and donations to the family yesterday.

Sabarah could not speak to any of them because she was too sad and choked up each time she was asked about her late son and former bodyguard Kpl Razkan Seran, 31.

He was one of the six people killed in the crash in Semenyih on April 4.

But she managed to tell her relatives in the local Bajau language that she would appreciate it if the Government, including the Public Service Department, could help give at least one of her remaining children a job.

A relative who spoke on behalf of Sabarah said now that Kpl Razkan – fondly known as Jikah – was dead, the family had no one to depend on because the others were odd-job workers.

“She (Sabarah) said it would be a great help to the family if someone could find posts in the civil service for her children,” said the relative who asked for anonymity.

Public Service Department director-general Tan Sri Mohamad Zabidi Zainal, who was there with Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman, said he would do all he could to help.

Jalaluddin, after expressing his condolences to the family, also promised to help them.

“For now our focus is on helping Kpl Razkan’s children and to think about their education.”

Kpl Razkan leaves behind wife Setinurafeni Andu, 30, two-year-old son Ahmad Qais and six-year-old daughter Nur Aqilah Darwisyah.

Setinurafeni said she would be looking for a job so that she could better care of her two children.

“We may get assistance from the Government and the police, but I still need to go out and work so that my children can have a more secure future,” she said.

Kpl Razkan and his employer Rompin MP and special envoy to the United States Tan Sri Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis; principal private secretary to the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Azlin Alias; pilot Capt Clifford William Fournier Jr; Aidana Baizieva; and businessman Datuk Robert Tan all died in the crash.

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