Missing man was new at firm

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 31 Jan 2017

KOTA KINABALU: Catamaran crewman Absoy Kassim, 26, joined the tour boat company just a month ago, says his wife.

“I’m leaving now,” Absoy told his wife before boarding the catamaran which capsized while on its way to Pulau Mengalum on Saturday.

Amelia Samanail, 21, of Pulau Gaya, said her husband left the house at about 7am to get to work on that fateful day.

“It has not even been a month since he started work with the tour boat company.

“Before working on the boat, he was a vegetable seller,” Amelia said.

She said she has been at the jetty with her parents and in-laws from 8am on Sunday waiting for news about her husband, who is still missing.

The couple were married six months ago.

“I pray that my husband is safe and he is found by the search and rescue team,” she said.

Absoy is among five people still missing in the boat tragedy. — Bernama

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